"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just a Number?

As I said before, I was not looking forward to this milestone, this birthday. The first day of the last day of my thirties. I am not where I want to be right now, and this past month has been rough.
My posts have been a little blue, and this one would continue that trend, so I thought I would stop here and just share some things that happened in the month and year that I was born: October, 1969. Long, long ago.
The picture of me above is at the ripe old age of one.

Wednesday 01:
The Concorde supersonic transport plane breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
Sunday 05:
The first broadcast of Monty Python's Flying Circus
Thursday 09:
Students from the University of the Philippines formed the first Upsilonian Congress and established the Upsiloan Alpha Beta Grand Fraternity in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
Tuesday 14:
A race riot occurs in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Wednesday 15:
Vietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in National Moratorium antiwar demonstrations across the United States.
Thursday 16:
The "miracle" New York Mets win the World Series.
Saturday 18:
Jefferson Airplane member Paul Kantner is charged with possession of marijuana on Hawaii.
Wednesday 29:
The first computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET.


Paula... October 29, 2008 at 12:23 AM  

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I hope you had a special day spent with friends and loved ones :)

Secondly it is just that "a number" - don't pay any attention to what the number is just live your life to suit yourself - not the calendar. So you imagined yourself to be in a different place right now - I think we all feel like that at some stage. Let me just say it feels no different being the other side of 40 :)

I have regrets and certainly would do a few things differently given the chance over, but in the end you just make the best of what you've got and enjoy it :)

Ooops sorry a bit long there :-P I hope your 39th year is all that you want it to be :)

Cheri Pryor October 29, 2008 at 1:06 AM  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Woot-Woot!!!

lydia eve October 29, 2008 at 8:39 AM  

Happy Birthday Kim! (A day late, sorry 'bout that!) It appears the universe has given you a chance to make your life whatever you want that you never got around to for this birthday... or at least, maybe that's one way to look at it? :)

Cassandra November 2, 2008 at 4:18 PM  

We had one of those ugly rugs too!

By the way, you gave me good advice when I had the "this is not where I wanted to be" bout --- go to the mirror and give it back to yourself. Practice it up-- I might need it again soon.


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