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April 7th, 2010


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01:39 pm
It's my birthday! I'm 30! holy crap!

I just got word that a major project is now behind schedule and won't hit it's install date by enough of a margin that my built-in estimate padding is useless as well, and I'll have to inform senior management that we're changing the install date.

But hey, it's my birthday!
And it's a gorgeous day with the temperature in the 80's! That counts for something... right?

Trying not to let work ruin my good mood.

I want to compile a list of things to accomplish in this decade, anyone have suggestions for me?
What should I do before the tens digit rolls over again?
Serious, silly, all will be accepted and considered.


Lovin' life. :-)
mood: cheerfulcheerful

(42 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:muffyjo
Date:April 7th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Making that kind of list requires a confession of the things you've already accomplished! (so we can find new ideas, you see!)

Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Edited at 2010-04-07 05:42 pm (UTC)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 7th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
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accomplished?
Things... stuff...
You know, things! and stuff!

(Aka.: This question deliberately left vague, make of it what you will.)
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From:fennel
Date:April 7th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday!
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From:greyhoundliz
Date:April 7th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday. Swim the Hellespont, maybe?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 8th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
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hah. ^_^
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From:oceanic
Date:April 7th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Woo milestone birthdays! Happiness!

I think you should take an enormous and overly ambitious woodworking project and actually see it through to completion. Bonus points if it's something you'll use in the house (like a bed or table) and can pass on down generations.

I will go hide from the slappy hands of the prosicated now, for encouraging you to take on more woodworking stuff than you already have. ;D But the key idea was to actually finish the whole production, so you can have a craft object to be proud of. That'd be great to point to at the end of the decade. "I made that!"
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 7th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Heck, that's on my list for THIS year. ;-)
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From:countlibras
Date:April 7th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
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congrats!

I actually liked being 30. (31 was no fun, but I have high hopes for 32)
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From:countlibras
Date:April 7th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
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and I know! You should make me a cello! ;)
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From:bbbsg
Date:April 7th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
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happy birthday!!

i second the woodworking project finishing idea :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 8th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
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arr. It's on my more immediate plan, doing a lot of woodworking in general is on my 10 year. I'd like to have some things I made still be around when i'm gone some day.
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From:miss_chance
Date:April 7th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
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OMG! You're so *OLD*!!!! ;-) ;-)


here's your suggestion for your next decade:

At least once a year for the next ten years pick something you want, that you have no idea whether you can have or not, whether you can accomplish or not, or even whether you're really sure it's the best of possible things you could pick, and proclaim unequivocally "I want this!" and go after it.

:)

Happy Birthday! Make a wish. :)
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From:veek
Date:April 8th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
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Wow. I'll just latch on to this one, and second it with enthusiasm.
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From:sun_set_bravely
Date:April 7th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday!!!
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From:bluewillowtree
Date:April 7th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!

I remember you talking about making a bass a few years ago. Did you ever do that? If so, congrats, and I'm sorry for missing it! But if not, that seems like a good project...
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 8th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Never posted the results, which are currently living with someone else.
I'd like to do a full bass from scratch, but that's well down in the woodworking queue.
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From:chillguru
Date:April 7th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
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happy birthday!

couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. ;)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 7th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday! (I am so terrible at birthdays, so i am grateful for people who remind me of them in a very public and obvious way.)

Edit your previous to-do-before-you-die list. Give yourself permission to give up on the things you no longer actually want, but but have been meaning to do for so long that you're totally in a rut about 'em. Then do it -- give up, make apologies, give shit away, do whatever you need to do to let go of that angst. If there are obvious omissions - things you'd like to do, but think you can't because there are so many other things to do first, now's the time to add them.

Make a pact with yourself to kiss your wife and tell her you love her (and really mean it) every single day for the next ten years.
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From:jimmi_obadger
Date:April 7th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
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that was me.
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:April 7th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I have no useful suggestions, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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From:jbsegal
Date:April 7th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Happy happy happy! And fun fun, with the voip. :/
From:crouchback
Date:April 7th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!
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