It’s mah birfday! It’s mah birfday! I’m gonna partay like it’s mah birfday! The only bad thing about today is that I am as old as ITP-Reader Barb again. 🙂
July 22nd Has Always Been A Peculiar Day For Me
All my life I have shared a birthday with my Uncle John. As a child when my family lived in New York it was all sorts of awesome because during the day there’d be a “kids” party at our house, and then at night the relatives would come over, a keg of beer would arrive, and the “adults” party would begin.
As it turns out today is also the birthday of quizmaster Alex Trebek and was also the birthday of the Kennedy matriarch Rose.
Nothing special there, right? Consider these then….
During my travels I have met two people, and currently still work with one of them, with whom I share the same birth date.
At one point there were three of us in my office who shared July 22nd as a birthday.
I briefly dated a woman named Jen whose birthday is also today. I was really looking to sharing some “birthday sex” with her, but she broke up with me before we reached the 22nd of July.
My last girlfriend’s brother’s birthday is July 22nd. Perhaps the best part of her breaking up with me is that I no longer have to share the honors of the day with him.
ITP Flickr Pic
A month ago I pulled into a QuickTrip to get gas. When I pulled up to the pump I saw these balloons jammed into the trash can.
There has to be a story with these…
Non-Flickr Pics Of ITP
All the rumors are true. During last night’s Tweetup at the Center For Puppetry Arts I was given a crown and balloon because today is my birthday. (And I had a conflicted beer advertisement night.)
But seriously, if you look at the Center For Puppetry Arts employee who gave them to me you’ll understand my joy.
(There is a better photo of her on Josh Weiss’ blog — it’s the ninth photo from the top, the one above me in the crown.)
And before you get all happy for me, the crown and balloon were the only things that I got from her.
And finally I was accidentally crushed by a huge Pinocchio foot.
(Luckily I survived.)
Jack’s Having Someone Twiddle His Dipstick
I’m more than a little nervous today as I’ve dropped Jack off at Firestone for an oil change. This is the first maintenance that I’ve performed since the ill-fated $2700 fiasco in February. To make matters worse this is also the first time that anyone else has had the opportunity to drive the car and I’m afraid that the key is going to get jammed up in the steering column.
I’m nervous about my car. How stupid is that?
And For My Next Trick, I’ll Travel Into Enemy Territory
Tonight I’m headed to Athens, Georgia, home of the hated Georgia Bulldogs. Why would I do this on my birthday? To see a show, of course!
Tonight’s act is seeing Magnolia Electric Co. at the 40 Watt Club. I’ve decided to spend the night in Athens (read “drink liberally”) and take the day off from work tomorrow. Fear not, there will be a blog post. 😉
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – pensive
Current Music – listening to today’s Tour de France stage
Website Of The Day – Ever wonder what “famous” people were born on your birthday? Give Famous Birthdays a go.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not taken, ’cause it’s mah birfday
Foot Mileage – ~6 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 19 (19)
Vegetarian Days – 2, Carnivorous Days – 19
Marta Rides – 0
– Regain interest in my life
– Not get fired from my job
– Plan and lay a successful Black Sheep hash on July 19th
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem