Today, I turn 33 years old.
Not that that's a big deal or anything, but when I look back over the growth of the last year, I think. My friend told me that age 33 is significant to the Japanese, in that it represents the passing from being a "young man" to just being a "man", or the entrance into the "summer" years of your life.
I couldn't find that on Wikipedia, but what I did find was that the Muslim faith believes that the dwellers of Heaven exist eternally in a state of being at age 33, and that Jesus was crucified at age 33.
Regardless, 33 is the year in which I shall move onto my boat. In fact, with any luck that'll begin this weekend!
My mother and sister have outdone themselves, and clued into the fact that I am selling off or getting rid of most of my belongings, and as such I have no need for more birthday "stuff". Instead, they both gave me gift cards for Canadian Tire, which is a mind-blowingly practical and useful gift. I have a list that I've been compiling for weeks of things that I need from Canadian Tire, and I'm sure the grand total will be many hundreds of dollars, so the gift cards certainly help!
Another friend offered me a wonderful gift, though I'm not sure it was intended as a birthday thing - a free entry into a major security conference here in town later this month. Awesome! I was really interested in going to the conference, but frankly there was no way I'd be able to afford the $1700 entry fee. I'll definitely be reporting more about the conference as I attend.
Anyhow - no big plans for birthday night. I have kung-fu at 7pm, then will probably meet up with some friends for sushi at 9:30pm, but other than that, nothing. *shrug*. Such is the downside of having your birthday on a Wednesday, I guess.
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Posted by drew
In June 2008 I realized that life in a cubicle wasn't for me, and that a great adventure would never come knocking on my basement apartment door.
I began to actively change my life. I took a part-time, tele-commutable job and began to minimize my "stuff", attempting to disengage from the rat race.
In November 2008 I threw caution to the wind and purchased a large sailing trimaran, and in May 2009 I moved aboard her full-time.
This blog is my journal.
- Rest In Peace, Alice
- Catching Up, Part 4: Return to La Paz
- Catching Up, Part 3: Vancouver and Burning Man
- Catching Up, Part 2: Boatyard
- Catching Up, Part 1: Pre-Boatyard
- Delicious Ham
- La Paz, At Last!
- San Diego, Round Two
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Coos Bay, Oregon
- Weather Window!
- Neah Bay
- Anchor Musings
- Adventure Time!
- mux: finally picked up an internet signal again, about five miles south of Guaymas. sailing into port now at ~7kn, will be at anchor by dark. May 19, 2013
- mux: safe at anchor in Altata, Mexico. 300nm-ish until Guaymas, where we'll haul the boat. non-stop motoring so far - come on south wind! May 15, 2013
- mux: just beat "Link's Awakening DX" on the gameboy emulator on my PSP. officially out of things to do. May 11, 2013
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