Bill, aka the Crazy Clock Guy, aka Hey You (tallguy) wrote,
Bill, aka the Crazy Clock Guy, aka Hey You

Happy birthday to me

Conventional wisdom says that 37 is "middle-aged." Well, if you go by the law of averages, I'm actually quite a few years past middle age. My father died when he was 66. My uncle (Dad's twin brother) just died last month at age 69. My aunt (their sister) died last year at age 72. That means that somewhere between age 33 and 36 was my mid-life point. Everything from here on is a downhill slide.

My birthday weight is 233 pounds, a few pounds lighter than my all-time max weight (236.8), but a hell of a lot more than I want. I'm not going to obsess over it, though (and if you believe that, then I'd like to interest you in some Iraqi beachfront property).

Here are some news stores from the year I was born:
March - Yuri Gagarin (first man in space) died in a plane crash
April 4th - Martin Luther King, 39, was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee
June 5th - Robert Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian Arab who was claiming to act for his country, in Los Angeles
August 20th - Soviet and Warsaw pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia. The liberal regime of Alexander Dubcek
November 5th - Richard Nixon won the US Presidential election
December 27th - Three US astronauts orbited the moon in Apollo 8

For some slightly more recent events, here are some of the songs which were popular 15 years ago (Agust 25, 1990), according to
Vision Of Love (Mariah Carey)
Come Back To Me (Janet Jackson)
If Wishes Came True (Sweet Sensation)
Unskinny Bop (Poison)
Blaze Of Glory (From "Young Guns II") (Jon Bon Jovi)
Release Me (Wilson Phillips)
Do Me! (Bell Biv Devoe)
Have You Seen Her (M.C. Hammer)
Jerk Out (The Time)
Epic (Faith No More)
Could This Be Love (Seduction)
The Power (Snap)
Tonight (New Kids On The Block)
Cradle Of Love (From "Ford Fairlane") (Billy Idol)
(Can t Live Without Your) Love And Affection (Nelson)
Make You Sweat (Keith Sweat)
King Of Wishful Thinking (From "Pretty Woman") (Go West)
Thieves In The Temple (The Artist)
Tic-Tac-Toe (Kyper)
Banned In The U.S.A. (Luke Featuring The 2 Live Crew)
Love And Emotion (Stevie B)
Across The River (Bruce Hornsby)
The Other Side (Aerosmith)
Rub You The Right Way (Johnny Gill)
Close To You (Maxi Priest)

I don't remember half of these songs, and most of the ones I do remember are songs I never listened to in the first place. There are two songs on this list that I really do like. Ten points to the person who guesses.

Finally, here were the top ten movies in the US from this weekend in 1998 (that's as far back as list them):
1. Blade
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. There's Something About Mary
4. How Stella Got Her Groove Back
5. Snake Eyes
6. Dead Man on Campus
7. Ever After
8. Dance with Me
9. The Parent Trap
10. The Avengers

There is one movie in this list that I absolutely love. Anyone want to take a guess at that?

Well, I think I've wasted enough time for one birthday.
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