The Food and Wine Hedonist

leave your inhibitions at the door

Happy Birthday to Me!

This Sunday I celebrate yet another orbit around the sun.  I’ve always thought that age is just a number and that you’re only as old as you let yourself get.  That all that matters is staying young at heart.  That though youth is wasted on the young, wealth is wasted on the old.  OK, not sure if that last one makes any sense.

Through wonderful genetics, below average amount of stress, and rigorous exercise I’ve managed to look relatively young on the outside.  People I meet often say that I look like I’m in my early 30s – a few have said late 20s.   And I also feel pretty damn good as well. I’m still very, very thankful for all of that.

However, I’m starting to show cracks in the foundation.  In the mornings, I sometimes feel like I have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.  My bones often ache and I’m thinking about buying khakis.  Just the other day, while flipping through radio stations, I actually paused and LISTENED to NPR.  Every once in a while I actually fart dust.

But I’m not going to stop fighting the good fight!  I’m going to do everything I can to stay hip and somewhat relevant.  Because 40 is the new 30!!

Alright, I have to call bullshit on myself.  First, I’m not 40.  And second, it’s not the new 30 and don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise.  But I’m down with that.  I think.  Oh hell, this post is getting really confused and directionless.  That’s gotta be a sign of youth, right? Or dementia.

There are plenty of songs I could’ve featured that are birthday or youth-related.  Songs like 50 Cent’s In da Club, Fun.’s We Are Young, or Katie Perry’s Teenage Dream.


Or I could’ve gone Guilty Pleasures on you with Rod Stewart’s Forever Young. But I wanted to actually do something that is in some way related to food.  So here’s a quick little video on how to make a birthday cake!


About thefoodandwinehedonist

I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

16 comments on “Happy Birthday to Me!

  1. the drunken cyclist
    November 16, 2012

    Happy Birthday! There is nothing wrong with NPR, but there is with your video—no workie….

    • Anonymous
      November 16, 2012

      OK, the problem was with my browser—I was distracted by the news….

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      November 16, 2012

      Glad it worked. Would’ve hated the thought of you not seeing the whole thing.

  2. Ali Wambere
    November 16, 2012

    Talking about fart, do you know they have fart absorbing underwear.

  3. Socialkenny
    November 16, 2012

    Congrats on making it to the new 30’s. I hope I make it also.

    So what’s your plans, get drunk and kick back with a cake?

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      November 16, 2012

      Thanks, Kenny! Tho I hit the new 30s a while ago… I think drunk is on the menu, not sure about the cake.

      • Socialkenny
        November 16, 2012

        Lmao ok cool. Sip a glass of vino tinto for me. You should already know that red wine is good for the corazon.
        Sent from my BlackBerry® device

  4. a2sicilian
    November 16, 2012

    Happy Birthday! You will never buy khakis.

  5. yinzerella
    November 16, 2012

    Congratulations on the commemoration of the day of your birth!
    It’s hell to get old, darling. My grey hairs told me so.

  6. Peggy Isaacs
    November 16, 2012

    Happy Birthday!

  7. the winegetter
    November 16, 2012

    Happy birthday!!

  8. dfmw
    November 16, 2012

    hava happy

  9. Kayla Hoffman
    November 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday! Now go drink 4 bottles of wine for me! I can’t have any for 6 more months!

  10. wanderingglutton
    November 18, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Hedonist!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on November 16, 2012 by in Music and tagged , , , , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: