website stats

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Another birthday

(Wednesday, October 4) Seems like I just had a birthday last year, and now another one arrives. I didn't have another birthday-themed tie like last year's, so I picked out this wild silk patchwork Robert Talbott Best of Class tie more or less at random. And what a lovely birthday it was: a surprise party in the office with a luscious Wegman's chocolate cake. My boss even made orange chocolate ice cream! My favorite combination of sweet flavors! Mmmmm....

At age 41 I have finally joined the iPod generation: as a birthday present I got a Samsung YP-U2J portable mp3 player, so now I can listen to music on my walks to and from work. In fact, it's made me even more attached to the brisk half-hour walk at the start and end of each workday. Unfortunately, brisk half-hour walks are not quite compatible with wearing neckties, so I'm going to cut back on the tie-wearing. That means the tie blog will no longer be daily, but occasional. I still have plenty to trot out! If you need to see more ties, please visit the other fine tie bloggers using the handy links in the right sidebar.

Finally, in case you were wondering: no, the Onion article "Man Required To Wear Tie Decides It Might As Well Be Wacky" is not about me. I prefer the wild to the wacky, and I have not actually been required to wear a tie for a few years now. But some of the observations in the "article" are a little too close for comfort!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday (belated, but no less sincere)! May there be many more, tied and untied.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, happy birthday alright! Turns out you are only a few months older than me. Just a hint: walking and ties go together better soon, because you will be covered with an enormous parka, as we sink into winter...

Burl Veneer said...

Well, I guess there is a silver lining in the cloud of Ithaca winters! Thanks to you both for the birthday wishes.

BV

Loretta said...

Could you take your ties with you, then put them on at work? Is that louche?

And happy belated bday! Thanks for the interesting blog I found through a Color Association email.

Loretta

Anonymous said...

Roll the ties up and put them into your pocket.

Anonymous said...

Read about your birthday - belated greetings - acknowledged it on my blog - guess I was just in a state of shock to get the news about your cutting back. Yep, definitely, roll them up and carry them.
Mike S.

Jeff L. said...

Happy birthday, old man!

I've read that brisk walks go well with ties. It helps control your circulation, such that not too much blood rushes to your head all at once (which could result in an embarrassing mess as your head explodes--at least you wouldn't ruin your tie, since you wouldn't be wearing it).

-j-