On Not Panicking

Today is my 42nd birthday. For some, like me, that means this:

42

I love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and want to re-read the whole series. How can you not like a book that contains a line like this?

“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”

And…

“So this is it,” said Arthur, “We are going to die.”
“Yes,” said Ford, “except… no! Wait a minute!” He suddenly lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur’s line of vision. “What’s this switch?” he cried.
“What? Where?” cried Arthur, twisting round.
“No, I was only fooling,” said Ford, “we are going to die after all.”

I used to be a self-pitying, cranky-ass drunk on my birthday (so, really, no different from any other day). I’m at the end of the semester, so I have a lot of grading to do, but I also managed to go to the gym, take my dog for a morning and afternoon walk, work on a song, and nap for an hour-and-a-half. Hopefully, I can write some poetry later.

Tonight, I’ll have a normal dinner with my family, and we’ll go out to eat Saturday. Not too shabby for entering into my 42nd year on the planet.

Happy, sober Thursday to all.

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About Robert Crisp

Just a lad who likes to create.
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6 Responses to On Not Panicking

  1. Happy birthday, Robert! Sounds like a love-ily birthday to me. And I totally agree about HG – soooooo good and hilarious! Enjoy your day.*

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  2. Happy birthday, fellow Sagittarius. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Untipsyteacher says:

    Happy Birthday!!
    xo
    Wendy

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  4. me-fixing-me says:

    Wishing you a lovely non-cranky happy birthday and a fabulous happy new year. X

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