Sunday, January 16, 2011

Old Age and Wisdom, Part 4

Wow, I'm 49 years and 364 days old today.....why does that sound better than 50?  My girls are taking me to Olive Garden tonight for my birthday dinner...I think I'll have fettuccine Alfredo with Italian sausage....mmmm, mmmm, good. 

I had originally planned to have my 50 pearls of wisdom done on my birthday but not sure if I'll make it...if not, I'm sure the blogging world will continue to revolve :-)  Sooooooo, here's the latest installment:

31.  Regardless of my compelling arguments, the Department of Motor Vehicles will not accept CHROME as a valid hair color on my license!

32.  No matter where you go, there you are.

33.  Random Acts of Kindness are friggin' awesome...I'm going to do a post on this later :-)

34.  If ignorance is bliss, I should be the happiest person on the planet :-)

35.  Bubble wrap will entertain Jumble Mash more than whatever it was protecting :-)

36.  No politician should be elected to office without having served in the military...this would help them to truly understand what it means to serve and protect our freedoms.

37.  Our elderly should be treated and respected as a valuable national resource...not as an inconvenience...and no, I'm not saying that cause I'm old :-)

38.  Never argue with the doctor about having to wait so long until AFTER the physical is finished...especially if you are due for a prostate exam!!!

39.  No woman wants the perfect man, they all want a good fixer-upper !  "If I could just change this about him..."

40.  Murphy's Law is universal...and doesn't give a crap how good your attorney is at finding loop holes.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend :-)


Bouncin' Barb said...

Happy Birthday Chief Dad. Welcome to the next decade. It's not so bad. Enjoy your dinner and see if they give a senior discount, haha!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

The feeling u get from doing a random act of kindness is far as men, I and other women are lookin for one who is trustworthy, loyal, has integrity, can say "I am sorry", is sentimental and romantic...oh and a great listener...That isn't asking too much is it? Have a great b'day!.

Odie Langley said...

There's no doubt about you enjoying the meal since everything is good at Olive Garden. I am enjoying your list a lot and I feel you pain trying to complete it.

becca said...

yum Olive Garden and i agree with everyhting you said but by far the best is Bubble Wrap i could play for hours with it. maybe JM and i should have a playdate bring on the bubble wrap

Chief aka Dad said...

@Barb...thanks and I'll check out the discount situation :-)

KBF...hell yes that's too much to ask for!!! I'm about 50% of that...trustworthy, loyal and integrity are no problem...sentimental, romantic, great listener...not so much :-) I left out the I'm sorry because that presumes I'm wrong!!! Thanks for the birthday wishes :-)

Chief aka Dad said...

@Odie...I checked out your daughter's blog...very nice and I'm sure you're proud :-) Glad you're enjoying the list...10 more to go :-)

@Becca...sure thing, I'll even buy the bubble wrap!

dbs said...

"Chrome." That's genius.

lyndylou said...

Bubble Wrap is better than therapy and much much cheaper!!! I know what I'd choose. Enjoy your dinner with your girls.

And I just want a man who gets me and can make me laugh, oh and can put up shelves, cook, clean etc I asking too much?? lmao ;)

Bubbles said...

RAK are fantastic... receiving them and giving them. Bubble wrap keeps up all entertained even you dad :P

bruce said...

ummmm ummmmm Olive Garden! i thought the girls were grounded? but i have been on pain meds all week...

i would also get the sausage/potato soup stuff and even tho' i worked there 15 yrs ago, i cannot remember what it is called...

and i am still 2 years from good for you! your still sharp and i am loving your 50 is nifty list!

have a great b-day!

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Chief aka Dad said...

@dbs...welcome and thanks for stopping by...and chrome sounds so much better than gray...kinda high-speed :-)

@Lyndylou...I get you, I can make you laugh, I can put up shelves, I can cook (more or less) and I can clean...depending on the etc, etc...I may be the man for you :-)

@Bubbles....yep, they sure are...and I might be guilty of popping a few bubbles :-)

@Bruce...those two years will go by in the blink of an eye my friend :-) Thanks for the bday wishes.

twilightgazing said...

A very happy birthday to you Dad. Make sure your girls spoil you (I know they will).

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! I like Jumble Mash also enjoy the bubble wrap more than what it is protecting.

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The Empress said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed a delicious celebratory dinner with your girls. Here is to a great year for you : )

Copyboy said...

You are my Yoda. I mean no age offense by that. I just appreciated all the sage like advice. Happy 49th forever.

hed said...

Have a great birthday! Eat a breadstick for me, will ya? :)


Mynx said...

I know I told you earlier on "words" but I will say it again here.
Hapy Birthday Dad.
Hope you have an amazing day

Hugs & Smooches

SkippyMom said...

Happy Birthday sir! Hope you have a great day and enjoy yourself.

I like your list, but I need to disagree with #39 - only because some of us figured out a long time ago that you can't change anyone and instead search for the "model" that is best suited for eachother. Who wants a fixer upper. Not me. I am too dang busy fixing me. :)

Again - Have a spectacular day and enjoy your fettucine. Yum!

lyndylou said...

Happy Birthday Chief aka dad! Hope it's a good one and there was lots of cake :)

Jumble Mash said...

Yes! Play date with Becca!

becca said...

Happy Birthday and after reading JM post today you should be totally ashamed of yourself for embrassing her like that

colenic said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Hope that you have an awesome day today!!! Hugs and lots of love to you!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

happy birthday! hope it was awesome (although, with that awesome sword AND olive garden, how could it not be awesome!).

Asian Angel said...

Happy birthday Chief! Hope it's a great one and like me, don't do anything for the rest of the day! :)

On My Soapbox said...

Happy 10th anniversary of your 40th birthday! I have yet to change the hair color on my driver's license. Like a cop would notice that anyway. BTW, I like #32 and #33 the best. We are big believers in "paying it forward", good karma and all that.

LottieSpartacus said...

Happy Birthday! I'd be wary of seniors discounts though. My dad was pumped when he turned 50 because he thought he was eligible for seniors discounts on the ski lifts. BUT they had raised the 'seniors' category to 60 in the week before he turned 50. Obviously too many fit 50 year olds cutting up the slopes!

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Chief aka Dad said...

@Twilight....they did a great job of spoiling me...BigSis made me brownies today :-) can come to JM and Becca's bubble wrap play date :-)


@Empress...thank you very much kind lady offense taken...and I'm built kinda like it fits :-)

@hed...I didn't want another breadstick (after the third or fourth one) but since you asked me too, I had one more for you...and it was good :-)

@Mynx...thanks for the hugs and smooches ;-)

@Skippy...thanks and if 39 doesn't fit're the kind of woman I need :-) was a very nice birthday...I got brownies and cupcakes :-)

@JM...Jax is coming too...note to self: two rolls of bubble wrap and ear plugs!

@Becca....maybe I SHOULD be ashamed...but I'm not :-)

@Colenic...can never have to many hugs or too much love...thanks was awesome

@Angel...and happy birthday to you too sweetie!!!

@Soapbox...yeah, I'm a larma kinda guy, thank would be my luck too...thanks for the wishes

@Starlight...welcome and thanks for being #60...and the birthday wishes...I will certainly stop by

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, great words of wisdom. Have fun at Olive Garden!

caterpillar said...

I agree on the bubble wrap thing..bestest entertainment... :)

Out of My Mind said...

OK....this one got an lol.. ... .. This is what I am looking for. If I don't smile at least once by the 3rd post I read...I'M OUT OF THERE! You, made me laugh and also provided some interesting advice!

Moving on>>>>>>> kt

Chief aka Dad said...

@Out...glad I could get a chuckle out of you :-) Welcome to my silly little world!