Sunday, 4 May 2008

At Last The Big Day

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, May 04, 2008 with 7 comments
Benchmark: The Beatles; for all contemporary music.
Postmark: When you add labels to a post; which I have stopped doing.
Landmark: Turning 60; which I am doing today but will never do again.
Trademark: Poor puns; one may emerge today and I will keep producing them on occasion.
This is an occasion!
Grouchomark: one of the five marks brothers; name the other four.

Sorry, Marx.

When you turn sixty you are finally able to honestly claim you are old. Age is a very good excuse: for misbehaviour; for faulty memory, for accidents and incidents of all kinds. For misspellings and split infinitives. You can flash your ACT Seniors card and say, see, officially healthy wealthy and wise, and it's all because of AGE. You can get away with things younger people would be heavily censured for. Yes, sixty is much better than eighteen. I am going to enjoy it very much!

And the poor puns will keep coming. You thought "dad jokes" were bad? Here come the "grandad jokes". Jokes that make your dad groan!

Please send me your suggestions; I will publish the worst ones.

By the way, I was born in Adelaide at 11:50pm on 4 May 1948. That's 12:20am on 5 May in the Eastern states and the ACT. Not a problem though, as on 4 May 2008 I am actually visiting my old home town, Adelaide, again.


  1. Anonymous04 May, 2008

    HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY, Geoff. Have a fabulous day, year, decade - we look forward to your return. All our love, Amanda, Colin & Ben.

  2. Woo hoo - you made it! HUGE congratulations. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy - especially competing in the new age group and setting new M60 records. Happy happy birthday - enjoy every minute of the day and the year ahead. xx

  3. Hope there are many more birthdays to come.

    The celebrations for this one can go on and on and on.... especially for age graded events...

  4. Happy Birthday Speedygeoff!

    You ... old ... don't make me laugh. You are going to have to put up a better case than the one you just have to convince us. Get back to us in 2018 and we'll think about agreeing with you.

    Meanwhile, enjoy!

  5. Happy Birthday Speedygeoff!

    I'm in agreement with young Tesso. You're not "old" yet. My Grandfather told me on his 96th birthday that he knew he was old because he had recently got a message from God. I said that's lovely and asked him what was the message was. He said it was "See you soon!"

  6. Spodymarx, Onyourmarx, Gooseymarx and Sixtymarx?

    You're not officially old until you're delivered a telegram from the Queen... or in your case, King Chuck.

  7. Happy (AEST) Birthday SpeedyGeoff.

    Thank goodness for new Age Groups.

    They say it's your birthday
    We're gonna have a good time
    I'm glad it's your birthday
    Happy birthday to you.