Friday, September 04, 2009

Another Year Older



Sorry I haven’t been around much this week. I took most of the week off because the thought of having to get up early and go to work on my Birthday makes me physically Ill.

If you’ve been coming here for awhile, then you already know that I DON’T DO BIRTHDAYS VERY WELL.

Last year was particularly painful for me. Hitting the big 4-0 was a pretty big head trip that honestly took a little while to get my head around.

All things considered, my birthday this Wednesday was pretty much a non-issue, which, by my standards, was pretty much a huge mental success as far as birthdays go.

As I said, I didn’t go to work, opting instead to sit around the house in my underwear and play video games all day. I’m not sure if I could make a decent living off of that, but I think I would like to give it a try. I liked it so much, I had a repeat performance and did it again on Thursday. I know that yesterday I was a whole other year older, but as far as I can tell, I didn’t notice my faculties or video-game-playing slowing down very much between Wednesday and Thursday, so I think I’ve still got a few decent years left in me.

Actually, the whole idea of getting older probably won’t bother me too much again until I hit 46 or 47. I can currently handle being in my “early 40’s”, and I think I can do “middle 40’s”, but “late 40’s” just isn’t going to work for me.

And don’t even get me started on 50.

Anyway, since in some cultures its customary for the person who’s birthday it is to be the person who GIVES gifts out to everyone they know, I decided to treat you all with the picture above of me strategically holding my birthday cake.

Thank goodness it was a big cake.

Anyway, for all of you wonderful people who gave me some birthday salutations on Facebook or through email, I say to you, thanks so much. Really.

I WILL say that I was slightly disappointed that no one sent me any sexy pictures. In some cultures, the birthday boy is showered with pornography from all the hot chicks he knows who read his blog. Ok, not really, but lets START that fine tradition, shall we? I’ll forgive you if you send me a picture a few days late.

I’ll give you a hint of what I’m looking for here. This fine girl must REALLY like the blog she sent THIS picture to.



Oh, how I wish I had fans like that……

40 comments:

2abes said...

i've never seen party hats worn quite that way. kinda cute...the bow is nice too! My guess is that she's not all that smart because the numbers on the cake are in the wrong order.....but i forgive her!

B.E. Earl said...

I offer you belated birthday wishes, if only because you are fucking impossible to get a hold of during the week. What the hell, man?

Happy Birthday, ya old fuck.

Ms. Case said...

Who needs a card when you can do it in real life! I am SOOOO doing the birthday hat/bow idea for my bfs next birthday! I LOVE IT! And something tells me he won't mind all that much either ;)

Happy Late Birthday!

terri said...

You're not 41. You're thirty-eleven.

Slyde said...

2abes: i never said she was smart!

earl: yeah, i know.. i was pretty much incommunicado this week.. sorry.

ms.case: when you do it, can you send me a picture?

terri: i like it!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

You know, I just had my 49th and I feel better now than when I hit 40!

Aging is a state of mind.

Personally, I'm going to be one of those ancient old ladies who can still get out on the dance floor and shake up the old guys.

Slyde said...

sue: thanks! and happy 49th to you, too!

Heff said...

I learned the hard way - after 40, nobody gives a shit about your birthdays anymore, lol !

Evil Twin's Wife said...

My husband just turned 50...I don't think it's too bad!

Happy Belated birthday! You join me in the 41 club! :-)

Raechelle said...

Well belated happy birthday from one Virgo to another!
And it's time for you to just get over the age thing-it means absolutely nothing! It's all mind f**k, and it's all in your head.
:-)
Take care and have a nice weekend!

Nej said...

Bonus points for imaginative use of party hats and bow. I'll give her that much for sure!!!

Happy birthday dude! 41 is nothing!!!

Slyde said...

Heff: you are right on that front.. this birthday blew by with zero fanfare for me..

evil: cool! i like not being alone in the 41 club!

rachelle: thanks! us virgos gotta stick together! :)

nej: it sure as hell doesnt FEEL like nothing...

Nej said...

I never in a million years thought 30 would affect me...but I have to admit, it did. I'm not looking for to 40....at all.

mo.stoneskin said...

Sitting around in boxers while playing video games all day is my dream job. So far nothing has come up.

Slyde said...

nej: 30 was bad for me... it was the first time a birthday bothered me.

mo: i know.. every week i look in the want ads...

debi_in_Hawaii said...

Happy Birthday! And by the way, 40 is the new 30 (so I hear, but I'm not there yet, so I'm hopeful)
And by the way...didn't you hear that all those steroids are only good for pee pee shrinkage?

Dr Zibbs said...

Maybe since Sarah Silverman now follows me Twitter I can get her to send a piture like that.

AND, to toot my own horn a bit, Christina Applegate is now following my @FatherFriday character AND she mentioned me today saying that I'm hysterical AND she only follows 40 people.

Sorry - I had to rub it in.

Dr Zibbs said...

Maybe since Sarah Silverman now follows me Twitter I can get her to send a piture like that.

AND, to toot my own horn a bit, Christina Applegate is now following my @FatherFriday character AND she mentioned me today saying that I'm hysterical AND she only follows 40 people.

Sorry - I had to rub it in.

Dr Zibbs said...

Maybe since Sarah Silverman now follows me Twitter I can get her to send a piture like that.

AND, to toot my own horn a bit, Christina Applegate is now following my @FatherFriday character AND she mentioned me today saying that I'm hysterical AND she only follows 40 people.

Sorry - I had to rub it in.

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Lemur said...

> Oh, how I wish I had fans like that……


Check your email...stud...

Chris H said...

I WOULD NOT MIND being 41 again! I'm almost 51 ... shit shit shit!
But under the number is a chick who NO WAY feels that old. Just ask Stew! ha ha ha.
BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATE.

James said...

Happy Birthday Slyde.

you sure you want a picture of my hairy arse cheeks? That's what you said isn't it?

Slyde said...

deb: thankfully, pee pee shrinkage has never been a problem for me :)

zibbs: wow, you must have really felt strongly about that!

lemur: did you send me something? i didnt get anything in my email..

chrish: thats pretty much where im at... i feel like im 14 still.

james: sure, why not? :)

Lemur said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=382908&id=1053247971

Lemur said...

Actually, that one won't work...I think you need this one:

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2668/105/13/1053247971/n1053247971_382908_6144474.jpg

You can thank me later...in person...

Kaylen said...

happy birthday old man!
I had planned to send a pic like this to you, but I was having trouble with the camera self-timer.
Maybe next year....

sybil law said...

Older guys are hot. Most girls will tell you that, and it's true. Not that you're much older than me at all (2 years), but still.
I can't believe you didn't get MY picture! I was wearing sparkler pasties!

Being Brazen said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

:)

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Welcome to the club!!

It's all downhill from here dude,
sorry.

I'm kidding...Life has just begun. Embrace 40 and run with it. You are ever so much wiser now.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

And the happiest of birthday's to you!!

Slyde said...

lemur: that is indeed quite the sexy pose... remind me to have you duplicate it at the next gameday.

kaylen: if it makes it easier for you, i can drop by with my camera and take the pic for you. Hey, im here to help!

sybil: you need to send that one again!

brazen: thanks!

candy: i dont FEEL that much wiser...

Blog Queen said...

Happy Belated! And don't worry so much about reaching that "golden" milestone in your life...there's only one alternative to not reaching it...(personally)...I'll take the 50!

Tamara said...

Happy belated, Slyde. Wishing you a fabulous year ahead.

Meghan said...

That room must be remarkably cold! Happy Birthday :)

artfulkisser said...

Happy birthday Slyde! I need to get my eyes checked. I thought that was whipped cream on her wookie.

Slyde said...

blogqueen: you're right, of course... NOT reaching 50 would be a tad worse...

tamara: thanks missy... and thanks for the birthday card!

meghan: cold? hell no, thats just a big cake!

artfull: WhipCreamWookie used to be my aol screen name...

Cuz said...

well i hate birthdays, especially the upcoming one, it's a big one and it makes me sick to even think about it. i just want it to be over. oh yeah, i'd also like a face/neck/eye lift! LOL LOL

Michelle said...

Happy belated belated birthday my friend!!!

That woman is so cool, she put two birthday hats on for you!!! WOW! Impressive!!!

Cocaine Princess said...

I've been away and I'm playing catch up.

Happy (Belated) Birthday Slyde!!