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A Few Things I Want for my Birthday

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Hey Everyone,

It’s my birthday today and since I’m feeling supermegafugging selfish, I thought I would make today’s post all about me.


Because I said so. Because it’s my birthday. Deal with it. Today I wanted to ask you guys for a few things. And since it’s my birthday, you’ll listen. Right?

ITEM #1: Find our daughters


Spread the word to find these daughters. Because even though we didn’t give birth to them, they are part of our family.

If you already know what I’m talking about, then click here to tweet about it for my birthday.

ITEM #2: Sleep

Anyone? Where can I find it?

ITEM #3: Equipment

Something from our “Equipment” list on Pinterest, perhaps? But it must be at least $1000 dollars. Thanks.

Or just post a comment about how you’re going to make your own day rad and let me know.

Have fun, kids!

Much love,


14 Responses to “A Few Things I Want for my Birthday”

  1. Happy birthday!!! Hope you get all of your wishes for your birthday. Gosh, item #1 is just heartbreaking.
    Item #2 has eluded me since my own birthday last month. I must have wished wrong or something!
    Have a great day and be totally selfish and lap it all up!

  2. Seamus says:

    Happy Birthday!
    If you do find sleep, send it this way. Kid’s are not well. Wife is not well. I expect that soon I will lose my wellness…..
    But that’s not the point, BIRTHDAY! YAY!!!!

    PS – will do what I can about item 1. It sickens me….

  3. Jason says:

    Happy Birthday. I hope you get everything you asked for and more. I’ve been searching for sleep for over 9 years and haven’t found it. Good luck

  4. Amen to item #1. The world can’t turn a blind eye to these girls.

    Item #2. Hmm…Remember taking naps whenever? No? Me neither. May your next 365 days around the Sun be filled with joy and adventure sir even though sleep may still be but a lingering memory.

  5. Chris Baccus says:

    Good luck with sleep. Just go get a 90 minute massage and enjoy that peace and quiet. It will help.

  6. You’re the best. So glad to know you. Happy, happy birthday, Charlie.

  7. It’s been great getting to watch you and Andy create some outstanding and thought-provoking stuff, all without taking yourself too seriously. You’ve really worked hard to use social media for good and You have my admiration and respect.

    Best wishes for a heartwarming birthday with your family and I hope you have many, many more.


  8. Erich Schmidt says:

    Hi Charlie,

    It’s my birthday too. I’m a 40-something dad (who looks much younger, so I tell myself). I’ll be following you on the blogosphere. Enjoy your day and let’s all pray that number one comes quickly to fruition.


  9. Brent Almond says:

    Happy Birthday Charlie!

    Much love and warm wishes!

    (PS: I just squeed at the R2D2 pool toys. So thanks for that. 😉

  10. Stephane says:

    From me, you’ll have to settle for my being a ridiculously big fan of you guys. I’m a bit baffled by the word “sleep” though. Is that Greek?

  11. Laurie says:

    I hope you get those things! Happy Birthday Charlie!

  12. Beth says:

    Happy Birthday from one Capen to another Capen… enjoy!

  13. paddy says:

    Happy bday to a RAD dad!

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