Sunday, August 20, 2006

I'm 31 today! As you can plainly see, I'm thrilled!





Seriously, I'm mostly over the angst about skidding unheedingly through my 20s. If I can crank out a few good books, see some new things and otherwise challenge myself, I'll consider the next decade a success.





An alarming number of people have asked me what I'm "doing" for my birthday. I'm not doing anything. And I'm cool with that.

20 comments:

Paul Kimball said...

Mac:

My 30s were pretty darn good for me (still a few months left to go), so enjoy yours. :-)

Oh yeah... Happy Birthday!

Paul

Mac said...

Oh yeah... Happy Birthday!

That's a tall order -- especially at 2:00 in the morning! :-)

Paul Kimball said...

Mac:

Not if you're drinking.

Paul

Mac said...

What about espresso? Does espresso count?

Paul Kimball said...

Mac:

Good lord, no!

Scotch, man. Scotch.

Paul

mister ecks said...

happy birthday!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday to you!

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
~ Oscar Wilde

platts42 said...

Happy Solar Returns Mac Daddy!

I hope the Cryptos got you something nice.

eyemage said...

happy upgrade day mac...hope you are all prepped for the wierdness of the next cycle of solar /planetary rotation.

V-Ron said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Mr.President
Happy Birthday
Toooo Yooooo....Kisses!

Hello My Mac Daddy! I wish I could be there to give you a birthday spanking! You should be celebrating today, you are an amazing man with so much creativity and success! You have friends who respect and love you and you are entering the best phase of your life! Thirties are your prime years,so live,love,and laugh with passion baby!! I will send you a birthday wish that from now on you will take chances and always,always celebrate your Birthday...You are in my thoughts...Veronica xx

Steve said...

Happy birthday! Welcome to your fourth decade!

Paul Kimball said...

I wish I could be there to give you a birthday spanking!

WTF?? I never got a birthday spanking, and I've known her a lot longer than you!!

That does it Tonnies - when you hit Halifax in October, Halifax is gonna hit back! There's gonna be a rumble in Jellybean Square. I'm goin' old school on your midwestern ass!!

PK

Mac said...

"V-Ron",

See you in Halifax!

Paul,

You want a rumble, huh? What, you and your buddy Redfern gonna tag-team?

I'll take both of you one-handed!

Paul Kimball said...

You talk a good game, Tonnies, but that's it. All talk. Blah, blah, blah!

Just make sure you take your glasses off. I don't want to cut myself.

As for Redfern, I wouldn't be making fun of someone from Birmingham, if I were you. Rough town.

PK

Mac said...

And Kansas City is Wimpsville? That what you're saying, Kimball?

Paul Kimball said...

I've been to KC, Tonnies. You could knock it over with a feather... although your hometown of Independence did seem a bit seedier than your preferred digs at the Plaza, or, as I like to call it, Wuss Central!

PK

Ray Palm (Ray X) said...

Mac:

Gee, from your photos you don't look a day over 29. (OK, it's funnier when someone turns 50 and I tell them they don't look a day over 49.)

Happy Birthday!

Ray

PS: 31 ain't old.

Mac said...

Paul,

Yeah, Independence *is* a bit seedier than the Plaza. A distinct "redneck" element. Of course, there are rednecks on the Plaza, but they tend to drive Volkswagens!

Ray,

31 ain't old.

I suppose it's not. A few thousand yeras from now after I've uploaded my "software" into a fleet of self-replicating probes and colonized most of the galaxy I'll look back and laugh.

JohnFen said...

Happy Birthday!

I agree that 31 ain't old at all. Haven't you heard? 30 is the new 20. At least, that's what this 41-year-old thinks.

Mac said...

Haven't you heard? 30 is the new 20.

Does that make 10 the new "unborn"?