Hau’oli la Hanau, Nate.

My esteemed co-blogger Nate often says that he considers me “older and wiser.” For the next few months, however, that description will only be half-right. That’s because today is Nate’s birthday!! (And so for a few months, we’ll be the same age).

Congratulations on the big 3-0, Nate. Hau’oli la hanau. You can now officially cast your ostraka. I hope you’ll be able to escape Sidley enough to spend a bit of time with Heather and Jacob. (And if not, hey — we can always argue about chiasm some more, right? What could be more fun than that? Perhaps we can go out for some Brazilian food and split a bottle of grape juice).

23 comments for “Hau’oli la Hanau, Nate.

  1. Jordan
    April 15, 2005 at 12:16 pm

    Wow- happy birthday! I just hit 30 in January.

    Of course you already know how silly I consider birthday stuff to be, but still- best wishes!

  2. April 15, 2005 at 12:52 pm

    Happy 30th, Nate. It all goes downhill from there.

  3. April 15, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    congrats. at least you have the kid to prove it! i turned 30 in february…no kid yet. alas and alack.

    jordan: your & johns ages always weird me out. it’s just weird to think john is younger than me…

  4. A. Greenwood
    April 15, 2005 at 12:55 pm

    If Steve Evans is saying that from experience, then clearly in turning 30 Nate Oman is . . .
    poaching.

  5. April 15, 2005 at 12:57 pm

    30? Oh to be 30 again.

  6. Jed
    April 15, 2005 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Birthday, Nate.

    Does this mean they’re going to kick you out of the family ward?

  7. April 15, 2005 at 1:06 pm

    30? Bunch of whippersnappers, that’s what I say.

  8. A. Greenwood
    April 15, 2005 at 1:17 pm

    May happy returns.

  9. April 15, 2005 at 1:29 pm

    Best wishes to you on your birthday, Nate!

  10. John Donne
    April 15, 2005 at 1:30 pm

    “Never trust anyone over thirty.” –Jack Weinberg

    “Never trust any unmarried male under thirty.” –Brigham Young

    “Trust very few under thirty.” –The High Priests Group Leader

    “Never trust your best work to come after thirty.” –A. Einstein

    “Never trust your best work to come after thirty-five.” –Mozart

  11. Derek
    April 15, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    > Perhaps we can go out for some Brazilian food and split a bottle of grape juice.

    Mmm… Brazilian BBQ

  12. John Donne
    April 15, 2005 at 1:37 pm

    “Never trust ANY work to be done after thirty-five.” Mozart

  13. Michael Jackson
    April 15, 2005 at 1:40 pm

    “Never trust any unmarried male OVER thirty.” –Brigham Young

  14. Nate Oman
    April 15, 2005 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks. I feel old…

  15. Jim F.
    April 16, 2005 at 12:28 am

    Nate, you feel old? Are you trying to insult Wilfried and me?

  16. April 16, 2005 at 6:58 am

    And Gordon and I. And others.

  17. Wilfried
    April 16, 2005 at 7:20 am

    Gelukkige verjaardag, ouwe rakker.

  18. Jim F.
    April 16, 2005 at 10:56 am

    Good point, Russell. If 30 is old, then there are several of us on this blog who are at least old, if not ancient or even decrepit.

  19. Bro. Brandon B.
    April 16, 2005 at 11:40 am

    Come on guys, I’m only 20 and I feel old…. oh well, no time to complain. No time to sleep either.
    “I’ll rest when I’m old, and i’ll sleep when I’m dead.” -me every time I pull a double-shift.

  20. Bro. Brandon B.
    April 16, 2005 at 11:48 am

    Sorry, Nate, in my comment I neglected to say Happy Birthday. Can we get the Primary to sing? “Happy, happy birthday Natey Dear. May happy times come to you all year…”

  21. Nate Oman
    April 16, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    Jim: I prefer to think of you as “wise and seasoned.”

  22. Jim F.
    April 16, 2005 at 2:09 pm

    Very nice, Nate, but then becoming 30 means you are getting closer to “wise and seasoned” rather than old?

    Actually, I don’t mind that I am getting older. There are a lot of very good things about being old enough for all the children to have married and left home, grandchildren among them. I wouldn’t mind having the body of a thirty-year-old again. Trips to the doctor can remind me much better than they used to just how corruptible mortal flesh is. But other than that, I wouldn’t trade my age for any younger one. There are too many advantages to this age to regret it.

    Enjoy getting older.

  23. April 20, 2005 at 4:25 pm

    Happy belated birthday, Nate.

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