Rollin’ Down Highway 41

Well, that looks promising...

Well, that looks promising…

Welcome to another another midweek post that will have you celebrating the invention of picture daythe lens cap… it’s time for another Picture Day Wednesday feature here at The Nest!  And it’s even allegedly a special day… that one day every year when we all do the mental subtraction and dismiss as impossible the number that comes up for how many years we’ve been taking up space on this Planet Earth.  Yes, it’s my birthday… and while I’m not ashamed to admit my age, I’ll still let you deduce from the subtle clues I’ve provided just how old my gray ass is today.  And I apologize, but Buster and Rainbow Donkey already ate all of the cake and ice cream… as well as the party favors and my Mecca gift card.  But I do have a rare treat as my present to you on this unholiest of Wednesday the 13ths… a photo of none other than the author of all of this dreck that appears under the totally false name of evilsquirrel13.  And despite hating every single picture ever taken of me, it’s one I hold a strange fondness for…

They see me rollin'....

They see me rollin’….

Back on July 1st, I had a longtime message board friend from Wisconsin head down to my area with his family for the weekend to watch his Brewers get slaughtered by the hometown Cardinals.  Since he was anxious to meet me and I don’t do weekends at all, we managed to throw together a short meetup that Friday afternoon at a bar and grill near the hotel he was staying at.  While there were pics featuring me taken inside that I’d just as soon burn than show to even my cats… since my longtime automotive companion is such a legend in its own right on the message board, he couldn’t resist taking this shot of me backing out of the parking space while I was leaving.  It’s to my knowledge the only photo ever taken of me driving my beloved blue Neon, and there’s something about the fusion of squirrel and archaic obsolete crumbling deteriorating depreciating machine that makes this the only picture ever taken of myself that doesn’t repulse me…

Oh, and like cars can't have issues with self-image as well, moron?

Oh, and like cars can’t have issues with self-image as well, moron?

One thing me and my visiting buddy have in common is that we’re both alumni of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’s infamous-in-our-own-minds Seat 9.  Yes, he sat exactly where I did a month before me, and took home the same exact amount of dollars I did…

That would be ZERO for those of you who don't remember.

That would be ZERO for those of you who don’t remember.

He even managed to sum up his own adventure on his blog a bit much more concisely than I did…

Hopefully I’ll show my age and post something more mature next week…


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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41 Responses to Rollin’ Down Highway 41

  1. Bradley says:

    Happy Birthday. I’ve never met anyone who I met as an online friend. It seems like it’d be strange, but maybe that’s my insecurities talking.

    • Thanks. I haven’t met many of my virtual friends (And none from WordPress), but my other group’s been around since 2000, so we know each other a lot better. Heck, that’s been over a third of my life! But even there, my list of those I’d be willing to meet isn’t very long…

  2. Mature? What’s that?!! Seriously though, Happy Birthday……trust me – I’m ahead of you by well over 20 years and guess what – one day you’ll look back at 41 and say “was I truly ever that YOUNG???”……………….


    • I felt so old when I hit my 30’s, and now they feel like long lost glory days. It won’t be long before all that junk mail I get from AARP actually won’t be a waste of their members’ dues…

      • They are rather pestful though (AARP) – we get phone calls, mailings, and a lot of junk online from them. Who knew someone would actually want to RECRUIT old folks???!!!!


  3. Ally Bean says:

    Happy Birthday. Congrats. You and your car are a classic duo, making for a perfect photo together.

  4. draliman says:

    Happy Birthday! Did you get new hub caps to replace the missing ones? 🙂

  5. Piglove says:

    Dude – why grow up? Dad tells everyone that you are as old as you act. That’s why dad is 5 at most. Snorts with piggy laughter. I say Happy Birthday, eat cake and have a blast! XOXO – Bacon

    • The best ages are the ones where instead of telling people how old you are, you stick up a number of fingers and say “This many!”

      • Piglove says:

        OMP – you are so right… of course I think I saw daddy showing his finger to someone on how old he was… does it count that he used his middle finger? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  6. chattykerry says:

    Happy Birthday, young ‘un. I will be 56 next week – now that’s old!

  7. Trisha says:

    Happy birthday! I’m glad your friend got a picture that you were willing to share with us! I completely understand about the indoor pictures that you’d rather burn than have your cats see. I feel the same way about all pictures taken of me these days, but especially the indoor ones. It used to just be cameras that were unkind to me but now mirrors are too. Getting old is a bummer but I guess it beats the alternative.

    Have a great birthday and please don’t go all mature on us next week!

    • I doubt there’s really much of a chance of that happening… nobody ever comes here for maturity! I swear, the inside pictures were so bad, I look like I’m in my 50’s! I don’t even look that old in the mirror…

  8. ody & biskit…..a most happee two yur dad…..if we did de math rite him iz sum yeerz young !!


    hope hiz dayz rockin awesum, hope him haz fun….& heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health …

    oh N is that an evil swerl licentz plate ?? total lee kewl !!! ♥♥♥

  9. gentlestitches says:

    Happy Birthday sweet Squirrel❤

  10. 1jaded1 says:

    Happy 41st Birthday! My mom’s is also today and she was born in 1941, lol.

  11. Roll out the barrel! Happy Birthday!! I’m singing the song, can you hear me? No? I’ll sing louder. Can you hear me now?

    • I’d have probably heard it were it not for the storm with the hurricane force winds that passed through yesterday and completely ruined what was left of my birthday. Thanks for the wishes!

  12. T. Wayne says:

    Happy belated birthday!

  13. crimsonowl63 says:

    Happy belated birthday! Love the pic of you and the blue Neon. You do look pretty young in that picture, but then I am already in my 50s so that might have something to do with it! Love the color of your Neon, it’s absolutely fantastic, my favorite color! Hope your birthday was great!

  14. Merbear74 says:

    Happy birthday you old fart-bag!
    Wait a minute, I forgot that I am older than you by a little over one year.
    You are 41, same as me…until August 18th, when I turn a crusty 42.
    Seriously, happy birthday bro.

  15. JackieP says:

    Happy birthday!! I hope you had/have lots of fun. 😉

  16. Kat says:

    ACK!!! The cute! It burns!!! 😉

  17. Happy Belated, bud!

    Y’know…I saw you pulling out and I *had* to get a shot of you in the LBN. I am already preparing my Pulitzer acceptance speech…

  18. seriously late birthday wishes from me. Yay for car piccies!

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