My sister is going to kill me for this, but today is her 4oth birthday.  We went easy on her by sparing the gag gifts like black roses and balloons, opting instead to get her a gift she can actually use (a hearing aid and adult diapers). 

Now it’s time to be mean.  In honor of the beginning of her fifth decade (that’s right, Amy – do the math), I thought I’d make a list of things she is older than.  Those of you around 40 can also participate… to those of you over 50, you can feel older…to those of you over 60, what are you doing on a computer?

Things Amy Bryant is older than:

  • The microprocessor (those little things that make “the Internets” possible)
  • Bangladesh (yes, Amy, you’re older than a country)
  • A direct-dial phone connection between New York and London
  • Masterpiece Theater
  • CAT scans
  • Greenpeace
  • School House Rocks
  • Disney World
  • Amtrak
  • The Electric Company
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Nasdaq
  • HBO
  • Pong
  • Nike
  • FedEx
  • Watergate
  • The ERA Amendment
  • Barcodes
  • The Sears Tower
  • The Sydney Opera House
  • The Endangered Species Act
  • Tower Number Two of the World Trade Center

Sorry Amy, but I wouldn’t be a pesky little brother without being a little bit mean.

Happy Birthday and don’t worry, you don’t look a day older than the Sears Tower.