View Full Version : Happy UnBirthday, Coldfire
02-24-2003, 09:19 PM
In this thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=165307) , Coldfire expressed a sentiment that he hadn't received a birthday thread of his own.
So, happy unbirthday, Coldfire .
Hey, it's my unbirthday too!
Buncha ingrates. I knew you all loved the Dane more than me.
Dane? Dutch. I swear those keys are, like, right next to each other on my keyboard.
02-24-2003, 09:47 PM
I sort of envy you, Coldie; I could do with a few unbirthdays.
02-24-2003, 10:09 PM
Ino ! But your location says you live in de-nial . I'm sooo confused.
So, in the effort of political correctness: Happy Un-Birthday to all the Furren Dopers
First Uncle Beer, now Coldie...
...when will it all end?
Originally posted by lno
Buncha ingrates. I knew you all loved the Dane more than me. For a second I thought you typed "dame." Come to think of it, I'm not sure which misappropriation would be worse.
02-24-2003, 10:31 PM
Happy Whatever, Clogboy!
And lno, you got called Ino again. ;)
02-25-2003, 03:20 AM
Thank you. Even though it's 9 days late, it's much appreciated. :D
Your SO should have told us. You need to Pit her.
02-25-2003, 09:28 AM
Happy Belated Birthday. I should've remembered it was your birthday. Last year at my birthday party, we drank a toast and passed around a card in honor of your birthday. I don't know if you got the card, but the picture of your toast is here (http://www.arborwood.com/awforums/data/forum_graphics/616.title.1014078817.jpeg). Your birthday card is even in the picture.
Ah well, happy birthday!
02-25-2003, 11:10 AM
In honor of Coldfire's un-birthday, I plan to un-bake a cake and un-wrap some presents today.
Happy Un-Birthday to all mods and dopers alike!
02-25-2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by Coldfire
Thank you. Even though it's 9 days late, it's much appreciated. :D
What are you talking about? When I asked you why you didn't give me one last year, you made excuses about it. I was just returning the favor, since you seemed to think they were unnecessary. (I did think about giving you a thread, but you actually sounded like you were against them, last year.)
02-25-2003, 12:25 PM
Uh-oh. You're in deep, deep shit now, Coldie. That'll teach ya to open your cakehole.
02-25-2003, 12:58 PM
Uh-oh indeed. :)
I don't even know anymore what my excuses were last year for not giving Heloise a B-Day thread. I'm certainly not against them.
Uh... you'll get two for your next birthday. How's that dear? :)
We cool now, right? ;)
Love the toast picture, Grace! Quite frankly, I don't remember getting the card. Of all the things to go missing in the mail!
02-25-2003, 02:35 PM
Happy unbirthday... enjoy a sinassappelsap (did I spell that right?) at one of your fine cafes....
02-25-2003, 02:48 PM
Oh and since you will be out celebrating anyway, can you nip across the border to Antwerpen and send me vijf biers alstublieft. Jupiler preferably since we can't buy that here. :)
02-25-2003, 06:12 PM
"Sinaasappelsap", so you almost got it right. :)
I love Antwerpen. The plural is "bieren", BTW, but when you're ordering, you'd just say "vijf bier". Of course, a true Belgian would then ask "What kind? We have thousands!", whereas an Amsterdam bartender will just pour you a Heineken straightaway. In Holland, beer usually means pilsner unless stated otherwise. In Belgium, it's the other way 'round. :D
Jupiler is a good beer, but it tends to give me headaches when I drink more than a few bottles of it.
02-25-2003, 06:32 PM
Wait a minute.
You are willing, on some occasions, to drink Heineken? And then you have the unmitigated gall to turn around and insult American beer?
I'm not talking about Budweiser and similar crap, which does indeed suck, but real American beer.
And what is with this Un-birthday crap, anyway? Now I have to suck up to you guys 364 days a year instead of just one? Unless I still have to suck up on your actual birthdays anyway, in which case it's 365.
But happy belated birthday anyway, ya' glog dancin' jerk.
02-25-2003, 06:48 PM
In Amsterdam, Heineken is often the only choice. And hey, at least it's not Amstel, or worse, the dreaded Oranjeboom. My pilsner of choice is Grolsch (or either Alfa or De Kroon, but both are hard to come by around these parts).
And yes, Heineken is a pretty poor excuse for a beer, as is Budweiser. And HELL YES, there are some awesome American beers out there. I just wish those would make it over in bigger numbers than the regular Budweiser, Coors, and Rolling Rock I tend to find in liquor stores here. I wouldn't mind buying a pack of Sam Adams every now and then.
As it is, I'm drinking a Murphy's Irish Red. Of course, Murphy's is owned by... Heineken. You just can't win. :)
02-25-2003, 06:49 PM
Ahh.. when I lived in Belgium (Luik/Liege/Luttich), most times I would ask for a beer by name. When I was in Maastricht jsut over the border, I'll just say I wasn't there for beer... Ahhh.. the Mississippi.... (still there?)
But if you are ever willing to do some sort of exchange of beers, I bet there is a way to ship legally. :)
Man, I miss Juplier. Good thing Interbrew owns Labbatt here so I can still get my Stella and Leffe fix :)
02-25-2003, 06:54 PM
The Mississipi is still there. :D I studied in Maastricht, and hop over there frequently to visit friends.
Actually, I know Liege quite well too. Friend of mine used to live there. Amazing city, once you look past the ugly facade you see when passing through to the Autoroute du Soleil.
Small world, eh? :)
02-25-2003, 06:55 PM
I remember the horrible horrible Amstel... but at least it is better than Maes Pils (spelling bad I know) or Hoegaarden (dishsoap!)
Like I said though... Jupiler was it for me. And Leffe (but I can get that here).
Jupiler - Mannen wettem waarom. :)
02-25-2003, 06:57 PM
Small world indeed. If you are ever looking to hang with people from all over the world then I suggest Le Pot-Au-Lait in Liege on a Wed afternoon... Exchangees from all over the world that are in Belgium go there. Well at least they did in 94...
02-25-2003, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Heloise
What are you talking about? When I asked you why you didn't give me one last year, you made excuses about it.
.. A Dutchman not willing to give 'er one ? How very unusual ...Anyway, I don't want to intrude on this private nagging session so I'll just wish you a Merry Christmas and the next pints on me. If she lets you out.
ps. Thanks for your continued good work 'roun these parts.
02-25-2003, 07:11 PM
Happy Un-Birthday, Coldfire. I think you're my favorite moderator.
I'm not sucking up! Really, I'm not!
02-25-2003, 07:34 PM
Well un-fuck all of you! :D
02-25-2003, 07:34 PM
Canuck: you spelled Maes Pils just fine (as it is I rather like it!), but it's "Mannen weten waarom". :)
I just love how the Belgians stick to archaic slogans. :D
02-25-2003, 08:21 PM
well it has been 10 years and I did live in the French part.. cut me some slack :)
When a bunch of us come visit you there you can remind me of how good you think Maes Pils is... :) We won't trash the place too badly...
02-25-2003, 08:29 PM
Clogboy: If you run on GMT, I wished you a happy birthday a half hour before the end of your day. :D
02-25-2003, 08:55 PM
Well, now. Thank you for admitting that there is good beer to be had in America.
Since Coldfire recommended Sam Adams, I decided to try some. Just happened to have a few bottles in my refridgerator, in fact.
Sam Adams Boston Stock Ale. Great stuff. Liked it so much, I had another. Musta had five or six by now, I liked it so much.
An' I take back the whole "clog dancer" thing. Don't know what I was thinkin'. You is a good guy, Coldie. Can I call you "Coldie," by the way? Uh, guess I just did, didn't I?
Hee, hee, hee.
Anyhoo, I hope you and Heloise work out the long-distance thing, and when ya'll gettin' married anyway? Oops, none a' my bidness. Sorry. But yer both so cute, and all.
Aw, boy. Coldfire's a great guy. Ain't he everybody? Well, I think he is. There it is pal, this next one's fer you on whatever damned day this is.
Here's to ya!
02-26-2003, 09:37 PM
So, did you recover yet, Exgineer? :)
Thanks for the congrats, the lot of you. It's greatly appreciated.
CuriousCanuck, your Dutch is way better than my Canadian! Oh, wait. :D
Seriously, I wasn't trashing you, honest. You remember a lot from your period in Liege, especially considering your obvious gravitation towards beer. ;)
02-26-2003, 09:46 PM
About 10 years ago, my grandmother threw an Un-Birthday celebration for the family (I'm only 1 of 3 grandkids). She gave us all presents (I got a musical porcelain harlequin clown, which I still treasure to this day), and there was even a cake that read "Happy Unbirthday"
Damn, that was cool.
02-26-2003, 10:30 PM
Mmm beer. :D
And I didnt think you were trashing me at all... let's get trashed and talk about that ;)
For the record, That is pretty much all of the Dutch I remember... the reson I drank so much beer was that I only could remember the number 5 and the word for beer :D :D
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