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Posted: 10/27/2004 5:08:52 PM EST
turn out to be really crappy?

Today was my birthday, but it was a really stressfull, busy day at school.

does it get better after school?

Or is it pretty much downhill after 16 or so?
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:10:45 PM EST
The day before my 15th birthday, me and my parents got in a huge fight over some stupid shit. It sucked royally. So did the cake that I ended up making.

And pretty much every holiday ends up in a screaming match between at least two people.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:12:50 PM EST
I think i can sympathize.

Last tuesday was my 20th. The day itself blew ass. Then to finish things out my fucking power went off from 1030 that night until 230 the next day. All and all a pretty shitty week.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:14:58 PM EST
Becuase of the animosity between my Mother and my Aunt (mostly my aunt's fault honestly)in the past two years, starting Thanksgiving, we will no longer do family get-togethers. Something we have done at all holidays, birthdays...ect..

Which sucks, because I have a small family.

No brothers or sisters. No Cousins. Just me, my mother, my aunt, my grandmother, and my two uncles. (Not including my Wife and Son, but that's not the 'original' family hehe)

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:19:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:19:39 PM EST by Combat_Jack]
18th birthday. Just another day at work. Then I had to go on cigarette runs for my dad.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:22:58 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:24:53 PM EST
My 50th BD back in 2000 should have been special but had split with the wife of 16 years and the kids were with her. I spent it alone.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:28:59 PM EST
Let me tell you about my 30th birthday.
I was sitting at home with my buddy Norm, we shared a house, and I was feeling sorry for myself.
I just turned the big 3-oh and I was spending the night without my ex-girlfriend who was a porn star in the sack.
Well, along about 9 o'clock the phone rings and its her. Seems she had a fire at her apartment and needed a place to stay.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:30:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By rainman:
My 50th BD back in 2000 should have been special but had split with the wife of 16 years and the kids were with her. I spent it alone.



Sorry to hear that
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:44:24 PM EST
Can't believe NONE of you said it so I will:

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOTSO!!!!"[

From ALL of us here!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:00:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 6:04:54 PM EST by Lockedon]



But dude, TRUST me: My 21st birthday this january is GONNA BE ONE OF THE WORST EVER!
My fiancee has to report back to Fort Leonard Wood at 1300 ON MY BIRTHDAY!

The only drinking I'll be doing that day is to wash away the blues
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:01:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 6:02:33 PM EST by notso]

Originally Posted By JasonD:

Last tuesday was my 20th.



Really? I turned 20 today. Kinda a let down to know that my teenage years are over.

I dunno, I kinda have mixed feelings right now.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:02:38 PM EST
I'd give one of my testicles, a kidney and two fingers (my choice) to be 16 again


Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:05:13 PM EST
Actually, the majority of occasions that are supposed to be "special" turn out to be disappointing. It's the unplanned ones that just happen that are really special.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:05:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Actually, the majority of occasions that are supposed to be "special" turn out to be disappointing. It's the unplanned ones that just happen that are really special.



Very true
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:13:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I'd give one of my testicles, a kidney and two fingers (my choice) to be 16 again






Why dont they ever LISTEN when you say that?

I duno I didnt... What teen does...

But IMO the day you realize you SHOULD have litsened is the day you become a man.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:34:51 AM EST
I turn 49 on the 29th. My kids are driving in to see me on the 30th. My soon-to-be ex ruined so many anniversaries and holidays, it got to the point that I dreaded such events.

She abandoned the family 1/5. This year has had both terrible and wonderful moments. The kids and I are better off with Carol out of our lives as much as possible.

16 again? Good Lord, no! One of the great joys of getting older is having nearly 50 years of experience to keep things in perspective. A perspective only come with age and experience. If I was 16 again, I would be essentially clueless again. Not meant as an insult. Life is learning. Education takes time.

Here are a few pearls of wisdom from Mahatma.

1. If it can be fixed with money, it isn't a real problem.
2. No one can hide their true character for long.
3. The greatest human failures can be tied to a lack of willpower and a lack of personal responsibility.
4. The only human nature is sinfullness. After that you have male nature and femal nature, and those two are radically different.
5. Sex isn't a sport.
6. Learn to keep your opinions to yourself, unless asked, or just gifted like me.
7. Never try to be funny. You are or you aren't.
8. Never try to look smart. You are or you aren't.
9. Stretch yourself physically and mentally.
10. Smile often, forgive repeatedly, stand tall, be polite, and thank God.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:41:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By notso:
turn out to be really crappy?

Today was my birthday, but it was a really stressfull, busy day at school.

does it get better after school?

Or is it pretty much downhill after 16 or so?



16???? I can't barely remember 16, and I'm only 28.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:43:51 AM EST
It's all down hill after 21, until 25 then your car ins. goes down a little. Then the next hight point is whatever the hell age they let you retire.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:45:55 AM EST
happy birthday to me today too.

Self-employed - regular day at work - Sold something a little while ago - So today I am not unemployed! After 11 years on my own - every sale is a still a rush!

I know it is a really great birthday because I have everything need and everything I want. My wife and 3 kids are all healthy and happy. Birthday dinner will be Saturday at Red Robin with the family. Everyone wins!.

No gifts - just like I wanted. Even my mom (I am 39 today) stopped sending me money. She needs it far more than I do. My 6 year old girl drew me 2 great pictures with lots of hearts and kisses. My 9 year old is going with me to UPS and the Post Office - he loves it and I feel really proud. My 14 year old asked me what I wanted - I asked to be nice to someone at his Jr. high who usualy gets ignored and he'll play me a couple songs later on his guitar.

The wife did get me a nice sushi platter from Costco and since no one else likes Sushi in my house, I am gonna be allowed to pig out on that "so it doesn't go bad"

So as far as today goes, just about as good as every other day.

.........now to see if the wify is in the mood for love...lol
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:47:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I'd give one of my testicles, a kidney and two fingers (my choice) to be 16 again






No shit....I'd throw in your liver, the other testicle, and your achilles tendon if I could be 16 again too!

Youth is wasted on the young.

oh yeah,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOTSO!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:47:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:47:47 AM EST
I dropped my ice cream cone in the sand once.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:57:48 AM EST
Happy birthday to you two!

My worst "special" day was my second wedding anniversary. I was like 22 or 23 years old and had just started a new job and we had a huge new business pitch and they wouldn't let me leave work. I told them what the day meant to me but noone seemed to care... Especially not my spawn-of-the-devil boss at the time. I still hate her for that.

The most heartbreaking part was talking to my wife on the phone... She cried and told me she understood because I could have been fired if I'd left without permission.

That was the day I decided that any day I say is special will NOT involve work. I will take getting fired before I let my wife or someone special down like that again. I still feel sick about that. I can't believe we made it to our third anniversary, and it was because I was spineless. The good news is that was 9 years ago now- we celebrated our 11th anniversary just last month. Love that girl.

And no, she doesn't surf the web here so I'm not just sucking up.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:59:23 AM EST
I have found that birthdays aren't nearly the "event" they used to be once you leave school.

My 30th was spent with a few good friends at the local range, then a big dinner at the Olive Garden. My 32nd (a few days ago) was spent driving Mrs B around the Lancaster area for a daytrip. (She and I have the same birthday, so we often take the day off and do stuff together.)

Is it "worse"? Maybe. There are a lot fewer presents....

But it also becomes less of a big deal and more of an "observance".
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:00:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 12:04:25 PM EST by AcidGambit]
It gets a whole lot worse, you just *hopefully* learn to deal with it better as you get older. But, this do get worse (ie: more serious.)

You want bad... Me on my ex-gf (we were going to get married) got into a huge fight on New Years Eve 1999, I left (because I was going to fucking kill her,) come over the next morning and there are two guy in their underwear and no gf. Now, I don't know what happened and she says she didn't cheat on me, but that was fucking it...period.

You should see the sheer terror on these guys (they were younger) faces when someone is standing there with a c&l 1911 on their hip, being very cool, asking who slept with "xxxx" and I think they should leave pretty quickly.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:00:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:03:35 PM EST
I ordered a dozen roses to be delivered to the house for our 2nd anniversary. As it turned out I happened to be home when the delivery van pulled up the drive. I called to the wife to tell her that some flowers were being delivered. She runs up and grabs them all excited and looking all over them for a card asking who they were from. I looked at her with what I have to assume was a puzzled look and said ME! Her excitement was instantly gone and she said oh and plunked them down on the counter. She let me know that day that she loved somebody else. She was letting some guy she worked with do her.
Tuco
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:05:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tuco:
I ordered a dozen roses to be delivered to the house for our 2nd anniversary. As it turned out I happened to be home when the delivery van pulled up the drive. I called to the wife to tell her that some flowers were being delivered. She runs up and grabs them all excited and looking all over them for a card asking who they were from. I looked at her with what I have to assume was a puzzled look and said ME! Her excitement was instantly gone and she said oh and plunked them down on the counter. She let me know that day that she loved somebody else. She was letting some guy she worked with do her.
Tuco



Dude, that blows. Sorry to hear it.
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