July 24, 2007

So they say it’s my birthday

Today, I turn thirty-six years old.

I don’t feel 36. Perhaps my lower back does every now and then but my mind definitely does not feel 36.

My hair is turning gray, the young men and women who work for me often refer to me as “sir” and the other day I thought, “Maybe I should eat more fiber.” Damn, maybe I AM 36.

As I sit here, some random thoughts float through my head. When I was 35 I would have spared you. But at 36 I have one foot in the grave so I might as well just share my increasingly fleeting thoughts.

I am twice the age of the youngest adult.

I saw an old episode of Tom and Jerry the other day and I swear, I was nine all over again. All I needed was some Cocoa Puffs and and my Star Wars pajamas and I would be set.

I’m sure most 18 year olds would have no idea who Tom or Jerry are.

My age has a square root of six.

Next year my age will be a Prime Number.

I may be square this year but next year I’ll be in my prime.

I share a birthday with Barry Bonds and Jennifer Lopez.

I don’t share a steroid history or a big butt.

But I think I’ve got a shot at the big butt thing.

It’s never too late to set goals.

All kidding aside, I’m feeling pretty good about being thirty-six. With age comes experience. With age comes accomplishment. Being 36 means I’ve accomplished an unprecedented level of maturity in my lifetime.

Excuse me, Swee’Pea just accused me of “tooting.”


Okay, now where was I? Oh yeah, I’m mature.


  1. Happy Birthday!

    I just got back from a weekend at my 20th High School reunion and a friend said in the middle of the festivities, “38 doesn’t look as old as I thought it did.”

    Nothing ever does when you’re standing right next to it.

    Comment by Kizz — July 24, 2007 @ 8:01 am

  2. Happy Birthday!

    Being 36 also means never having to say you’re sorry…for tootin’.

    Comment by mr. big dubya — July 24, 2007 @ 8:45 am

  3. I’m in my prime right now… 31! LOL We grow up and learn so much and realize just how great it is to still be a child on the inside, especially with our children.

    Happy Birthday!

    Comment by Julie — July 24, 2007 @ 9:27 am

  4. Happy Birthday!

    FWIW – I have a 6 and 3 year old who both love “Tom and Jerry”, as long as its a Quimby.

    Comment by Shug — July 24, 2007 @ 10:37 am

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  6. Happy Birthday! I’m one year behind you, and you know what I realized this weekend?

    I’m not one of the “young” teachers at school anymore. When the hell did that happen.

    This occurred to me as I attended the wedding of one of our 25 year old teachers and realized all her attendants were in their 20s (and size 0/2, but that’s another story). Instead of putting myself in the bride’s shoes as the wedding took place (as I always used to do), I was thinking about what her parents must be feeling. Ack!

    Comment by Amy — July 24, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  7. Happy Birthday!

    I’m not 30 yet. However, my 14 year old sister keeps making me feel like an old fogey. The worst part is when I am mistaken for HER mother.

    But wait, this was about you… happy birthday, and you were one lucky kid to have Star Wars pajamas. :)

    Comment by Deanna — July 24, 2007 @ 11:33 am

  8. Happy birthday, buddy! You know they make those Star Wars PJs in adult sizes. If you want, I’ll get you one for your birthday…in PINK!

    Comment by MetroDad — July 24, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

  9. Happy Birthday, my friend. You’re now in a whole new census category, along with all the people who grew up with Uncle Milty.

    Comment by croutonboy — July 24, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

  10. Happy Birthday!

    And I totally want to see a photo of you in those pink Star Wars PJs.

    Comment by Christine — July 24, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

  11. Happy Birthday my fellow twins-dad. Trust me, you don’t look a day over 35…

    Comment by Kemp — July 24, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

  12. Happy birthday!

    I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family.

    And if you find some cool Star Wars pajamas, tell us where. My husband would probably like some, too! ^_^

    Comment by Allanna — July 24, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

  13. Stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday as per orders from Mitch McDad. ;)

    From one parent of twins to another.

    Hope your b’day is fantastic!

    Comment by Worker Mommy — July 24, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

  14. Happy, happy!

    Comment by Becky — July 24, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

  15. Happy birthday buddy. I had Star Wars pajamas too.

    Comment by Hygiene Dad — July 24, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

  16. Happy Birthday! Can we all have a Star Wars pajama party?

    Comment by Darren — July 24, 2007 @ 7:50 pm

  17. They say the first thing to go is sphincter control. It won’t be long before you’re sporting a hearing aid. ;-)

    Happy birthday!

    Comment by Rattling The Kettle — July 24, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

  18. 36 is for lovers!

    Happy B-day!

    Comment by whit — July 24, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

  19. Happy Birthday!

    Comment by Chag — July 25, 2007 @ 8:18 am

  20. I recently turned 37, so thanks for the compliment that I’m in my prime!

    I work at an insurance agency, and it shocks me when I have to do auto quotes for drivers born in 1991. I remember 1991; it doesn’t seem that long ago. And today’s adults were born in 1989?! I was already out of high school then–they could be my kids!

    The 30′s are much better than the 20′s though :)


    Comment by momto3cubs — July 25, 2007 @ 8:42 am

  21. Happy birthday!

    Comment by Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah — July 25, 2007 @ 8:54 am

  22. Funny. : ) Happy birthday!

    Comment by Rachelle — July 25, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

  23. Oh gawd
    Stop yer whining! tell me when you are 46!
    oh-and Happy Birthday


    4 bl@@dy 2
    mum to 16 mth old twins and today-an 8 year old! Let me tell you how OLD really feels. My kids are gonna go to school in 4 years time and people are going to think I’m their grandmother OY VEY.

    Comment by Twinshere — July 26, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  24. re my post
    don’t know who’s email link that is-sorry!!!
    see what trouble using profanity can get you into.

    Comment by Twinshere — July 26, 2007 @ 11:17 am

  25. Happy (belated) B-Day! Shoot, with another little one on the way I actually WISH I was 36 again…

    Comment by L.A. Daddy — July 26, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

  26. Happy Birthday!

    Don’t break a hip :-)

    Comment by Samantha Jo Campen — July 26, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

  27. Oh God, you had to go there didn’t you. Damn! And I remember those Star Wars pajamas!

    Comment by Aunt Raina — August 7, 2007 @ 6:03 pm

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