Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Today is My Birthday

In honor of which, I am going to ramble about things that have been on my mind. Some of these things may be of interest to you.... some of these things are likely to bore you out of your skulls:

* Today's first birthday wish came in the form of a telephone call from Olivia and Susan. Olivia sang "Happy Birthday To You (cha-cha-cha!)"

* I made a Roman Catholic Rosary last night, while I watched Boston Legal.

* I stayed up entirely too late, and as a result, I am quite punchy this morning.

* My new tattoo has healed nicely. Awesome work done by Paul Roe

* My aches ache even more these days.

* Some of my younger staff members are almost able to out shoot me. I like to think this is because I have trained them well. I believe that I have, but I cannot escape the feeling that good ol' Bill is slowing down. None of which should be construed to make you believe that I won't open an oil tanker-sized can of whoop ass on someone half my age. HAHAHAHAHA!

* I'm listening to a great CD I burned. I call it "Sleigh Rides". It is a compilation of different artists that have recorded one of my favorite Christmas songs. The artists are: Mel Torme, Jane Monheit, Lou Rawls, Ramsey Lewis, The Barenaked Ladies, Diana Krall, Ella FitzGerald, The Hampton String Quartet and, Jaymz Bee & The Royal Jelly Orchestra. One time offer... if any of you would like a recording (none of it downloaded... I own all of the original CD's), please send me your address via email, and I'll ship it in time for Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanzaa.

* As I look over the top of my monitor, I see the Three Stooges print that Susan gave me last year. When I look at it, I laugh aloud, as I always do whenever I see or hear any references to The Stooges. I know that it is a gender specific thing, as I have never met a woman that thought the Stooges were as funny as any man I have ever met. Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!

* I like frozen pizza better than I like that shite from Domino's.

* My Dad called me on monday. Our conversation went like this:

Me: Range, Bill Gunfighter speaking.

Dad: Hey boy!

Me: Hi dad!

Dad: What are you doing at the office?

Me: Working... what else would I be doing?

Dad: Oh. Well, I just wanted to call and make sure that I didn't miss your birthday!

NOTE: My dad gets my birthday wrong every year. Either that or he forgets how old I am. It has been this way for years, but it is getting worse.

Me: Um... dad?, my birthday is wednesday.

Dad: The sixth, right?

Me: Yeah.

Dad: That's today!

Me: Dad? Today is the fourth.

Dad: Oh. Well, How 'bout I call you Wednesday... maybe we can have lunch?

Me: That'd be great, dad... see you Wednesday!

* I just got a call from colleague and good pal Lisa who wished me a happy birthday.

* The last year has been an interesting time in my life. I have begun thinking about aging.

* I'm in a good place in my life.

* I love the following shows: Boston Legal, Dancing With The Stars, and American Idol.

* Rugby is still the king of world sports.

* I still look good in a kilt.

Well, I guess that's it. See? Nothing deep, nothing heavy.

Are you still awake?


Anali said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have an awesome day!

I love "Boston Legal" too. Great show. I used to love "The Practice" and refused to watch this for a while after they fired all the actors, but David Kelly is a great writer. I used to love Ally McBeal too. He did a suing God thing on that show too.

Tasha said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

I have to agree about rugby. I played a lot in college and it's a great sport. I wish more people appreciated it.

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday!

I am definitely with you on the Domino's issue; bleh. But give me a Pizza Hut pan pizza any day. There is totally a hierarchy of junk food.

Enjoy your day!

Zanne said...

Happy Birthday my friend!
Blessings on your head!!!!!!!!

the only daughter said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Gunfighter.

Like your ramblings.

Have a grand day!

PunditMom said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a good one. And thanks for the note over at my blog on the radio show last night! I appreciate the support!

Great thoughts on your b-day. A kilt, huh?

Sounds like a great CD -- I'm a sucker for holiday CD's. I just got a new one at Starbucks (I needed some gift cards for some clients). My husband thinks I have too many holiday CDs, but I don't think you can ever have enough Christmas mixes!

Grimm said...

Ok, so I am reading through your post - smiling all the while.

Everything was fine, I enjoy these factoid posts every once in awhile...makes people seems human.

But I have to admit man, 1 line had my laughing so hard that I had pop coming out my nose - and you know how much that BURNS!

* I still look good in a kilt.

I need pictures man.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

I'd pay real money for a postcard of you in a kilt. Perhaps you could include that as a cover to your Christmas CD, of which, I'd enjoy a copy.

I'm like Pundit Mom: lots and lots of Christmas music. You can never have too much Christmas music.

Happy Birthday, Gunfighter!

Leslie said...

I loved this post.

Happy Birthday!

Bill said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, one and all!

Anali - David Kelly is a great writer indeed! I, too, loved Ally McBeal.

Tasha - I didn't know you were a rugby fan! Good for you. What position did you play?

Kelley - Pizza Hut works for me, as long as I don't have it too often.

Pundit Mom, Grimm,& Janetindc,

A post about kilts, with pictures is in the works. Stay tuned.

Please email a place to send the aforementioned CD to:

gunfighter1173 at gmail dot com

Trop said...

Happy Birthday GF!

Trish said...

Happy Birthday...

WordsRock said...

Happy birthday, Bill.
You don't seem old to me!

SassyFemme said...

Happy Birthday!

Kathleenios said...

I think half the world was born in December!

Happy Birthday, Bill!

Gunfighter said...

Thanks again to all of you for your birthday wishes.

I really appreciate it.

A big thank you, hello, and welcome to those who have come out of lurkerdom!


Janet said...

What, no Ventures?! Dude, if you don't have the Ventures' version of Sleigh Ride your collection is sorely lacking. It's one of only three Christmas songs I actually like, along with the Ronettes' Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Time is Here from Charlie Brown.

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