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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Birthday Bits

but for seven years
you were loved
I laid golden orchid crowns
around you feet

-If there was ever a day I needed a birthday, Tuesday was it. I woke up and I was feeling a little lonely, down in the dumps, and thinking “ah geez, another year over and still I haven’t had a chance to save the world.” Needless to say I really kinda needed some people just to talk to and throughout the day I got some nice well wishes, phone calls from friends I hadn’t seen in awhile, and some nice gestures throughout the day.
Usually for my birthday I just treat it as another day but today I really absorbed everything in and I really felt blessed.

-As I get older I’m learning to appreciate the weird and useless gifts my mom buys me. This year I got a postcard from her but the post card was the exact birthday card I gave her for her birthday but it was only the cover part with Happy Birthday on the back. I looked at that and thought she was either having Alzheimer’s or it was a really weird joke. Given my sense of humor, I’ll take the latter.
For her gift she got me ceramic cows.


What the hell am I going to do with ceramic cows? When I opened up my gift I think I saw my dad look at these cows with a “what the hell did you buy our son who eats frozen pizza 3 times a day ceramic cows?”

See, back in the day my mom saw that I bought a Gateway computer (god, I’m old) and she saw how the packaging was all polka dot like. So now she thinks I like cows and she always buys me cow stuff. I like it though.

-Things I bought at Best Buy last weekend

They had double the points day and so I had to buy all that stuff.

The Who: Live at Leeds: I haven’t listened to it yet actually
Love songs: I saw the songs and I figured “hey, I enjoy all these songs and it will save me the time of looking them up on itunes so why not?”. As it turns out all these songs were by some other band and I ended up taking the damn thing back. Yuck
Andy Williams Christmas: This is what I grew up on. I haven’t busted it out but I can’t wait
Sarah McLachlan, Wintersong: I haven’t actually gotten past the first song, Happy Christmas (war is over). This isn’t just the best Christmas song ever but it’s one of the best songs ever. I love it!
Green Day, Bullet the Bible: So far I’m impressed and I’m not even a Green Day hardcore fan either
Sara Evans, Video Collection: basically this is porn because she. Is. So. Hot!
Vacation/European Vacation: one of the funniest movies ever

-I’ve always appreciated Don Henley’s “Heart of the Matter” but I never actually understood it until now. It’s a very good song and it’s really helping things out right now. He’s got a recipe for chili by the way.

-Kenny Rogers, cheating? If Tony LaRussa doesn’t care neither should anyone else. Is it possible that a network like FOX could get humble somehow?

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