January 12, 2011

Now We Are 60.



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53 comments:

Meade said...

Slippery slope.

Lem said...

Who says you can never go back again?

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Mattew 18:3

Coketown said...

Weeeee!

BJM said...

Awww...how sweet.

chickelit said...

But what about when you're 64?

Is that Blackhawk Golf Course?

traditionalguy said...

Baby it's cold outside. Keep your toes warm.

deborah said...

Beautiful smile.

Ralph L said...

That's one way to hide the wrinkles.

Robt C said...

Terrific! My best to the both of you. But helmets? Full face nonetheless? To skitter down a snowy slope? I guess I'm old school--65 this Sept. In my day we'd suffer concussions, skull fractures and such, and keep on pluggin'.

edutcher said...

Who is Meade calling old?

Madame, you are younger than Springtime and what a great way to celebrate your sixtieth year - do something you did in your sixth.

AA Milne would approve.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Freeman Hunt said...

Fun! And I like the post title (and the book).

1jpb said...

Althouse missed an opportunity for product placement.

The least you readers could do is to pickup a copy via the Althouse link. It's her B-day!

You could even donate directly, that way you can help her pay for a new ride.

1jpb said...

And, that's an eco-friendly ride.

Who needs a stinkin' Volt?

Freeman Hunt said...

Althouse missed an opportunity for product placement.

Ha. I didn't know that existed. I like the book Now We Are Six.

Right now I'm reading Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. It's a very quick read. And interesting.

Doug Wright said...

We are told, with age comes wisdom! Are you there yet?

Cheers and many more years, together with your Meade!

Robert Holmgren said...

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

Whoah and I know a man, he came from my hometown
He wore his passion for his woman like a thorny crown
He said Dolores, I live in fear
My love for you's so overpowering, I'm afraid that I will disappear

I know a woman, (who) became a wife
These are the very words she uses to describe her life
She said a good day ain't got no rain
She said a bad day is when I lie in the bed
And I think of things that might have been

And I know a father who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons for the things he'd done
He came a long way just to explain
He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
Then he turned around and he headed home again

Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The information's unavailable to the mortal man
We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay
Believe we're gliding down the highway, when in fact we're slip sliding away

Chip Ahoy said...

Happy Birthday! Woo hoo! This turned out to be the best party ever.

David said...

Meanwhile, Obama gave a memorial speech and a political rally broke out.

WTF?

Beth said...

Happy birthday! What a great way to celebrate.

Getting a sled for Christmas when I was six is still one of my favorite memories. And apparently, it gives me something to look forward to.

Christopher said...

Meade wins the... oh way, let's not go in that direction! Happy Birthday, this is great, I'm five years behind you and it looks like you can still be happy crazy at 60!

Penny said...

Slippery slopes!

And some of us still have fun.

It's a GRAND world after all.

JAL said...

So did you get a room yet?

bagoh20 said...

Do you guys wear helmets to bed too? It's soft powdery snow. The only way you could get hurt is smacking heads, and that's much more likely in bed. Most serious injuries - especially in those over 60 - happen in the bathroom, so I hope those helmets are donned for every visit, including showers, which are most dangerous of all.

RLB_IV said...

The Royal we... Happy Birthday!

Ann Althouse said...

"Ha. I didn't know that existed. I like the book Now We Are Six."

I didn't either and hoped I was the first one to make the joke on the old A.A. Milne title, but I'm not surprised I wasn't.

Penny said...

"Getting a sled for Christmas when I was six is still one of my favorite memories."

And one of my favorite Christmas memories was when my pink transistor radio replaced my pink plastic plug-in.

Ann Althouse said...

The helmets are great!

We got them after I hit my head skating, but the goggles are really helpful when the snow is flying in your face and the helmets are warm... with nice earflaps that have special pockets for earphones. Basically, they are snowboarders' helmets.

We needed them for the iceboating too.

But since we had them, why not use them for sledding?

The warning instructions that came with the sled said to wear a helmet. Also, oddly, said not to let the seat catch on fire!

Wendy Kloiber said...

Happy Birthday Althouse. May your head never bump bump bump down the stairs; may your seat never flame.

Penny said...

"But since we had them , why not use them for sledding?"

Maybe for the same reason I never used my earplugs, after trying them once with my...perfectly pink transistor radio.

Hate to miss a thing.

Penny said...

Gotta LOVE the internet...

Not one single excuse to MISS much of anything.

bagoh20 said...

"Also, oddly, said not to let the seat catch on fire!"

Then maybe the helmets are on the wrong end.

Penny said...

Silly!

Who wears a helmet to a birthday party?

Freeman Hunt said...

Everybody's a critic.

c3 said...

Yup, its all downhill from here.

(But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the ride.)

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

Also, oddly, said not to let the seat catch on fire!

Maybe they were thinking of something else.

Penny said...

"Everybody's a critic."

True, Freeman.

Apparently part of our human nature.

Penny said...

Hardly the BEST of us though.

Marc said...

Ann, I can't believe I haven't seen this remarked upon already, but you and Rush share the same birthday? Both 60 today. He's in good company. HBD.

Irene said...

"Also, oddly, said not to let the seat catch on fire!"

Hot pants.

LarsPorsena said...

Two for the tundra.

Ann Althouse said...

@Marc I've commented on the shared birthday in previous years. It's also Howard Stern's birthday -- same day but not same year.

Juba Doobai! said...

Happy birthday, Althouse! God bless and many many more!

Penny said...

Birthdays...

When the 1's can out-hoot and out- holler the other 364 of us...."just because".

It's a GRAND tradition.

And "All points of intersection are valid".

Hector Owen said...

Happy b-day Professor A. Long may you wave.

Deborah said...

You know, I did that yesterday on my driveway trying to break up the 1" of ice, but it wasn't nearly as much fun.

Happy Birthday, hope to see you posting another ride like that in 10 years.

Moose said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Almost Ali said...

PSA:

Age "60" is the first shortest year on the adult calender. It lasts about 3 months when compared to age "30" - and roughly 26 months when compared to the 1st human solstice, at age "7".

The 2nd human "solstice" occurs at age 40, followed by successive mini-solstices during the following mid-years. Until age 60, that is, when the 3rd and final human solstice kicks in. This is when the bottom literally drops out, causing time to really fly.

MadisonMan said...

What an excellent way to spend your birthday. I could never do that -- I'm a Libra.

Henry said...

Happy birthday!

Jennifer said...

Don't think there's any way to say this without sounding...uh what's the opposite of condescending but with the same connotation?...but, Meadhouse is so kick ass at 60 it makes me dread aging much less.

AST said...

Happy Birthday, Ann! I envy your youthfulness. That's what being in love can do, I guess.

madAsHell said...

"old girl"??

He called you "OLD GIRL"?

Wow..I guess y'all still got that newlywed thang working for you.

Me? I'd end up writing checks to the plastic surgeon.

So...it's much less expensive if we don't discuss age.

Calypso Facto said...

"Now we are 60."

MPH?!? No wonder the helmets. Fine choice of a birthday activity!