Birthday Celebrations

Today was my birthday party. I enjoyed it with family and friends. Emily’s parents were here too. My wife gave me an awesome pair of striped socks. She’s amazing.

birthday celebrations

It was a quiet affair, with just a few selected friends and some family. We sat around the table and enjoyed a delicious meal of fried empanadas and soft drinks.

The highlight of the day for me was actually from last night at midnight when my wife allowed me to open my birthday presents. I received these awesome socks, a USB pen drive, and a delicious strawberry topping. Perfectly me!

In addition to this, I have received numerous messages through Facebook, email, and even Skype. It has been wonderful to touch base with so many good friends.

Thank you everybody for helping make this such a special day!

Top 5 Lifetime Regrets

This is something that I have seen in the lives of others and my own life too. It seemed worth sharing.

If You Were Going to Die Today, What Would You Regret Most (and How Would You Change for the Better)?
by Adam Dachis,
February 7th 2012 2:00 PM

If you’ve lived you’ve made mistakes, and that likely means you’ve accumulated a few regrets along the way. How damaging would those regrets be if your life was about to end? What would you wish you’d have done differently? Susie Steiner, writing for The Guardian, reports on the most common regrets of the dying and they’re mostly things that could’ve been easily remedied. Do your regrets coincide?

Here are the top five:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Do you share any of those regrets?

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Should I Continue

Well, I have been debating lately as to whether I should continue anymore with this photo site or not. It certainly seemed like a fun idea to start with, and I still like the idea. The problem is two fold, and one of them is time. A precious commodity, I am not certain that it is worth spending the extra time to maintain a second website just for photos.

I am putting plenty of photos on my main blog site, so an idea would be to simply create this as another category of my existing blog site, putting up photos when they are there. This would also have the advantage of being able to post multiple photos for one day. The down side? Well, from what I can see, there would be no dedicated site just for photos, I probably would not search out the better shots to stick on my normal blog but rather the more descriptive photos, and there would not be a visual way of looking back through the archives (as there is now).

So if you have any thoughts towards this whole thing, let me know. Right now it is 50-50 as to whether I will do it or not. But which ever way I go, I will be finishing off this year’s worth of photos first.