Annual Tune’s Up

It’s that time again.  I’m gonna make you listen to this song:

Yeah, you guessed it.  It’s my birthday.  I am, not surprisingly since I have been blogging under the stupid blog name FiftyFourAndAHalf for 5 and a half years, well, I’m older today.

Old.  Probably older than you; probably shorter than you, too.  Life just ain’t fair.  I’m older and shorter than people I can’t even see…

Today is my 60th birthday.  I’m not a big fan of my birthday, for reasons you can find here:  Still, it’s a day.  A decade.  Something to celebrate with my husband and son and good food and cake.  Gotta have cake.

And it’s something that is way better than the alternative.  Yup.  Way better.

To the handful who have been along with me since I was, actually 54-1/2, thanks for all the times we’ve laughed and cried together.  To my  new blogging buddies, welcome again.  Thank you for stopping by; I hope you stick around.

Blogging has been a wonderfully fun way to spend time over these last 5-1/2 years, and counting, cause I’m not planning to stop.  I see no reason to stop.

Because people my age are getting gross. So what else can we do?  :/

Love you guys!

 

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95 responses to “Annual Tune’s Up

  1. I would love to do guest blogging for your wonderful blog.
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  2. Yeah! I’ll be joining you in the 60’s Club this year, Elyse. It’s the new 40’s, or so they say, except with more aches need for special equipment to help with normal stuff like seeing things clearly. Although dulling the senses for the next several years may be a good thing for our mental health… 😉 Is pot legal in D.C.?

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  3. Happy birthday to you!

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  4. Happy belated! I hope it involved lots of cake:).

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  5. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! And just for the record, I have you beat by 5.5 years! Hope you had a wonderful day and that you ate a piece of chocolate cake with ice cream for me! 😀

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  6. Happy birthday! I’m older than you (the oldometer turned 61 a little over a week ago), but I am taller so there’s that. I’m glad to hear that you plan to keep blogging… we need you!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Elyse! Glad it’s today and not Inauguration Day. That would be a downer.

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  8. Ok so now that you’ve hit sixty just make a wish for about thirty more good years. You can, you know-live to be that old (with good medical care) provided Trump and his Trump-a teers or maybe that’s “Trump-stears,” don’t mishandle Medicare, Medicaid, etc. etc.

    I’d like to see Putin’s puppet thrown from office too, but I don’t think that will happen. Out country is headed for ruin and I could go on and on, but let me not spoil your birthday. My mother told me eons ago that life truly begins at sixty. Keep that thought in mind and you’ll grow up to be a wise old lady. 🙂

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    • So, politically speaking, you’re suggesting I bend over and kiss my ass goodbye?!?

      As for your fatalism, I feel like we have some hard times ahead. But the ones with the hearts, souls and brains are on our side. Time we figure out how to use them.

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      • Your reply made me laugh out loud.I’m still snickering. If upi can bend enough to kiss your ass goodbye you should live to see 100. 🙂

        Seriously, yes I am a pessimist-big time. Always have been. Even with hearts, souls and brains who eventually get their heads out of their assess how do you think that is going to help undo all the crap that Trump is now throwing out and will continue to throw out.

        His motto of “Drain the swamp” was/is laughable. He just filled the swamp with a bunch of alligators and the water Trump has roiled the water and made it murky so that no one can see the bottom. Comprehend my drift?

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        • Oh yeah. I will be in mourning for a long time to come. Unless he gets the lightening bolt he so richly deserves tomorrow.

          We will all have a lot to do opposing this crazy, crazy man and the scum he is putting into government.

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  9. Happy 5 1/2th (and 60th) birthdays to you! And with Republican attitudes towards Medicare, age 60 just might end up being the new 54 1/2.

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    • Actually, it is. When I started blogging, the GOP was going to take Medicare away from anybody under 55 — and I was 54-1/2 and pissed. Now I’m still pissed and they’re still gonna take it from me…..

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  10. Wish I had time to read all the comments (you get some fun comments, and I often enjoy them nearly as much as your blog posts!), but since I have to click and dash today, wanted to at least give you a shout out for lasting 60 years. Still a little tread on the tire, even if you do get wobbly and need rotating every so often. Love, love, love you right back. Happy 60th! You are officially no longer a teenager, (but please don’t let that stop you from being you, ’cause we really love all the different parts of you — well, maybe some more than others, but you know what I mean). YOU rock! Happy Birthday, fellow blogger! 🙂

    *sorry – don’t know if picture will upload, but figured I’d give it a try. Technologically stunted. Just another way to say “Happy 60th Birthday”

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    • The picture showed up perfectly, 99! Thank you for the fun and the birthday wishes.

      But a special thank you for being such a fun blogging buddy! Xxxxxxx

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  11. Keep grossing us out, please. Happy birthday! – Marty

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  12. Happy Birthday, Elyse! May you live as long as you want to and want to as long as you live!!

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    • Sandy! What a nice surprise. And I love that sentiment. It really is perfect, isn’t it! I am going to pilfer it, but think of you every time I use it!

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  13. Happy birthday, my blogger sistah!

    I always say, better an annual tuneup than an anal tuneup (Disclaimer: I have never, ever said that before in my life, but I stand by it!). I hope you have a wonderful day with your loving family. I wish you all the things you wish for yourself.

    Love you!

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    • Given that I have regular anal tuneups, the phrase is appropriate, regardless of whether you or anyone else ever said it!

      Alas my wish for a Trump impeachment today is unlikely to happen. But by Friday?!? A girl’s gotta have hope!

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  14. Best wishes. If you’re ever in desperate need of a grope and grab, you know where to go.

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  15. Happy 60, Elyse. And you’re so right…it is just a number. Enjoy every minute of an older, wiser decade. I know I am ! Hugs to you.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Elyse!!! 🙂

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  17. How nice is that. A very happy birthday to you and I’m so glad it gives you the chance to eat cake with a clear conscience. I shall raise a cup of something to you later 🙂

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  18. Happy birthday! I also celebrate in January — one gross month for a birthday! I am older than you but I’m hoping you are shorter!

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  19. Yours is usually the most fun to read blog of those I regularly visit, kid. I say “kid” because I am older than you. By quite a bit. Your stories help regenerate brain cells in my gourd that would otherwise perish from disuse. So, here’s looking at you, kid, and wishing you many more years of telling it like it is. I’m looking forward to it. 😉

    Jim

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  20. Happy Birthday Elyse! Have a wonderful day too.

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  21. Clinton

    I had Trump remove the date of my birthday from the calendar. The lack of a 13th floor in some buildings set a firm precedent for this action. If you would like I could arrange the same for you, yes?

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    • It’s a quandry. But I figure I’ll go on celebrating. On my 50th I was out of town (my niece had just had a baby and needed help) and J&J never forgave me. This year I will smile and stay put!

      Besides, I don’t want No Stinkin’ Favors from Putin’s President.

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  22. Happy Birthday, Elsie … oops … I mean Elyse. Damn, … but I couldn’t resist. Good news for you is that I’m older than you by a couple, but you must be shorter. Nonetheless, cheers to you on your day … and to us for being together for many of our WP years.

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  23. Happy birthday, Elyse! May you have at least a few more decades left in you.

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  24. Happy Birthday! May it be free of Trump thoughts. That would be a sweet gift.

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  25. I’m with you on the cake. There must be cake! It tends to make all things better. Not too sure about the gross part. As someone who will be following your lead in a couple of months (Yikes!) I am not embracing the gross.
    Happy Birthday!

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  26. (… ok, let’s see, there’s something I’m really s’posed to say here, what is it, think brain think!, ah yes got it!) *ahem* HAPPY CAKE, ELYSE!!!!!!

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  27. Yes, I am younger than you, chronologically. But not by much. And age don’t mean anything, anyway! Heck, I’m married to an old guy, and I have been since I was 20! Here’s wishing you a healthy and happy trip around the sun.

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  28. Happy birthday, Elyse!! Have a great day and enjoy the hell out of celebrating fabulous you!

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  29. Deb

    Have a happy birthday Elyse!

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  30. Happy birthday, my friend!!!! (Auto correct kept wanting to change friend to fried. Not sure what that means but there you go!)

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  31. 60 is the new 40. Until you’re 70. Then THAT’S the new 40. Happy birthday. It couldn’t happen to a nicer person. Make a wish and blow out your candles. Okay. What did you wish for?

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    • Thanks. I don’t feel quite like I did when I was 40, but I have felt worse, so that’s something!

      I will make a wish and blow out the candles. I’ll tell you what I wished for Friday night 😉

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  32. Happy Birthday, Elyse! I look forward to getting more gross by the year – living long enough to be a complete embarrassment to my kid.

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    • Well, given your martial arts, I bet you have a long way to go to be gross. Me? Not so far! C’est la vie.

      But the song makes me laugh, and so I pull it out annually! Because people my age …

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  33. Happy birthday to you.
    I’m only slightly older than you.
    It would be my son’s birthday too.
    x

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  34. Not shorter than me. Happy birthday.

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  35. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

    Stay well. Stay safe. And try not to think too much of that person whose name I shall never utter.

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    • Thank you! I AM thinking of Putin’s President, but it is in looking forward to his impeachment, so I think that’s a pleasant thought and so it’s OK! Right?

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