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Happy Birthday to Me

Looking back at birthday’s past, I find a rather maudlin note from 2003 and a happier note from 2004. Pics from 2004 as well in the Gallery.

This is actually one of my favorite things about blogging, is the ability to look back over the years and see where I was, what I was interested in, and what was going on in the world.

That said, this year is very good. I’ve got opportunities in front of me, and a satisfying life here with Betsy in TN. The external world sometimes presses in upon us, but left to our own devices the two of us are doing wonderfully. I can’t really ask for more.

5 replies on “Happy Birthday to Me”

Happy Birthday.

It wasn’t intended as a slur, techie versus normal. I think normal sucks, I just like to wind my techie friends up about their geekdom. In Britain it is the highest compliment to make fun of someone. I am a geek in a different field, and highly appreciate it in any area of expertise.

I use the word techie because I spent a lot of time in theatre, and all the backstage people, who hate actors, call themselves techie, and they all carried cable around too, and knives to cut things, and probably a hammer in their belts. They are also all always dressed in black, and have access to special knowledge none of the rest of us have, so they’re like latter day benedictines. I have a friend who has a glow in the dark t shirt that says “techies do it in the dark.” I love that. It just extends and fits naturally to, as I would call you if I were the ala guy, “computer people.”

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