Leap Year Birthday

February 29, 2008

Exactly 365 days ago, but not the same date (I’ll get to that in a second), I wrote about Parallel Dave Worlds. Although I’d like to wish Dave L. (who lives in a LOOPY world) a happy birthday, I want to focus on Dave F. who lives in a FANTASTIC world today.

You see, Dave F.’s FANTASTIC world has developed a bit of a… well, somewhat of a wormhole for lack of a better word. Dave F. celebrates his 10th birthday today. The wormhole part comes in to play when you realize that Dave F. will celebrate his 10th birthday in the same year that his daughter celebrates her 10th.

Depending on how you do the math, Dave F. is turning 40 which I am told is an important milestone. Count the number of times the man has celebrated the date of his birth, February 29th, and you get the number 10. Having a whole day to celebrate your birthday is a gift in itself when you normally celebrate in the fleeting moment between February 28th and March 1st.

Happy birthday Dave F., Dave L., and all the Leap Year-ians out there.

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This is the story of two Daves. One Dave lives in a FANTASTIC world. Lets call him Dave F. while the other Dave lives in a truly LOOPY world, lets call him Dave L..

Both Dave F. and Dave L. are celebrating birthdays this week. Dave F’s birthday is February 29th which only exists once every four years but he still seems to age like the rest of us. He apparently celebrates his birthday in the span of time between February 28th and March 1st but this span of time sometimes approaches zero which makes for a very brief celebration.

Meanwhile in LOOPY world, Dave L. celebrates birthdays non-linearly. This year he is celebrating his 126th birthday which, oddly enough, has nothing to do with his age. But if you are going to celebrate your 126th birthday, you might as well do it while you can still have a drink or two.

I imagine there are many parallel birthday Dave worlds but they can’t be any stranger than the two I know. Happy birthday gentlemen, may your worlds never collide.

RAD Thoughts Milestone

January 22, 2007

This is a milestone. I have decided to start a Blog. Deep down inside I know this is something that I will ultimately regret but I have taken the plunge nonetheless. Not only have I committed myself to posting engaging content (like this post) but I have actually put up some of my own cash ($US 9.95 for the domain name and $US 10.00 to get WordPress.com to use it). Apparently I have also committed to my Blog voice being in the first person. Who knew :-)