Posts Tagged ‘Birthdays’

The Pros and Cons of Having Just Turned 25

July 2, 2011

For many all of us born in 1986, this is the year we turn the big 2-5 and say goodbye to one demographic (18-24) and accept, begrudgingly or with open arms, our induction into the 25-34 club. First off: congratulations, everyone! We made it! If honor student bumper stickers and participation trophies have taught us anything, it’s that no accomplishment is too small or too not-an-accomplishment to merit recognition. You’ve managed to keep yourself alive and breathing for exactly a quarter of a century, which is no minor feat considering the amount of Nikolai vodka you drank in college. Another round of applause for the birthday guys and gals!

But as with any celebratory event, rabble-rousing inevitably gives way to sober reflection and the realization that 25 is more complicated than its perfect square configuration would suggest. Pros AND cons attend this unique birthday, and as the title of this post would suggest we’re now going to straight up talk about all of them. It goes without saying, but hold onto your butts.

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To DJ Steve on His 42nd Birthday

August 31, 2009


And we didn’t think you’d make it past 33 with all the…well, you know. So happy you’re still bombing around! To those reading this in the Burbank area, be advised that Steve will probably pull out his guitar at some point tonight and ask you to join him in a Jimmy Eat World-ish version of “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Indulge him, this is his special day. Kisses!

PS – Although this post is filed under the “Junk Drawer” category, it’s worth mentioning that Steve is not, in fact, junk. At least junk gets picked up.

Happy Birthday, Hermano!

April 13, 2009

You know us, right? You know that we’ll never tell you what we had for lunch, or how excited we are for prom, or what our favorite Andrew Bird lyric is. However MESSY and DRAMATIC and REAL our lives may be (and they are!!), we’ve vowed not to bring any of that noise onto your RSS feed. What’s personal is pointless – that’s the Lifting Fog creed. This ain’t open mic night, fam!

But sometimes… that wall between public and private needs to be torn down; emotions laid bare, naked flesh exposed. Inspired by Kanye West coming out as a gay fish last week (good for you!), I realize I need to offer something more of myself this Monday, the 13th of April. I need… to wish my brother a Happy Birthday.


Fond Fog memories after the jump!