Wednesday, August 22, 2007


My colleagues on The Committee for the Denial of Age* have unanimously resolved that 'Beijing years' (which are the only ones that seem to count for any of us any more) are to be regarded as equivalent to 'dog years'.

This means that I am now 25 again! Feels about right.

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Talk about wishful thinking! That should, of course, have been "This means I am now 35 again!"

I may have to ask the Committee to reconvene to consider adopting the more flattering 5-to-1 equivalency for 'Beijing years', rather than the 7-to-1 ratio traditionally used for dogs.

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