Really stupid...

If an idea is good, it's on the verge of being stupid. ~ Michel Gondry

I have always had this theory… get a group of people in a room, throw out a bunch of ideas and at the end of the night, look at your list to find the most idiotic and that's the one you should do.

This blog was spawned from one very stupid idea - run the Leadville 100. I gave that a shot in the summer of '07 - completed 73 miles - and survived. The blog lives on...

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

My 39th year...

You are only as old as you act. ~ me

So I managed to log yet another milestone this week... I turned 39. Whee! Not sure exactly what to say about that except that it is divisible by 1, 3, 13 and 39 which um.... is better than say, 37 which isn't divisible by shit which somehow makes it "Prime" which reminds me of the crap movie, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" which you should avoid at all costs because it was dreadful and is further evidence that the Academy wouldn't know a good movie if one came up and bitch-slapped it with a week-dead halibut. But I digress.

So this year had its ups and downs but I must say that overall, I am going to slot 39 in the plus column. One shouldn't dwell on the bad stuff but take it in stride and get on with things. At least that is what a fortune cookie told me once. Or maybe it was an episode of Oprah. Nah... couldn't have been Oprah. I wouldn't be caught dead watching that show.

I remember back when I was a kid and how impossibly old 40 sounded. Well, things have changed a lot - even this past week Pete and I were talking about how 40 really isn't that old anymore. Perhaps this comes from an altered perspective of being on the cusp of the big four-oh, but I don't know. I think that people these days just don't stop doing stuff like in days past. I know more 40+ people who still get out and rip it up in any number of disciplines and I am not sure that was the case back in the 70s. But maybe I just run with a bit less restrained crowd.

I know that in the past year, I have had the opportunity to push myself physically and mentally well beyond anything I have ever before accomplished. I am skiing like a champ. Almost keeping up with Luke, even. Every time I go out, I experience something new and different and exciting. I ran 73 miles at Leadville - well short of the 100-mile goal, but damn. 73 friggin' miles! And I am planning to do it again.

This year I started a design and development business with Luke (Forty105 - don't go checking for it online because we have been too busy to actually create an actual site). We have been going strong since August (but would welcome referrals if you know someone who needs web-work or other advertising/marketing items).

I have also had the pleasure of working with bunnies on a regular basis over the past year. Rach co-manages the Colorado House Rabbit Society ( and I help out on a regular basis. The work she does is just awesome. Not sure how many bunnies she placed in permanent homes this past year but I know it was a lot. Really cool.

There were some losses this year as well. My grandmother passed away in February and we lost two of our beloved kitties (Oliver and Samantha) and two bunnies (Rockshot and Houdinni). We also gained a crazy kitten (BZ) and have a house full of bunnies to help us cope with our losses.

All in all, it was a very full year. I was able to travel to Barcelona for business and stay a few extra days to tour the city. Pete's uncle, Tom, showed me around and I got to really get a good perspective on an amazing city. You should put it on your list of places to visit.

So don't sweat the years. As Thundercleese once said, "Time is an abstract concept, created by carbon-based life-forms to monitor their ongoing decay."

Do stuff. ~stubert.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Feliz CumpleaƱos Stu!!!! You are an inspiration to us youngins (heeehee).

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