That smile was when I was still 29. ->
Yes, today I turn the “Big Three Oh.”
I can’t believe I’m actually coming to terms with it. I thought I’d spend the day crying.
It does help that I’m taking off to California on vacation in a couple weeks… Planning it around Creation’s Grand Slam SciFi Convention, where Adrian Paul (Highlander), Justin Hartley (Smallville’s Green Arrow), George Takei (Star Trek’s Sulu), and Colin Ferguson (Eureka) are just some of the guests that weekend. And the rest of the days will be filled with reading, lounging in the sun, and family.
I have found myself reevaluating where I am in life, what I’ve accomplished, and where I want to go from here. These eight years since college have just flown by.
To celebrate the day, friends from work are taking me out to lunch, then I plan on leaving work at noon and going to see TMNT. Recapture my youth and all that. And for dinner, the family will be coming down to take me to my place of choice, Macaroni Grill. Topped off with Tiramisu for dessert.
And, of course, there’s the trip to Los Angeles I have planned in a couple weeks. That’s a birthday gift to myself.
Other events that happened on March 30th:
1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by Dr. Crawford Long. (And thank goodness for that!)
1858 – Hymen Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
1867 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/kmÃ‚Â²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this Seward’s Folly.
1981 – President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
1853 – Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter.
1937 – Warren Beatty, American actor and director
1945 – Eric Clapton, British guitarist/singer
1962 – MC Hammer, American rapper (heheh)
1964 – Ian Ziering, American actor (I’ll admit I had a small crush on this 90210 actor.)
1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer
1979 – Norah Jones, American singer and pianist (I almost didn’t put her down, since she’s 2 years younger than me. :P)