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At 40, a person is ...

spiny Re:40 is an artificial boundary (286 comments)

My martial arts instructor always said "You don't grow old from the years; you grow old from inactivity".

The sign at the entrance to our city park states, "You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing".

There's a lot of truth to that, I think. I was in fantastic shape until right before I turned 30. I needed a bunch of back surgeries and stopped working out. Then I never felt well enough to start again. Of course the pages kept coming off of the calendar and then I had some other medical issues as time went on. I finally got sick of it back in June of this year and have been pushing hard to get back into shape ever since. I dropped 55 lbs. since June and just did 10K this morning in a little under 50 minutes (best time yet this year), and did another 3.4 miles after that. I'm doubtful I'll ever have the muscle mass I did. Or the speed. But I'm not 30, or even 40 anymore. Regardless, I feel a hell of a lot better than I did a year ago.

There's a skateboarding quote that is probably ripped off from that:
"you didn't stop skateboarding because you got old, you got old because you stopped skateboarding."
I'm 41 and still boarding, admittedly I'm not throwing myself down nine sets like I used to, but I still love it.

about a month ago

Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

spiny Audi have been doing this for years (521 comments)

and I don't think they made this much of a fuss about it.

about a year ago

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spiny Re:Thanks for all the Fish Wrapper (1521 comments)

I remember reading for ages before I found a story that I wanted to post on, so registered quite 'late'
still, I got a decent username :)

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Now Playing:

spiny spiny writes  |  about 9 years ago

John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton - Hobo Names

very relaxing.

* note there is no creature.


Now Playing:

spiny spiny writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I'm quite taken with the new Transplants album, and the new Foo Fighters cd is also fucking great.


spiny spiny writes  |  more than 9 years ago

seeing as this is out of date as soon as I type it ...

www.audioscrobbler.com is an excellent site to share your 'now playing' info.

anyway, I am currently enjoying :

and the new Turin Brakes


Now Playing:

spiny spiny writes  |  more than 10 years ago

this gets out of date very quickly ..

Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters.

I doubt anyone cares, but have a look at www.dhs.nu for an oldschool Atari coding compo.
closing date 31st Nov 04



spiny spiny writes  |  more than 11 years ago

very humid at the moment, and i'm in an office where the air-con is inconsistent to say the least ...



enjoying it so far ....

spiny spiny writes  |  more than 11 years ago

well, my new job is pretty cool, the phone hardly rings and people actually say 'thankyou' when i help them fix their pc's , which is nice.

free coffee too ....


phase one complete

spiny spiny writes  |  about 12 years ago

yay for me - i've been accepted for a new job - a 'proper' it support job, no dealings with the public at large for me anymore :)


new year, new job

spiny spiny writes  |  about 12 years ago

new years resolutions:

1: get a 'proper' pc support job
2: ...
3: profit!

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