Thursday, January 24, 2008

That's a hell of a thing to wake up to.

The ad banner atop my page this morning said "I Retired At Age Thirty Nine!"

Yeah, well, apparently I'm going to work at age forty, you smarmy little toad.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tam from the other side of the Pond,i would love to see 40 again, next B,day i hit the big 60 and its downhill from there on!

Drew in UK

Todd said...

Congratulations on reaching 40. If you're like me, you probably never thought you'd make it this far. Now that I'm here, though, I know that I'm just getting going!!!

Anonymous said...

adjshootist--

You mean 60 isn't the new 40??

And Happyful Birthday again, Tam.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

I trust there's a trip to a used-book store, a still-mooing steak and lots of hoppy beer on today's agenda.

BryanP said...

Congrats on making it.

I didn't want to get out of bed today either. Ah well. Another day of dealing with idiots. "How do I fix this problem for the user?" "The same I told you the last 12 times you called me."

BryanP

Anonymous said...

Check your tip jar; I'm trying to help td's suggestion along, while desperately trying to avoid the other ugly f-word.

The Duck said...

Happy Birthday, Tam!!!

Earl said...

Celebrate! You have so long to go before it really starts counting...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tamarama.

BobG said...

Happy birthday; I wish I could remember my 40th birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tam,
I am following close behind. 377 days behind, to be precise. (Insert favorite whippersnapper snark here).

Christina RN LMT said...

Happy Birthday, Tam!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to you!

From the two who gave you life.

We are looking forward to Saturday.

See you then.

Reno Sepulveda said...

You're 40??!! Now I know why you write much older than you look. Have a great birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hey, cheer up! I am pushing 62 and life is better than ever! As we grow more "experienced" we learn more what really counts and what is just window dressing.

Happy happy, joy joy and many many returns!

harryk9

El Capitan said...

Feliz CumpleaƱos! I'm due for the big 4-0 this summer, and I must say you're exhibiting more grace under pressure of advancing years than I can manage... Rolling the odometer is giving me a wretched case of the screaming fan-tods!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Jenny said...

happy happy birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Could be worse, the one about loans "that never need to be paid back" for single mothers could be applicable to you.

Don't worry, Tam, you still have a few more years before you get out of bed and step on a boob. Oh, and feel free to punch anyone that says "40 is the new 30".

Jay G said...

Happy birthday, Tam.

I'll be joining you in just a few short years. At least you have all your hair... ;)

Ken said...

Happy Birthday! Everyone should get a .40 on his or her 40th (mine was a mere six years late).

theirritablearchitect said...

So, I'm thinking that since you are obviously of the Constitutional age to do so, and since Fred is no longer running, I'd just write you in on my ballot when that time rolls around.

Think of the trends you'd be setting! Firing half, or more, of the Gummint employees in the country for imcompetence, balancing the budget, intimdating the CongressCritters on the House floor into doing stuff like cutting the pork, or repealing all kinds of taxes. You'd just have to stand next to them, and make nice talk about not wanting to snap their pencil necks. Not to mention the chance to literally look down on guys like Vlad the Poisonous, Acnefacedjihad, and your personal favorite, Pugsley, during those types of Head-of-State events.

And think about all the bed-wetting we'd be getting from the Islamo-fascist crowd! They'd all be frothing at the mouth over it.

Personally, I think the media smackdowns would be the best show on the idiot box. You wouldn't even have to hire a press secretary.

Think about it.

Yuri Orlov said...

Happy B-day!

I'm in the same boat, being only a year younger. I know this probably doesn't make you feel any better...

closed said...

May the cities in your wake burn like candles on your cake ...

Happy birthday.

Kevin said...

Happy Birthday, Tam. My own big four-oh comes up in November. Let me know how it is!

Kevin

Tam said...

It feels much the same as thirty-nine, only with more consolation prizes.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tam!

Enjoy the day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Tam!!

He who wishes to grok more said...

I'm only a few weeks from my own 'black birthday' as my friends are calling it... but some of my K9 SAR friends are already glad 'I'll be able to provide cadaver material soon'. Ahh, to have friends.

Happy Birthday.

T.Stahl said...

Before the day ends...

Happy Birthday again, Tam!

I hope you'll get as old as I look. ;-)

joated said...

Happy Birthday, Tam. May you have many, many more.
Enjoy the day.

NotClauswitz said...

Happy Birthday kid! The 40's are a pretty good stage.

Anonymous said...

40 isn't bad when you think of the alternative.... Happy Birthday Tam. JimB

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's time to take up a new hobby at your age. My local motorcycle roadracing club has a class called "Over 40's". It's a 'run what you brung' class. It's the most cutthroat, competitive class they have! I didn't race the year I turned 40, so I'm not clear if you actually have to be 41 to qualify. ;-) The most fun with clothing...