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How I spent my birthday

2004-06-27 19:40:38.722176+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

How I spent my birthday yesterday:

[Dan's super dilated pupils]

No, silly, it's from an eye exam, my first in eight and a half years, actually. Left eye a little worse at -1.25, right eye a little better at -.75, slight astigmatism in both.

(Which left me wondering how "stigmata" and "astigmatism" were linked...)

But since I'm taking stock, our fancy-dancy new scale tells me that as I turn 36 I weigh 159 lbs, body fat is 16%, so far as I know I'm still somewhere just shy of 5'10", and doin' pretty damned good.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-28 01:27:07.690648+00 by: Pete

I caught myself wondering if "broad" came from BAMs, or "broad ass marines." (http://www.reviewjournal.com/l...b-08-Sat-2003/news/20652317.html)

And I just this weekend made the connection between "gams" ("nice gams") and "gambol."

One more sequence:

timid intimidate intimate.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-28 12:08:18.502975+00 by: meuon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN! At 42, I'm just glad I'm alive and mobile.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-28 14:48:06.656921+00 by: polly

ditto from me! happy birthday! at 46 i feel great and looking forward to the next 40+ years. it only gets better with age, LOL ;)

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-28 16:08:32.340371+00 by: topspin

What does it say when the first thing I think of when I see Dan's eyes dialated is: "Hmmm.... just took the blindfold off." <grin>

Thanks, Dan, for Flutterby and for allowing us all to view the world through a bunch of different eyes.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-28 23:51:47.007664+00 by: Shawn

Happy B-Day from the Northern contingent!

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-29 01:53:46.209047+00 by: Pete

Oh, Hah, yeah, happy birthday!

Jeez, it was way past my bedtime...

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-29 02:47:17.925168+00 by: Larry Burton

Ya know, it really doesn't seem that long ago that I met a young, clean cut high school kid at a computer shop in Hixson.

I'm sorry I missed your birthday. Happy belated one.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-29 15:11:43.956714+00 by: Dan Lyke

Damn, Larry, that brings back some memories. Was that at Giorgio's or Ray's?

(And it looks like PC911.Biz is the current generation of Giorgio's efforts.)

And "clean cut"... Well, that's been a while...

#Comment Re: made: 2004-06-30 03:39:31.991122+00 by: Larry Burton

There have been so many computer shops in that strip mall across from BiLo (Red Food at the time) that I can't be sure but I think it was Giorgio's.

You had your bicycle with you that day I met you. You may have been clean cut due to lack of ability more than anything else. ;) Like I said, you were a high school kid at the time.