erik lundegaard

Countdown to 50

Two days.

Question: What's a good, smart answer to: “So how does it feel to be 50?” Since I'll most assuredly get asked that question. An answer that doesn't involve punching anyone. I usually miss.

ADDENDUM: Early front-runner: “A lot like 49. But rounder.”

Doug's birthday party circa ... 1970?

Your faithful blogger, far left, in tennis sweater, age...7 (?), behind his best friend Mark (in tie), at the birthday party of lifelong friend Doug (center, with flag). It's our version of “50 Up.” Doug was born the day before me: January 19, 1963. Our mothers used to have to consult so our birthday parties didn't conflict.

Posted at 08:36 AM on Fri. Jan 18, 2013 in category Personal Pieces  


Tim wrote:

My best friend at that age was 9 days apart from me, birthday-wise, but we never really coordinated anything. He didn't last as a best friend after about age 12 anyway, he was a bad seed.

I ran across an old photo from one of my birthday parties a while back; I think I must have been 8 or 9, and the pic looks awesomely seventies. No ties. What kid wears a tie?!

Comment posted on Sat. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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