I stole you a second Stella glass so that you would have a pair, but now that I have discovered what an excellent milk glass it is, I may not give it to you. You may have to wait until you're 50.
Anyway, I was planning to steal you six of them but you left too early. I now kind of hope you will spend the next ten years fuming over your lost opportunity to have a whole set of Stella Artois embossed glassware, slowly going mad like an obsessed pirate over the missing doubloons from his treasure chest. You wouldn't have left so early if you weren't 40.
Don't worry about it. I've quit my job and tomorrow will max out my credit cards. I've decided the money is in bootlegging brand-name glasses.
Next time you're at Mitzi's sister, look for the short young man siddling up to your table offering you something much better than those fucking generic pint glasses.
Congratulations on quitting smoking. I hope that you can stick with it and stay smoke-free for the next 40 birthdays.
Thanks. I hope to hell I can manage another 40 smoke-free birthdays as well. Though 60 would be even better.
Happy birthday man. I'm not far behind you. I celebrate #37
tomorrow - Feb 7th. Not sure what turning 40 is going to do to me in a couple years.
Good luck with kicking the habit. I hope it takes for you. Have you noticed the food tasting any better yet? I hear a lot of smokers say their taste buds start to actually come back after a few weeks of not smoking.
I like the Rex, but find that the music sometimes overwhelms the whole bar when you are trying to have a conversation.
Great gratuituous pic of Laura.
Hope the coming year is a good one for you.
And a happy birthday to you. Now that the day itself is past, I seem to have integrated the fact into my continuum of self.
I haven't noticed any change in the taste of food, but I like the idea that I might. But if not, I really enjoyed eating as a smoker anyway.
As for the Rex, I find that if you sit at the back you've got a nice medium - the music's loud enough to pay attention to if you want, quiet enough to ignore if you don't.
Thank you, my dear.
Now, what the hell happened to your eye?
LOL good fucking question!
everyone thinks i must've been dreaming about dave. and that caused me to lash out at myself and scratch my cornea. LOL
it's an amusing theory. but really, i have no idea what i was dreaming about. i just woke up around 2am with this unbearable pain.
and it hasn't really gone away very much, even after wearing this ugly patch all day, and keeping my eyes fairly rested (though, i know i'm completely addicted to the internet, because even though i was ordered strict bedrest all day... my computer has also been on all day, and i've been coming in here every couple of hours to check for new emails LOL)
Thanks for the answer; sorry about taking so long to acknowledge it - this not smoking thing has done terrible things to my lj-ing.
I presume the patch is now ancient history.
Happy Birthday! This is my year, too, to enter "the geriatric ward of life". I'm glad to see I'll have some good company there.
It's not so bad, is it? Anyone who says that "age is just a number" is either lying to you or to theirself, but - presuming one's health is okay - there's an awful lot riding on what's in one's head.
Happy birthday, (still) Young Geoffrey. I suppose this sort of occasion calls for celebratory beers...?
Well Jesus, some kind of beers. It's been almost a year since we had a one-on-one.
Happy birthday, man. Hope you have a great year, and years after - s'well a smoke-free life. Seriously, cut the cigs and stick to marijuana.
Take care ^_^
Thank you, my friend; I'm trying - both, as it happens.
OK - Happy Returns of the day young'un!!
sorry I had about three really great emails ranging from satyre to the human mind but as LJ is prone to do - I kept getting these error messages! This time I'm being brilliant and 'copy/pasting' so HA!
My cousin turns thirty tomorrow and I know she's going through similar thoughts and if she isn't - she ought to be. You are so far ahead in life for your youth it's really quite admirable. It's natural to get momentarily hesitant but feh - good times always change that and I'm glad you had one!
Have another tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that and the day after that.
Pssst - think you guys can orchestrate nickin' one of those nifty light-up beer signs!! I've been hangin to get a Heinie one for ages!!
2005-02-08 01:18 am (UTC)
Re: will it work?
Every time I get one of those error I vow to live by copy-paste as well. But it happens (to me) so infrequently that I always forget it.
As for pondering the fact of my ancientness, I try to keep my sense of humour about it by considering that getting to be this old - no matter the downsides - is better than the alternative (as someone once put it).
You'll have to talk to sck
about stealing signs; he's the expert in that field.
Happy birthday, old man! :)
Thanks, youngster. Stay away from owning a car and you too may enjoy yours. :)
Just scrolled through my friends list and realized that I'd missed this post. Whoops! Happy belated birthday!
And even more belated thank-ee kindly. We should drink (different kinds of) beer the next time you blow into ol' Hogtown.
I'm too tired to think of anything witty to say, so I'll just say happy birthday. :P