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Sans Jacket

April 3, 2008

 All right all right. I know. I’m sorry. I’ve been gone way too long. I haven’t even been checking my own blog. I checked it just now only to see Easter Eggs and a post blathering on about St Patrick’s Day shenanigans. I often tell myself that I blog because I want to. That if it becomes a task, than I will have to stop because I have plenty of things in my life that I NEED to do, far too few that I WANT to do. As long as this remains something that I WANT to do, than I will continue. And don’t worry, I will. I have a lot more to tell you about the 40 years between the day I was born and now. A few more of those posts are brewing in my head. Soon.

Yes 40 years. Not quite yet, but in about a week, I will be 40. I’ll write more about how I feel about this occasion in another post. I’m not quite sure yet how I feel.

So here, in short, are things I have been up to:

Bored silly at work. Our client is spending very little money and as such the workflow has ground to a halt. One of my best buddies in the office has left to concentrate on his own business. I am envious.

I finished reading “World made by hand”. I enjoyed it right up until the end where it got really sci-fi bullshit weird. That just ruined it for me. I still think it was a pretty good book, but not great. The concept had so much more potential.

I picked up “Candy Girl” by Diablo Cody and finished it in 4 days. She is the writer who won an Oscar for the screenplay of the movie “Juno”.  If you haven’t heard the story, she was a writer at a marketing firm and she quit her job to be a stripper. She just thought it might be fun. She stripped for about a year, and then went back to working in the real world. Her book is the story of that one year as a stripper. If you’ve the seen movie Juno and liked the style of the dialogue, then you will like the book. I mean, as long as the thought of reading about filthy strip clubs and filthier customers doesn’t make you cringe.

I went shopping for shirts

I got my hair cut

I started cleaning the basement

I hired a contractor to install a tankless water heater

I tried to fix the patio door. I need a part, will have to try again.

That’s all I can think of at the moment. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but somehow a few weeks has passed. And during that time, spring has sprung. I haven’t worn a jacket in two days. Lovin it!!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2008 9:43 pm

    welcome back!

    i missed you. Is that lame or what????

    I miss Kelly too – she hasn’t posted in a couple of days.

    apparently I live in a very small world, where my blog-friends keep me company each evening.

  2. April 3, 2008 11:38 pm

    Hi Sylvain, I’m sorry that World Made By Hand crash-landed with the ending for you. Darn! I hope it made you think. It made me think and that’s what I’ll remember about it.

    It’s good to see you back. An early Happy Birthday to you. You’re so young!!! Enjoy…

    Blessings and spring joy, O xxoo

  3. April 4, 2008 7:32 pm

    I was thinking those eggs were turning bad by now, and where was he anyway, and yes, I kept coming back to see, and left bereft, little did I know you were reading about the end of the world, oh dear and right before turning 40 no, that is not good, not good at all, the reading and then…turning 40 isn’t so bad, really I did it a long, long time ago and compared to now it’s a piece of cake, birthday cake too, and ice cream…you will like it. Someone gave me a t-shirt when I turned 40 that said Over the Hill, what hill where? or something like that. I never found the hill. It was suposed to make you think you were old already and wouldn’t be able to find the darn hill. I’ve found lots of hills since then, I climb them all willingly…each one turns into new adventures and so far none has led to the end of the world. Not mine anyway.

    Happy Pre, or pre-Happy Birthday Sylvain. I am happy you are turning forty and you will be too, when you are sixty and looking back to how young that looks from here/there.

    Hugs.

  4. April 5, 2008 8:06 am

    Don’t listen to those women blathering about how young you are, Syl! By now, you have parts that hurt which used to work just fine, and things you used to be able to do that now seem not quite worth the effort.

    So, you are not young. What you are, though, is ALIVE! And whether 40, 60, or 80 or more, there are new adventures to experience, new mountains to climb (even if the mountains are now more challenges of the mind than of the body), and new people to enjoy getting to know.

    Happy 40th anniversary of your arrival on the planet, Sylvain. I wish for you events you never anticipated, and joys you never dreamed of.

  5. April 5, 2008 5:20 pm

    that Candy Girl sounds very interesting. Wow. I can’t imagine thinking stripping would be fun…I am very intrigued.

  6. April 6, 2008 10:46 pm

    I think getting old sucks.
    I also think *being* older is awesome. The wisdom that you have earned, the lessons learned, the direction that you are now going in compared to the foolishness of youth.
    You can grieve your loss of your 30s, but cherish the 40 year old you ARE!

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