February 24, 2003
A year ago today I turned 39. I guess that means today is my 40th birthday. Then again, how would I know for sure? My earliest memories are from 1966. But you're as old as you feel, right? And I still don't feel a day older than 39. So I think I'll take a cue from Jack Benny, and declare today my second 39th birthday. Next year, we'll see how I feel. Maybe 42, maybe 36, maybe 39 again. I'll let you know.
Saturday night I was the victim of an honest to goodness surprise party. My wife said she was taking me out for a quiet dinner, she wouldn't tell me where, and she made me wear a blindfold on the drive over. When we showed up at the Slanted Door restaurant, I found a dozen or so of my favorite friends and family waiting for us, including my sister and her husband who secretly flew in from Boston for the occasion. I had no idea that any of this conspiracy was going on. This was remarkable not least because my wife does not have a very good poker face and she's never been able to play such an elaborate trick on me before. I was terribly flattered by all the attention and had a wonderful time. If you're ever in San Francisco, I highly recommend the Slanted Door. Especially the pork loin.
Today I'm going to have a mid-life crisis and play hooky and go to an afternoon movie. Blogging might be erratic.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at February 24, 2003 08:00 AM
You probably didn't get my card yet. Even though I bought your card a month ago I failed to mail it until Thursday. I guess that's what getting older does to you.
Enjoy your day of hooky.
Love Aunt Lynne
We love you and wish you a very happy year, and who counts the number exactly?
Happy Birthday! Have fun with Erica and Larry.
Glad that you were really surprised. Love
Happy birthday, Stefan! But just think of it as the 19th anniversary of your 21st birthday...
You have three years on me, btw.
40?!! Still not too old for making obnoxious noises with various body parts.....and laughing about it.... Happy Birthday!
The 40s are the absolutely the best time
for a man.
And only idle bums have time for a mid-life
crisis -- the rest of us are too busy working
and enjoying life's wonders.
40 has been my best year yet, so far. Hope it is the same for you.
Better you than me.
Happy birthday, Stefan!
Happy Birthday, Stefan! And many happy returns.
Happy Birthday Stefan! It was nice meeting you all over the weekend.
Happy birthday! 40 is a great year. Not that I would know. I personally have been 29 for 12 years now.
Happy birthday from someone who just turned 50 and made sure to tell everyone about it.
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i was just looking around about things related to my birthday, and i found this website. i was born on feb 24 1980. The way i look at it, i am technically 19 years old, because i cant remember my last 3 birthdays. see how many years you coud get off yourself that way... peace Erti