Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Brain, She's Finished Developing!

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According to the smarties that know such things, brains develop in a particular succession which reaches completion with the prefrontal cortex.
This region is responsible for our adult responsibility!, and regulates all that un-fun grown up stuff like paying attention, predicting the consequences of our actions, planning for the future and moderating behaviour.
This bit of our noggin doesn't finish developing until the mid-twenties.

Mid-twenties! Zounds and egads. I guess that means I'm officially a grown up now.
According to my own subjective measurement of the line between mid- to late-twenties, I've now exited my brainal development era.

It was kicks while it lasted.


And so, it's my birthday! And herein I present a taste of what I've been doings on this week I've had off:

-Visited the Dead Sea Scrolls at the ROM

-indulged in one of the first, and more recently opened, Anthropologie stores in Canada

-bugged Butters with portraiturePhotobucket

-baked cookies of gingerbread
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-enjoyed the marigolds back home at my parent's place

-Indiana Jones watched

-plant purchased, including an ornamental pepper and a wee spruce tree whom told me to call him Bob
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-Felicity hat knit, this time in golden

-and generally enjoyed the last few days of being 26.

Hello 27 - I wonder what I'll knit next...

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Photobucket...incidentally, Indiana Jones is hot. Yes, I said it. Hot.

12 comments:

Theresa B said...

Happy Birthday! It is also International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So bid ahoy to yar wee feathered friend and here's to finding some sparklin birthday booty!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Hilary said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like a *perfect* way to spend your birthday week. And, yes, I heartily agree about the Indiana Jones hotness. Even hotter than Han Solo.

soknitpicky said...

Happy birthday!

yoel said...

Happy Bday! And your brain's not done yet, so keep up all the fun things like IJ, cookies, flowers, knitting, etc :)

Yuliana said...

happy birthday! Sounds like a fun way to spend it.

Unraveling Sophia said...

You're the exact same age as my sister except her birthday was last week! Happy Birthday!
PS - I love Butters!

Sel and Poivre said...

Happy Birthday! I keep looking at my 19 year old and reminding myself she still has further to go before she's "done" growing!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday to you on your 27th! Wishing you many more years of joy, adventure, and great knitting. As a fellow VIRGO I must agree with you Indie J is HOT!

Team Knit ! said...

Happy 27th!!! looks like it was a blast. And can I say, I'm so jealous of your hair? Love it! And I agree- Indie is a hottie.

- Julie

Val said...

Happiest of birthdays! ps. I've deemed Mid-Twenties to last until we turn 32...

Kai said...

Belated Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a fabulous day and I hope the coming year brings you everything you want. xx