Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In what furnace was thy brain?


This perfectly composed shot is to serve as a memento for me of my final day as a 27 year-old. Because I don't think you're allowed to wear jumpers with pictures of gay tigers on them once you're 28. That would just be really sad.
I took this not long after having a shower, which is why my hair is wet. I've tended to make a point of having a shower the day before my birthday, it feels like a symbolic gesture - a washing-off of the year left behind. Most people might have these washings-off pretty much every day, but I've never been a believer in such things. I started this ritual the day before my 15th birthday. 14 had been a difficult age, bringing a certain amount of bother with it. A week later I got suspended from school.
It's just as well I don't shower too regularly.

14 comment(s):

Catherine said...

Happy birthday, old man. I reckon you'll get away with the jumper for a few years yet.

Andrew said...

Thanks, missus. And thanks for averting the monumental hissy-fit that was brewing when i thought that absolutely none of my readers were going to wish me a happy birthday. Christ, I'm needy.

Radge said...

There there.

There there.

Happy birthday.

It's going to be ok.

Darren said...

I'm just glad you showered.

Andrew said...

Uncie Radge - Cheers. But what if it's not?

Darren - The big stupid head on you in that picture.

Darren said...

Ah go 'way and shite. And shave while you're at it.

*runs off to change picture*

Andrew said...

I shaved not long after I took that picture. My face is back to that scratchy, just-a-little-longer-than-stubble feel that your da told me he likes so much.

Darren said...

Ah, so it'd about the same length as your ma's? Nice.

the dublinista said...


I love a man with a good beard.

Happy Birthday to you too.

Jo said...

Ah, I missed your birthday!

But you're still YOUNG, there's lots more to come, I'll get you next year.

I've been procrastinating but there really wil be cake, I promise.

Rosie said...

apparently only 2% of us do, Dublinista.

Kitty Catastrophe said...

I saw that 2% statistic too and instantly shouted "BOLLOCKS!" at the telly. Lovely beards. (Oh and belated happy birthday sir.)

Andrew said...

Dublinista - RIDE! yourself. Presumably. And cheers.

Jo - "there's lots more to come, I'll get you next year."
Oo-er, sounds like I should be expecting more than cake, then.

Rosie - Well, if you and 1 in every 50 other women still fancy me then that'll do.

Kitty Cat - Thank you. Call around for tea sometime.

She Likes It Loud said...

Happy late Birthday, you look like a serial killer in that photo heheheh.