Happy 25th!

Today is special for quite a few reasons. Firstly, it seems to be the international Geek Pride Day which coincides (on purpose) with the anniversary of the Star Wars premiere (1977 in case you didn’t remember). As if this was not enough reason to celebrate, May 25 is also the Towel Day – which was established to celebrate the work of Douglas Adams of the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy fame. Also, this is the day when JFK announced the Apollo Program and it’s goal to put a man on the moon.

All in all, this is pretty special day. A good day for a geek like me to be born. 29 years ago I did just that – I got born. This is officially the last year of my “twenties”. After this, I am no longer allowed to refer to myself as a “twenty something year old guy”. Fuck this. I think I’m actually reaching that point in my life where I am required by law to complain about getting old on and around my birthday. That whole shtick used to annoy me in the past. Yes, you are exactly one year older than last year – I know this is comes as a shock to you but can you please blow out the candles and let us eat this fucking cake.

Also, can someone tell all the people my age to fucking stop getting their shit together? Everyone is all having careers, getting married, having kids and buying houses. This is absolute and utter madness and I will have none of it. Everyone sit the fuck down and wait for me. I don’t even have my shoes on or anything. Seriously!

Here is a toast to everyone else in their late 20’s or early 30’s who also doesn’t have their shit together yet. I am way to young to be making blog posts about getting old.

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17 Responses to Happy 25th!

  1. Hector SPAIN Google Chrome Linux says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I am not on my late 20’s nor early 30’s, but I didn’t have my shit toghether when I was, so I’ll join you in that toast if you don’t mind.

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  2. jambarama Opera Windows Terminalist says:

    28 here and I’m still in school. I hear you.

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  3. mcai8sh4 UNITED KINGDOM Google Chrome Linux Terminalist says:

    Happy Birthday Fella!

    I’m 29 (well 29 and 16 months) and it is very annoying how everybody seems to be ‘settling down’ – no-one seems to want to drink till they can’t see any more. Growing old is compulsory, growing up isn’t – and I ain’t growing up damnit!

    I fear that once I do ‘get my shit together’, I’ll realize thats exactly what it is…. a pile of shit.

    Hope you have a good one – I shall raise a glass to you and all the other geeks and dispersed-shit-types when it reaches beer-o’clock.

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  4. copperfish Google Chrome Linux Terminalist says:

    Happy Birthday Luke!

    I turn 38 this week so all that growing up crap is long past me. I get old yes, more responsible yes – grow up? Not so much :)

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  5. ths GERMANY Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    happy birthday from germany
    “30” doesn’t sound so bad.
    just tell the numbers in a convenient base.
    I like being 0x2A (42, coincidentally).
    imagine how impressed chicks may be (at least maybe) when you tell ’em you’re only 21 ;) (in 3 years’ time …).

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  6. Happy Birthday! Perhaps your parents knew this would be a good day to be born and took measures to increase its likelihood?

    I had that feeling where many around me were “settled down” but I wasn’t. It was during the brief period between college graduation and my wedding. Now I’m just one of the boring settled down types.

    I’m 25 but I still can’t imagine myself being 30. That seems so old.

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  7. Gratulerer med dagen!*

    I’m past 30 (just a tiny bit), my birthday has crept up on me with a sneak attack each year (good thing I’m immune). I regularly have to count to find my age.

    I have (in theory) my stuff together; the bank owns the house, I own the station wagon, the girl and the kids own me… Still, I feel like I’m hanging on to it by my fingertips. Not sure what’s happening. So, no need to fear the “togetherness of stuff”; what is inside your head will not change.

    Brb; child to take care of and games to play.

    *) lit. Congratulations with the day / Happy Birthday

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  8. IceBrain PORTUGAL Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    Happy birthday! Now I’m jealous of your geeky birth day :)

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  9. Alex UNITED STATES Google Chrome Mac OS says:

    May the Force be with you.

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  10. Rob UNITED STATES Google Chrome Windows Terminalist says:

    Happy Birthday!

    But yeah, I’m turning 30 in less than a month, so it could be worse…

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  11. Stephane FRANCE Mozilla Firefox Gentoo Linux says:

    Happy Birthday !

    And I’ll lift my glass to that toast … Cheers :-)


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  12. hdrev MEXICO Mozilla Linux says:

    happy birthday!

    and dont do stuff just because you are x years old, fuck everything do whatever you want

    btw this blog is very good

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  13. MrPete GERMANY Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    A day late but anyway:
    Congratulations on surviving another year without planning every day meticulously!
    Why? Well, I do basically the same. I was born into my career (third-gen in the family business) and so I did in no way care about my career. Or the rest of my life…

    Getting shit together? Man, that’s not what I want to do in my free time!
    I want to have fun and not sit over plans for the rest of my life!

    And whenever you have a wonderful plan allowing for early retirement without any fear of the future the universe comes along and unloads another pile o’ problems!

    So happy birthday and go for another year of unplanned life!

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  14. Adrian BELGIUM Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I’m 20 and a half and when I look around me at college, I kind of feel the same way. Either get all serious at school and study every day and already make career choices. Or just fuck around, study a week before the exams start, see what you make of it and just enjoy it.

    What to do? :(

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  15. Zel FRANCE Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Sorry I missed the birthday party, how was the cake ?

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  16. Kim Johnsson SWEDEN Google Chrome Windows Terminalist says:

    Happy belated birthday, is there leftover cake? I love cake…

    I’m only 22, but hopefully getting my career together next week at an interview with Cisco. That’s the only part though :P

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  17. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes and support guys! :)

    @ Zel:

    The cake was a lie. Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;)

    @ Adrian:

    Do what I did – get serious and study before the exams, but fuck around in between. :) In fact, I wish I had more time for fucking around. When I was in college I had a part time job and a work study (and at one point two part time jobs).I was always a bit jealous of the people who were fully funded by their parental units and could just hang out all day and party all night taking an occasional break to do some schoolwork.

    It’s all about finding a healthy balance for you.

    @ Kim Johnsson:

    I initially read it as “interview with Crisco” and I was like “well, maybe freelancer is in the lard industry or something”. :) Then it dawned on me. Good luck!

    @ mcai8sh4:

    Yeah, I think we need to start hanging out with single friends more. I think we are just stuck in some local minima or something and that’s why it looks like everyone is doing it. :P

    @ ths:

    Heh, I like this idea. I’m not 29 – I’m 1D. Fuck yeah. I’m still a teenager. :) Oh wait… How would you pronounce that? Dee-teen?

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