DH, dear husband, is away celebrating our best friend KO's 40th birthday with a boys' weekend in Wisconsin. I can only imagine. We've been hanging with KO since junior high school - I know what shenanigans we were capable of then - now, a weekend away from kids, wives, responsibilities? I hope no one posts pictures to Facebook.
Actually, I am just jealous - KO invited me with the highest compliment, "You're one of the guys!" but I demurred. Bachelor parties and midlife-men's weekends should really be sacrosanct. But that doesn't mean I can't try to control things from afar...
I am gifting KO with The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, Part II (only fitting that DH, his other half, has Volume I). And I am throwing down a challenge!
KO, can you learn 10 of these ridiculous feats and come back and blog about it? Easy ones you already know how to do, ie "Make Rude Noises," "Mess up Family Portraits," "Amputate Your Leg" don't count. But take the quiz "How Weird Are You? And How Weird is Your Friend?" Experiment with the physics of the cannonball and "How to Get People Wet" on your friends and neighbors - just like high school physics, but in swimsuits! Wow them at home - key word - at HOME - with the trick "Without Taking Off Your Pants, Take Off Your Underpants." Enter a contest the guys could win: the "Do Your Feet Stink?" contest. And one you can do by just being you: "Stand Out in a Crowd of 7 Billion."
Life at 40 is a lot more complicated than it was at 14. But laughing til soda comes out your nose is just as good. You've been there for us at every milestone, and every pace in-between. I can't think of anything better to wish for you now, than to be surrounded by friends and to unleash your wicked sense of humor on all of them. Have a fantastic weekend, my friend.