BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN! Sometimes You Just Don’t Feel Like Partyin’, Partyin’ (Yeah!)

March 17th, 2011 | 11 comments | Posted by Diana

DISGRASIAN turned 4 earlier this month, and we didn’t celebrate it with Sichuan food and bowling (like our first birthday), a fine old bottle of Scotch (like our second), or a post in which we admitted–for possibly the first and probably the last time–that we are sometimes wrong about stuff (like our third). We didn’t even mention it to each other!

There’s always a teeny bit of discomfort that comes with a birthday–a heart sigh from being another step closer to the end, whatever “the end” may be. Some bewilderment about where you are, what you’re doing, disbelief that you’re only this far (or already too far). A bit of grief for the way things aren’t anymore, for the people that aren’t anymore, for the dreams that you have put to bed.

And that applies to a blog birthday, too. After all, four years is a long-ass time on the Internetz (Reading this, 10-year-old Angry Asian Man will likely roll his eyes and flip us the bird). But seriously, in 2011, who the eff is Sanjaya Malakar? And when was the last time we wrote about crazypants Tila Tequila? And have we run out of things to say about Gwen Stefani? (Probably, as her DISGRASIAN solo singing career seems to have stalled.)

While it’s certainly a relief to move on to more au courant items like, say, Rebecca Black’s awferful “Friday” song that we can’t stop fucking singing aloud (hence, the title of this post) and the inscrutable spelling habits of the Tea Party, it’s hard to think that we’ll never, for example, write about a new Guitar Hero edition (we were actually too sad to write about the death of our favorite all-ages pasttime on the blog) ever again. Maybe it makes just makes us feel old. Holy fudge, we ARE old!

Let me restate: This whole birthday thing makes us feel old, because we are.

And the reason I’m saying all of this? Because I love this Japanese YouTube cat, who seems about as stoked to be birthdaying it up as we are.




Which is to say, he is not. But he’s SO DAMN CUTE!

[YouTube: お誕生日おめでとう!!  パパ☆ ]

Photo by Eric Sueyoshi for KoreAm
Thanks, Tina!

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11 Responses to “BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN! Sometimes You Just Don’t Feel Like Partyin’, Partyin’ (Yeah!)”

  1. Cindy says:

    1) Adorbs pic of you two
    2) What could be better? A pussy video with heavy breathing, no less.
    3) Diana…saying YOU are old is pissing me off just a little. (Jen…don’t take offense at that.)
    4) Happy Fucking Birthday. iiii

  2. isaacakira says:

    Congrats.
    FYI, Diana looks so hipster this pic.

  3. Jen says:

    @Cindy OMG

  4. Diana says:

    @isaacakira TAKE IT BACK!

    @Cindy
    Re: 2) YOU WIN x1,000,000
    Re: 3) We as a blog are gettin’ up there. Me as a person–well, fine, hardly a granny but not qualifying for Angry’s 30 Under 30 list ever again!

    @Jen I think this photo documents the closest physical proximity we’ve ever shared.

  5. johnminh says:

    Happy birthday! Cute cat video, but you should have saved it for your fifth birthday since there are five candles on the cake. (I’m just here to further add to the stereotype that Asians are good at the maths.)

  6. PistachioTuesday says:

    Congratulasians you two!

    I’ve been visiting Disgrasian for a couple years now and I hope to read your stuff for many more. Thanks for your awesome brand of humor!

    Also, Happy Patrick’s Day

    ….=D

  7. Hello Kitty says:

    Happy Unlucky Birthday. Jo-king!

    Wishing you wan sui, 10,000 years. Is that better?

  8. BusyDad says:

    I will eat a big bowl of noodles today in celebration of your birthday. Thanks for making me snort as well as think. Happy 4th! Long life!

  9. rockmanj says:

    Lovely photo of you two, and happy birthdaysian!

  10. Diana says:

    @johnminh Jen and I kinda suck at maths!

  11. nskripchun says:

    Late to reply, but happy 10 years DISGRASIAN!

    Keep doing what you love… yep. ;)

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