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?

0 thoughts on “ignored, aborted, failed, retried

  1. LFMD

    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

  2. CP

    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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