Wednesday, July 11, 2007

When I'm 64...


(The following is a gratuitous birthday posting)

I'm not exactly sure when it started, but with these numerical candles, we started reversing the numbers. It may have been the year that my mother-in-law turned 59. We made her 95 so she'd really feel old.

Today, July 11, I'm finally older than my youngest son, who's 61 for a few more days. On the 20th he'll turn 71 and be older than me once again. My wife is a nice even 44 no matter how you look at it. Tyler is just plain ancient at 91. I think it’s funny that I'm still younger than my MIL, at 86 and yet older than my sister-in-law at 63. Goofy I know, but we have fun with it.

The cake by the way is a totally from scratch banana cake made by my irreversible wife. Sadly scratch cake baker is not a phrase she usually identifies with. She made it to go along with Tyler's dinner the other night. Homemade banana cake is one of my faves and reminds me of my childhood. It was darn good and much appreciated.

I'll celebrate tonight with a 5 mile run and dinner at Red Robins. A birthday burger sounds good to me.

So how "old" are you?

24 comments:

Lisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! :)
Glad you enjoyed the cake, and yes, sadly, scratch baker doesn't normally apply. You should feel so honored...lol...

Have a wonderful day!!

Love,
~Lisa

Annette said...

Banana cake sounds delicious! What a fun family tradition. I guess by your count, I'm 73 - whew, I'm getting up there. :)

Happy Birthday!

Wes said...

I {heart} banana cake! Good thing I'm not around ;-) I'm a spry 14!! I'm livin large!!

ShoreTurtle said...

Happy gratuitous birthday!

I like the reversing the numbers thing.

Wow, 73! I'm older than you.

Enjoy your day. Mention that you're 64 and you might be able to get a senior discount at red robin.

Neese said...

oh that number thing is great, it brought to mind something my family does at christmas, my mother has individual wooden letters that spell NOEL, and one year I rearranged them to spell LEON. So now, that must be done, every year.

Happy Birthday! and the banana cake sounds absolutely yummy!

Neese said...

oh, p.s.: 63

Tyler said...

Hey Hey,
In October I will be the youngest at a grand age of 02. Whats up now gramps?!

Lisa said...

OH MY GOSH,
your son called you GRAMPS!!!!! LOL...

Backofpack said...

I'm not sure I like this game. Of course, that could be because I am a crochety 94...

Backofpack said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday!!!

Danny said...

lol... kind of cool. every ten years you get to "restart" young again. (they do say youth is wasted on the young!)

happy birthday, darrell!

Rae said...

So then I am 92! Wow, I look good for 92!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Enjoy that free Red Robin Burger! Yum-o!!! I really like their Mai Tais too! =)

WADDLER26.2 said...

Happy birthday!!! My favorite cake is also Banana. Good Choice. Hope you had a great day!

Joe said...

Man is it great to be 35 again....I can't even remember 35 !!!

Happy birthday!!! With more goodies to come!!!!!!!

scott keeps running said...

oh man, you are old. :)

mmmm, red robins. this is turning out to be a dining blog, isn't it? there nearest red robins to me is over 70 miles!! :(

Ryan said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds & looks great enjoy yourself! Hmm guess that makes me 23 :-) yes livin the twenties again!

PLANET3RRY said...

Hope you had a great birthday!!!

I am 53 right now... and will be 63 in a few months. How quickly we age!

Mike said...

Too funny Darrell- i'm a mature 4 years old right now but will turn 14 in a couple days- yikes!!

Nice pics on your blog there...I'll take a slice of that cake but first throw some of that chicken and salad my way! Looks like your son is quite the chef!

Donald said...

Red Robin - they give free french fries there, right? Sounds like a nice way to celebrate.

Happy Birthday, 64.

Sarah said...

Luv it! Happy Birthday! And I'm 24. I kinda like that number! : )

Anne said...

I think that's a wonderful tradition. Welcome to old age! I hope you enjoyed every minute of your birthday.

Matt said...

Cool blog, happy birthday! I'll be checking in. Keep up the great work - 50 states is a great goal!

Robb said...

Man, I'm 54 soon to be 64. Time flies when you're married to a beautiful 93 year old babe.

Never heard of banana cake, though it sounds good.

runliarun said...

It's precious, this game with numbers. I am about 30 years younger than you, although we almost share a birthday.