Friday, June 06, 2008

Twice as corny

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. The most common question seems to be, "How old are you?" I went out for a couple beers after work on Thursday with some co-workers. Two of the co-workers in question were interns with our company last summer, and have just started full time after graduating college. I was talking with them and another guy closer to my age. Somehow we got on the subject of speedskating, and my older colleague was talking about Eric Heiden in the 1980 Olympics. He said to Intern Bob, "But that was before you were born."

I said, "Bob would have been a youngster then, wouldn't he?"

Bob said, "I was born in 1985."

I got my driver's license in 1985.

ancient


Date: May 22
Mileage: 20
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
May mileage: 219
Year to date mileage: 1547

Date: June 2
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
June mileage: 24
Year to date mileage: 1567

Date: June 3
Mileage: 20
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
June mileage: 44
Year to date mileage: 1587

Date: June 6
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Kuwahara
June mileage: 68
Year to date mileage: 1611

6 comments:

Jim Thill said...

Pretty soon you'll be calling anybody under 40 a whippersnapper.

rigtenzin said...

I got my first ear hair in '85.

Pete said...

I got my first ear hair in '85.

We have a winner!

midway cyclist said...

Does that mean i only have a few more weeks of being a whippersnapper?

Pete said...

You're all whippersnappers!

chiggins said...

I saw my first punk rock show in '85. Husker Du at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis.

'Nother reason to lift a glass (or cup of coffee) to to the twin cities. Thanks for that. (And for the Mats and Arcwelder while I'm at it.)