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47 trips around the sun [Jul. 27th, 2007|07:50 am]

Happy Birthday to me! In a rare case of fortuity, today is my 9/80 day, so I don't have to go in to work. Middle Daughter and I are going to have lunch together and then go see Harry Potter. I've already seen it (Husband and I snuck off to see it together without telling the kids a couple of weeks ago) but don't mind seeing it again. This evening, Husband and I are going to a baseball game. Normally baseball is not my thing, but I haven't ever been to the new ballpark, and the tickets were free, so I think it will be cool.

I was already older than dirt, so I guess now I'm older than whatever dirt is older than. I suppose I should share the wisdom I have gained over the years, but I don't know what that would be. I haven't learned a darn thing. Point of fact, I haven't learned not to try to do math in public. Yesterday I was in a big brainstorming session at work, as part of a project to transform our hedging and valuation process and system. Towards the end of the session, the facilitator asked, How long is our next session? Is it two hours,or three? I pulled out my trusty blackberry, checked the calendar, and piped up, It's three hours - nine to eleven. There was dead silence for a split second, then the whole room cracked up. The facilitator, who is an outside consultant and so not familiar with my mathematical ineptitude, wasn't sure whether to be amused or horrified.

I wonder if I'll get un-invited to the rest of the sessions?


[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-07-27 01:17 pm (UTC)
That is completely something that I would do too.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2007-07-27 01:17 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great day!
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-07-27 02:36 pm (UTC)
Somehow I missed the first line of this entry. How did I manage that?

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[User Picture]From: quaero_verum
2007-07-27 03:33 pm (UTC)
Bonne anniversaire a toi!!

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From: blissonbliss
2007-07-27 03:51 pm (UTC)
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you are off having a great day!
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[User Picture]From: eclecticmama
2007-07-27 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! That's a pretty neat trick to get out of meetings. ;c)

Happy Birthday!!
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2007-07-27 08:18 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: millimom
2007-07-27 09:27 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu!

Haaaappyyyyy Birrrrthdayyyyy to yoooooooooooouuuuuuuu, haaaappyyyy birrrrthdayyy, dear TMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, haaaappyyyy birrrrthdayyyy tooooo yoooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

(Trust me, you don't want to hear me sing it)

Two thumbs way up on the math thing. Yeah. I avoid public math as much as humanly possibly. It's just humiliating for me.
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2007-07-28 01:57 am (UTC)
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From: spritzcourt
2007-07-30 09:17 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good one!
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