On January 1st I turned i21. I’ve come to think of the age of your body as an arbitrary, even inaccurate, way to measure “age.”

In a study published in the Annual Report for Smithsonian Institution in 1953, scientists found that 98 percent of our atoms are replaced each year. Atoms make up molecules, which make up cells, which make up tissues, which make up organs. 98 percent of the atoms in the body are replaced yearly.

My new birthday sort of slipped past Barb so she decided to fall back on the old date (8th of March) and brought a cake and presents (massage certificate and SI Swimsuit issue) to the Coffee Zone this morning.

The cake was created by Joan at Chez Monet Bakery (next door to the Zone). She somehow managed to create icing that had the exact look and texture of the brushed aluminum body of a MacBook.

It was the best 21st birthday a boy could ask for.

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