Tuesday, April 12, 2005

I can't dance

But even so, this is pretty cool. Bunch of engineering nerds at university decide to build a 128-square-foot computer-controlled disco dance floor (think Saturday Night Fever). Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Happy birthday to me

Well, another year older, another year wiser... or some such nonsense. I'm 34 years old as of today - it's kinda strange, seeing the big four-oh getting closer and closer. In many ways, I don't feel any older than I did when I was first married (over 10 years ago now)... and in many ways, I feel way too old...

Had a good birthday this year - got a phone call from my sister, got an e-card from by brother in Asia, got an actual physical birthday card (with a fart joke no less) from my other brother, my folks came down from Saskatoon and took me (and the rest of the crew here) out for supper... oh yeah, and the kids were pretty excited about it too - sang "Happy Birthday" for me before I left for work in the morning, stuff like that. Work was stressful today, but I'm able to forget that until Monday morning. Nothing like some fettucini, birthday cake, and ice cream to make me a happy camper.

Topped off the evening watching two more Babylon 5 episodes (half-way through the third season), and going online and ordering seasons 4 and 5 - I got a little birthday money, so I splurged and got them delivered by Xpress Post, so they'll be here sooner.

34 years... hard to believe it's been that long. I guess I'm an old guy now - don't quite know exactly when I crossed the line into "old", but I'm here now. Oh well - now I have the missing piece of the "grumpy old man" honorific. If you need me, I'll be sitting in my rocking chair on the porch, complaining about the humidity and talking about how things were better in the old days.