That Cracked would become better than Mad.
How has life surprised you?
HA! Where do you start?
I've got new hips and they are great. I have a full suspension mountain bike and a C/F 20 Speed road bike. I can track my every movement, heart rate, elevation gain, speed, average speed, max speed and receive a phone call while riding?
I remember loving my 10 speed with a mileage tracker that kept track of wheel spin. I thought it was cool when I put on aluminum toe clips.
OH YEAH, I have 4 grand kids and scored a hole in one. Life is full of surprises.
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!
I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
Oh I don't know. Both have had some classics.
Haven't read either one in a long time, but I used to love them both.
How do you top these guys?
We're all too old to die young.
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That I would smoke for 30 years (quit 4 years ago) and that I would gain 50 pounds, still working on that. There was no way to guess at the pace of new technology, or how much more important that I participate in non-stop learning. Its not been easy, but I'd say its way more exciting than ever before.
Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse and Repair
The 4 Rs to save the planet
I have worked in the semiconductor industry since 1980, but I am still amazed that the transistor feature size on mass-produced mainstream digital integrated circuits has dropped from 2um to 28nm, a factor of 60, in 3 decades. As a result, 1960s algorithms which were once much too complex to compute in real time are now included in commonplace consumer devices.
Similarly, my response to those who complain that "they don't make cars like they used to" is, "and we should be glad about that!"
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
How has life surprised me?
I think I surprised life (and myself) by lasting this long. I never figured to live past 30 when I was young. In spite of my best efforts at earning a Darwin award, I'm still around.
As kid/teenager I wanted to become a biochemist. I'd not have guessed that, through a series of coincidences, I would come to spend my life as a graphic designer instead. And even more surprising is that I've begun to morph into a software developer.
My parents expected me to think independently, and as a preteen I became a staunch atheist and a fervent opponent of religion in general. I would never have imagined that one day I would take up the way of Buddhist practice, and that it would become one of the most important aspects of my life.
Despite all the advances, I think I would have been horrified to know that in 2012 "2001, A Space Odyssey" would be as much science fiction as when it was written.
That my kids would be smarter than I am.
That i'd still own the same car.
It surprises me that I'm now living in a 100 year old house that's almost identical to the 50 year old house I grew up in.
"Think Outside the Cage"
bikes: 1992 Cannondale R500, 2012 Trek DS 8.5, 2008 LeMond Poprad
liking green beans.
What is bicycle touring?
"So I kept looking and eventually found that a spark plug had same threads. So I cycled next two days until I got to Jackson, MS with a spark plug instead of right pedal." - mev
...That I would ever be as big and old as my grandparents, who fascinated me when I was very young with their seemingly immense, ponderous bodies and all-seeing eyes. My grandfather could sit in his chair for hours, and I wondered how anyone could stay in one place so long.
...and I still wonder, even as I approach that age.