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« on: February 27, 2013, 12:18 PM »

On Feb 3 of this year I turned 2 billion seconds old.

Adulthood begins at 1 billion seconds (approximately 31 2/3 years of age),

that's according to my own warped definition.

Now that I am middle-aged, a few facts have emerged:

Much more sentimental
Don't waste time watching the news
Arguing about politics (debating?) is useless (still vote though)
Still have my hair (very white)
I now throw a ball overhand about 100 feet if careful
Still like to look at pretty girls (Kate Upton qualifies)
Slowly turning into a better husband for Bambi
Watching nieces and nephews have kids is very odd
As Monty Python sang, "Always look on the bright side of life"
Don't believe everything doctors tell you, they're just practicing medicine
A child's hurt is mine also
Kites are very beautiful
Laugh every day especially if it's at yourself

More ramblings later, or feel free to add.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 12:28 PM »

Happy Birthday John. Interesting selection of time measurement. I'm choosing to believe that you have filled those 2 billion seconds with so much rather than how many they are.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 02:07 PM »

when you get that old do you have to start putting your winders in front pockets? Cheesy
Happy Birthday Godfather!
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 02:39 PM »

Technically, it is your last metric second Birthday at 1 Billion seconds.

That's the last digit any of us will get unless we make it to 317 years old (10 billion seconds).

All you kids (less than 1 billion seconds) should plan a big party for

your final metric second Birthday (31 years 8 months 8 days approx).

Get a cake with a big 10 raised to the ninth power.

Show your geekiness.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 03:58 PM »

 Cheesy

I laughed until I got out Excel and ran my own numbers.  Roll Eyes  I'll leave you to guess what the result was.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 04:44 PM »

Bob,

My guess is that you and I are both living our final digit.  Huh
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 05:24 PM »

I like to tell people I live one million inches from work.  I have always liked counting days or actually sunrises.  Thought ten thousand was a milestone then twenty came & went.  Now I must ponder the two billion seconds I am approaching.   I agree with your thoughts & look forward to reading more.  Hope to see you fly one day.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 05:04 AM »

Happy birthday, my friend.
much happiness with Bambi, your children and grandchildren.
Your old french friend
JPC
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