Monday, September 04, 2006

Q & A

A wise man once discovered that the "...answer to the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." was 42.


However, what wasn't understood - was the question.

Maybe 42 is an answer to a poorly understood question, and that idea appeals to me. The search for the right question rather than the right answer. Turning 42 doesn't particularly feel like it is the answer to anything, but it sure as hell raises new questions.

Like "Why does my knee click when I do this?" "This haircut - mutton or lamb?" and "What next?"

My dear friend Steve is down from Brisbane, and I've given myself the day off to enjoy my birthday and recover from the stress of the conference over the weekend. First order of the day is breakfast with Steve at a Newtown cafe, and then this afternoon I'll spend some time with Quinn and have dinner with Morgan, Quinn and Bodhi this evening. Low key and enjoyable. There has been too much on this week to have any sort of extravaganza planned, but spending time with friends is what I feel like today. Sharing my birthday with the friends I've made on Das Internetz included.

Speaking of birthdays. Last night we celebrated the lovely Morgan's 40th birthday with drinkies at a stylish old pub in one of the older parts of Sydney called The Rocks. Tucked just under the entrance to the Harbour Bridge, down by the Harbour, it turned out to be a mild Spring night to stand on the terrace and a great venue. Our photogeek friends and myself bought him a bunch of fab camera equipment, much to his delight. It was a really fun night for all of us.

So, a big thanks all for the birthday wishes, and a big shout out to Michael for the fabulous gift! Just what I always wanted.

13 comments:

Wingdingo said...

Happy birthday mate. Enjoy your day.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

Happy Birthday sweetiepea :)


and a belated one to Mr Morgan too!

yaniboy said...

*BIRTHDAY NOOGIE*

Happy Birthday to you and the Morganmonster too...

*smooches*

morgan said...

Happy Birthday!

Looking forward to seeing you later, although I might need to lay of the alcohol.

Sunshine said...

Woohoo!! Happy birthday. :D

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

Happy Birthday!

To think, it was only two years ago today that I jetted in from Hong Kong for your big Four Oh!

But it's (reluctantly) not about me. Today is about you and how much you've grown spiritually and emotionally in the last few years. I for one am impressed.

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks (grin).

Jodie Sorrell said...

Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday To Andrew...
Happy Birthday To You!

Kt said...

Hippy Happy Hoppy Bththdy, you great big hunk of spunk! Have a lovely dinner tonight.

Michael Guy said...

"Happy Birthday, Andrew!"

http://troublespots.blogspot.com/2006/09/for-me-fave-aussie-bum.html

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Therin of Andor said...

Thiptho lapth, Andy!

Michael said...

So glad you liked my package, brotha. You put the bomb in diggity. The whoomp in there it is. The Sunday clothes in my blue Mondays (dirty?). Have a great day, Andrew. Muah!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks everyone! I had a lovely day, relaxed and fun. Thanks for the best wishes and birthday smooches. MWAH!!