Here are some random observations about the concept and the day.
- Dinner at Sullivan's in Seattle? Definitely a good choice. Located at the former site of the Union Square Grill, it's easy to walk to from my apartment. And they have plenty of meat, which is awesome.
- Apparently you can get cases of soda from Jones with custom labels. The Shoebox Chef created a batch for me with what had been one of my sillier Facebook profile pictures. It's quite good.
- My Mother is in town, and that's always fun. It gives me an excuse to some of the remaining tourist things in the area, and it's always great to see her. Visiting MOHAI was particularly interesting especially when this article in the Seattle Times followed that visit.
- The age itself? Yeah. That's a little weird. I'm still not sure how I feel about that. There comes a point when you start to realize you are no longer preparing for your adult life, but actually living it. I can see that in the distance.
- I'm kind of stunned by the number of birthday greetings I got on Facebook this year. It's awesome, and quite different from years passed. It's great hearing from the awesome folks I've known over the years, and it's fascinating how this appears to represent a larger cultural shift...but now is not the time to drift into an analysis of the impacts of social media.
- Perhaps next year it will be time to turn 28. We'll see what happens next spring.
It's been a great 26+14 years so far, and I am grateful for all the awesome people who have been a part of that and contributed in large part and small to making me the person I am today.
Now, let's see what the next 160 years have to bring...