A joke and a birthday

First, the joke:

A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away.

The undertaker told the Husband "You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here, in the Holy Land, for $150."

The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home.

The undertaker asked, "Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your wife home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $150?"

The man replied, "Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."

It's here. I've made it to 45. At this point, even by the most optimistic of estimates, I'm middle-aged. Egad!

I'm not doing anything special for the day. Just going to work, putting on anti-itch ointment and taking actifed. The normal activities for Spring in NC, especially when you have poison ivy.


netchick said…

You aren't middle-aged until 50. Haven't you heard? The 40s are the new 30s. It's all good.

Have a great one!
Andrea said…
Happy birthday. May the Poison Ivy never get closer than a meter from you, and all the histamins in your body be trained to behave properly, Amen.
Michelle said…
Many Happy Returns David! Will have a glass of red just for you ;)
Teresa said…
Happy birthday, Dave!
Oreo said…
Happy Purrthday Dave!!! Purrs & headbutts to you! Hope you have a wonderful day.
Erin said…
Happy Birthday!
Pearl said…
Hey! Happy BD. So glad I came when I did so you don't ahve to get belated wishes. May your next 45 be as unique as the first. Have a wonderful day!!
Nikki-ann said…
Just 5 years shy of half a century! :D Happy Birthday! I hope you're having a wonderful day. Take care :)
Robin said…
Happy Birthday, Utenzi! :)
Happy birthday!
kenju said…
Happy belated Birthday, Utenzi! I'm sorry I didn't get here sooner. Yesterday was Colleen's birthday too, so you are in good company.
colleen said…
Kenju just told me it was your birthday. Mine in May 17th as well! Hope it wasn't to itchy!
mar said…
Happy birthday, Utenzi!!!! I read about your bday while doing the Thursday 13 meme. It's a small world after all :)
A Belated Happy Biryhdsay my dear Dave...I am soooo sorry your Poisenb Ivy continues to be so damned horrendous! "Seeping"...UGH! That sounds fiercely horrible, beyond words. I dearly dearly hope that stuff calms down and fast! (I know you do too!)
Ciera said…
Happy Birthday man! :)

Loved the joke!
srp said…
Happy Birthday!
Love the joke, one I can even let my dad see. I think he'll appreciate it.

Did ya hear about the elderly couple sitting in church? The lady leaned over to her husband and whispered, "I just passed silent wind, what should I do?"
Her husband whispered back, "Change your hearing aid battery."

Here from Michele.
keda said…
darling!! i'm sorry i'm here so late. missed the party... boo hoo.

you are NOT middle aged. the 45 is the new 35!

been catching up and getting slightly lost... like the new look. softer*

gonna read more now.
keda said…
ooh ouch and so sorry bout the damn ivy.

"poison ive ee ee ee ee, poh hoh hoisohun ivee he he heehee, at night a while your sleepin, poison ivy comes a creepin all arou a ou a ound!"

remember that? classic*
Courtney said…
Happy belated birthday!
Here via Michele.
David said…
funny joke - happy 45

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