Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An important post regarding January 20th

1.) Today is the 38th anniversary of my birth.

2.) I'm okay with that.

3.) Because my life just keeps getting better and better. Click here to see how great my life is. (Thanks, Cindy -- you are my whole reason.)

4.) Life is one helluva journey, no? As you can see by the following pictures:

(okay, honestly, these pictures were both taken today, the only difference is that there was a shower somewhere in between them -- which says something profound about humanity and life's journey and all that. Surely you can see the profound thing of which I refer to. No? Look at the pictures again.)

5.) I've been home all morning and already more than a dozen people have wished me a happy birthday. God I love the internet. Thanks, Al Gore.

6.) And speaking of political figures, I believe something else is going on today, only I can't quite remember what it is.

7.) Perhaps certain wildly popular statesman should pick a different day to have as their special day. January 20th is already taken.


Debra Lynn Shelton said...

Happy Birthday, Ray! You are such a baby! 38? Please. That was like a hundred years ago. Trust me, the ride just keeps getting better and better. Could there be a more perfect day than your birthday for Barack to pick to bring change to America and the world? I think not! Party on, Ray - I wish you the happiest of happy birthdays!

Bryan B. said...

38, eh? I always thought you were younger...

shortensweet said...

Man you're old.

2 years and your FOURTY!

J/K - you only look a day over 37. HA

Looking forward to the taco fiesta on Sunday at jo mamas house.

Tracey said...

Happy Happy B'day!
You actually look younger in the second pic. Um, is the profound thing that a good hot shower can take years off of your age?

Vikki said...

Ha! You're older than me!!

...ummm, I mean, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a Guinness for me! (...they're bad for my muffin top.)

K. M. Walton said...

Happy birthday!! Getting older is waaaayyyy better than the alternative, right??

VeeFlower said...

One really great thing about you is that you can actually look back with satisfaction and contentment because you made a lot of excellent choices, worked hard, sacrificed when needed, and loved everyone well.

So okay, when do I get my check?

Anita said...

I feel for you. I share my birthday with Juneteenth, and it always really pisses me off.

Also worthy of note: I am 38 and have three daughters and a son.

Happy Birthday!

Ray Veen said...

Thank-you everybody, and I do mean thank-you, with utmost sincerity. I have felt very loved today.

Debra - You look awesome for being 138 years old.

Bryan - That's a payback right? For saying I thought you were more mature?

Shorty - You know what they say about people with old siblings -- they're old too.

Tracey - Thank-you for bringing up the profound thingy. The answer is 'nonsense'. Literally. Think about it.

Vivi - My love handles are composed of 85% Guinness. I'm trying to figure out some way of sticking a tap into them.

KM - My first thought was that the alternative to getting older was getting younger, and I was like, 'yeah, that'd completely suck'.

Vee - You'll get your check when I finally accrue enough street cred to turn a profit. Doesn't look like that's gonna happen anytime soon.

Anita - So we're the same age and have the same configuration of offspring. That rocks. Hey, maybe we're related -- long-lost twins or something. We could ask my mom if you want. (She's Veeflower, the one ruining my street cred up above you.)

colbymarshall said...

Haha. My new baby cousin was born this past year on Christmas Eve. How much does THAT suck?

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday

Anonymous said...

You are welcome.

Jewel Allen said...

Happy Birthday!

And your "after" picture was makeup-less?


Elizabeth said...

I'm coming out my seclusion of pouting and stomping my feet to say Happy Birthday Ray.
Hey you're older than me!
But not by much.

Hope it was a good one.
And that pretty wife of yours treated you right.


Elise Murphy said...

I guess it was just an exciting day all around! Happy Birthday.

Madison said...

Happy Birthday, V! Hope it rocked! :D

VeeFlower said...

Don't you forget, this was a famous in-aug-your-Ray-shun day!

Danielle said...

Happy birthday! (I tried yesterday, but the internet hated me.) Hope you had a great day!

Serena Woods said...

I just read Cindy's post about you. So sweet. When you're in a relationship like that, it's hard to imagine anyone else feeling like that, too. It's cool to see it.



Ray Veen said...

Colby - That sucks in every possible way. Suddenly I don't feel so bad.

Blackbird - It was. Thank you. Care to buy the drinks next time?

Al Gore - Your visit honors me, sir.

Pink - Makeupless, yes. But obviously there is more hair product.

Elizabeth - I appreciate you putting your hiatus on hold to wish me a happy birthday. As for the other thing, lets just say I'm looking forward to this coming weekend.

Elise - To tell you the truth, I don't mind having my birthday overshadowed by such an amazing piece of history. Just don't tell anybody that I confessed that to you.

Madison - It was great. Thanks for stopping by.

Vee - See, I thought the in-aug-you're-Ray-shun was in August, like it says.

Danielle - I'm pleased that you and the internet have made up.

Serena - Awesome ain't it? Sometimes I can't believe that the best marriage out of any couple I've ever encountered includes me as one of its members. I sure don't deserve it.

Leon1234 said...

Hey, how are you doing? Hope all is well. Would love to speak to you sometime. A lovely blog you have here..

Unknown said...

I just had to stop by to compliment you on your fine use of a parenthetical paragraph.


And to the person who left the Al Gore comment, well done, you.

Frank Baron said...

Happy Belated Ray! And you are indeed a lucky man. And a smart one - because you realize it. Here's to many, many more.

Kelly Polark said...

I had to stop by and check to see if you really follow yourself! You do! Happy belated birthday!

Ray Veen said...

Leon - The pictures of Cindy are what makes my blog lovely.

Murph - Believe it or not, Al Gore helped me write that paragraph. Back when we invented the internet together.

Frank - Thanks buddy. I'll take your 'many more'.

Kelly - I'm keeping an eye on me cuz if I do anything naughty I'm gonna tell Mom and get me in trouble.

Sarah J Clark said...

Oh, suck it up. To share a day with Barack Obama? HELLO!

Count yourself super duper lucky.

And while MILLIONS of people were captivated by the day's historic events, 12 of them found time to wish you a happy birthday.

So, I tell you again... suck it up.


Carrie Harris said...

It's not my fault I was so late in wishing you a happy birthday! It was my computer! I swear!!

Have a good year; get published; let me ride on your coattails. ;)