In honor of growing another year older, I'd like to take a glimpse at what some other folks were doing during their 27th year (note: none of these folks were sitting around squirting aerosol cheese into their mouths and watching reruns of I Love Lucy):
-Michael Jordan's Chicago bulls won the first of their many NBA Finals. Jordan was the MVP.
-Neil Young recorded and released his fourth album: Harvest (my favorite).
-Ernest Hemingway published The Sun Also Rises.
-Abraham Lincoln received his law license and moved to Springfield to start practicing (bassoon).
-Ray Charles had his first hit with "I Got a Woman".
-Michael Jackson co-wrote "We Are The World". Thriller was already a few years behind him. His refrigerator contained less than 3 cans of aerosol cheese.
-Tiger Woods won the Masters, The US Open, was the PGA player of the year and the leading money winner.
-Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson and a whole slew of other young artists died.
-Annie Dillard wrote Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
-Henry David Thoreau built a cabin at Walden Pond where he'd chase groundhogs for recreational purposes.
-Rich Uncle Pennybags built 6 hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place only to lose it all at St. Charles.