Friday, November 6, 2009

Another year older...

Not so sure about the "wiser" part.

Noteworthy events that took place on November 6 (besides my birth):

* Abraham Lincoln elected President.

* Sweden begins a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.

* Meet the Press debuts on TV. (I still miss Russert.)

* The Iran-Contra Affair is revealed. (Good times. Good times.)

And today is the Kona Coffee Festival on the Big Island of Hawai'i. (I'll drink to that!)

Am heading off in a few to meet up with a graduate school friend who is in town for a couple days. He's a respected professor and published author now. And me? I blog. (Guess who's paying for lunch? Actually, it will probably wind up being me.)

Anyway... Happy Birthday to Me -- and to Sally Field, Rebecca Romijn, Mike Nichols, Maria Shriver, Glenn Frey, John Philip Sousa (even though he is dead), and many others -- from Sir Paul and the band!

10 comments:

The Daily Del Franco said...

Happy Birthday....

Welcome to the back nine of your life.

Edward P. Schwartz said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

And remember, as Billy Crystal used to say, "It's not how you feel, but how you look that matters. -- and you look mahvelous!!!!!"

Here's a link to prove it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZl3gGV4H6c

PatH said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!!!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

gorgeous cake! where is it from? Happy Birthday to you! And many more.....

larissa said...

I miss Russert too
Let's go to the big island.
Happy Birthday, J!

Jake said...

Happy Birthday Girl! I've organized a parade down Broadway to celebrate.

Dave S. said...

Happy Birthday!

Lenin and Stalin had pretty good seats for that McCartney show.

Fillies Phan said...

Lets also recognize Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxaphone, who was born on this day in 1814.

I knew you had Sax appeal!

J. said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! You made my day!

@Jake, thanks for the parade. And you'll never guess who showed up to help me celebrate my birthday! The Yankees! And all their fans went back home from the parade on my train, the one with the bar car.

EMM said...

Happy B-day my friend!!! Add to the b-day list my boss. I baked mini and full sized chocolate cupcakes for my team. Mmmm.

I then went and raised a toast to you in DC w/ a lovely red, served with some extra yummy cheese and nibblies.

Life is good. Celebrate!!!