Jul 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!!

Yep, that's right!  It's my BIRTHDAY!

And to celebrate I've come up with ten clues you might be getting old.

10 - The 30-something hunk that held the door open for you at the post office this morning, called you MA'AM.

9 - Your first car had an 8-track player and you thought it was cool.

8 - Your best friends daughter asks you how old you are and you have to borrow her calculator to figure it out.

7 - You're not as worried about shaving your legs or arm pits as you are about using the latest hair removal techniques on your FACE.

6 - You spend more time using an emery board on your heels than your nails.

5 - You swear the directions on the Tylenol bottle have gotten smaller and smaller.

4 - You go to a class reunion and can't believe how old everyone looks. No way could you have gone to school with them.

3 -You've given up pulling gray hairs for fear of going BALD.

2 - The cashier at the grocery store gets on the intercom to ask a box boy to help you out with your groceries. You have two small bags and a gallon of milk.

1 - Your mailbox if filled with advertisements for Geritol, Denture Cream and orthopedic shoes, and you just received an exclusive invitation to join AARP.

BONUS - You know your getting old when you have to get a permit from the fire marshal to light the candles on your birthday cake.

Feeling old yet? How old do you think I am? 35? 39? 42? 49? 51?  Pick one, I dare you.

While you're thinking that over, here's a little tune. Sing a long if you like.


  1. Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday to Christine.
    Happy birthday to you!

    Sorry, that got a little--oh who am I kidding--a lot off key, but the spirit was there.

    Fun list. I can't say I've ever been called ma'am in person before, but I do worry about facial hair and going bald. I guess that means I'm old.

    And I'm going to guess you're less than 4,200,000,000 years old. Which, officially, makes you younger than dirt. And don't let anyone tell you different. :)

  2. Happy Birthday!! :D I hope you have a fabulous day! ;)

  3. Haha! The oldest choice is 51 and even that's not THAT OLD! You're young still. :)

  4. I *know* how old you are. And let me say that it's extremely considerate of you for catching up with the REST of us!

    Happy Birthday... Young lady! ;-D

    Just one member of your Adoring Public,

    Jay ("The Man from TV")

  5. So fun! Of course, I know, but if I had to guess, I'd say you were 39 :)

    Happy, Happy Birthday Chris! You are loved!! ♥

  6. Happy birthday!

    We went to my husband's 20 year HS reunion last summer, and I totally couldn't believe how old everyone looked! Of course, it's way easier to believe that it's only THEM.

  7. Happy Birthday!

    Just found your blog. New to the publishing world so I really appreciate the advice and the humor. :)

  8. So many top ten things struck a chord for me or at least they struck my funny bone. Happy belated birthday, Christine!