Monday, August 9, 2010

You are never too old for The Spanking Machine

We are all getting older, every minute of every day…tick-tock, tick-tock. But isn’t it how we behave that determines the youthful-joy factor in our life? For example, at my husband’s Birthday on Saturday, our friend Bill (he’s an 8-year old trapped in a 40-something body) orchestrated and executed The Spanking Machine. Remember that painful, yet wonderful, human contraption when you were a kid? I dreaded and welcomed it—all in the same minute. The kids loved leaping and smacking, the adults loved watching and I loved the fact that my husband participated with a happy, boyish-birthday grin. What a great 43-year old sport!
My “Baskin-Robbins-on-steroids” ice cream cake was a mass of freezing deeee-lish success. Once sawed through, the pieces were so large they had to be halved, and even then, there was enough sugar to injure a diabetic. We will be snacking on cake leftovers through November. He received wonderful presents; a gift card to his favorite-teckie-nerdling store, Fry’s, a Boston T-shirt (he is a classic rocker-at-heart) and a poster-size picture of the“Wiener Sisters” we had blown up for his office. I am sure that he would agree, hands down (think spanking) the best gift of all is good health and friends to ring in a new year of the amazing Captain Phard (that is his nick-name and it can only be explained in a separate post).
Happy 43rd Birthday, Ralph!
(i heart you)


Kelly said...

I can honestly say I have never heard of the spanking machine....hmmmm....don't tell my sisters, they would so have way too much fun with that!!!

liz said...

happy birthday! that spanking machine made me laugh!

and i'm glad the cake was a success!

unicyclerose said...

Kelly, I can't believe that you have never heard of The Spanking Machine...a fun but mildly torturous tradition. Maybe it is just a California thing? and yes, your sisters would LOVE it!

The Redhead Riter said...


I'm glad you all had a great time, but if anyone tried to put me through the spanking machine, I would definitely revolt. LOL

The Sisters' Hood said...

lol, can't imagine it ending well when its a bunch of kids doing it to eachother!!!