20 APR 07
Did you ever go on tilt for no good reason? I haven’t played poker in over a week, so that can’t be it. My deployment is still 5 months away – no change there. I even heard from the doc who is out there now. He tells me it’s about the safest place in Baghdad.
I’m still 40. Been that way over a week now. Hmmm…
No. I really don’t think that’s it. If I force myself to think about it, I built up turning 40 pretty badly. The worst was about one month before the actual birthday. The day itself was pretty good – fun actually. I felt at peace with the inevitable and decided to enjoy it. Maybe the source of this unusual feeling is the reality of being 40 actually setting in.
I sure got a reminder of my age this week. I started playing racquetball again. Since I’m not one to go half-way, I decided to play 8 consecutive games.
Okay, so I’m a bit of a moron. At least I won 5 of them.
I can barely walk this week. Surely I didn’t struggle this much when I was younger (or in shape).
I’m still working on this one. Maybe it's some combination of all of it.