Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Birthday Musings and a Winner!

I posted this birthday ramble on my family blog today, but thought I'd share it here:

Well, today I'm officially 40. The big four-oh (as in Oh My God I'm Old!!!) I was sitting with the family last night talking about all the things we take for granted that were not invented when I was born (if it's got an * next to it, that was my teenage son's input):

Things that were invented after I was born:

~cable TV: I remember getting HBO and being amazed that we had 20 channels!!!
~personal computers: If we were really good, Dad would let us play King's Quest before bed! (when hubs and I were dating I'd complain he spent too much time on his Commodore 64)
*electricity*
~fax machines
~cell phones: Once when I had a near-death experience, my neighbor insisted I take his cell phone - it was a backpack with a phone attached by a cord!
*automobiles*
~CD players
~video games: I remember when Pac Man came to my neighborhood, I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about!
~microwaves: When my teen was a little kid he asked how we cooked before microwaves :)
*fire*
~the space shuttle: I was living in Florida at the time and we got to leave class to watch it go up - 5th grade.
~rap music
~VCRs: Anyone remember when you'd go to the video store and they'd ask "VCR or Beta
~cloning
~happy meals


I don't feel 40 - I feel 27. This is bullshit! I was laying in bed with hubs last night and out conversation went something like this:

Me: "you know, this is the last night you get to have sex with someone in their 30s"
Hubs: "no it's not."
Me: *pushes him off the bed*

I told hubs he has to call me Mrs. Robinson until he turns 40 in October :)



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And, as I promised - to celebrate my refusal to grow older, I'm giving away a YA book today:


A brand new copy of Shiver, signed by the author -Maggie Stiefvater!


And the winner is:


Crystal GB


Congratulations! I've sent an e-mail, if I don't hear back from you by Saturday I will draw a new winner.

20 comments:

  1. Happy Bday again hon!
    And your hubby is evil! LOL

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  2. Happy Birthday honey!!!!!
    Congrats to CrystalGB!

    And hubs... you might want to have a present for her when she comes home... A nice present....

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  3. Happy Birthday Patti!!

    Haha, great post, had me laughing! Especially your nighttime chat with your husband, you did well to push him off the bed! lol ;-D

    Have a great day and don't care about numbers, what matters is how you feel! (and don't say old!!) :-)

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :D

    Bad hubby, glad you pushed him out of bed ;) Hehe.

    Beta? Do not understand, must be because I am so young and hip *coughs*

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fabulous day :)


    My dad was the biggest C64 nerd ever! He even wrote some kind of program and it got published in a magazine.

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  6. Happy 40 years young!! 40 is not old. Let me repeat that: 40 is not old! I'm speaking from experience. ;) LOL!

    Congrats Crystal GB!

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  7. Your post brings back so many memories. I am not quite 40 yet, but I am close enough. I remember those cell phones in the huge bag with the cord! We never had cable Tv when I was growing up and I was jealous when I would go to a friend's house and they would have MTV! Now they don't even play music on MTV. It's all these weird shows. What happened to music videos?

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  8. Loved your post. Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful birthday.
    Sue B

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  9. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fantastic day

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  10. Thank you so much! I have replied to your email. Happy Birthday!

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  11. Congrats, Crystal!

    Happy birthday, Patti!! I hope your family's going something fun for you.

    Heh, your son, quite the comedian. *glares* I also remember the excitement of my dad bringing home a calculator - he worked for IBM and had a pretty early version, switching to it from his slide rule. Truth.

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  12. Happy Birthday you sexhay thing you!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Patti!! I really liked your list :) And your hubby's wickedness made me smile. ;)

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  14. Happy Birthday Patti!

    You have a wonderful day.. :)

    Congrats to Crystal.

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Have a splendid first day of 40 :)

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  16. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an awesome day ;)

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  17. Many happies and best wishes to you, Patti!

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  18. Loved the cartoon!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  19. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a fabulous day!

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