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Winning and Losing 2007

So it’s 365 days since I could last say “It’s my birthday”.

Birthdays are often the time to take stock of ones lot. And I like to do this every year. So it’s time again to compile a little life balance sheet just to see whether I’m still making progress to me over what’s happened to me in the last 12 months.

1. Gained: About six pounds in weight, which is UP on last year – yay! – and am now the heaviest I’ve weighed for two years.
2. Lost: My UK mobile phone number. Goodbye Vodaphone, hello AT&T and your expensive European roaming charges.
3. Lost: A negative bank balance. (That’s actually a gain, but as per last year I’m still trying to confuse you on purpose. I’m only slightly in the black, but it’s the first time I have been in it for over a year, and it feels good.
4. Gained: A job. Yay! Hence [4]
5. Gained: Stability. See [5]
6. Lost: Trust in certain friends which will never be re-gained.
7. Gained: Better trust in older friends. New friends. A better sense of determining whether someone is going to be your friend or not.
8. Stayed the same: The number of grey hairs in my head. Can’t complain.

I can’t think of a tenth thing. Well nothing that seems that important anyway. But overall compared to last year things are on the up and looking good. Not perfect, but when does that really truly happen to anyone?

I’m currently on a mini-vacation for the weekend with Leigh’s family in Topsail beach, North Carolina. The beach house is literally just that – I can hear the sea crashing against the sandy beach from my bed at night. That’s quite nice. And by the time most of you have read this this morning, I’ll have been for a walk by myself, maybe take a cup of tea with me and reflect back for a moment on the last thirty-something years.

Happy Birthday to me.

[ Winning and Losing 2006 ] [ Birthday Boy 2005 ]

And the original mccullochlog blog post from where I blatantly stole the idea to do this – no apologies.

32 responses to “Winning and Losing 2007”

  1. Alan Perks says:

    Grey hairs IN your head. My grey hairs (what few are left) are ON my head!
    Number 10 should have been; Stayed the same: Still supporting a dead loss of a football team. Heh heh heh!! Gald you sound so happy with life.

  2. Gained: Lots of comments wishing you a happy birthday. Of which this is the first. Happy Birthday!

  3. Alan Perks says:

    Oh, and please correct my spelling of glad! And then delete this comment. Thank you sir.

  4. Alan Perks says:

    Oh yes, that too, Happy Birthday Geoff.

  5. Mark Garth says:

    At least your hair hasn’t started to fall out yet! Happy Birthday.

  6. Chris says:

    Happy Birthday Geoff..! 🙂

  7. Fimb says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Have a fabulous day, the beach house sounds wonderful.

    And hey, even I’ve been up and had a walk alone this morning.. admitedly, I think your beach might just beat Ravenscourt Park.. but..

    Enjoy, and I hope the birthday fairy spoils you appropriately *g*

  8. Anthony says:

    I bet number 9 has increased and yo haven’t noticed yet! 😉 Happius birthdatum!

  9. David - Lightwater, UK says:

    Happy Birthday Geoff! Have you gone for your walk yet?

  10. Chris says:

    Happy Birthday.

    I hope that the weather you have today is as nice as the weather we had over hear for my birthday yesterday.

  11. Tugs says:

    Happy Birthday Geoff.

    I thought it was either today or tomorrow, as mine was on Wednesday and I remember you saying a few years ago that our birthdays are only a few days apart. I’m sure you’ll have a damn fine time and I note that Spurs have done the decent thing and won very convincingly.

  12. Alan Perks says:

    Typical bl**dy Spurs!! 4-0. unbelievable. Still it was only against cannon-fodder Derby.

  13. Paul says:

    Happy Birthday

  14. Do you think the grey hair figure has stabilised since you stopped watching spurs, or is there another reason? hb.

  15. geofftech says:

    I was rather pleased with the football results, yes! Now ‘ssh’ Alan!

  16. Leanne says:

    10. Gained Another year of magical memories, new experiences and an increase in understanding of human nature.

    Happy Birthday mate!

    Had a margarita in honour of your birthday last night. Only my second alcoholic drink in 7 months. 🙂 Was great!

  17. Alan Perks says:

    Ooh, I’ve been ‘sshed’! Is that censorship Geoff?

  18. Mr Spoon says:

    Happy Birthday…half of 70!!!!

  19. Tina (G's Mum) says:

    Bit late now Geoff H.B day, but I did PHONE you so that was good. I think you have gained some very nice in-laws and family too, don’t forget them, and possibly a bit of a tan by sitting opn all those lovely USA beaches.

  20. Peter says:

    Happy Birthday!

    As of yesterday you’re now in your late 30s. Some might say.

  21. Garion says:

    Happy Birthday (Pen-blwydd Hapus!)

  22. Chz says:

    Happy belated, Geoff. Hope next year is even better. (Though it’s hard to top gaining a wife, I guess!)

  23. faizan says:

    Nice buddy. I like it so much. Come on keep it up 🙂

  24. Mikey says:

    No.25: Gain a child…

  25. J-Ro says:

    Happy birthday my dear. Roll on 40, eh?
    xxx

  26. Count yourself lucky with a Shhhh, Alan. Next time you’ll be deleted

  27. Tami says:

    Happy B Day !!

  28. Alan Perks says:

    Ah yes, Ian, that’s true. I’ll go quietly before that happens………………

  29. Helen Q says:

    What, no blog updates for nearly a week? Is this because you’re now spending all your time on Facebook?

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