Thursday, January 24, 2008

To paraphrase P.J. O'Rourke...

...if only I'd had a bit more foresight, I could have checked out ten years ago in a big ball of flaming Porsche. It would have been so dramatic; children would have strewn flower petals, grown men would have wept.

Now I have to stick it out to the end of the show so I can see how it ends. Le sigh.

13 comments:

James E. Griffin said...

In Valor There Is Hope.

Anonymous said...

Life begins at 50, you young wippersnapper

pdb said...

And let a decade of idjits go unsnarked at?

That would have been A Crime.

Anonymous said...

You know both Women and Whiskey get better with age!!!

Breda said...

You posted this at 5 PM on your birthday.

Please tell me that, at this point, there was at least one bottle of good IPA already emptied.

You're worth celebrating.

Tam said...

Why yes, there was a Ruination that had gone mysteriously missing. I was preparing to send another one to look for it. :)

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Should send a search party.

pignock said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Two days after mine :)

Keith

Anonymous said...

And I hit 65 last week. Just gives me the opportunity to be even more of a snarley old reprobate.
Be well, young thing!
OldeForce

Ben said...

Well, Happy Birthday again. I hope you're planning to stick around with us for a few decades more to see how it all turns out.

Seriously, hope you had a good day, Tam.

Cybrludite said...

Congrats on another trip 'round the sun!

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

Well, I expect you will still make grown men cry... and flower pettles ain't what they are cracked up to be.

Now, if they strew .44 mag cartridges in your path... THAT would be something!

29 fodder!

Tam, I for one am glad you are here!

srone said...

TANSTAAFL...

How can we become wiser unless we grow older? I am 49 and sometimes when I get up I feel like I'm 69, especially in my hands and knees, but I would not want to be 10, 20 or 30 years younger, unless I could keep what I have learned in my measly 49 years of life. Without the pain of learning, I know that I would repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

"The right to buy weapons is the right to be free" - A. E. Van Vogt