Monday, September 8, 2008

Meaningless Birthdays(?)

Since I know many of you fine readers don't have this all-important date on your recurring calendars, let this be your one reminder. Yep, today is my special day. And like most of them at this stage in life, it's really all about looking back saying, "Jesus....it seems like I just had my Hot Wheel's-themed 7th birthday party....what the #%&@!!??" Memories was the theme of my present from Mom & Dad, as she made a scrapbook of my less-than-stellar high school sports career. It was the best gift I could've gotten. Lisa and I made good on our promise, and we got each other a Wii for our collective birthdays. Yeah, we needed an excuse to pull the trigger. Finally in the cool club.

What is extra special about my birthday is that I get to share it with my dad. When I turned 4, he turned 40. So to a 4 year-old, my math equation deduced that when I turned 5, he would turn 50, 6 and 60, and so forth... Needless to say, Dad's old today. Love ya, Pop.

Well, this particular birthday is definitely one that falls in the "No Need To Celebrate" category. Here's one of my favorite comedians, Patton Oswalt, to explain which birthdays you're allowed to celebrate.

6 comments:

Trevor said...

Happy Birthday Bro!

Trevor

Anonymous said...

Happy bday you old bastard!

El Dante

Anonymous said...

This is the one nice comment that I'll leave on your blog. Happy Birthday Dixon!

Bargie

Extreme Instability.com said...

Happy B-day! What are you now, 45? 46? lol IMO, I think life is generally over after 30, so it all doesn't matter. Or at least this is what I tell myself to feel better about being old myself.

Jessica said...

I'm a little late, but happy birthday!

Crosseyed Psyclops said...

JB, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. I didn't get you a present yet. I was thinking of getting you one of those CISEC stickers. Pretty classy, huh? I'll bring it to Iowa City.