October 16, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:15 pm

Birthday Candles.jpgYes, it’s true. On this date, I made my grand entrance (feet first, I have been told – It figures) onto the planet. I’m pretty sure that it must have been around the same time as the invention of the wheel, because I have vague auditory recollections of people all around me saying, “WTF?? What is that?”

I am pleased to say that I share this boitdate with Zonker of Thunder and Roses, the man who is doing his damdest to make the mullet respectable. Happy Boitday, Zonk!

As a Libran, I am in excellent blogger company. That would include, Eric, the Lovely Rita, Pammy, the Amazin’ Denny (on the cusp, anyway), and Silk. According to the people who read the stars and planets, that makes all of us:

Diplomaitic and urbane
Romantic and charming
Easygoing and sociable
Idealistic and peaceable

That sounds just about right.

Last night TJ and Mr. Surly stopped by with wonderful gifties, which consisted of several bottles of top-shelf bourbon. I also received the Complete DVD Set of Black Adder. (Eric turned me on to this when he was in Jersey.) After that, we went out to a local restaurant that specializes in Northern Italian cuisine to stuff our faces. This was followed a return trip home for coffee and TJ’s homemade apple tart and homemade brownies, loaded with Ghirardelli chocolate chips. As I always have said, calories don’t count at a birthday party.

So, what’s up for today – the actual boitday?

Turns out that it is my turn to tend bar at the Post, so I will be pretty busy. The bad news is that I will be doing a fair amount of hustling around. The good news is that The Usual Suspects will be on the case, and they’re sure as shit great peeps to spend one’s boitday wit.

h/t Just Us Chickens.


  1. Well, a BIG ‘Happy Boitday’ to ya, Jim!

    Comment by Pammy — October 16, 2005 @ 1:59 pm

  2. We are all that and then some, my friend.

    Happy birthday, and many, many more!

    Comment by rita — October 16, 2005 @ 2:00 pm

  3. Bored

    The Curse of the Jeckyll Whisky-Beer! (click for full size) PS: By the way, Happy Birthday, Jim!…

    Trackback by You Bitch — October 16, 2005 @ 2:46 pm

  4. Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday dear Jim
    Happy birthday to you.

    Sorry if we were off key!

    Comment by Enlighten-New Jersey — October 16, 2005 @ 2:56 pm

  5. Happy birthday, Jim.

    Comment by Sluggo — October 16, 2005 @ 3:17 pm

  6. Happy Happy Birthday Handsome!!

    ; )

    (PS Susan is here and says: Happy Birthday, too!)

    Comment by Christina — October 16, 2005 @ 4:07 pm

  7. Have one on me. Happy birthday Jim.

    Comment by Sgt Hook — October 16, 2005 @ 4:42 pm

  8. .. hot damn, Happy Birthday, Jimbo!… I look forward to hearing what you have to say about those Black Adder DVDs..

    Comment by Eric — October 16, 2005 @ 5:23 pm

  9. What they said!

    Comment by dogette — October 16, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

  10. And what a wonderful place the world is because you’re in it. (Feet first, huh? *shudder*)

    Happy boitday to you, m’dear.


    Comment by Margi — October 16, 2005 @ 6:16 pm

  11. happy birthday!!

    Comment by shoe — October 16, 2005 @ 6:36 pm

  12. Hope your birthday, oops, sorry, boitday is a happy one.

    Comment by aelfheld — October 16, 2005 @ 6:58 pm

  13. Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

    Hope it was grand and smashing and all that. Slainte!

    Comment by Shamrock — October 16, 2005 @ 7:59 pm

  14. Have a happy one, Jim. I think you deserve to bend an elbow or two in celebration…

    Comment by DMerriman — October 16, 2005 @ 8:03 pm

  15. Many happy returns and best wishes for many more birthday celebrations as full and pleasant as this one.

    Comment by Suzette — October 16, 2005 @ 8:07 pm

  16. Happy Birthday Jim! {{{hugs}}}

    Comment by Kate — October 16, 2005 @ 9:34 pm

  17. Happy birthday, Jim!

    Comment by marydell — October 16, 2005 @ 10:46 pm

  18. happy birthday sir…may you strum many more guitars!!!

    Comment by mr. helpful — October 17, 2005 @ 12:32 am

  19. Happy birthday, Jim! I almost called you on my drive home but didn’t want to interrupt any family time during your big day. Hope you had a good one!

    Comment by zonker — October 17, 2005 @ 12:34 am

  20. Hope you had a great farookin’ birthday, Jim!

    Comment by That 1 Guy — October 17, 2005 @ 1:24 am

  21. Jimbo,

    Why do you all of the sudden sound like Curley from the Three Stooges? Is this what happens when you turn 40?

    Comment by Dan — October 17, 2005 @ 1:31 am

  22. A belated Happy Boitday to you Jim. I hope it was a wonderful day!

    Comment by Teresa — October 17, 2005 @ 9:28 am

  23. A much belated, but still heartfelt, happy day to you sir.

    Comment by hoosierboy — October 17, 2005 @ 10:49 am

  24. As a fellow Libra, I congratulate you on surviving another Trip Around the Sun.

    And in case you need cheering up, here’s a little poem for you:

    Time Marches On
    It Sure Beats the Alternative

    It’s hell, they say, when you get old.
    Your toenails all are caked with mold,
    Or maybe other kinds of fungus.
    It’s hard to breathe with ancient lungus.
    All bloodshot are your rheumy eyes,
    All weak and stringy are your thighs.
    Your pancreas is stiff and sore,
    And buttocks droop towards the floor.
    With exercise, your muscles ache,
    It feels like all your bones will break.
    You day by day get soft and flabby,
    Your disposition loutish, crabby.
    Digestion, once a simple task,
    Becomes a chore (and please, don’t ask.)
    Shoulder joints all get bursitis.
    Your bladder wakes you up at nightis.
    Your backbone gives you many pains.
    Increasingly sieve-like grow your brains,
    Until you cannot keep in mind
    that “this is your elbow, that‘s your behind”:
    Getting old, it is not kind.

    But whene’er these thoughts go thro’ my head,
    I think: “It sure beats being dead.”

    Comment by Elisson — October 17, 2005 @ 10:59 am

  25. Happy Birthday!

    … and add RightWingRocker to that list of Libra Bloggers (Oct. 9).


    Comment by RightWingRocker — October 17, 2005 @ 12:38 pm

  26. well, a most wonderful birthday to you, my fellow Libra. (mine is Wednesday).

    Comment by gregor — October 17, 2005 @ 5:32 pm

  27. I Missed It!!

    Damn!! I’m just not paying attention lately. I just found out (thanks to Laughing Wolf) that yesterday was Jim’s (of that famous Parkway Rest Stop) Birthday!! Damn!! How did I miss that?!?!?! Happy (belated) Birthday Jimbo!!…

    Trackback by Tammi's World — October 17, 2005 @ 8:08 pm

  28. You’re a Black Adder fan also! Not only do you have great farookin hair but an impeccable intelligence to go under it.

    Happy birthday my young Jersey friend.

    Comment by Randy — October 17, 2005 @ 11:50 pm

  29. It is belated but non-the-less well meant.

    A very Happy Birthday Jim.

    Comment by silk — October 18, 2005 @ 8:34 am

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