[rescue] 1 maybe 2 FREE SGI Crimsons

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Wed Feb 18 19:23:28 CST 2004

   On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Dave McGuire wrote:

>    Up until I was 29 or 30, I (purely coincidentally) wound up dating a 
> string of women who were around 20-21 or so, one after the other.  I 
> ran into that problem FAR too many times, and eventually swore them 
> off.  I call that period the Insane Years.

   Bad plan.  They're not "mature" before that point and can "shift
gears" too quickly for comfort.  Been there....  Time to move.

>    Then I dated a woman eight years my senior...turns out, she saw a few 
> gray hairs, started to panic, and grabbed the first guy who crossed her 
> path, someone she didn't even particularly like...me!  That was a 
> nightmare.

   Hey!  What's wrong with grey hair?  A damned good chunk of my
beard is grey now!

>    Now, I'm 34, Julia is 33, and things seem Just Right(tm). :)

   You're a lucky man.

   I got lucky and met a wonderful woman at a wine tasting (got
dragged there because some of my friends thought I needed "culture"
(you get that in a biology lab)) who used the most amazing "pickup
line" I'd ever heard in my life: "What's your favourite computer?"

   I was at the time (1) not interested in any sort of relationsip,
(2) drinking an oil-can of Fosters Lager (at a wine tasting), and
(3) figured honesty was the best approach to this as she'll be after
someone with a "state of the art" taste", so I answered, "PDP-10".
What started thereafter led to a 15-years-and-counting relationship.

   Oh, she's 11 years my senior, thoroughly grey, and absolutely

   Happiness is where you find it.  Even it if does sneak up and
surprise you....

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