February 22nd, 2010

yeff for real

2 times 22 is 44

And that's how old I am today.

We've had some nice celebrations so far. C and I went to San Francisco on Saturday, had a tasty Middle Eastern Fusion dinner at Saha, and saw a rather good production of "Caucasian Chalk Circle" at American Conservatory Theatre. Last night, we got Zelda's pizza for dinner and had the families over for food and birthday fruit tart. My presents were excellent: some hawaiian-style shirts, some shorts, music, and nifty books.

Overall, things are going great. I have an awesome wife and kids. I have a good home in a decent town with a lot of family nearby. I have a job I enjoy at a good company where I work with fun people. I'm in pretty decent physical shape. I get to play a sport (Aussie Rules Football) I've wanted to play for almost 20 years. I run math contests for kids, and they've been well received. I write speculative fiction, have made some sales, and there's plenty of room for me to get better at it.

My biggest problem is the wanting more time to do all the things I like to do! Not a bad problem to have at all.

So it's a great birthday, and I look forward to many many more!

It's always fun to see the many celebrities who share this birthday: actress Drew Barrymore, singer James Blunt, stylish dude Clinton Kelly, golfer Vijay Singh, naturalist Steve Irwin, actor Kyle MacLahlan, athlete Julius Erving, and many more. We could have quite a birthday dinner together! Have your people call my people.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 22:34 We had a great pre-birthday dinner tonight with family, Zelda's pizza, fruit tart, and excellent presents! #fb #
  • 22:36 As nice as the Canadians' music and dancing is, what's meant to be flamenco tap dancing sounds like someone popping bubble wrap. #fb #
  • 22:41 Tanith Belbin looks like she should be serving either Swiss Miss hot cocoa, or St. Pauli beer. #olympics #fb #
  • 10:41 @gregvaneekhout I guess The Flash wasn't looking where he was going! #
  • 17:11 Remote Desktop is flaking out on me, and this is officially Not Good. Thanks a lot, Remote Desktop. #fb #
  • 22:03 Time to do some more work! Oh boy! #fb #
  • 22:03 and watch crazy people fling themselves off ramps and through the air while on skis. #winterolympics #fb #
  • 22:26 this ice dancing couple (Canadian pair) is skating to Lincoln Park, which just seems weird for ice dancing. These kids today! #fb #
  • 22:27 (whoops, that was the Kerrs of Great Britain doing the Lincoln Park skating). #fb #
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