Diary of a Network Geek

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Oh! It’s my birthday!

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Life Goals,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:10 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

I’d actually forgotten!

Normally, on my birthday, I have queued up a long post about all the interesting things that happened in history and all the people I share this birthday with like Frank “Chairman of the Board” Sinatra, Bob Barker, Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary, Edvard Munch, and Wells Fargo founder, Henry Wells. Not to mention, Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues, Tim Hauser of Manhattan Transfer, Dickey Betts of the Allman Bros, jazz musician Grover Washington Jr, and former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch.

But, this year, I totally forgot that.
I don’t know, I guess my birthday becomes less and less of a big deal as time goes on. Still, after the past year, you’d think I’d be more aware of surviving to reach 39. So, obviously, I have no plans, outside of breaking the no drinking while on blood thinners rule to have my traditional shot of Scotch. I still have some of that Cask Strength Macallan from last year, I think.

In any case, it sure has been a more interesting than normal year. Again. Hmm, now that I think about it, I haven’t had a “normal” year since college, I think. But, I’m glad to have survived this particular year. It has changed the way I look at things. It’s amazing to me what matters and what doesn’t all of a sudden.
Oh, speaking of which, I have some life goals written up, and I’ve already achieved one! Yea! We’ll see next year how many more I get done.


  1. happy happy day!

    Comment by kat! — 12/12/2007 @ 10:11 am

  2. Happy birthday! I don’t ever forget my birthday, I do, however, forget how old I am. Sometimes a convenient memory is, well, convenient! Enjoy this year, Jim, it’s the last year of the first half of your life! (Your future birthday cards will call you old, and stuff like that!)

    Comment by Cheri — 12/12/2007 @ 11:55 am

  3. Thank you, ladies. It was, thankfully, a fairly forgettable day. Just the way I like ’em.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 12/13/2007 @ 6:22 am

  4. Happy “belated” Birthday Jim! 39 is a great age to repeat over and over again.

    Comment by Deirdre — 12/13/2007 @ 12:54 pm

  5. Thank you, D. You sort of snuck in on me there.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 12/14/2007 @ 1:54 pm

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