Tuesday, September 04, 2007


There are times when keeping a blog, or I guess a journal of any sort, can be usefull. I don't really have a great memory so this almost daily record of thoughts, events and ephemera can be a perfect aid de memoir.

Birthdays always make me introspective. I woke up in a pretty negative mood this morning. All Waah! Woe! Woe, I say! I'm old! Thinking about the past year, and feeling like it was a year where I really didn't achieve much at all. A year of marking time.

But here's the thing. I just had a quick cruise back through a few months of my archives from last year and had to smile. I was reminded of all the fun of the past 12 months, the successes, all the good times that seem to have been briefly forgotten this morning.

As it turns out I've provided myself with a pretty good antidote here. And a part of that, a big part of it, are the comments many of you leave. The funny, the encouraging, the sometimes deliciously crazy and a couple of times even a bit flirty! There's no party without guests, let's face it.

And you're cheaper than therapy. :)


Michael said...

And you're cheaper than therapy. :)

Much cheaper. Dirt cheap, even. Forget a drink, toss me a few bar peanuts and then lets head to your place.

How's that for flirty?

The Other Andrew said...

That'll do, pig.


thombeau said...

We're cheap...and EASY!

Mikey (TLE) said...

The thing about you, is that you are constantly refreshing yourself and your life. You are always finding new things to energise your life. I just don't see you as a "marking time" person at all.

The year I got back from HK it was your commitment to Buddhism. Last year it was photography and that circle. This year it's been more creativity with (gasp) the knitting thing and of course taking steps to sort out you work situation. Both leaving a bad one and starting a better one.

Anyone who can keep their life fresh like that is doing OK in my book.

Cecilia said...

I've enjoyed getting to know you and your blog over some of the past year!

The Other Andrew said...

Hey, thanks you guys! See what I mean? Fun, encouraging, flirty... You guys rock. Thanks.

Tyson said...

Happy Birthday Andrew!

I know what you're saying. Capturing the little moments on the blog is a wonderful way of remembering the joys of your life. And it will come in handy when collating our autobiographies (yeah, right!).

Have a good one!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks Tyson!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

Happy Birthday TOA :-)

sorry I missed you at Krin's and Dawn's. one was in the pre-R25 frenzy, and one was after, which left me a bit feeble and broken... heh. we missed your presence at R25, it was a fabulous night. I hope you have a lovely birthday, my dear.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks Speedy!

fliss said...

Happy birthday! Agree with Speedy - we missed you.. but you continue to be an inspiration!

jason said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Andrew!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do the come at you counterclockwise down there or something ?
just curious. :)

James said...

Such a fresh faced youth concerned about his age. The quote on my desk calendar this morning is "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age." Lucille Ball.

The Other Andrew said...

Heh he! Thanks everyone!