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27 July 2009 @ 09:23 am
Birthday again  
I'm 30 this time. Surprisingly, I'm feeling my age. In the way my balance shifts after 2 beers and the tiny little lines I see around my eyes in the mirror each morning. As my grandma used to say - Aging is a bummer, but far better than the alternative.

This year I raced for the first time, did weight work, drummed, rode 100 miles, did the dirt series course, started meditating on regular basis, presented at NoCoug twice and HotSos once, wrote a paper, joined NoCoug board, had 4 different team leads, found a todo management system that seems to work, jogged, regretted past decisions, started paying attention.

Next year I'll dance, play the piano, learn yoga. Write another paper, maybe two. Visualize information. Teach. Socialize. Read research papers. Ride far away mountains. Visit Amsterdam and New-Amsterdam too. Probably a lot more.

Birthday day itself was nice - Omer and I went on our annual birthday ride. I got birthday gift from mother nature - highly annoying burn from poison oak. But it was still a good ride. Celebrated with Omer by buying a keyboard and going to a nice restaurant in my favorite town. Celebrated with a good friend at the pub, and even enjoyed a game party with old and new friends.
Marchlilacsinmarch on July 28th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday.
I was reading what you were writing and then went: "Wow, and she did all this in one day? How is it humanly possible?" just to go back and find that it was done in one year :D. Beware, getting up too early can do funny things to your mind.
Chen Shapirashapirac on July 28th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy belated birthday.
I completely agree about the danger of getting up early!

And thanks :)
Shlomi Fishshlomif on July 28th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Mazal Tov!
Happy belated birthday. I enjoyed reading this blog post of yours. Hope to see more from you here.

BTW, have you considered starting a general technical blog - not one about Oracle? I'm not particularly interested in Oracle, but would love to read your other tech stuff. See for instance my tech blog.
Chen Shapirashapirac on July 29th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Re: Mazal Tov!
Thanks Shlomi, for birthday wishes and compliments.

Since at my current job I spend much of my CPU cycles thinking about Oracle, it is likely that most of the technical issues I'm interested in enough to write about are Oracle related.

I don't think it is possible for me to write a non-Oracle technical blog these days. Maybe in the future.
Shlomi Fishshlomif on July 30th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
Re: Mazal Tov!
I see. Well, good luck with your Oracle blog, and hope to see more non-tech blog posts from you (here or where-ever).
Danny Dorfmanwildernesscat on July 29th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Wow! The big 3-0! Congrats! Have you thought about expanding the family yet? ;-)
Chen Shapirashapirac on July 29th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
You sound surprisingly like my parents :)
I've thought about it, but the thought of being a parent terrifies me.
Danny Dorfmanwildernesscat on July 30th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Ooops! :) Okay, if that's the case, maybe it's not time yet.
raisinlike on July 29th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
!!!!!מזל טוב
נשמע שהיתה לך שנה מצוינת ומלאת השגים, והשנה שאת מתכננת נשמעת נהדרת גם כן

אני מאחלת לך המון אושר, שמחה ואהבה

באלי ואני התחלנו לדבר על מפגש צמרת באמסטרדם (הישנה). מה דעתך על זה?

וואו, זה היומולדת השלישי או הרביעי שאני מפספסת בחודשים האחרונים. מאז הפסקתי להשתמש ביומן שלי, נהייתי בזיונרית. כדאי שאמצא אותו מהר
Chen Shapirashapirac on July 31st, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
Re: !!!!!מזל טוב
המון תודה!

אמסטרדם נשמע נהדר :)
כפי שאשה חכמה אומרת - למה לא למה לא!
inbalbalainbalbala on August 3rd, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re: !!!!!מזל טוב
באלי נכנסה לכאן אחרי מיליון שנה :-)

אני שמחה שנהנית ביומולדת, התעדכנתי ברוב הדברים בטלפון איתך, אבל טוב לקרוא על כל ההחלטות לשנה הבאה וההישגים של השנה שעברה ככה במרוכז.

אני גם בעד מפגש צמרת באמסטרדם, נקווה שהפעם נצליח להוציא אותו לפועל :-)