Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I don't want to party like it's my birthday; I want to buy my house!

That's a Flipping Out reference, for those of you who are living under a rock and managed to miss the thousands of promos featuring that quote. Jeff was referring to the fact that Fitty Cent was accidentally playing on his CD player while he had an open house. He actually said "sell my house" instead of "buy my house."

Anyway, the reason I wrote that is because today is my birthday but I don't really feel like partying like it's my birthday (I never do) and Eric and I are closing on a house. It will be ours tomorrow! There is so much work to do on it! I think Eric said he will put up some pictures on his blog sometime today. And we will definitely be putting up pictures of our renovation efforts.

So ... I'm forty. Please feel free to picture me with my pants pulled up and kicking my leg in the air like Molly Shannon as Sally O'Mally.

Forty years old! Christ on a cracker!

30 comments:

cb said...

oh so happy birthday!!!!

i would have guessed early to mid 30s - either way, you're super hot AND clever AND have kickass taste in television!

and congratulations on the HOUSE!

i can't wait to see pictures as you work your double-Eric magic on it!

amy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ERIC!!!!!!!
Other famous people born on this day include
Ingrid Bergman, Michael Jackson, Robin Leach, Elliot Gould and John McCain.
We LOVE YOU ERIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cliff O'Neill said...

Thirty-nine was the really hard one for me. After a year of anticipation, the big four-oh was a yawn.

Hope you're enjoying your b-day! You are fab! Enjoy your special day!

Oh, and you are exactly one day older than Frederique Van Der Wal! Woo hoo!

Steven said...

You can't be serious. 40?! I don't believe it.

Hope you have a great one, Eric.

And, congrats on the house. That's one hell of a birthday present.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! But what about the 'new and improved' shower? How can you leave it without so much as a backwards glance? The minutes and minutes of work it took; the style, the elegance, the spam! Just think how lucky the next tenents are going to be. oh boy, oh boy

eric3000 said...

Thanks, everyone!

cb, you're too kind!

amy, "OTHER famous people..." LOL!

cliff, I can honestly say I did not know that about Frederique Van Der Wal. (OK, I didn't even know who that was but now I do!)

steven, yes, a house is a great present! But it's going to be a day late; oh, well.

anon, yes, it will be hard to leave our beautiful apartment will the elegant shower. But there will be plenty of opportunities for half-assed improvements in the new place! Unfortunately, I will have to return the bath tub to its previous condition before I leave.

Thanks again! I appreciate the wishes!

Damselfly said...

HAPPPPPPYYYYYY BBBIIIIRRRRRTTTTTHHHHHHDDDAY!!!!!

Pst....you just made me feel better about turning 30 on the 9th of August!

Pittypat said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!! And congratulations on the house! More home improvement blogs coming up soon, I'm sure.
PS. Forty looks better from the perspective of sixty!

Marius said...

Happy Birthday, Eric. Like Damselfly, I just turned 30 this month--on the 12th. Anyway, congratulations on the house. And I agree with cb; you are intelligent and attractive. Other Eric is one lucky redhead. :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday...And remember your only as old as you feel. And Other Eric will probably tell you, that you feel like a 20 year old!
Congratulations on the house!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to one of my favorite bloggers...and always remember that age only matters if you are cheese.

Loveya muah!

Anonymous said...

40 is the best! You'll see. I know.

(It's 50 that truly sucks.)

Many congrats on the house, Eric! What neighborhood?

In anticipation of some hot renovation blogging, I remain yours most sincerely,

-- desertwind

Tom & Lorenzo said...

Happy belated birthday, Eric, and congratulations on the house. That's awesome!

eric3000 said...

damselfly and marius, happy 30th birthdays to both of you! Thanks for rubbing it in! LOL!

Thank you, pittypat, desertwind, and anon! Yes, remodeling pics will be coming.

Thanks, T&L, and I hope YOUR move is going well!

mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

Happy Birthday Eric! Congratulations on your new house. That's so exciting!

wildflower38 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You look younger than your age....

Ms. Place said...

Milestones indeed, Eric. You must feel like your head is spinning! Happy belated birthday and congratulations on closing. There's nothing like owning your first house.

Linda Merrill said...

Happy Birthday Eric! How could I have missed your post till today!!! And, having just turned ... cough... 45... I say welcome to the club!

trixie said...

Happy Birthday Eric! May all your your escrows be good ones!

Forty is the new thirty.
Forty is the new black.
Forty is the new jack city.
Forty is the new christine.

However Eric -- your childbearing years are waning so you may want to consider freezing your eggs. Someday you and Eric2 may wish to defrost them and have a little Eric-cicle.

And Linda -- I was having difficulty with my recent (mumbles a number) birthday but then I caught sight of what Courtney Love looks like at our age and I felt MUCH better!

BigAssBelle said...

oh. my. god. just forty?? and your life begins . . .

happy birthday honey!!

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