Happy Birthday to Me!

One year ago today, I was an entirely different person. The change between the ages of 26 and 27 is the most dramatic yet. But beyond the elaborate transformation into a broad-chested and magnificent man crammed with a complete grasp of all concerns life and love is the overpowering tendency to make exaggerated and sarcastic comparisons between identical things. It’s easy to get self-relective on birthdays, maybe even a little sad. The explosion of hair and fat that marks my decent into old age is not without its benefits. I find myself mellower, happier, and more fearful of death.

Though I have a accomplished much already, by my age others had done more:

All of these driven people make me think I’m motoring to the cemetery with my parking brake on.

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Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Nik Daum, Happy Birthday to you. :)

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December 22nd, 2006. Categories / Portland

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