June 20, 2007

ignored, aborted, failed, retried


I realize I used a flawed metaphor in my blog a couple of days ago when I waxed moronic about my various firmware upgrades, but it did get me thinking: exactly how have I altered my mind and body since adulthood? In other words, have you ever thought about the flesh and intellectual overhauls you've had since the age of 22?

As far as I can tell, these are some hardware upgrades:

LASIK in 1999
Five new teeth since 2000
Pilates abdominal work, saving lower back in 2001
Deviated septum fixed itself 2003-2004 (firmware upgrade?)
"Super Slow" workout changed entire musculature, 2006
Vitamin regimen (Omega 3, multivitamin and CO-Q10) since late 2006

And I guess these would be some software upgrades:

Learned to play hoops for real, circa 1989
Became rabid environmentalist, 1991
Learned HTML (and understood internet revolution), 1995
Learned copywriting for movies, 1999
Learned most aspects of filmmaking (albeit disastrously), 2001
Finally understood my ego for the dealbreaker it was, 2002
Celexa SSRI seratonin upgrade, 2002
Learned to ski, 2003
Switched sleep cycle backwards four hours (Lucy), 2005
Dexedrine upgrade and ADD downgrade, 2006
Learned to play drums, 2006

How about you?

Posted by Ian Williams at June 20, 2007 11:19 PM
Posted by: caveman at June 21, 2007 6:00 AM

Became a devoted fan of hooping - January 11, 2007

Posted by: LFMD at June 21, 2007 6:53 AM

My hardware upgrades:
eyeglasses, 1973
braces, 1983
corrective jaw surgery, 1986
22 hour labor and childbirth, 1999
dental implant, 2006
emergence of noticeable gray hair, 2007

My software adjustments:
high school valedictorian, 1986
graduated UNC Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
bottom of law school class, 1991
graduated law school, 1993
passed bar exam, 1993
got married, 1994
began anti-depressants, 1999
fired from Law Firm Job, 2001
sedentary desk job, 1993-2007
unfortunate weight gain, 1999-2007
beginning of weight loss plan, 2007

Posted by: CP at June 21, 2007 1:15 PM

you waxed fine.
wax on wax off.

my eyesight is terrible and getting progressively worse as I age. I'd do lasik but my glasses are part of my face (like levar burton on star trek tng) and have been for over 20 years, ever since I was in the single digits. there are days though when everything's blurry and I feel like bjork in dancer in the dark. hopefully it's nothing a trip to the optometrist can't cure.

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