Thursday, April 26, 2007

10 Years!

It's amazing how some things coincide. I'm reminded of Jeremy Piven in "Grosse Pointe Blank": "10 YEARS!!" The 10-year reunion for my college graduation is this year. My daughter was born that same year, and she just turned 10 in January. Also, this year marks the 30-year anniversary of the release of Star Wars, which was a movie that greatly impacted me. I think the impact of Star Wars had on me was closely related to anther major event of my life that occurred just two months after its release: the death of my father. I think that I related to Luke back then because his father was gone, too. About a month after my father died, Elvis died. Another "anniversary" this year is that we've been in our current home, our first-owned home, for 5 years, which reminds me of another weird set of coincidences. When we bought our home, our close date happened on my father's birthday, and we finally moved in on the 25th anniversary of the day he died. It was a Friday that I had planned to take off, and it worked out for the movers we hired.

As an aside, here's another coincidence. Two years ago, there was a strange alignment of ages in my family. My age was exactly half my mother's age, and that same year, my daughter was exactly one-fourth of my age, my nephew was exactly half my daughter's age. My sister's age was also a multiple of 4. And that year, my niece was born. Check it out, this was the alignment:

Mom: 64
Sister: 40
Me: 32
Daughter: 8
Nephew: 4
Niece: 0

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