HOUSEKEEPING: I want to remind everyone that today will be the last Dailies Post until 7/29/2019. For the uninitiated, The Week Of Fun is the combination of my wife’s birthday, our anniversary, and the day we celebrate the vat from which I was grown. Or cultured. Or hatched. It’s one of those.
As you can gather from how I describe it, I have never really cared about my own CakeDay. Simple reason for it is that my family forgot one year, and I was angry for a minute. But the more I thought about it, the more I became comfortable with the idea that birthday parties and shiny things are more for the giver than the receiver sometimes. For me, the gift is a quiet moment to myself. A trip around the sun isn’t necessarily a tangible thing, but the things you did are. So I take the time to reflect, and that’s quite enough for me 99 percent of the time. The last time I did anything for my birthday was when I turned forty. I will be forty-nine this year.
I’m thinking next year will be the year to make a fuss. Just a tiny one.
That said, I am going to spend Friday 7/26 , which is well after the ‘festivities’, at my favorite karaoke bar with (hopefully) some of my good friends. By then, I’ll have a better idea of who I want to be this year.
Happiness can sometimes be described as activating the Out Of Office Notification on your email.
I won’t be here next week, but I will probably be posting to my various social medias. Especially tomorrow, 7/19. Tomorrow will be fun. Long, but fun.
Since I’m not going to be around on 7/20, I thought I’d remind you that Pink Floyd has a connection to the Moon Landing. Check out the video below.
See you in a week!