Monday, September 20, 2010

In Which I Am Twenty-Five

Today, I turn the corner on a quarter-century, having survived on this planet for twenty-five years. Considering that my immune system often attempts mutiny and I've got extra pieces of brain in my brain, the fact that I've made it this far is an achievement all unto itself. 

Despite it being a major holiday and all, I don't have a whole lot planned by means of celebration. The way things worked out, today is going to be a day of errands and appointments. It's not all bad, though. The Boss has an appointment for her first official ultrasound, so we hope to get a better picture of what Baby Badass looks like currently. After that, I get to sit in the waiting room of a dentist's office while The Boss gets one of her teeth filled. Other than those two things, though, the day is open. I have the day off from work, so I shouldn't really complain about anything else. Actually, I'm on vacation again and don't return to work until the 29th, so I definitely shouldn't complain.

When I was growing up I remember asking my parents for certain things for my birthday during the weeks leading up to it. It was usually Lego-related, but what else is to be expected from a growing geek? Once you are an adult (at least allegedly), asking for things for one's birthday is still allowed, but you won't get taken seriously if you ask for toys. Trust me. I found that out the hard way. Instead, I've asked The Boss to place on order the new Stephen King book that comes out in November so I can get a first edition. That's it. I try to keep things simple.

That doesn't mean that I don't want other things, of course. I'm a geek, which means I want pretty much every new shiny gadget or anything new and electronic that exists on the market. I talk myself out of getting half of that stuff because I don't truly need any of it, but the want for new gadgets still lies within me. I just need to befriend some generous rich people so they can buy me shit. Like this. And this.

At any rate, I hope my birthday passes with no big hoopla. I just want a laid-back day with some comfort food for dinner. I'm just another year older and another year wiser... or at least that was the goal.

Happy Monday, folks, and Happy Birthday to me.

25 Comments:

Faye said...

Hey, Happy Birthday!! I hope that some random rich person gifts you with a shiny! And that this is just one of MANY wonderful birthdays to come! Yay!!

Nicki said...

Happy Birthday--here's hoping for no hoopla!

Didactic Pirate said...

1. You're never too old to ask for Legos. Trust me.

2. I love Thinkgeek. My wife bought me a set of prints for my 40th birthday last summer (yea, that would be FORTIETH, young man) portraying classic video games like Tron, Frogger and Donkey Kong as war propaganda posters . Of the awesome, for sure.

3. Happy Birthday, of course.

Courtney said...

Happy birthday! Honestly, I had the idea that you were older. (I'm not sure if that sounds insulting or not... I hope not!)

Lessons in Life and Light said...

It's easy for me to remember your birthday--it's on my anniversary!

Happy quarter of a century birthday!

Shara said...

Happy Birthday! :) I hope you enjoy it. And I have to agree that you are never too old to ask for Legos. :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Beer is always welcome on birthdays or other festive occasions.

Happy Birthday, Badass!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Happy Birthday! And I'm still in shock over the daddy thing, since I just found out. Might have to rethink the blog name, Badass Dad. ;)

Jasmine said...

Happy birthday, you're getting OLD!
Just kidding, have a great day celebrating your birth.

Deidra said...

Woot! Good luck with the shiny new things! If I lived closer to you, I might buy you some Legos. Hmph. Too bad. :)

Daniel said...

This is why I go out and buy my own toys on my birthday. I got one of those 1000+ pcs Lego Formula 1 cars for my 27th birthday... although I will admit, I felt partially shamed having to carry its giant box past my neighbors en route to my apartment. But man, it felt good to bust that thing open...

Happy Birthday.

Dawn Smith (Bee and Rose) said...

Wishing you a Hoopla-free Birthday! CONGRATS on Baby Badass!!!! Hugs to the missus, please!

Moonspun said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! The world is a better place because you are part of it. I khow mine is.

Maggie said...

Happy 25th Birthday!

Sean said...

Okay, so I missed this yesterday, but Happy Birthday! Here's to quiet celebrations....

Kev D. said...

Happy Monday??? Seriously???!?!?! I God damn hate it when people say that. Celebrating a day just for exisiting once a week!??!! Awful.

On a side not, Happy Belated Birthday. I hope it was filled with magic, unicorns and all of the magenta filled rainbows that your heart may desire.

Also, be careful, the quarter life crisis may be around the corner.

Happy Tuesday.
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bama Cheryl said...

A belated happy birthday, you ole badass.

Badass Geek said...

Faye: Thank you!

Nicki: It was hoopla-free. Thank you.

Didactic Pirate: Thanks, dude.

Courtney: I'm not insulted at all. =)

Lessons in Life and Light: And happy anniversary!

Shara: Thank you!

Evil Pop Tart: Absolutely.

Aunt Juicebox: Nah. I won't become a daddy blogger.

Jasmine: Thank you. =)

Deidra: Well, darn. ;)

Daniel: Opening up Lego kits is one of the best things ever.

Dawn Smith: Thank you!

Moonspun: You are so very kind. Thank you!

Maggie: Thanks!

Sean: Indeed.

Kev D: Thanks. And by the way, after reading the rant on your blog about the whole "Happy Monday" thing, sounds like switching to decaf might be a good thing.

Bama Cheryl: Thank you!

Ms. Random said...

I mean this as a compliment: I thought you were older! You seem very mature for your age, sir.

kristina said...

Holy $hit, you are only 25!?! I am feeling so old now...

Well at least you'll be young and spry to keep up with the little one!

Nej said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!!!!

Writer Ninja said...

I hope you had an amazing birthday and it was as badass as you are! I tried to smuggle some of your gifts with the money I obtained from my Black Market trips, but alas, it proved unfruitful. Perhaps next year, eh? The Black Market’s economy ain’t doin’ too hot, either. ;)

Colleen said...

Aw heck - I really feel old now - I just turned 50 on the 15th of this month... You write an interesting blog young man - I'd not realized your relative youth by your writings!

Writer Ninja said...

Dude, I got the Comment of the Week! I think that calls for a massive bowl of ice-cream (to fuel my clever quips...of course).

for the love of pictures said...

Happy B-day a bit belated :) Hope it was everything you wanted it to be, and none of what you didn't!

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