Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Biggest Day of the Year

The biggest day of the year! No, I'm not talking about that little Inauguration thingy that happened last week, although that was nice too.

I'm talking about my birthday. (Speaking of which, the little honey above graced the calendar during the month I was born. Google image search rules!)

Yes, it's not just ANY birthday...it's the big five-oh!

Believe it or not, on Tuesday, barring some unforeseeable calamity, of course, I'll have officially occupied this planet for a half-friggin'-century!

Some people might panic or become depressed by their impending step over the threshold to middle age, soon to be followed by the inevitable slow downward progression of decrepitude, and eventually ending in death, but not me! No sirree!

If anything, I embrace my impending oldness! I welcome the supposed wisdom that accompanies the vast sum of life experiences I've had. I even look forward to qualifying for a membership in AARP and spending hours watching QVC in search of discounts on hard-to-find but useful household items!

...ah, who am I kidding? I'm plunging headlong into the least desirable advertising demographic and it sucks.

On the plus side, maybe the telemarketers won't bother calling so much anymore.

Yup, that's me...

Good ol' "Mr. Glass Half-Full!"

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Also on the positive side of the ledger:

1. Obama is approaching 50, and everyone still calls him "young;" and

2. You're still around 20 years younger than Miss Barton Equipment of 1959.

Happy Birthday.

I'll be 50 in July, but I plan to ignore that fact as long as I can.

CT Bob said...

Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me that THE PRESIDENT is now younger than me!

LOL

Connecticut Man1 said...

Don't worry about getting old, Bob. If it becomes necessary we young'uns (hey, I'm only 43!) will push you and your camera around to political events in a wheelchair... Your efforts are that appreciated.

Anyways, try not to think of it as being "5o years old" so much as it is being a half a century young.

Happy Birthday!
Stephen

Connecticut Man1 said...

P.S.: When I first met you I pegged you as being closer to my age, if that is any consolation?

CT Bob said...

Slightly, but you probably only thought that because I act so juvenile!

After all, just because I'm nearly 50 doesn't mean I'm a grown-up.

Connecticut Man1 said...

That and the fact that you look like you are in decent shape.

CT Bob said...

Joyce might argue a bit on that last point, but I tend to agree with you. :)

carterman said...

"telemarketers won't bother calling so much anymore"

Ha! Yeah, right! You are only getting closer to the age that they want to swindle you out of your life savings (old people are easy targets). Watch out for those too good to be true investment opportunities. heh.

All kidding aside, Happy Birthday! and may there be another 50 to come!

tessa said...

Even though this is the Year of the Ox (as of today) and even though it may turn out to be another Year of the Bull, following is your simple birth chart:
"You are Brown Chicken, born in the year of Brown Dog. We can say you are a Earth Chicken, too."
http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/TDB/AnimalSign.asp

sellitman said...

Did you get your AARP Membership yet?

Happy Birthday Bob.

CT Bob said...

Thanks all!

Joyce and I just got back from Manhattan, where I had a $30 steak at Clancy's at 2nd Ave. and 51st. Yummy! Two black 'n tans, and my birthday dinner was complete! Joyce recommends the Shepard's Pie.