December 5, 2007

The Day Of The Ninja

December 5th (that's today for those of you not paying very good attention) is recognized throughout the known world as Ninja Day (I'm not making this up)? There are, of course, geographical differences in the name and how its celebrated. In some corners of the world it's called Creep Like A Ninja Day. In other locales it's Stalk Like A Ninja Day, Sneak Like A Ninja Day, or Move Like A Ninja Day. In Los Angeles, it's Beverly Hills Ninja Day (R.I.P. Chris Farley) (And, okay, I did make that one up).

Why is this significant? In the dark of night and the wee hours of the morning while most of you were sleeping, I crept, ninja-like, into my mid-thirties. As mid as you can get, actually. Onward and upward, I guess, since getting older is preferable to the alternative.

Posted by Chris at December 5, 2007 8:25 AM
Comments

Happy Birthday to you!

Posted by: donna at December 5, 2007 8:45 AM

Happy Birthday!!!!

Posted by: Linda at December 5, 2007 8:46 AM

Happy Birthday, big guy!

Posted by: Shelly at December 5, 2007 8:55 AM

Feliz Cumplea~nos!

Posted by: blair at December 5, 2007 8:57 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Jules at December 5, 2007 8:59 AM

Happy Birthday, little Ninja!

Posted by: Leah at December 5, 2007 9:01 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: daisy at December 5, 2007 9:04 AM

You don't rhyme with Dirty Whore anymore!? Oh man, that's what I always call you in my head. What now?

Rashy Hive?
Not Quite Clive?
Funnier Live?
Def Leppard Dive?
Got No Jive?
On His Second Wive? (jury is still out)

Happy Birthday, Chris.

Posted by: Brad at December 5, 2007 9:13 AM

Let me know how this 35 thing goes so I can be prepared for next year!

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Christina at December 5, 2007 9:21 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: kmum at December 5, 2007 9:23 AM

Happy (ninja) birthday, Chris!
(and thanks for the 365 days idea)

Posted by: Opal at December 5, 2007 9:26 AM

Happy birthday, homeboy.

I'm a little over a month away from turning the same age...does it hurt? I've heard there are pains.

Posted by: You can call me, 'Sir' at December 5, 2007 9:26 AM

Pretty sneaky. Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Fraulein N at December 5, 2007 9:27 AM

Congrats Rude!

A happy and healthy one as I will see you there in about four months.

Cheers,
JJ

Posted by: JJ at December 5, 2007 9:29 AM

Happy Birthday to you! You share the same birthday as my little brother who today enters the last year of his thirties. Don't be too sorry for him though - he has been taunting me something awful since May when I entered my forties. (Mind you, at least I still have my hair and my eyesight)

Posted by: Loth at December 5, 2007 9:31 AM

Happy B-day!

Posted by: jodi at December 5, 2007 9:31 AM

Yay! Birthdays are fun! I hope yours today is amazing. Did you get your present from Beth yet?

Posted by: Arwen at December 5, 2007 9:34 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

No wonder you looked so rough in that photo, you were having your mid-life crisis.

(You do know that you're supposed to wait until 45 for that now, don't you?)

Posted by: Poppy at December 5, 2007 9:37 AM

Happy birthday! Hopefully you called in a snow day and are relaxing at home, gazing at all that shiny new paint.

Posted by: Laura GF at December 5, 2007 9:48 AM

Happy Ninja Birthday, Chris!

I'm 35 too and it is not so bad. The 2 year old keeps me pretty young.

(Mind you the long, long days make me feel double this age, but I digress. :))

Posted by: Jacqueline at December 5, 2007 9:51 AM

Happy Birthday Chris! May the next 35 be even better.

Posted by: Heather at December 5, 2007 9:54 AM

You are now half my age.

Happy Birthday!!

Posted by: ann adams at December 5, 2007 9:59 AM

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Posted by: Alissa at December 5, 2007 10:10 AM

Happy Birthday...and remember this:

"Ninjas exist because pirates allow them to"

Posted by: wordgirl at December 5, 2007 10:15 AM

happy birthday hot stuff!

you are the envy of men all of the world...to be born on Ninja Day.

postcript - in playing almost any game (word, board, video...even in arguments), my husband has figured out that the word NINJA or NINJA-LIKE is almost always the best answer. It's sad, but it's true!

Posted by: wn at December 5, 2007 10:18 AM

Merry Birthday!!

Posted by: Kelly M. at December 5, 2007 10:31 AM

A very Happy Ninja Day Birthday to you... ENJOY IT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT!

Posted by: Stephanie at December 5, 2007 10:35 AM

Happy happy birthday! What did Beth get you?

Posted by: She Likes Purple at December 5, 2007 10:35 AM

Happy Birthday fellow Sag! Hope it's fantastic!

Posted by: Pocklock at December 5, 2007 10:52 AM

Happy Birthday Chris!

Posted by: Much More Than A Mom at December 5, 2007 10:52 AM

Happy Birthday!!! Hope your girls spoil you rotten, as you so truly deserve!

Posted by: Krush at December 5, 2007 11:03 AM

Happy Birthday! It's funny that no matter how clumsy someone is, they always seem to be a ninja-like expert at slipping into that next year, decade, etc...

Posted by: Ross at December 5, 2007 11:03 AM

You mean mid-20-10s, don't you? ;) Either way, Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Laura at December 5, 2007 11:06 AM

Happy Birthday! Throw them cactus thorns like the shurikens!

Posted by: oakley at December 5, 2007 11:07 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: intergalactic at December 5, 2007 11:12 AM

Welcome to the mids, grasshopper!

Posted by: FW sunshine at December 5, 2007 11:13 AM

Happy Birthday, hope it's great!

Posted by: Dianna at December 5, 2007 11:15 AM

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a lovely, if snowy, day. And welcome to the mid-thirties. They've been pretty good to me so far.

Posted by: bad penguin at December 5, 2007 11:19 AM

Happy Birthday!!

Posted by: patricia at December 5, 2007 11:21 AM

Happy Birthday! Oh No! Does next year start the "late-30's"? ;)

Posted by: alfredsmom at December 5, 2007 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Anna at December 5, 2007 11:33 AM

Happy birthday! May it not be depressing but a celebration of becoming older and wiser ;)

Posted by: Claire at December 5, 2007 11:34 AM

Happy Birthday! Hope it is great.

Posted by: Adi at December 5, 2007 11:34 AM

Happy Birthday! Hope it is great.

Posted by: Adi at December 5, 2007 11:34 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Tc at December 5, 2007 11:43 AM

Happy birthday! I, on the other hand, am celebrating Repeal Day ;)

Posted by: mingaling at December 5, 2007 11:45 AM

Oh shit, it's your birthday? Guess I'd better get typing...

Happy birthday, hot stuff!

Posted by: Mr Lady at December 5, 2007 11:48 AM

I'm going to tell everyone that it's "Happy Birthday Cactus Ninja" Day!! Happy, happy, Chris!

Posted by: Gwen at December 5, 2007 11:49 AM

Happy Birthday.

Posted by: Traci at December 5, 2007 11:49 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Stephanie at December 5, 2007 12:16 PM

Happy Birthday Chris!

Posted by: fauve at December 5, 2007 12:18 PM

Happy Birthday! Not sure if you are one of those people who embraces each age, or gets squidgy about getting older (I embrace my age and get squidgy about the wrinkles...), but seems you have lots of blessings in your life, and in store for you this next year. Enjoy 'em! Have an awesome day!

Posted by: Sarah at December 5, 2007 12:40 PM

To My Favorite Cactus, Happy Birthday and have a great year ahead!!

Posted by: Maribeth at December 5, 2007 1:15 PM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Jennifer at December 5, 2007 1:37 PM

Happy Birthday!! :-)

Posted by: Michelle at December 5, 2007 1:38 PM

Ahh but you are still just a wee pup.

Happy birthday anyway! :)

Posted by: Jeff A at December 5, 2007 1:42 PM

Happy birthday. I will follow you into mid-thirites in two weeks.

Posted by: Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah at December 5, 2007 1:55 PM

Happy birthday. I will follow you into mid-thirtes in two weeks.

Posted by: Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah at December 5, 2007 1:55 PM

Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by: sue at December 5, 2007 2:01 PM

Happy, happy birthday...have a great day!!!

Posted by: Judy at December 5, 2007 2:02 PM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: dee at December 5, 2007 2:09 PM

If you figure out how to creep back, let me know, will 'ya? I'm turning 30 next year and would rather not.

Posted by: GreenCanary at December 5, 2007 2:26 PM

Happy Birthday!!

My hubby is also turning the big 35 in March, and I try to make it a point to remind him of that every chance I can get.

Posted by: Jen at December 5, 2007 2:32 PM

Happy birthday!

Posted by: Katherine at December 5, 2007 2:33 PM

HAPPY FRIGGIN' BIRTHDAY MAN!!

Yah got a coupla months on me. I don't ninja into my mids until June.

Hope you have a great day and an even better evening!

Posted by: Jen at December 5, 2007 3:05 PM

happy birthday, Chris!

(is 35 a tough one? i feel like 30 is WAY WAY tougher, and that's what i'm turning this year. for the 4th time...ha. just kidding)

Posted by: ali at December 5, 2007 3:18 PM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Denise at December 5, 2007 3:28 PM

Happy B-day!

Posted by: Punk Rock Mom at December 5, 2007 3:40 PM

Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy the day!

Posted by: Laura at December 5, 2007 4:02 PM

Happy birthday! Here's to a fantastic year!

Posted by: erin at December 5, 2007 4:37 PM

Happy Birthday Mr. Cactus!

Posted by: hannita at December 5, 2007 5:19 PM

Happy Birthday!!

Posted by: Colleen at December 5, 2007 5:22 PM

happy birthday to a fellow Sag! and now that you've hit the mid-thirties, trust me... things are going to sag!

Posted by: monique at December 5, 2007 5:37 PM

Happy Birthday, Chris!!! I hope you had some fun... even if it was a Wednesday. :)

Posted by: Cassandra at December 5, 2007 6:22 PM

Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by: suze at December 5, 2007 6:22 PM

Happy Birthday Chris!!!

Posted by: Sue at December 5, 2007 6:39 PM

A happiest of happy birthdays to you. I'd sing as well, but it might burst your eardrums and I'm quite sure you're going to need those to hear the new baby scream. =)

Posted by: lesley at December 5, 2007 7:48 PM

Happy Birthday Old Man!!!

:-)

Posted by: samantha jo campen at December 5, 2007 7:51 PM

Happy birthday, fellow Decemberite!!

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at December 5, 2007 8:32 PM

Well if 50 is the new 40 as the media is explaining as I write this, you will never get stuck in the ninja pose unvoluntarily.

Happy Happy Birthday, my friend.

Posted by: Steff at December 5, 2007 9:59 PM

Happy Birthday!!! Welcome to the mids. :)

Shash

Posted by: Shash at December 5, 2007 10:22 PM

Happy Birthday Ninja Cactus. Welcome to the mids and on ups. We from the on ups are happy to have you nearer to our club. It is special here.

Posted by: Amy at December 5, 2007 11:15 PM

Bryan 8/17 (and our best friend Jeff 8/9) have declared August "The Month of Pleasure" because of their birthdays. On August 1st, they call each other, start the festivities, become generally obnoxious... and it goes on (AND ON) for the whole month. You should consider doing the same. It makes it much easier to slink toward your FORTIES as we old folks are.

Oh, and they have annexed into September to include Declan (9/13), so the 1st two weeks of September are now Dextoberfest.

Either way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NINJA. You rock.

Posted by: Aimee Greeblemonkey at December 5, 2007 11:21 PM

Happy Birthday, Rockstar!

Posted by: Karen at December 6, 2007 1:31 AM

Happy birthday, Chris!

Posted by: Maria at December 6, 2007 4:03 AM

Happy Birthday Ninja man... Please tell me you don't have a shoe fetish... That would just ruin my WHOLE image of you ;)

Posted by: KT at December 6, 2007 6:15 AM

Happy Birthday Chris!!! (okay, so I'm a day late, but I thought about it yesterday -- just couldn't find the time to get in here)

Posted by: coolchick at December 6, 2007 6:24 AM

Happy Birthday!
You have to see this
http://www.entertheninja.com/ninja_fun/shirt_ninja.php

Posted by: Grilled Pizza at December 6, 2007 7:18 AM

Oops, totally missed that yesterday..

Happy belated birthday!

Posted by: mikkie at December 6, 2007 8:08 AM

Happy Birthday (a day late). Glad it was a good one!

Posted by: Jessie at December 6, 2007 8:53 AM

Happy Belated Birthday.

My one reason to consider marriage again; good presents on my birthday. With teenagers in the house I'm more or less guaranteed some sort of ceramic jar with something stupid on it about being cool.

Posted by: chantel at December 6, 2007 12:37 PM

Happy Belated Birthday.

My one reason to consider marriage again; good presents on my birthday. With teenagers in the house I'm more or less guaranteed some sort of ceramic jar with something stupid on it about being cool.

Posted by: chantel at December 6, 2007 12:38 PM

Happy (belated) birthday! Mid-30s aren't so bad. But the mid-to-late 30s kind of sneak up when you're not looking.

Now come over to my place and wish me one too!

Posted by: Jen at December 6, 2007 1:40 PM

happy happy birthday...yesterday~ glad it was a great day. Onward and upward...

Posted by: michele at December 6, 2007 2:32 PM

So technically would the mid-thirties extend from 32.5 to 37.5? I'm in that range, and not looking forward to exiting it.
Enjoy your mid-thirties, while they last...

Posted by: Amy at December 6, 2007 3:05 PM

Happy belated birthday. I remember 35...I think that was the year I started losing my mind.

Posted by: Darren at December 6, 2007 5:24 PM

A day late and (possibly more than) a dollar short, but I hope it was happy anyway!!! Here's to yet another great year!!!

Posted by: ironic1 at December 6, 2007 9:21 PM

I'm late to the party, but Happy Birthday! 35's a great age!

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