Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm not blowin' out any candles....

Well, today I'm officially 40. The big four-oh (as in Oh My God I'm Old!!!) I was sitting with the fam 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 Ian'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 J 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 Ian 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 Jerrod 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"
J: "no it's not."
Me: *pushes him off the bed*

I told him he has to call me Mrs. Robinson until he turns 40 in October :)


Mandi said...

HAHA..your hubs is funny. I mean - no he isn't. *stern face*

I can't believe I am in my 30's...WTH?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ian said...

.....inappropriate talk for a blog the chirrins read

Michelle G said...


That was too funny. :) I can understand how you feel - having turned 39 last week - I still feel the same way I did when I was 18. Sheesh. LOL

Happy Birthday!!


Cecile said...

To Patti... **Clears throat**

Happy Bifth-a-day to you
Happy Bifth-a-day to you
Happy Bifth-a-day to my dear friend Patti!!!!!
Happy Bifth-a-day to you!!!

Good job on pushing hubs out the bed!
**secretly high fives hubs for cute joke ~ even if it got you kicked out of bed**

We'll make up for that joke in a month!!!

Hannah said...

J: "no it's not."

I almost pissed myself!! Too funny.

See, you can never really get old when you got that kinda laughter in your life. Those aren't wrinkles, they're laugh lines. Be proud of them!!

Major Dad said...

Happy Birthday my dear. Understand that the number 40 has no meaning to me. Every time I look at you, I see the same girl I started dating at 15.

Cecile said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww Major Dad you are such a sweetie!!!!!!

**whispering... great brownie points**

Anonymous said...

Don't they arrest 39 year old men for having sex with 15 year olds?????
....Auntie M

Major Dad said...

Not when she was 15....They didn't have police that long ago!!!hahahahahah

Hannah said...


Patti said...

Thanks all for the birthday wishes (and Burn!).