Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hey Gramps!

Happy Birthday to me!
Cha, cha, cha.
I live in Minn-ie.
Cha, cha, cha.
I look like a monkey.
Cha, cha, cha.
Cause I am For-tee!
Cha, cha, frickin' cha!

Actually, my birthday was last week but you tend to get a little behind when you're as old as I am. On Saturday, Lady Di surprised me with a birthday party at a local restaurant. My folks and my sister's family came in for the weekend and I thought we were just taking them out to eat. At the restaurant I discovered twenty-five extra family members waiting to sing Happy Birthday to me. It was humbling and heartwarming to see so many well wishers. Or maybe they all gathered just to see how much wear and tear forty years had inflicted on me.

Our group was so big, the cake Lady Di brought wasn't enough. So she sent our nephew, Kubes, out to get a backup. This is what he brought back.

In case you can't read it, it says, "Looking Good Kubes Happy Birthday". Did he just get a cake telling himself how good he looks? Or maybe it was supposed to read "Looking Good From Kubes", and he just didn't want to pay for the extra frosting. Regardless of the message, the cake still tasted great after a huge Mongolian grill bowl of meat and vegetables.

After eating, the kids helped me open my many nice gifts and luckily they were either golf or book related. No embarrassing gifts meant to augment or improve what time has diminished.

Well, now that I've reached the big 4-0 I suppose I will have to get used to some different routines. I will have to get more fiber in my diet now so I will start drinking more Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. Throw in a couple ibuprofen and chase it with a shot of Geritol and I will be ready for the morning. I can spend the afternoon at the Cane Emporium and then drive the Cadillac home on the freeway at 53mph. Then I can enjoy supper at 4:30 in the afternoon and finally get caught up on what Matlock is up to.

Well, it's almost 9pm. Time to put on the night cap, put the teeth in the water glass and set the alarm for a bathroom run in two hours. Can anyone help me turn off this Internet, Google, dot e-mail doo-hickey?


Anonymous said...

So darn cute! I loved celebrating your birthday. This was almost, ALMOST as fun as celebrating the kiddos b-days. I am glad you enjoyed your surprise celebration! It wasn't easy keeping that a secret.

Love You LB!


James said...

Happy birthday, and welcome to the club. Yes, you have to check your teeth at the door, but you get them back on your way home for the evening.

Seriously, this was the toughest one for me, probably sice I had my first child only a couple of months beforehand.

AppleSauce said...

hahaha, that last paragraph is awesome! and that is too funny about what your nephew wrote on the cake!!! looks like you had a wonderful celebration!! ^_^

Casdok said...

Happy birthday! Lovely that you had a wonderful surprise! And yes welcome to the club!!

DJ Kirkby said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

OhCaptain said...

Sorry for the delay...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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I'm a 40 year old dad of two. My wonderful wife, Lady Di, and I try to keep the kids from blowing things up here in central Minnesota.