Forty Six Today

  Birthday Cake 
  Originally uploaded by PinkCakeBox.

Bill Clinton was elected president of the United States when he was 46 so I am feeling a little bit like a slacker this morning.

But seriously,I always use these milestones we call birthdays to take measure of my life. And so far so good.

I’ve got a lot to be thankful for to be honest. My wife, my kids, my family, the greatest job I could ever have, wonderful colleagues, terrific companies to work with, a vibrant community that I get to be the moderator of. 

So I’ll count my blessings today, work a bit, take advantage of being in long island with my family a bit, and generally celebrate mid life.

If you are in the mood for a bit of eye candy this morning, check out this flickr account. It’s by Pink Cake Box and they also have a blog with recipes. Wow.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Jed Christiansen

    Happy Birthday, Fred!

  2. Jeff Clavier

    Happy one Fred 🙂

  3. Jesse

    Happy Birthday Fred! Enjoy your day eh!

  4. George J

    Bonne Fete!

  5. Nick Smith

    Have a wonderful birthday Fred. 🙂

  6. Anselm

    Very Happy 46, Fred!

  7. Perry

    Very happy birthday Fred – have a great one!!

  8. DonRyan

    Have a great birthday, Fred!

  9. John Pritchard

    Happy Birthday, Fred.

  10. kid mercury

    just joining the happy birthday chorus that is this comments thread.happy birthday!(and don’t worry about clinton, after all he cheated his way to the top)

  11. Mark Wallace

    May you see many happy returns of the day!

  12. Shuki Haiminis

    Happy Happy One Fred!

  13. Mo

    Happy Birthday Fred, enjoy, relax and have fun. Hope to keep gaining valuable insights on all topics from you in the coming year.

  14. Martin Gordon

    Happy birthday to you and me. It’s my birthday too! 🙂

  15. Trader Mike

    Happy Birthday Fred. You have the same birthday as my brother.

  16. Tony Alva

    Enjoy your day sir!

  17. Doug Kersten

    Congratulations! I thought I saw a new wrinkle there.

  18. howardlindzon

    As a Canadian, you are still a smidge over 44 to me. If it wasn’t for Bush’s monetary policy you would still be in the 30’s.Tough year.Hope the next is better 🙂

  19. Charles Smith

    Fred-Happy Birthday. An expensive year to be buying birth year wines!

  20. MParekh

    You’re still a young ‘un..Happy Birthday,michael

  21. Tom Hughes

    Here’s a happy-birthday thought: I’m 47, and I’m finding the whole “midlife crisis” thing overblown. The people I know between 40 and, say, 55 are at their absolute peak – just the right mix of seasoned judgment and experience, with still-young-enough bodies and minds; and a real readiness to accept change and even make change (whereas the under-40s often seem, to me, more eager to fit in than to make stuff happen). There’s a supposed cult of youth, but that seems merely visual. If you see The Bourne Ultimatum, you’ll see this in action — Julia Stiles is perfectly nice, sure, but mostly because she has a chance to grow up to be Joan Allen!Many happy returns of the day.

  22. anand

    Happy B-Day Fred!! Best wishes!

  23. James

    Last night I had a dream I was singing “Happy Birthday” in Hebrew, so maybe it is a sign?Yom Holedet Sameach!Yom Holedet Sameach!Yom Holedet Sameach!Yom Holedet Sameach!veh harbeh yoter

  24. Don

    Happy Birthday! I’m one week behind you for the 46th, and know how you feel about being a slacker, I echo that thought at times.

  25. Eric

    Happy Birthday!

  26. Vijay Veerachandran

    Many many returns of the day Fred. Wish you to see you in the midas list soon.

  27. Mike D

    Happy Birthday! FYI – my wife and my older brother both share the same birthday as you.

  28. fewquid

    Take some time off from your blog and enjoy your birthday… We’ll wait for you to come back 😀

  29. ninefish

    Happy Birthday Fred, once you get past the mid point, all those slacker fears dissipate [or accumulate into slacker realities 🙂 ]Have a blast today

  30. Sean Ammirati

    Happy Birthday!

  31. chefbikram

    Is that really a pic of your cake?It looks very similar to our wedding cake…from about 10 years ago! we always called it the “Mad Hatter” cake. Loved it. Carrot cake with caramel was our flavor of choice.

  32. wayne

    Happy Belated Birthday!