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tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:13 PM
:aparty:But I hate surprise surprise parties, especially when I turn 55... :armed: What should I do to stop them without offending? :bolt: :unsure:

Helen Lawson
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:16 PM
:aparty:But I hate surprise surprise parties, especially when I turn 55... :armed: What should I do to stop them without offending? :bolt: :unsure:

You have three options. You can fake your own death, but eventually, they'll find out and be REALLY offended. Or you can offend them in the short run and just flat tell them you don't want it and get really angry and tell them you'll walk out if they plan it and not to waste their time. Or third, just go along with it. How bad is a surprise party, anyway, particularly if you know it's coming.

Jerraj
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:28 PM
you tell them you are planning a trip next week and see how they react. :D By the way my birthday is today and my "friends" didn't remmember even to say happy birthday until I reminded them :sad:

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:30 PM
You have three options. You can fake your own death, but eventually, they'll find out and be REALLY offended. Or you can offend them in the short run and just flat tell them you don't want it and get really angry and tell them you'll walk out if they plan it and not to waste their time. Or third, just go along with it. How bad is a surprise party, anyway, particularly if you know it's coming.


:lol: :worship: faking might not be a bad idea... I did it my whole life ;)

I don't mind surprise parties except for seeing 55 all over my tiny place...

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:31 PM
you tell them you are planning a trip next week and see how they react. :D By the way my birthday is today and my "friends" didn't remmember even to say happy birthday until I reminded them :sad:


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


:bdaycake: :aparty: :banana: :rocker: :woohoo: :bounce: :clap2: :bigclap: :smooch:

Jerraj
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:36 PM
thank you :D

SilK
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:36 PM
55? Damn, you're old! :eek: :p

Both my parents are older though. :o

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:39 PM
55? Damn, you're old! :eek: :p

Both my parents are older though. :o

Depressing, isn't it? But you know, I just bought a pair of Diesel denim and I feel like 40 :bounce:

SilK
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:41 PM
Depressing, isn't it? But you know, I just bought a pair of Diesel denim and I feel like 40 :bounce:

Good! Good! Get some Converse One Stars to go with it... and you might pass for 35. :drool: :D

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:42 PM
Good! Good! Get some Converse One Stars to go with it... and you might pass for 35. :drool: :D

what's that and where do they sell it? :cool:

Infiniti2001
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:48 PM
55??? :eek: I swear you were in your 20's , because of your um obsession with the younger Williams sister :lol: Anyway, Happy Birthday in advance and go enjoy the party-- life is too damn short :p

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:50 PM
55??? :eek: I swear you were in your 20's , because of your um obsession with the younger Williams sister :lol: Anyway, Happy Birthday in advance and go enjoy the party-- life is too damn short :p


That's all I have in my lonely life- my obsession to you-know-who. :devil:

Thanks, anyways. You would have invited, but I'm afraid you'll break all of my cheap china for all the grief I caused you here... :angel:

SilK
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:51 PM
what's that and where do they sell it? :cool:

They sell it at 55 and over denial stores near you.... :cool:

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:54 PM
They sell it at 55 and over denial stores near you.... :cool:


Finally, there is a store that carries to my market segment. It's about time! Gotta check it out! :wavey:

SilK
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:00 PM
Finally, there is a store that carries to my market segment. It's about time! Gotta check it out! :wavey:

Sho nuff! ;)

You know Silky is here to help you out. :hug:

fifiricci
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:00 PM
You could always escape the surprise party by booking yourself on a singles Saga trip :tape: :o :D

http://www.saga.co.uk/

TF Chipmunk
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:03 PM
You can just tell them you know about it :shrug:

drake3781
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:10 PM
Just go along with it and you will have fun. :wavey: You're lucky to have friends who will do that... it's a lot of work usually to put a party together.

No Name Face
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:13 PM
i feel your pain. i mean, when i turn 55, i would NOT wanna see signs about it and people celebrating it. :scared: i'm still depressed over turning 20.
but being 21 will be cool :yeah:

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:13 PM
You could always escape the surprise party by booking yourself on a singles Saga trip :tape: :o :D

http://www.saga.co.uk/


is the closing optional on that trip?

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:19 PM
i feel your pain. i mean, when i turn 55, i would NOT wanna see signs about it and people celebrating it. :scared: i'm still depressed over turning 20.
but being 21 will be cool :yeah:


I'd give everything to turn 35 again :kiss:

meyerpl
Mar 20th, 2006, 11:50 PM
i feel your pain. i mean, when i turn 55, i would NOT wanna see signs about it and people celebrating it. :scared: i'm still depressed over turning 20.
but being 21 will be cool :yeah:
:lol: Well, I'm 48 and I feel like celebrating each and every birthday. The way I look at it is this: You're 20 and I'm 48. I'm 28 years ahead of the game. I already got to be 21, 22, 23, etc. They were all good years! They're already in the bag! Next, I get to be 49, which I plan on also being a very good year. Uness you catch up, in the game of life, I WIN!
As for the subject at hand; the surprise party, I'd show up. Drunk, but I'd show up. When everyone jumped out and yelled, 'SURPRISE!", I'd clutch my chest, fall to the ground and fake a major heart-attack. Next, I'd mingle around, insisting on getting "birthday hugs" from all the women. You know, clutching, grabbing hugs, really inappropriate stuff, but you can push the envelope pretty damn far if it's YOUR surprise birthday party. After I tired of sexual harrassment, I'd start the "airing of grievances" phase of the party, rehashing every petty conflict and dispute I've ever had with each and every person in attendence, inventing a few that never happened. I'd finish things off by sequestering myself in the bathroom with a bottle of whisky and (preferably) somebody else's wife, locking the door and refusing to answer it, regardless of how desperately people pounded, begging to be allowed to relieve themselves.

drake3781
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:15 AM
:lol: Well, I'm 48 and I feel like celebrating each and every birthday. The way I look at it is this: You're 20 and I'm 48. I'm 28 years ahead of the game. I already got to be 21, 22, 23, etc. They were all good years! They're already in the bag! Next, I get to be 49, which I plan on also being a very good year. Uness you catch up, in the game of life, I WIN!
As for the subject at hand; the surprise party, I'd show up. Drunk, but I'd show up. When everyone jumped out and yelled, 'SURPRISE!", I'd clutch my chest, fall to the ground and fake a major heart-attack. Next, I'd mingle around, insisting on getting "birthday hugs" from all the women. You know, clutching, grabbing hugs, really inappropriate stuff, but you can push the envelope pretty damn far if it's YOUR surprise birthday party. After I tired of sexual harrassment, I'd start the "airing of grievances" phase of the party, rehashing every petty conflict and dispute I've ever had with each and every person in attendence, inventing a few that never happened. I'd finish things off by sequestering myself in the bathroom with a bottle of whisky and (preferably) somebody else's wife, locking the door and refusing to answer it, regardless of how desperately people pounded, begging to be allowed to relieve themselves.

Haha you remind me of some writers I like. Have you ever read "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis, or anything by Stephen Fry? (No not Oprah's Frey guy.)

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:17 AM
:haha:

meyerpl
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:22 AM
Haha you remind me of some writers I like. Have you ever read "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis, or anything by Stephen Fry? (No not Oprah's Frey guy.)
Thank you very much! I have not read anything by either of those authors but I will make it a point of checking them out.

SJW
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:26 AM
55??? :eek: I swear you were in your 20's , because of your um obsession with the younger Williams sister :lol: Anyway, Happy Birthday in advance and go enjoy the party-- life is too damn short :p
i know right. i thought he was a young man :o
i concur re. the birthday stuff.

~ The Leopard ~
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:09 AM
Never mind, 55 is the new, um, 45 ... though I'm not sure that's very consoling. :devil:

Alicia Rocks
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:12 AM
Happy Birthday :yeah:

Hagar
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:17 AM
So I'm not the oldest poster on this board? :D

Happy Birthday!!!

~ The Leopard ~
Mar 21st, 2006, 09:33 AM
So I'm not the oldest poster on this board? :D


I was having very similar thoughts. :hehehe: :tape:

fifiricci
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:37 AM
Never mind, 55 is the new, um, 45 ... though I'm not sure that's very consoling. :devil:

Well that might be fine if we knew what was so great about being 45. :sad:

I have a hunch that being in your 40s is shitty, but being in your 50s is probably more liberating, as you get used to those wrinkles and sags and say to yourself "fuck it, what the hell, let's get on with it and grow old disgracefully!" :devil:

-Ph51-
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:56 AM
So I'm not the oldest poster on this board? :D

Happy Birthday!!!
Same thought...although by months :)

-Ph51-
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:58 AM
Well that might be fine if we knew what was so great about being 45. :sad:

I have a hunch that being in your 40s is shitty, but being in your 50s is probably more liberating, as you get used to those wrinkles and sags and say to yourself "fuck it, what the hell, let's get on with it and grow old disgracefully!" :devil:
Why disgracefully :devil:

fifiricci
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:08 AM
Why disgracefully :devil:

Why not! You should know by now that blondes always want to have more fun, even old ones :devil:

-Ph51-
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:12 AM
Why not! You should know by now that blondes always want to have more fun, even old ones :devil:
Let's go :angel:

-Ph51-
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:17 AM
Why not! You should know by now that blondes always want to have more fun, even old ones :devil:
But if you don't mind i'll have scotch, no beer ;)

Hagar
Mar 21st, 2006, 01:45 PM
Great to see how more oldies throw off their shyness here and come out in this thread. :devil:

Hey, many people come out on this board whether it is as gay or bi, so why not come out for the fact that we happen to have lived for many years? :D

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:49 PM
So, I guess, I outed you, guys/girls... :o

tennislover
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:07 PM
you tell them you are planning a trip next week and see how they react. :D By the way my birthday is today and my "friends" didn't remmember even to say happy birthday until I reminded them :sad:

life is really wierd: some people has too much, some people has too few :D

happy birthday!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

tennislover
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:09 PM
:aparty:But I hate surprise surprise parties, especially when I turn 55... :armed: What should I do to stop them without offending? :bolt: :unsure:

what's wrong with it?
that's nice of your friends.....

Joan Rivers
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:03 PM
Surprise parties at 55 are still fine. You can get too old for them though. Last one I was at, the woman keeled over with a heart attack and died when we all jumped out of the closet in her rest home. I said before it happened, a surprise party for a 120 year old was a bad idea.

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2006, 07:34 PM
Surprise parties at 55 are still fine. You can get too old for them though. Last one I was at, the woman keeled over with a heart attack and died when we all jumped out of the closet in her rest home. I said before it happened, a surprise party for a 120 year old was a bad idea.

OH DEAR.... :sad:

Maybe this is why the news about my surpruise party was leaked... They are afraid I'd do the same :lol:

Dana Marcy
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:59 PM
Congratulations Tenn Ace! :worship:

Just enjoy it! :yeah:

(I had a surprise b-day party thrown for me recently and it was fun once I slapped my hubby upside the head. He knows I know don't like surprises. What got me threw it was the appreciation of people taking them time out of their busy lives to show up. :lol: :o )

jenny161185
Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:51 PM
exactly dont be depressed about turning 55 i mean madonnas almost 50 and shes not hiding anything - go to the party and I guarantee you you wil have a great night!

meyerpl
Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:55 PM
exactly dont be depressed about turning 55 i mean madonnas almost 50 and shes not hiding anything - go to the party and I guarantee you you wil have a great night!
On the other hand, consider this: When Mozart was your age, he'd been dead for twenty years! :haha: