Birthday Pros and Cons

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

PRO: Waking up to a kiss from your daughter and a "Happy Birthday, Daddy."

CON: Realizing you're 35, not 25.

PRO: Feeling the love of your wife who's made a special breakfast because she stayed home from work on your day.

CON: Finding out she only stayed home b/c she's chaperoning your daughter's field trip.

PRO: Getting a shoutout on WITL 100.7 during their birthday wishes. (Stephanie and Banana are Facebook friends).

CON: Reading today's obits to find out another old family friend has passed.  Jay will be waiting for you, Margaret.  R.I.P.

PRO: Watching my youngest come down the stairs with a strange look on her face and then-- the light bulb-- "Happy Birthday, Dad."

CON: Having a long to-do list.

PRO: Part of it is checking out a new suit at Holden-Reid.

CON: Another part is having to get in city taxes... after the deadline.

CON: Another part is go to work 3 hours early.

PRO: I get to do a fun story. (Can't share, because the competition trolls this blog).

CON: 11 am-- Pay final respects to my friend Dennis LeVeck. We'll miss you on Sunday mornings at the course, Denny.  R.I.P.

PRO: Still healthy and happy.

CON: Still expect the phone to ring at 12:01 am from my mom singing and telling about her labor 35 years ago. I Miss you, Mom.

PRO: I think my wife is cooking up a special gift for me.

CON: It probably won't be a dark brown Buick Enclave or an iPhone.

PRO: Clicking on Facebook to find dozens of birthday wishes from friends from today and yesterday. FB is a nice b-day ego boost.

CON: Not knowing a few of those people. (I'm sorry, I approve almost anyone!)

PRO: I get to do whatever I want today-- It's my birthday!

CON: If I'm going to get to everything on time today-- I have to start my workout NOW!

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  • by Jason Location: the kitchen table on May 7, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    Thanks, Meriams! Shouldn't you be out carrying on the tradition of holes in one on the golf course?!
  • by The Meriam's Location: Elsie, MI on May 7, 2009 at 06:36 AM
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON!! Sorry we are a couple of days late! Hope you had a great day! I am sure your mom and grandparents were smiling down on you. They were all wonderful folks. Keep up the good watching you every night :-)
  • by Barb Warner Location: Holt on May 5, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    hey, happy b-lated to you and Zach...send pictures please.
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