Tuesday, May 27, 2008

29th Birthday

I actually had to be reminded this morning that I am 29 years of age today. Not the most exciting birthday... one more year and I'm no longer a twenty-something. In the past couple of years I've already began to notice some key indicators of an aging body & mind:
  • I don't care as much about what other people think anymore. That goes for what people think about me or what people think about in general. Its really a waste of time.
  • I can't drink as much in one sitting as I used to be able to. Or I just have no desire to... hard to say which. Not that getting drunk doesn't happen once and awhile. But more often than not I find after a couple of beers I don't feel like drinking anymore.
  • I've been reading a lot more in the last year. But that may be because I don't have a TV here in residence at school (although the internet is pretty bad for taking up my time). In any case, I think when I move back to Canada I'm going to get rid of the cable TV.
  • I can't stay up as late as I used to be able to. I've tried to pull a couple of all-nighters here at school, but I end up feeling absolutely horrible by about 5 am. Maybe I just need more practice.
  • I can't stand hangovers anymore. I used to be able to go out the night before work, get in at 3 am or something, get up and be at work at 8 am(ish). And I'd feel ok. Now the times I do get drunk it just kills my next day. Maybe thats another reason why I don't get drunk much anymore. Although "much" is a relative term.
  • I feel like cooking good food. Although that could be my girlfriend rubbing off on me.
  • I might be lazier than I used to be... not sure about this one. The brewing program here doesn't push me very hard, so I don't feel like I'm working hard. Maybe I still have hard work ability in me, but I just need a good reason to do it.
Anyway, thats my birthday thoughts for now. Unfortunately I have an exam at 9:30 tomorrow morning, so any celebration will be delayed until after that event. Speaking of which... I should probably be studying for that.



Jenn & Owen said...

Happy birthday to the man taking the most worthwhile grad degree known to man (medicine can only treat symptoms, really, but beer is Good for What Ails You.) The ABC is this weekend, and we will all be raising a glass to your elderly-ness and the creeping hangover we are sure you will be nursing at some point in the very near future.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Brian! Good luck for your exam.

crallspace said...

Minus the schooling part, you and I have many parallels. I'm 2 years behind you.

Hang in there and happy birthday!