Friday, May 29, 2009

Birthday Party Rant

Betty and I usally spend our birthdays whooping it up and painting the town red. This year is no different, in that we'll be spending our birthdays together, but we haven't quite figured out how we're going to whoop it up.

I know Genn6 will be joining us. And the Cap'n and Doc, of course. We've got the players we're just looking for a playground. But frankly, we're getting older. We're tired. We're sore. We're wore out from the day to day grind.

But dammit. The kids will be at my parents and I'm going to be irresponsible! I think I might have wine and liquor. I might wear a mini skirt at my advanced age. I'm going to take some wooden nickels and make sure my nose is NOT clean. I will welcome Greeks bearing gifts and I will suspect nothing. I'll count my chickens prior to hatching because all my eggs will be in one basket. I'm not going to walk on the sunny side of the street and I will not avoid talking to strangers. I'll put the cart in front of the horse and cry over the resulting spilt milk. I will leap not look. I plan on wasting nine by not stitching in time and I will serve up my revenge piping hot. I will practice moderation in NO things. I will watch the pot 'til it boils and it will boil. I'm going to be sorry instead of safe. I'll make my bed, but I won't lie in it. I will prove that youth is wasted on the aged.

In short: I want to have my cake and eat it too.

And at the suggestion of my pals, I will also:

  • Skyler's Dad said...I think you should burn the candle at both ends!
  • Cid said... While you're at it you should make hay while the sun shines and do someting really bad when it sets. Have fun!
  • The back in action Frank Sirmarco said...Mow your lawn in the dark. That usually freaks the neighbors out.
  • BeckEye said... I'll do a few cartwheels down 10th Avenue for you when I get off work.
  • Bubs said...And if you have to do any measuring, only measure once. You can always cut twice.

So, in conclusion, party people, If you're in the area, stop by Saturday night. There will be cartwheels.

13 comments:

  1. I think you should burn the candle at both ends!

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  2. While you're at it you should make hay while the sun shines and do someting really bad when it sets. Have fun!

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  3. Mow your lawn in the dark. That usually freaks the neighbors out.

    Happy birthday!

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  4. I wish I could be there. I'm wearing a skirt today, so maybe I'll do a few cartwheels down 10th Avenue for you when I get off work.

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  5. Blow me down! Frank Sirmarco is back. And I will do that...our new mower has headlights.

    Beckeye: That would be awesome!

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  6. And if you have to do any measuring, only measure once. You can always cut twice.

    Happy Birthday!

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  7. How I do wish I were going to be in your neighborhood. You will be doing all the things I try to do at least once a week. Just a warning. I'm bipolar so this is normal behavior for me, but it can get you into trouble. But then you're not about to avoid trouble. No, you're double daring trouble, so bring it on. Party hearty. Happy birthday to you... (I'm singing in my Marilyn Monroe voice just for you.)

    Does this make us two gemini? Are you also born in the year of the monkey?

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  8. Happy belated birthday. Hope you were a non-rolling stone when you wanted to be and gathered lots of moss.

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  9. You might even remember to close the barn door before the horse is gone.

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