20 September 2010
When I checked out what was doing on this date in history on Wikipedia this evening, I learned that today is Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. I nearly burst out laughing at the irony. The USA needs to consider such a holiday. I'm certain Hallmark would endorse it.
When I think about it, I'm really not that old. I may look like the horse that got rode hard and put away wet, but all in all, my forty four years so far have been pretty good. I'm pretty darn happy with how life has turned out. Not much to complain about. Lots to be happy about. That's a pretty good place to be, truth be told.
I'm looking forward to a little birthday celebration with memories of my childhood watching the premiere of "Hawaii Five-O" tonight. I loved, loved, loved the original as a kid. I can recall watching it once or twice with my Dad, always with a grilled cheese sandwich, and thinking McGarrett was just plain cool. The previews for the new show, as the Boy puts it, look 'sick.' So, in the spirit of the Islands, I say, aloha.