Happy birthday, Dad!

It’s my Dad’s birthday today and he turns [redacted] years old! For those M*A*S*H fans out there, my Dad (who along with my Mom is visiting my sister and brother-in-law and their kids in New York at the moment) took Sydney Freedmon’s famous advice yesterday: Ladies and¬†gentlemen,¬†take my advice Pull down your pants and slide […]

Happy birthday, Kelly!

It is Kelly’s birthday today. I’ll be picked up the Little Man a little early from school and we’ll all be going to an early dinner at a local restaurant that Kelly recently discovered. Most of the rest of my afternoon and evening will be in helping Kelly celebrate her birthday so I won’t be […]

The Little Man’s Birthday Weekend

This past weekend, the Little Man turned two. In a few years, the exact same sentence as written above will have an entirely different meaning (as in, he turned a double-play), but for now it means, quite literally, he is two years old. We decided not to have a party this year, but tried to […]

The Little Man turns two

It’s hard to believe that he’s two already, but as of today, the Little Man is not so little anymore. I found some notes I jotted down on the day he was born. I remember jotting the notes because I assumed the day would be mostly a blur for me. As it turns out, I […]

What I did on my (disconnected) birthday

A couple of people have asked me if I had any symptoms of withdrawal, being away from the Internet for more than 24 hours. I don’t think so, although I was eager to check my email and blog stats as soon as I woke up this morning. Actually, I was rather humbled by all of […]

My Jack Benny birthday

Today is my Jack Benny birthday, and if anyone is wondering what that means, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age. [Emphasis is mine.] So that means I am 39 today and will (thankfully) still be in my 30s when the […]

And since I mentioned my birthday…

Since I mentioned my birthday in the previous post, I ought to mention that it is this coming Sunday. Last year, I took advantage of the day as an excuse to self-indulgently abstain from the Internet for a period of 24 hours. I plan on doing the same this year. I think I deserve one […]

A tinfoil tiara for the birthday princess

Happy birthday, Princess Alethea. This one’s for you (with sunglasses so that you’ll recognize me):

Dad’s 100th birthday

Today is my Dad’s 100th birthday. Well, not really, but that’s what I call it. You see, growing up, whenever I’d ask my old man how old he was, he’s answer, “One hundred years old.” As a kid, it never occurred to me to question anything my parents told me. As a kid, I also […]

Scuba

Yesterday, while the girls went to their fancy spa to get their fancy facials and whatever else people get in spas, the boy went scuba-diving. Mom arranged it with a friend of hers who teaches scuba diving. Doug, stubiebrother and I headed to Thousand Oaks to the Sports Chalet, where at about 10 AM, we […]

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Yes, kruppenheimer, the baby of the high school gang, has finally come of age this morning. She is now mumblty-mum years old, just a month younger than Norm. And to think that soon they will both be able to run for President! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LISA Hope you have a great day!

Happy Birthday, Norm!

Yes, that’s right, birthday wishes go out to the Norm half of vickyandnorm. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NORM! Norm (along with kruppenheimer is the baby of the group and the fact that he is now another year older makes the rest of us feel ancient. (I can hear Vicky now saying, “Aw, Normie, you’re a baby…”) Friday […]