Things I Did 2: Turning 50

September 24, 2012

Besides traveling to the Big Nerd Ranch (and catching the Dr. King Memorial in the process), what else did I do during my blogging silence?

Well, I did manage to turn 50.

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I’m 5!

If you look closely, you’ll see the cake has a hill. Yes, as in “over the.”

I was thoroughly celebrated by many friends. One of my brothers sent a mysterious gift which turned out to be a koto! (You can think of it as a Japanese floor harp.)

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Rockin’ the koto

I love music, and several friends gave me iTunes gift cards. There’s a vast amount of music I associate with special memories, but that I don’t own. Their gifts helped me get back in touch with some of it:

Maybe she’s just paying homage to the old man, but I’m pleased to hear a few of these albums playing from my teenage daughter’s room. (But she’s still healthy, deeming some of them “too weird.”) 😀

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.