Yeah, it’s my birthday, if we were really close friends you would have already known that and sent me something cool like Diet Mt. Dew or a Sprinkles Cupcake. But you didn’t, so I wrote this stupid blog post as a birthday present to myself. That’s what happens when you turn 33, you give yourself a present, like an adult. Actually, I’m 44. I don’t get why people get all upset to talk about their age. I look at it as I’m one year closer to moving in with my kids and making their life miserable, paybacks are bitch boys!
Actually, I’m fairly certain that with the massive amounts of Diet Dew I drink I’m headed on a path to Alzheimer’s, and I don’t say that to make fun, it’s just a fact. You can’t put that many chemicals in your body and not think something will happen. I’m very self aware. I think it’s probably a blessing in disguise to my kids. They can put me in a home, and I won’t know the difference either way. All I ask, remember it’s my birthday, is you put me in a home that has a lake or a pond. I like sitting by the water, even it I won’t know why.
Anyway, my wife asked me what I want. Which is a little like asking ‘what do you want me to allow you to buy yourself’, which I appreciate, because she gets me. If I’m going to have to get something for my birthday, I might as well like it! At 44 there isn’t really anything material I need, so here’s the list of things I would want for my birthday in no particular order:
1. To be left alone in the house with a gin and tonic and an NBA game on. So I can fall asleep without interruption.
2. For someone in my family to take my kids, so my wife and I can have a solid 24 hours together without having to make a meal, do a load of laundry or pick up shoes, coats, backpacks, empty food wrappers, socks, empty cups, etc.
3. For you to listen to this white kid do the rap from TLC’s Waterfalls –
Now you know what a 17 year old Tim Sackett was like.
Happy Birthday to me kiddos!