I’ve arrived at age 36, mostly intact, living in one of the most cosmopolitan regions of one of the wealthiest nations on the planet, and getting paid to do engineering work that allows do-overs at little more cost than time and electricity. Life is good.
As always, if there is to be singing to commemorate this milestone, please make sure it’s the Viking Birthday Dirge. I appreciate the efforts of my more dedicated friends to memorize the whole thing, but since most folks don’t do so, please keep the verses to:
Death, destruction, and despair
People dying everywhere
May the cities in your wake
Burn like candles on your cake
So you’ve aged another year
Now you know that Death is near
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.If nominated, I will run; if elected, I will serve.