At 10:10 this morning, while I was walking on a nice morning near SE Foster on my way to a café, I turned 43. I ascended into a new level of consciousness (thanks, V'Ger) and went off in a blaze of ligh— no. (NOT LIKE THIS.) Um. Anyway. I'm 43. It's been an...interesting (he said neutrally) year. I'm hoping 43 is a good age.