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Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Yeah, it's that time of year again; I'm officially 28 years old today. According to my info page I'm actually 28.0202 years as of the time I'm writing this.

I can remember back in the dark ages (the late 80's) when I couldn't go to sleep the night before my birthday because I was so excited. Last night I was dosing off on the couch watching Private Practice at like 9:15, so pathetic.

The thing I've noticed as changing the most in my old age is my patience. I can hold back from doing and getting things that I want without it driving me crazy anymore. There are things I really want to do and things I really want to get, but I'm able to tell myself, "I can do that later", or "maybe next month." For example, I have a parts computer in my car that I'm going to use to build a new desktop at home. This thing has been in my car for weeks. Even just a few years ago I would've had that thing all setup and running the day I got my hands on it.

There’s a part in the movie The Silence of the Lambs where Starling is creating a profile of Buffalo Bill, “…he’s in his 30’s or 40’s – he’s got real physical strength, but combined with an older man’s self-control. He’s cautious, precise, never impulsive…” Not to compare myself to a fictitious serial killer, but I understand what she’s talking about more at this point in my life than I did back when I first saw the movie some 15 years ago. I’m not always cautious and precise, nobody is, but I am certainly getting more and more as time goes on.

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Cheryl
#1 - Oct 4, 2007 at 11:47 AM
So philosophical! I wish I was 28 again. Just wait til you turn 40, it all goes downhill from there. At 45, now I'm looking toward retiring 11 yrs from now. And getting out of NJ!
Joe
#2 - Oct 4, 2007 at 12:29 PM
Hell, I'm looking forward to retiring...
Cheryl
#3 - Oct 4, 2007 at 3:42 PM
We should all be born with money, instead of spending all the good years working for it. Because you end up spending the "Golden Years" having to deal with health issues. My old boss once told me there are 4 things you never have at the same time...friends, health, money and time.

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