Coming of Age

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I had lunch with my good friend Liz today at Jack in the Box. The last time I saw her was prior to the holidays, so it was nice to see her again and catch up on what happened over break. Shame on her for not visiting this site first.

She brought up the fact that she’ll be 30 in ten days (or, more accurately, “the first anniversary of her 29th birthday is in ten days”) and her life is turning into Bridget Jones’s Diary.

This got me thinking: I don’t know of any guys who are concerned over aging. I mean, if you ask a guy how old he is, he’ll probably answer you straight without referencing how many years ago he left his 20’s. Women, on the other hand, seem generally preoccupied with how quickly life is slipping away and the effects this could potentially have on them.

Not that that’s a bad thing, necessarily, it was just the difference in thought process that struck me.

Honestly, I don’t think Liz has anything to worry about. She’s a hottie and really smart to boot, and if she’d get the hell out of her house, I’m sure she could find some really great guy who’d snap her up. (Are you hearing me, Liz?!?!) And if not, well, I don’t think that’s so big of a deal. I mean, it’s not like there’s some rule that says you have to be married by a certain age or anything.

Besides which, if all else fails, she can move in with Jenn and I and join my harem. :)

But I digress.

Anyway, lunch was good (love the “Ultimate Cheeseburger”) and she gave me my Christmas gift, The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Twilight Zone but were afraid to ask. Gotta love that. Now to begin my collection of TZ DVDs.

Finally, a throwback to yesterday’s post - I found out that one of the problems I ran into with the SharePoint Portal Server 2001 SP2 is actually a known issue that they’re going to publish a knowledge base article about. I think it should be in the readme file instead, since I’d never have gone to look in the KB; I’d have assumed the problem was due to the install of the service pack and called it a day. Oh, those crazy Microsoft guys!