Reflections on Another Trip Around The Sun

Today’s Music: The Beatles – They Say It’s Your Birthday (will open in new window)

As the anniversary of my birth rolls around today, let’s see what we’ve learned in over 160 seasons on the planet, shall we?

– It’s not the years. It’s the mileage. (50 points to whoever places this quote first, 40 points for everyone after)

My Superhero-Surfer gear

– If I knew then what I know now, I would still have been an idiot, just one who knew more. (But I would definitely have bought Amazon stock. And sold at $395.)
– No matter what your age, naps are good.
– Naps with the woman you love are even better
– “Don’t play with your food” is always an invitation to play with your food.
– It’s good to be old enough to buy your own toys without needing permission.
– Even when it sucks, it’s good to be alive.
– Food made by your own hand is good. Food caught by your own hand is great.


– I’ll drive, but you’d better navigate.
– Drinking at school is good. Paying attention would have been better.
– I don’t mind doing the damage, since I’m old enough to understand the consequences
– Eggs do not belong in one’s nose. But mashed potatoes in your glasses are magic
– If you’re going to do a naked bar dance, remember the story, because one day it may get you a wife. Who will be The Most Wonderful Girl In The Universe.
– Tell TMWGITU that you love her. Several times a day. Using silly adjectives to describe the size of your love.
– Washing the dishes isn’t so bad when they’re your dishes.

Porfidio Cactus tequila

– Laying down at bedtime with the woman you love is the Best. Gift. Ever.
– Socks are the Worst. Gift. Ever. Unless they’re novelty socks. Or ski socks.
– It is possible to drink your own body weight. Or so I’ve been told. I can’t remember – I was pretty damn stewed at the time.
– Don’t eat lentils after drinking that much. Trust me on this.
– Read books.
– Be thankful for friends who wonโ€™t let strangers pour water on your head and take pictures while you’re drunk
– Make friends with bartenders
– Watch good movies. And bad ones too. I LOVE Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
– Go on Road Trips. I like themes โ€“ Boston for clam chowder, Florida for U2 (k,
not a theme, but it was a great trip, and a great show.

Fender American Standard Strat

– It’s not all about the music, but it could be
– Ride a jet ski.
– Ride snow skis.
– Ride a surfboard.
– Find a way to have fun, everyday. Even if it’s just for a few minutes.

– Blog. You’ll meet some very funny, insightful and smart people.

-Have a great birthday. And if today ain’t your birthday too, just have a great day.

47 responses to “Reflections on Another Trip Around The Sun

  1. Indiana Jones. Raider’s of the Lost Ark. And FYI, the actual quote includes “Honey”.

    In exchange, can you place “…and proud we are of all of them”?


  2. Yes, and have a great birthday.

    Thanks for your thoughts.


  3. Have a great birthday. And, as usual, great blog!


  4. Happy Birthday! Here’s a toast to you – May you live as long as you want to and want to as long as you live!


  5. Happy Birthdayyyyyy!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you have an awesome one and get piss drunk .(^.^) . Also ,seeing as you’re not a woman….. which …um, decade are you in ? ( that’s as subtle as I get )


    • Thanks, Rantonit.
      I gotta say, I actually had to do the math to figure it out. 41 today.

      At least I didn;t have to check my wallet for my birthday! (That’ll happen if asked my age in April…)


  6. Happy Birthday! It’s true, you do meet the funniest, insightful and smart people! Now that I know it’s your birthday, I’m definitely going to treat myself to some cake! It’s the least I can do, right?


  7. Hi,
    Happy Birthday, I hope you have or had a great day (depending on the time difference ๐Ÿ™‚ )
    Loved all the quotes, and you are spot on about bloggers.


  8. Great post. You’re pretty fucking old, dude.


  9. “Blog. Youโ€™ll meet some very funny, insightful and smart people.”

    Agreed. Happy b-day, Guap.

    And shut up, Edward!


  10. I’m older, just so you know.


  11. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!

    “Washing the dishes isnโ€™t so bad when theyโ€™re your dishes”

    Favorite. I wholeheartedly agree.


  12. Dang … this wasn’t up when I visited yesterday … so Happy Birthday belatedly. With the great advice you shared, it’s hard to imagine that you didn’t have a great day. If you saw my post yesterday, I’ll take a shot of limoncello for you today.


  13. Guap, you couldn’t pull off the Danny Devito part but I bet the John Travolta part from Get Shorty would work.


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  16. Now how the hell did I miss out on the fun?? I mean your birthday? Really and I missed it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I feel bad but Happy Birthday!! Hope it was wonderful and loved your post. Way coolness ๐Ÿ™‚ Peace – and a great big cake. ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. Happy Birthday a day late! I’m very glad our age numbers aren’t based on seasons.


  18. happy belated birthday EG (i have underwear older than you – you know how we men are about throwing out underwear) as a birthday gift i have a GREAT bad movie for you – and one that’s right up your enjoyment alley…”The Creation of the Humanoids” a movie so wonderfully bad it almost goes around full circle to being brilliant. witty post this. continue…


  19. Excellent, barkinginthedark.
    Looking forward to checking out the flick.

    Thanks for the wishes!


  20. Be careful your head doesn’t explode from all that accumulated knowledge, my friend! Happy Birthday, by the way!


  21. theflameinside

    Well, apparently better late than never *totally* applies to me.
    Wisdom isn’t gained through books – it’s accumulated through experience. And everything that you said was pure wisdom.
    There are people older than you who haven’t figured most of that stuff out, yet. So congrats on being ahead of the curve. And I hope the next 160 seasons are just as thrilling as the previous. Happy birthday, Guapo!


  22. Thank you, theflameinside.
    And yet, so much more still to learn.

    And so much trouble still to get in! Muahahaha


  23. Oh happy belated birthday! Turning 40 was uneventful for me, but for some reason when I turned 30 I had a much harder time! Hope you had a lovely day and are still celebrating it now.


  24. your birthday is in between britney’s and jake’s!!

    (that is – britney spears and jakob dylan)


  25. OH! I found what I was looking for! Happy Belated Birthday!!


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  27. Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ Again only a year later – like in a time warp.. I just wanted to make sure – i had one of the dreams.. I feel a little better now. I didn;t know it was verified thought they took my word for it,, and I was sick.. so now I know how old you are ๐Ÿ˜‰ Dude I will never tell.. how the crap am I that much older than you? oh wait its only ..nevermind.. I miss you. Have a great birthday both today and in the future that I am here on..

    you have done great things and made many friends keep it up..if you build it they will come.. see you in the future today …


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