The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

9 April 2004

Two cubed

"The average eight-year-old," it says here, is "explosive, excitable, dramatic, and inquisitive."

And that's just the beginning. Eight-year-olds tend to be:

  • Exuberant
  • Eager for praise
  • Observers of adult behavior
  • In high gear
  • Pleased with group learning
  • Analytical — evaluate while learning
  • Imaginative
  • Caught trying to determine limits
  • Talkative
  • Able to see humor
  • Rule bound

All these things you can look for on this very site over the next 365 days: today it's eight years old.

(And looking for them, I hasten to add, doesn't mean you'll find them.)

Update: There's a time line, sort of, in the current Vent.

Posted at 12:02 AM to Blogorrhea


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Wow, Charles. Incredible. I salute you.

Posted by: david at 12:13 AM on 9 April 2004

In case anyone is interested in what the typical 14-year-old is like, take each description and reverse it.

Well, maybe except for the third to the last one.

Posted by: Vickie at 5:30 AM on 9 April 2004

Eight? What is that in blog years?

Congratulations on your longevity and all that.

I remain awed.

Posted by: Robb Hibbard at 9:20 AM on 9 April 2004

Wow, dude. Eight? Wow. Congratulations!

Posted by: Erica at 10:04 AM on 9 April 2004

Reading of your accomplishment and reviewing your selected entries in The Vent has deeply inspired me. To think of the self discipline required for such an effort...

I quit!

Posted by: Mike at 12:16 PM on 9 April 2004