Spock is not impressed that it’s my birthday

During w00tstock last week, I mentioned that I was turning 38 this week.

After the show, Anne told me that I was, in fact, turning 39. In the few seconds that it took me to do some math, I lost a year of my life.

Apparently, this is the sort of thing that happens when you get to be my age, which is … 39.

So happy birthday to me, NASA, Geddy Lee, and everyone else who was born on July 29th, especially those of us who escaped from our mothers in 1972.

Spock is not impressed that it's my birthday

164 thoughts on “Spock is not impressed that it’s my birthday”

  1. There are a few cool things about 39: it’s the atomic number of Yttrium, the number of nanoseconds of the largest nuclear reaction/explosion ever performed, and, um, Messier 39!
    Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy B-day Wil!
    I also escaped the womb in ’72.. Nov 18th I will be 39. I kinda started losing track of my age a couple of years ago. Maybe subconsciously I just don’t want to believe I’m getting that close to 40? Who knows. Crazy how fast time goes by.
    At any rate, hope it’s a wonderfully awesome day for you! =)

  3. Happy Birthday Sir! Seems to be a week full of them. My daughter turned 17 yesterday, my sister-in-laws is tomorrow, and mine is the day after. I will hoist a pint for ya when I celebrate mine.

  4. Happy birthday Wil! I wish you and your family all the best. You are a great inspiration to me, another 30-something, in how to keep young in my soul, no matter how much time passes. :)

  5. Happy Birthday.
    I haven’t yet reached the point where I forget what age I am. I also haven’t yet reached the point where I don’t make a huge deal out of my birthday.
    I escaped my Mom today. In 1972. I’m the especially! Woo!

  6. Aw don’t worry about it, Wil. It’s definitely not an age thing. I’m 30 and forget how old I am all the time!
    Happy Birthday (make sure to celebrate extra hard for that lost year!)

  7. Happy Birthday Wil. Enjoy this, your last year as a 30-something. Reflect on the fact that it took you so long to get to this point and with life expectancy the way it’s going, you’ve got at least that much further to go. WTF? It’s a shame you weren’t born in the coolest year, 1971, but then, you’d be 40 now and who wants that?

  8. Well, I’ve been reading this blog for nine years, without ever commenting once. I guess this is a good day to start. Happy birthday Wil! Thank you for having been a part of my life for all these years, it’s been a hell of a ride. And it keeps getting better! Never stop being awesome. :)

  9. Happy Birthday Wil! I’ll have a beer to celebrate.
    How long did it take you to put on Bozo the Clown’s skin as a sweater?

  10. Happy birthday!! Today is my late grandma’s bday and tomorrow is mine. :) I’m having a big geek-out gamer night at the game store we own. If you find yourself in central IL for some reason, stop on by. LOL
    Oh, tomorrow is also my niece’s bday, and Alton Brown’s. :D

  11. Wil, thank-you for working so hard to keep in touch with your fans and for continuing to take creative risks. I’m so glad that the soul crushing years described in Just A Geek are a thing of the past; happy birthday, it’s awesome that you’re alive.

  12. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
    Hope you have a great and wonderful day with nothing to do but burn that hideous sweater. Or donate it to a shaman who will use it to cast eternal mental suffering on the mobs that crowd you at Comic Con. :)

  13. Happy Birthday Wil.
    Ever since my 30th I never remember how old I am. But I try not to sweat the small stuff.
    On a side note:
    That clown sweater picture never fails to rouse raucous laughter from within.

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Looking forward to many more years of awesome Wil Wheaton blogs, books, characters and memories! ^_^ (Also, so super excited to see your character, Doctor Parrish is back on Eureka! YAY!)

  15. Nine years ago I was one year older than twice your age then. How old am I now? F – 9 = 2(W – 9) + 1 . I love math. Do you love math? Live long and prosper \\//_

  16. Happy Birthday, Wil! Finally got around to watching you out-perform your co-stars in “Stand By Me” and was struck by the ironic foreshadowing of reality in some of the dialogue (RP saying “he won’t live past 20″ and YOU saying “but I don’t WANNA be a writer!”)… Hard to believe you’re almost in MY age group (always think of you as young Wesley, until I see you on Eureka or anywhere else). Live it up!

  17. Happy birthday Wil and welcome to 39.
    When I turned 39, I stopped the aging process and now I just have dot releases. If you choose to adopt the “Jack Benny 2.0″ method of counting your years, next year you can be 39.1.

  18. Happy Birthday. I think after a certain point you just lose the ability to count or retain…much. Sadly I continually add years. I now know why women just stick with 29. Number? Easy to remember. Age? Random answers.

  19. My dearest young Wil,
    Happy Birthday! And congratulations on reaching that magical age in which you begin to count backwards on birthdays. Having experienced age 39 twice now, I can say with certainty that it is a Very Good Age to be. Hope this year brings you many memorable roles, fun opportunities, less crazy fans, and even more Moments of Crowning Geek Awesomeness. You rock!

  20. I’ve been 39 for 20 years this past March.
    Jack Benny was 39 when he passed away at the age of 80.
    My son is 39 and a 1/2.
    Best returns of the day to you.

  21. Hah. Happy Birthday, old boy ;)! I know the feeling, I was convinced I was 33 but was reminded ungracefully that I am, in fact, 34. With my crap maths I may well be 35, too… denial ensues…

  22. Happy Birthday Wil! My husband always says I am younger then I am,but I think he just says that so he doesn’t have to admit how old he is ;D

  23. A belated Birthday to you Wil. Greatly enjoy your blog. However, whoever provided said sweater to you needs to have their knitting needles apprehended before they strike again!

  24. Happy birthday. You are not alone with forgetting how old you will be turning on your birthday I thought I was turning 35 last Christmas (yes having a birthday on 12/25 sucks) I would recommend adding a year that way it makes you feel younger I really turned 34 I ended up happy

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