Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Still not president of Cuba

When Fidel Castro celebrated his 31st birthday he was living in the mountains and fighting against Batista (the Cuban dictator, not the wrestler).

On my 31st birthday, I am living in a comfortable two-bedroom home in the Cardiff suburbs, fighting my urge to eat too many cherry bakewells.

I always feel a sense of melancholy on my birthday -- a feeling that I'm not quite living up to my potential. But then, I've killed far fewer people than Castro. I suppose that counts for something. Happy birthday to me.

14 comments:

Brian said...

Happy Birthday Chris. I've become quite a fan of the blog here and always look forward to the next post. Keep 'em coming.

Liz Hinds said...

Happy 31st birthday, Mr Cope.

Afe said...

As always, you are a deep well of useless and mildly interesting information. May the gods of verbosity continue to bless you. Merry birthday.

Lucy said...

Happy birthday! Cherry bakewells? You're living the dream, man!

Huw said...

Happy birthday fella. I agree: Castro only killed so many people because he couldn't get hold of any of Mr Kipling's exceedingly good cakes.

Sarah Stevenson said...

Pen-blwydd hapus. Mine's on Saturday. My twenties will come screeching to a halt. Whee!

Surly said...

Take solace in the fact that at 34, I'll always be older than you. This gives you a three year buffer to overthrow an island government.
Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

I knew it was coming up! Happy birthday big feller!

mo** said...

Definitely right, the best people are born in March!
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu!

Anonymous said...

Happy 31st Chris! If you're feeling down think of it this way. At least you aren't as old as me.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
May it be filled with refreshing tea and delicious cake (cherry bakewells do not count as delicious cake)

tuckmac said...

happy birthday.

Ruthie said...

Happy late birthday!

TotallyHappened said...

I've been a bit MIA lately, so happy belated Birthday!