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Then it's time for my 40th birthday party. O has found old pictures of me (wasn't I adorable ?) to display around the party zone and has cooked up a storm (tapas). I'm gonna use the iBook as the music source; making a playlist is so much easier than mix tapes and sounds great !

Oh, and thanks to explosivo for that new Sigúr Rós CD !

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mcgroarty
Nov. 5th, 2002 05:51 am (UTC)
Oh, no way! I get a little behind on my reading and thbt. I've got to hope you're on LJ in ten years if I want to congratulate on the next!

I'm hitting 30 next year. What's it like 10 years after that? All the pieces still work? Save me a little time - what's the best thing ya learned in the last 10? :)
rpkrajewski
Nov. 5th, 2002 10:05 am (UTC)
The pieces still work, but they're a little slower and squeakier ;)

I don't know if I've really learned anything, but I do know now that kids are great low-cost fun (ignoring food, clothing, shelter, activities, and education) and that the extended warranty is probably not worth it except for car CD players...
noressa
Nov. 6th, 2002 04:08 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday. ^___^

From what I understand it's not to horrible... But to each their own. Curiosity question... When did you start getting into geekdom? When computers were becomming available to the general populace? Or is it a newer thing? ^_^
rpkrajewski
Nov. 6th, 2002 09:48 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm a few days into 40 and evidently the chronic, annoying maladies and failures of the body I'm in for haven't kicked in yet. So I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

I was always a geek I guess, although my mother dresses me well. Before computers, I was into birds (still am) and just loved going over the taxonomy, making lists, that sort of thing.

By the time I got into high school (I was class of 1980), I started playing around with the DEC (or Digital, part of Compaq, and now HP) PDP8/f that our school had. Evidently, after talking to other geeks around my age later, it was a popular school computer. Ours had 8k of 12-bit words of magnetic core memory, and the BASIC interpreter/OS was read in on paper tape from the attached TeleType and, oh yeah, the program that loaded that had to be keyed in from the front panel switches. Woo !

But things got a lot easier. Close to '79, the powerful Radio Shack TRS-80 came out, and it didn't need to be bootstrapped. And you could even use it with a monitor ! Anyway, since then, I think I've spent entirely too much time on computers, although at least now I gain from comfort from that the fact that a lot more people are doing likewise ;)
noressa
Nov. 7th, 2002 08:09 am (UTC)
Re:
*laughs*

I'm surrounded by more than my fair share of geeks. I love finding out where it is that they started... Thank you very much. ^_^
sushimare
Nov. 6th, 2002 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hey! Happy Birthday!

Inkfox sent me your way, but I was actually here before cause I saw you post in his journal and realised you are local. :)

*waves from Worcester*
Lonnie
rpkrajewski
Nov. 6th, 2002 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks !
Yeah, it's cool that you can get some sense of where people are from. RL and LJ can feed back on each other nicely. Of course, the fact that it's insidiously addictive might have something to do with it too ;)
elsabeth
Nov. 7th, 2002 04:30 am (UTC)
Blame it on the Inkfox
Shhhhh, don't tell anyone that I'm older than you. It'd ruin my image as a hip young girl.
What I have learned since turning 40, that life can and does get better, at least more interesting. Happy 40th! You are now middle aged, and on the downhill slide. *laughs*

*hugs*
Elsa
rpkrajewski
Nov. 7th, 2002 07:30 am (UTC)
Thanks !
I am looking forward to dissolution and oblivion !
synnabar
Nov. 7th, 2002 09:10 am (UTC)
*sent by inkfox*
I hope you had a Happy Birthday! *tosses confetti in the air*

I'm only 10 short years behind you.

Hey, if you could tell teenagers ONE thing, what would it be?
rpkrajewski
Nov. 7th, 2002 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: *sent by inkfox*
Hmm, I think it would be "You'll have a better time if you don't care what anybody else thinks." Worked for me !
ysbrydd
Nov. 7th, 2002 10:28 am (UTC)
Nyer Nyer..I'm older than you
Heh, but only by a few months..
Happy birthday, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Kids are getting older, life is more or less sorted out, mortgage getting smaller....all our seventies fashions are back in and only ten years to go before you qualify for Saga Holidays!
*Waves from Wales*
Pen Blwydd Hapus!
rpkrajewski
Nov. 7th, 2002 08:00 pm (UTC)
Older… better…
Thanks, and yeah, I can't wait until my kids can take care of/amuse each other. It'll free up so much time ;)

Are Saga Holidays the kind where everybody gets into a bus together ?
mcgroarty
Nov. 8th, 2002 07:08 am (UTC)
Re: Nyer Nyer..I'm older than you
Oh ho! Curious too - what're "saga holidays?"
ysbrydd
Nov. 9th, 2002 12:18 am (UTC)
Re: Nyer Nyer..I'm older than you
Heh..nothing too exciting.....its a holiday company for the over 50's...cheap rates etc...a bit like 18 to 30's group tours, but with more knitting and less sex and alcohol!!
mcgroarty
Nov. 9th, 2002 06:42 am (UTC)
Re: Nyer Nyer..I'm older than you
I'd knit myself a flask cozy. *sage nod*
guysterrules
Nov. 13th, 2002 10:51 pm (UTC)
WOW! Happy birthday AND you like Brian Eno! Sweet!
rpkrajewski
Nov. 14th, 2002 05:28 am (UTC)
Thanks !
Yeah, I'm a big fan of Brainy Brian. I think you would have loved this.
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