Thursday, 12 November 2009

Grim Repercussions....

It's my birthday, but after last year's milestone I don't really want to think about them ....

I went into the lounge last night and Mrs Rine was crotcheting some cushions with the symbol of an old man carrying a scythe.

I looked over at Oz quizically.

He raised a laconic eyebrow as if to say "Haven't you seen the title of this post?"

22 comments:

Sir Bruin said...

Congratulations and other suitable felicitations. Age is just a number. Have a fine day. I think that you should be excused all chores for the day. I'll write you a note if you think it'll help?

Rog said...

Thanks Sir B. I just had an email from my 85 year old mum which is encouraging...

Macy said...

Given the states of your pension you should be glad Mrs R isn't currently checking the small print on your life assurance policy!!

Hope her other pressies are better :)

Rog said...

Thanks Macy. I've turned my cards upside down to pretend I'm 19. Which I am really anyway....

Dave said...

Hope the candles don't melt your profiteroles.

Geoff said...

Apparently 61 year olds like you and Gyles Brandreth are the luckiest people to have ever been born. You haven't fought in a war, you've had free education, free NHS, free love and safe jobs. And of course you have final salary pensions.

I believe these all apply to all 61year olds?

Many happy returns, Rog.

Rog said...

Dave: Too late!!!!

Geoff: I could be Gyles Badbreath's twin brother! Thanks for pointing that out. When I reach the age of 65 I'll be paid in vegetables - a sort of Fennell Celery pension.

Rog said...

Dave: You weren't talking in code were you?

Vicus Scurra said...

I trust that you will have the strength to squeeze a morsel of enjoyment from this day.

KAZ said...

Stop moaning - you're nobbut a lad.
I read the same article as Geoff. Be grateful you got free orange juice and school milk.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Rog.
I celebrated my 15th birthday last month and know how you feel. Suddenly all that stressing about the 'big' one seems futile. This one is far worse! *shudders*

Dave said...

Sarah: Rog turned his card upside down. That makes you 12.

Z said...

I think of every decade as a take-off and landing. I enjoy the 'going up' years and become progressively more miserable in the 'declining' ones. So I'll be glad when I'm 60.

Scarlet Blue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Don't worry I have plenty of puff for your candles. I won't let anything melt.
Sx

Sarah said...

Oh shut up Dave...pedant!....you're better then???
I think somewhere else he said he was 16, like a perambulator....or something

Richard said...

Rog, did your mum ask you when you were going to get a proper job? I think you've also surpassed even yourself with "fennel celery".

Rog said...

Vicus: Mustn't grumble.

Kaz: Nobbut. I was lucky to have free milk until Mrs Thatch took it away.

Sarah: The palindromic dyslexia helps...I've turned all my cards upside down.

Z: It's like joining a new school isn't it. As long as it isn't Ryan Air this time round anyway...

Rog said...

Scarlett: That's the icing on the cake.

Sarah & Dave: I turned my cards upside down to get to 19. Nothing fell out of them.

Richard: Fennelly enough she did!

Betty said...

When I looked up at the title of the post I thought it said "Grim Percussions" and was a reference to Phil Collins.

Have a happy birthday ( ... or what remains of it, at any rate ... )

Magwitch said...

Happy Birthday.

Roger said...

Betty: Thanks Bettster. You can't hurry, love.

Magwitch: Hurrah...long time no see!

Christopher said...

Happy Birthday, Rog, even if I'm a bit late coming to it. Would you like some of mine? They're hardly used and they're all the right way up.