June 23, 2005

Birthday Fraud

Well, another year has passed, today I am 27, and speeding down the backside of my third decade. This year brought with it some big changes like the shock of self-employment, and the even greater shock of engagement. All welcome and exciting changes no doubt, but decidedly more “adult” than I’ve ever had to be in the past. By this time next year, actually much sooner, I will be married. Married! Crazy. Love ya, Liz!

As a delightful anonymous birthday wish, someone stole my credit card info and racked up a few charges. Luckily, my credit card company pitched in when it counted, ditched the charges and sent me on my way. They even got my name right on the first try! *sniff* Happy Birthday to me!

Here’s to another year of cheating death… Let’s all get pissed!

Commentary (48):

1. Justin Goodlett says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:14 am

Congrats Jason! I’m heading towards 27 in the next few months and it’s making me a little anxious. I too have had some major changes this year, but nothing quite as exciting as yours seem to be. Keep up the awesome work!

2. Peter Santa Maria says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:28 am

“Let’s all get drunk and play ping pong!” - #1

Happy Birfday Dood!

3. Ian says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:36 am

Dude, let me tell ya, twenty-seven is the new seventeen. Don’t sweat it. Playstation will feel the same for the next few years.
Happy Birthday, Stan.

4. Kim says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:50 am

Happy Birthday, Stanny!

5. Dave says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:52 am

Happy birthday man!

This is my first comment on here and I gotta say I’m an avid fan of yours.

From what it seems, your life is much more interesting and eventful and certainly more productive than I can ever hope to be (and I’m still 18!).

Have a great day bro - and congrats with the wedding!

6. Dave says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:52 am

Happy birthday man!

This is my first comment on here and I gotta say I’m an avid fan of yours.

From what it seems, your life is much more interesting and eventful and certainly more productive than I can ever hope to be (and I’m still 18!).

Have a great day bro - and congrats with the wedding!

7. Kai says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:57 am

Happy B-Day! I’ll be hitting 26 in a month… crazy how once you get over 25 you start to feel older. Maybe it’s just me. Once you hit 30 though, that’s the line where you can definitely not consider yourself a kid anymore. I mean I still consider myself pretty youthful, but once you cross that, you have to start proving your coolness to younger people, it’s no longer just a default. Congrats on the nuptuals!

8. J.D. says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:08 pm

Happy Birthday! And Congratz! Married life is great, enjoy it!

9. Mike says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:12 pm

Congrats and welcome to the party. Apparently 27 is the new 45. It seems like a lot of people I know are making big changes in their lives at 27. Do I see a trend here? Probably not but Happy Birthday to you, dear Stan.

10. Rob Weychert says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:23 pm

On my 27th birthday, I decided to give Metallica one last chance by picking up St. Anger, which Repo Records made available a few days ahead of its release. We all know how that story ended. So, credit card fraud and all, your 27th beats mine by a mile even before lunch. Happy Birthday, young Stanakin.

11. ihath says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:23 pm

Happy Birthday

12. Young One says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:27 pm

Happy birthday, old timer!

13. Bruno says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:41 pm

Sorry I stole your credit card!


Happy Birthday!

14. bearskinrug says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:44 pm

Happy Birthday, Stan! 1 more year before you have to switch to a NEW baboon heart, too!

15. juque says… jun 23, 2005 | 12:58 pm

Goodness!, mine is tomorrow, Happy Birthday Jason.

16. Remi Prevost says… jun 23, 2005 | 1:20 pm

Happy Birthday!

17. Greg Storey says… jun 23, 2005 | 1:36 pm

Good luck with that baboon heart, hopefully it means you won’t have to live in a bubble anymore. Oh wait, wrong blog! Sorry, my bad.

Happy birthday.

18. wayne says… jun 23, 2005 | 1:52 pm

27 is a cool age to be. the curve of the 2 balances the angle of the 7, you’re too old to be easily dismissed by older people and too young to be one of them…anyway, happy birthday, stan!

19. Jough Dempsey says… jun 23, 2005 | 2:51 pm

Happy Birthday. I had no idea you were such a young wippersnapper.

20. Dave Simon says… jun 23, 2005 | 3:05 pm

Happy Birthday JSM. Having just turned 30 recently, I admire how much you have done in your short 27 years on the planet. :)

21. Brent O’Connor says… jun 23, 2005 | 3:17 pm

Happy Birthday!

I turned 30 in Apirl this year and my wife and I had our first little yungster all in the same month! Thirty doesn’t feel any different to me. I only think about being thirty when someone asks me my age. To me I still feel 23!

22. Sean McKendall says… jun 23, 2005 | 3:29 pm

Happy Birthday!

Be sure to keep ‘em coming.

23. Charlie says… jun 23, 2005 | 3:32 pm

Man. Your 27 mopped the floor with mine. I barely got any comments on my site, and I even had a kickass video of a spider wrapping a wasp up in his web to share with the world. Happy birthday, man.

24. Joshua Lane says… jun 23, 2005 | 4:39 pm

Happy Birthday! WOO, WOO, credit card fraud ROCKKKKKSSS!!


25. Rachael says… jun 23, 2005 | 4:58 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

26. maratz says… jun 23, 2005 | 5:17 pm

LOLorem for the credit card!!1

I thought we were the same generation, but I guess now I can refer to you as ‘that kid Jason Santa Maria’ : )

Happy Birthday!

27. Jason Beaird says… jun 23, 2005 | 10:42 pm

Wow, I’m way too much of an adult for my age. I’m still 3 years behind, and I’ve been married now for almost 2. …and if it makes you feel better, I’ve had my credit card number stolen already too. That’s it…I’m just going to tell everyone I’m 27…since it’s the new 17/45. Happy Birthday Stanley Steamer.

28. Gregory says… jun 23, 2005 | 11:46 pm

Self-emplyment? What? Are you kidding me? What about that little joint you guys call Happy Cog?

29. Abe Olandres says… jun 24, 2005 | 3:31 am

Belated happy b-day. My CC got hacked too.

30. Jens Meiert says… jun 24, 2005 | 5:47 am

Happy Birthday (though belated, too)!

31. Julian says… jun 24, 2005 | 6:12 am

Happy Birthday! (dito, belated…)

32. Jason Santa Maria says… jun 24, 2005 | 7:01 am

Thank you all very much :D

33. Tony says… jun 24, 2005 | 4:07 pm

I turned 27 yesterday too, and I’ve already been married and became a dad (twice-over, because we had twins), so don’t sweat it!

Happy B-Day.

34. AkaXakA says… jun 24, 2005 | 5:21 pm

Happy Birthday!

35. Matt Johnson says… jun 24, 2005 | 10:21 pm

Happy birthday Jason!

36. Jason Garber says… jun 24, 2005 | 11:27 pm

Whoa, you and I share the same birthday! And we’re both named Jason… weeeeird… Happy Birthday!

37. Jason Rutherford says… jun 25, 2005 | 10:33 pm

Weird, you have the same birthday as my wife (including year).

38. MattLat says… jun 26, 2005 | 2:44 am

Whoa! it’s your BIRTHDAY? it’s my UNBIRTHDAY! What a small world…

39. Jan Brasna says… jun 26, 2005 | 4:30 pm

Whoa, cool, happy b-day, Stan! And great to hear about the marriage (and the right name, too :D)

Take care ol’ man, you’ll have to tell Rob to add you some more gathers to virtualstan ;D (— just kiddin’, it’s not that bad yet :D —)

40. Todd says… jun 26, 2005 | 11:32 pm

I trust you enjoyed “your” day. Did you get a cool cake with lots of candles?

And don’t worry about 30; it’s really nothing like what folk make it out to be. It’s just another year.

41. Jason Santa Maria says… jun 26, 2005 | 11:36 pm

Todd: Oh yes, very cool cake from Mom, and candy for all. Some fun gifts too… probably more on that soon.

42. Todd says… jun 27, 2005 | 11:17 pm

Candy for *all*? Then you ate mine, as usual. Oh well. I hope it was good…

43. Erwin Heiser says… jun 29, 2005 | 6:09 am

Cheers to that. As someone “speeding down the backside” of his third decade I can only quote John Lennon: “Life’s what happens while you’re making plans” and Warren Zevon: “Enjoy every sandwich”. Now where’s that bottle of bubbly?

44. Matt Davis says… jun 29, 2005 | 3:20 pm

Happy Birfday! (Baltimore dialect) Quit trying to pass those credit card charges off as being fake (ferret fetish videos and a new PC from Dell) Goodbye Macintosh!

45. M Saleh EG says… jun 29, 2005 | 4:04 pm

Happy Birthday.….
I thought you were 23,24..
Enjoy the cake!

46. DickBluBaugh says… jun 30, 2005 | 2:01 pm

Jason, you are actually “speeding down the backside of
” your SECOND decade. 10, 20 (you are here), then 30 :)

47. Jason Santa Maria says… jun 30, 2005 | 2:07 pm

DickBluBaugh: Sorry man, and as painful as it would have been for my mother to birth a ten year old boy, I started life at age 0. The tally: 0-10 (1st decade), 10-20 (2nd decade), 20-30 (3rd decade). Three! Three decades, ah ha ha!

48. DickBluBaugh says… jun 30, 2005 | 2:58 pm

Okay, I was just testing you. :) Hahahaha duhhhh..