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)
~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!
~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 :)
~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
~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 :)


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.


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

  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....

  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!!) :-)


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

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

  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.

  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!

  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?

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

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

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

  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.

  12. Happy Birthday you sexhay thing you!

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

  14. Happy Birthday Patti!

    You have a wonderful day.. :)

    Congrats to Crystal.

    Have a splendid first day of 40 :)

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

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

  18. Loved the cartoon!


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