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2019-03-13 01:50 pm
mdlbear: (river)

I'm 72 years old today. 72 is a multiple of twelve, so it is, once again, the Year of the Pig. (However, it's a year of the Earth Pig; I was born in a year of the Fire Pig, for what that's worth.) It's also the year of my 50th college reunion, for what that's worth.

72 is also 23×32, the atomic number of hafnium, and the traditional value for room temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

I feel as though I ought to have something profound to say, but viewing the world as I am through filters of depression and anxiety, that's a bit difficult. But there was a robin on the grass outside my window a moment ago -- that counts for something, I suppose.

mdlbear: Wild turkey hen close-up (turkey)

So today I am 0x44 years old, and thankful for

  • Surviving this long.
  • My family. Especially Mom, this time.
  • A chance to visit New Orleans (for the first time) and see lots of people I hadn't seen for 15 years or more.
  • Beignets and cafe au lait at midnight.
  • Coming home.
mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)

So today I got a filk circle at Rainbow's End for my birthday. So... that.

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Music
  • 67 years
mdlbear: (bday song)
... and happy Bastille Day to [livejournal.com profile] ravan!!!! Have a great one!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] caprine!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] sdorn!!!! Have a great one!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] anach!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] paltergo!!!! Have a great one!

And a happy belated birthday to anyone I missed over the last week.
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to [livejournal.com profile] gmcdavid!!!! Have a great one!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] min0taur!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to [livejournal.com profile] patoadam!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] marypcb!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to [livejournal.com profile] tfabris!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] ranch101!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to my nephew [livejournal.com profile] asavitzk!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to [livejournal.com profile] ohiblather and [livejournal.com profile] mr_kurt!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to my Younger Daughter, [livejournal.com profile] super_star_girl!!!!!! Have a great one!!!

It's going to be weird not having a teenager any more.
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] janmagic!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)

Hmm. OK, I guess. My time at work was mostly spent on a combination of triage and archiving for my files. Including figuring out which parts are open source, and so can be put up as part of my portfolio.

I also brought home the Mac Mini and an enormous (160x1200 20" Dell) monitor that I may decide to take back on Monday because it's just too huge and power-hungry. It has a 20" usable area, but at least a 2-inch-wide bezel around it, making it about 25" overall. I also have a 1920x1200 monitor that's about half the weight, and not much bigger overall. That one's a keeper.

We went out to Red Lobster for Colleen's birthday dinner. Yum. The RL is in the same shopping center as a Ross; I picked up three assorted shirts, two with colors that should go well with my new silk sport coats.

I had a couple of painful twinges in my left side. Possibly a gallstone or kidney stone. Seems to be gone for the moment, but I don't trust my body any farther than I can throw it. Or something like that.

raw notes )
mdlbear: (flowers for you)
...to my lovely wife [livejournal.com profile] flower_cat!!!!!!! Have a great one, love!!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to [livejournal.com profile] morganhillchris and, um...

Who's this [livejournal.com profile] mdlbear person anyway, and what is he doing on my friends list? Oh. Right.
mdlbear: (bday song)
... to [livejournal.com profile] whereskoi!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] lysana!!!! Have a great one!!!
mdlbear: (bday song)
...to [livejournal.com profile] exapno!!!! Have a great one!!

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