What Mary Really Needed Was A Dog

May 24 is the 144th day of the year. There are 214 shopping days till christmas, so make the most of them.

Apparently, I share the same birthday as Bob Dylan. Who knew? Yeah, I can't sing either.

Interestingly, my father only lived to be the age that I turned today: 35. His end was his choice. I still feel like my life is just beginning. I suppose that is my choice.

I do feel a bit weird about turning 35 because I remember my father as an old man. I suspect I'll feel weirder about it when I turn 36. Those are thoughts to ponder on another day.

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
- Larry Lorenzoni

The lack of notable events in history on this day is nothing short of staggering.

On May 24th, 1738, John Wesley was converted - from what and to what, I do not care. I just hope he checked the exchange rate beforehand.

On May 24th, 1830, Mary Had A Little Lamb was published.

On May 24th, 1899, the first public parking garage in the United States is opened in Boston.

On May 24th, 1981, marked the first Women's Day For Disarmament. Frankly, I'm more a fan of Women's Disrobeament, whether or not the women in question have arms.

On May 24th, 1993, Microsoft introduced the business world to frozen computers by unveiling Windows NT.

...and, of course, backtracking just a bit...

On May 24th, 1971, a Doctor said: "It's a boy." I still remember being slapped and thinking "Well, that was totally unprovoked." It's a cold, cruel world. Best that I learned that early, eh?

hello world!

Damn right I was cute. I don't know what happened either - but this next shot explains a lot, doesn't it?


Right. We're going to pretend you never saw that, OK? Thanks.

Here's how my boys are celebrating my big day:


And last but not least... the drug problem our nation faces today was obviously present back in 1830.

Mary had a little lamb,
little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day
school one day, school one day,
It followed her to school one day, which was against the rules.
It made the children laugh and play,
laugh and play, laugh and play,
it made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
turned it out, turned it out,
And so the teacher turned it out, but still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
patiently about, patiently about,
And waited patiently about till Mary did appear.

"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
Love Mary so? Love Mary so?
"Why does the lamb love Mary so," the eager children cry.
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know."
The lamb, you know, the lamb, you know,
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know," the teacher did reply.

Mary really needed a dog. And maybe a 12 step program.

::::: | Wednesday, May 24 2006 at 5:18 PM
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Gretchen said:

Happy Birthday!!!

::::: | May 24, 2006 7:08 PM

Mari said:

Happy Belated Birthday!! I meant to remember - Really!

As an aside, I thought you were younger than me! Funny how that works...

::::: | May 25, 2006 9:41 AM

Jason K. said:

Happy Birthday! ... yesterday!

::::: | May 25, 2006 10:44 AM

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