Thursday, January 29, 2009

"Let's drink to that and the passing time"

I am turning 40. It's not a complete surprise to me that I am reaching this milestone, and I am unutterably glad that I did not have the proper assistance to leave off at 39 and six months, but it's still a little weird to consider that I have reached an age I remember my friends' parents being when I thought I was an adult already.  

I was born before people walked on the Moon, when I was a baby lock-knit cotton stretch-n-grows were high-tech and all nappies were washable. As a child I went to Star Wars in the original theatre release, played Zork, D&D and Traveller, and no-one's kitchen had a dishwasher, microwave oven, or any silicon implements. As a teenager I was deeply ashamed of the 1981 Springbok Tour, personally affronted by the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, wore a pink triangle badge to support the Homosexual Law Reform Bill and seriously argued the relative merits of Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe. I was at university back when education was free and unemployment was rising on a spring tide. 

Things have changed, but I still don't have my jet pack



Blogger Susan Harper said...

You are invited to celebrate me!

Take the time to make me a card, don't worry about a present.

Susan Harper
4 West Rd
Wellington 6012
New Zealand

Do come to my 40th birthday party, it will be on Saturday the 14th of February, at my house (4 West Road), starting at 4pm and finishing a lot later. If you'd like to eat dinner it would be good to bring a plate.

RSVP so I have a vague idea of numbers.

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