"As Old as I Ought to Be" and "A Sexy Bit of Trivia"



I was reading from my birthday book as I walked home from work today (thanks, guys, by the way), and I came across this:
    I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
      1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

      2. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

      3. Anything after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
So I'm thirty-one and, yeah, I'm closing off. I don't have a smartphone (I only sort of have a cellphone at all). I don't play video games. I don't have an mp3 player. I'm totally behind the kids in this stuff.

But, in my favor, I'm totally in favor of other new tech still. So long as it doesn't go in my pocket, I'm still future-oriented.

For four more years.


I was reading a book on runic magic earlier today and learned an interesting tidbit about that little symbol called a heart:

heart, plain

According to the book, the heart is not representative of that particular organ at all, but ones more immediately connected to, ah, love, viz, the female buttocks and genitalia. Behold:

heart, buttocks

heart, vulva

Pretty persuasive argument, n'est ce pas?


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    To reward those of you here to give comments (but not for those who may already have been offended by part 2), this bit of additional information.

  2. Um. That doesn't look like the sexual intercourse of any species I'm aware of. Not even Green Arrow and Black Canary's sexual intercourse.

  3. I always wondered how you'd derive the symbol from the pumping human heart. It never made sense to me. Your book's explanation makes much more sense.

  4. Sucks to be 31, doesn't it? Sometimes I feel like the 35 and beyond (um, do we need certain items). I don't have an ipod, my cellphone is basic.....pretty simple.

  5. Make sure you fit a really great mp3 player into the next few years before the shutdown, because they rock! My 20GB Samsung doubles as an enormous flashdrive.

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  7. The age --> reaction delineation is brilliant. Have you read that elsewhere or is that some of your own synaptic firing?