- My birthday may still be associated with chocolate and cherubs, satin hearts and red balloons, sloppy romance and spending money - but at least it's a secular day now - all the religion squeezed out of it. I don't think the Church ever felt comfortable with Valentinus the Gnostic
- In 66 years I have travelled 38,504,400,000 miles round and round and round the sun, at 66,000 mph. And that doesn't allow for other movements (sun around the galaxy centre, etc)
- They didn't retire me yet, so I can still afford teeth, and shoes, and that sort of thing - before I fall into the black pit of the tiny pension
And if you didn't get all those facts and figures, or wonder how accurate they are, this link takes you to a deadpan analysis of the details
This winter I decided to work on my old man archtype (I get bored with all this 'you don't look yer age stuff') but it doesn't involve much more than letting the beard grow out (that fools most people, for some reason).
When George Burns was 93 he was at a party. It was after midnight and he had a whiskey in one hand and a cigar in the other.
Somebody asked him "What does your doctor say about your lifestyle?" and he said "Oh he died long time ago."