14 August 2009

It's My Birthday!

Woo hoo! 40 years old and nothing's fallen off!

This photo captures my first entrepreneurial venture -- selling watermelon at the 1977 (or 1978?) Union Street Fair in San Francisco.


I was paying for the teddy bear in the photo. I sold each slice for 25 cents. My mom provided raw materials for free. (I loved fat profit margins, even then...)

I'll swim 4,000 yards today (birthday swim) and have a party (pizza in the wood-fired oven in the backyard) tomorrow. Yay!

Bottom Line: Life can be good or bad -- it depends on your prospective.

8 comments:

Melanie Smith Ball said...

Happy Birthday David!

enviroecon said...

All the best!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the swim, just watch out for those turtles, I hear they bite... hard.

dangerian said...

Happy B-day Aquanaut

Steven said...

Only 40 and look at all the waves you have made.

Happy Birthday Brother!

David Rankin said...

Happy Birthday-

welcome to the other side of the hill!

Daniel B. Lippman said...

Happy Birthday David!

Delbert Grady said...

Gee,

In ten years you can join the AARP. Ten years goes fast...

dg