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An Insouciant Man's Birthday!

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 01:21 am
@ehBeth,
A guy can't have too many birthdays. I hope this is a good one.

najmelliw
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 01:40 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

A guy can't have too many birthdays. I hope this is a good one.


I second that. I hope you have a good birthday Setanta.
May you glean every drop of knowledge there is to be had from the fruits of wisdom in the coming year!

PS. If you are more of a fount of knowledge kind of guy, well, that you may take many a bath in one then. Smile
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 03:06 am
Thank you, friends, for your kind remarks.

For me, memory is a sort of a curse. When I read something, and recall it later, I actually see the page in my head. Often, when doing papers in university, I would be at the library with books piled on a table, and I could pick up a volume, open it very near the page I wanted, and would know if it were on the right-hand or left-hand page, at the top, in the middle or at the bottom of the page. Also, if I get incorrect information, it is a real struggle to get it out of my head, and replace it with accurate information. I'm not really complaining, but sometimes I wish I could leave my memory by the side of the road. I vividly remember the day after John Kennedy was shot--I can see the television image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald, I can hear the cop saying "Jack . . . no!" I have an almost perfect memory of the television coverage of Bobby Kennedy when he was shot after the California primary (I was home alone, and so stayed up as late as I wanted).

Whether or not wisdom is involved, my life has been dominated by eidetic memory since at least between 3:30 and 4:00 a.m. on the morning of November 2, 1954--which I remember vividly. I was shocked to learn, at university, that not everyone has such memories.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 03:14 am
@Setanta,

I'll add a lie as well: happy birthday, Set!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 03:26 am
Thanks . . . I guess . . .
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 04:46 am
@Setanta,
shut up and humbly accept these fuckin good wishes , ya bastad.
There, dont I exue all kinds a birthday wishes?

Nothin says "have a happy birthday" like a big bowl of linguini with white clam sauce

jespah
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 06:11 am
@Setanta,
1) Happy birthday (a day late, sorry)!

and

2) Ever hear of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory? It is a real thing. Check out interviews with the people who have it (on YouTube). Of all people, actress Marilu Henner is one. It's fascinating.

And happy birthday again. Smile
margo
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 07:10 pm
Not another flippin' birthday!

Didn't you just have one? You must be ageing faster than the rest of us! All these celebrations(mumble, mummmmm...)
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 08:23 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
Nothin says "have a happy birthday" like a big bowl of linguini with white clam sauce


I'll go along with that . . . do you deliver?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 08:24 pm
@jespah,
Thank you Sweetheart . . . as a fatter of mact, I watched that vid with Marilu Henner just the other day. Fascinatin" stuff . . .
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2018 08:25 pm
@margo,
Thanks Darlin' . . . kiss, kiss . . .
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 10:13 am
@Setanta,
If any of those people marry, then I can just imagine their fights:

Why can't you let anything go?

Because I can't! And you can't, either!
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 02:26 pm
@jespah,
Yeah, that's kinda scary . . .

Well, on Thursday, March 15, 1991, you said . . .

I'm glad I don't have a memory like that!
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