Yes. Thank you. I turned 42!
We celebrated with a trip down to BigBrother5000's place in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. Ashland is a fabulous little town for the passer-through, and home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where we watched 1 Henry IV (pretty good!) and something called Hamlet (pretty freaking awesome!). (As long as I'm plugging, we also bought a book at Bloomsbury Books and had dinner at Señor Sam's, both fine experiences.)
We also geohashed three graticules at 42 degrees north latitude
- The Klamath Falls graticule (42 north, 121 west)
- The Medford graticule (42 north, 122 west)
- The Grants Pass graticule (42 north, 123 west)
This was all especially jolly since the first two of these had never been geohashed before, so when geohashing goes mainstream we'll be looked to as the regional pioneers. (Someone -- I will not say who -- beat us to Grants Pass)
The birthday festivities conclude tomorrow with a running of 42nd Avenue -- those fragments of it that exist, anyway -- within my running "box." If you are in the City of Roses and wish to line the sidewalks to cheer me on, that would be fine. I'll be coming through sometime between 6 p.m. and the end of time. Or, you can line the spiritual sidewalks too, if you'd rather. [[Update: how caddish of me not to mention that this idea was ripped off directly from L&TM5K reader gl., who recently rode the entire length of a certain street here on the beautiful East Side to celebrate a certain birthday.]]