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Not much blogging tonight because…

…there is a party celebrating a half century (not out), at Samizdata HQ tonight.

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The company was delightful…

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…the booze plentiful…

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…the gifts were exceedingly creative

18 comments to Not much blogging tonight because…

  • Lovely ladies, a full bar and some intelligent conversation- sounds like heaven.

    I’m insanely jealous.

  • there is a party celebrating a half century (not out)

    So who’s been in the closet for fifth years? ;-)

    (Not that there’s anything wrong with that….)

  • Happy birthday, Hippo! K and I are hitting the Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills tonight – there will definitely be a toast to you (and a cigar smoked by him in your honor).

  • When I first saw that hippo, I thought you folks had done something unspeakable to a live cat….

  • Sunfish

    A half century? But you don’t look a day over 49! :-B

    J/K Happy birthday.

  • Johnathan Pearce

    I thought the hippo with the bottle of bourbon in its mouth was pure class! Very nice evening.

    Happy birthday mate.

  • Happy Birthday! Fifty is a good age, people keep telling me…

  • Julian Taylor

    Still laughing at the totally non-PC knife rack.

  • RAB

    Tsk Tsk
    What these youngsters will get up to.

    Wimps the lot of them!

    Happy birthday Perry.

    Now we know his nickname folks!

  • Now we know his age…Gemini are known for their baby faces, and this one is no different:-)

  • 50?

    Ah, remember it well.

    Welcome to the club.

  • Happy Birthday, Perry!

  • Patrick De Salvo

    Happy Birthday, Perry

    I’ve been reading your blog regularly – doesn’t seem that long ago that we were fagging in Leamington House.

    Best wishes,
    Patrick (Paddy)

  • I’ve been reading your blog regularly – doesn’t seem that long ago that we were fagging in Leamington House.

    Note to American readers, that doesn’t mean what you think it does :-D

  • Midwesterner

    50. An excellent vintage. I can enjoy it for a little longer and then I will have to begin admitting to being ‘in my fifth decade’. See, if you want to ‘delay’ a year, then use the ordinal rather than the cardinal ranges. That way, you can still say you are in your forth decade.

    Of course, doing that is nothing more than a chronological comb-over and is about as easy to recognize. I guess just enjoy the round number. It is easy to remember when people ask. And around this age that begins to matter. After all, losing your memory is the second sign of old age. At the moment, I have forgotten the first sign. :-)

    Also, celebrating birthdays is like voting in Chicago elections. Party early and party often. But it looks like you’ve got that part well under way.

  • Happy Birthday! I noticed the women in the forefront of the first picture has a fork and knife… but…. I don’t see anything on her plate. What is she cutting exactly? haha.

    All the best!

  • James Waterton

    When I first saw that hippo, I thought you folks had done something unspeakable to a live cat….

    Haha, same…

    All the best, Perry!