Happy 42nd Birthday to Me.

Another year has passed and I’m supposedly a bit wiser than I was. I’m definitely a bit older, by exactly one year. The one cool thing about working afternoons now is that when I go home I’ll share a late-night birthday supper with my wife. So I get to start the celebration a little early. Not that we’ll be doing much else as I have to work again tomorrow afternoon, but it’ll make for a pleasant bit of time together this evening. My daughter won’t be around for the first time in 10 years and that’s a bit of a bummer, but I’ll probably get at least a phone call from her later on in the day.

So Happy Birthday to me. Hopefully the next year will be better than the past one. Maybe I’ll finally reach my goal of becoming rich and famous through some wondrous bit of amazing inspiration. At the very least I hope that by this time next year I’ll be in a much better job with decent pay and benefits. Something with a bit more variety to it. I suppose time will tell.

21 thoughts on “Happy 42nd Birthday to Me.

  1. I always wondered; if you travel back in time to a previous birthday, wouldn’t you land somewhere out in space?  If there was some absolute reference point, and the universe is expanding against it, then the orbital path of the Earth is cutting a spiral through the referential matrix.

    Happy birthday!  Another year happily staying on the third rock cool smile

  2. I always wondered; if you travel back in time to a previous birthday, wouldn’t you land somewhere out in space?  If there was some absolute reference point, and the universe is expanding against it, then the orbital path of the Earth is cutting a spiral through the referential matrix.

    No, because your coordinates in the universe have a temporal component to them.  You have a 4-dimensional location, and if you bought your time machine from a reputable dealer, it would automatically compensate for spacial “drift” and keep you in the same location relative to the local gravity well.  If it didn’t, can you imagine the law suits?

  3. You have a 4-dimensional location, and if you bought your time machine from a reputable dealer, it would automatically compensate for spacial “drift” and keep you in the same location relative to the local gravity well.  If it didn’t, can you imagine the law suits?

    Makes sense, and makes Doc Brown’s achievement all the more impressive.

  4. Wish I could do it with the same Pizzaz as Marilyn did for JFK, but “Happy Birthday, anyway!”  tongue wink cheese
    And, you know the first 42 are the hardest.

  5. Thanks again everyone. I had a pretty good day. My presents ranged from a hand made afghan from my wonderful mother to several PS3 games (Prince of Persia, inFamous, and Prototype) to Watchmen Director’s Cut and Red Dwarf Season III.

    Soooo many goodies so little time.

  6. Late to the party: trapped in an apartment playing UFC 2009: Unleashed.

    Happy birthday, Les. 42 is a good number. If you were seeking something special and especially meaningful, maybe this is the year you’ll find it.

  7. Happy belated birthday, Les!  As Patness noted, 42 is a good number, perhaps a good time to reflect on life, the universe, and everything:)

      I’ve been away from this blog, against my will, for some time.  I read about ten blogs semi-regularly, and this has been one of my favorites for a few years.  I haven’t had internet service at home for a few months now, and the computers here at work were all using IE 8 for some unknown reason, and IE8 doesn’t seem to get along with wordpress blogs at all.  It was taking 1-2 minutes or so to load a page, and commenting was all but impossible.  Then we changed our sales program to an online service, and IE didn’t like that too much either, so we are using good old firefox now.  It’s very nice to be back.

      Anyway, just wanted to say “Hi” after so long away, and again, Happy Birthday and many more.

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