the trouble with birthdays

kirk cameron's birthday

its not how old youre getting, its how miserable your partys gonna be.

in the old days all it took were some ballons, a bunch of friends, and a quick trip to Farrell’s with your mom.

the bells would ring the metal bowls would come out and everyone would eat an endless amount of icecream.

there were presents galore, and because you rarely had money, the glory of all those gifts really meant something.

but with each year the parties get less raging, the day becomes sadder, and unless it involves las vegas or passing out, theres no way to live up to the earlier anniversaries and not be horribly depressed.

which is why this remarkably sad photo of kirk cameron, television star,

blowing out candles on what looks like a supermarket cake

on a lonely fold up table with some subway sandwiches

that are trying too hard

makes me think yes the stars really are just like us.

happy belated 41st birthday, former ‘growing pains’ star.