Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Happy ??TH Birthday to my Handy Husband.

His dad (the Handy Grandpa?) took us out to breakfast on Sunday. The HG quizzed him..."How old are you going to be?" And the HH answered "48?" With a question in his voice. Wrong! Sorry, that was so last year. This year, it's 49. But I told him, "If you really want to start subtracting years I'll go for that." I don't like those 5 - 0 numbers and would gladly go backwards a little bit!

But only for a few years. You don't want to go overboard with the subtraction. My mother was "39" forever, even when it was ludicrous. She covered up her birth year on her driver's license. When you're 59 or 69 or 79 and say you're 39... it just doesn't fly.

Now, my BFF, the opera singer, automatically subtracts a certain number of years off her age because that is what they do in that profession...lying about their age is a given. But it's a consistent number. And she can totally pass as the younger age!

At this point I'm still 48 but I reserve the right to lie about it in the future. Funny how this age thing turned around to be all about me, but as I always say, it's MY blog.

For my husband's birthday: he already got the Blu-ray player (and yes, he was delighted that it was set up for him before he got home).

And tonight, on his birthday, the concert we are taking him to is......


And everyone else except me is taking the next day off.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I finally found out how old my MIL was by looking her up on She shaved so much off, that she had to have her kids lying about their ages.

I've always thought you should say you're older than you are so people will think you look great for your age.

Happy Birthday to your Handy Husband!

barbra said...

Happy Birthday!

Have fun at Metallica! If only James Hetfield still looked like he did five/ten years ago - when he first cut his hair short and got rid of the facial hair - but now he's looking old. Oh well. That won't stop me from listening to that voice!

Memarie Lane said...

I'd love to go to a Metallica concert. Have fun!

i am very mary said...

As happy as I am that it's the hubby's bday? I was much more into reading about you. :) he he

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!!

I kind of like Jenn@Juggling Life's philosophy, and I may adopt it.

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday to the Handy Husband! Metallica would be such an awesome birthday concert. The last time I went was in AZ. Didn't live there just flew in to meet friends. Amazing concert!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Handy Husband. I hope you all had a great time at the concert.

Louise said...

I think you can totally lie about your age after 48. My husband just turned 49. Next year if HE doesn't lie about his age, I might.