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  1. Thank You to Those Who Brought Happiness

    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    It was my birthday over the weekend.  I go through life with too much heartache, so I am grateful to those who contributed happiness to my day.

    A person who I had spent most of my life feeling close with wrote me a birthday email at about 4am.  It was not our first communication since our estrangement.  It mattered. 

    My buddy Bob had put the day aside for me.  He did me 2 favors in the day while I was doing laundry, and he spared me some stress and saved me a lot of time and energy. 

    In the early evening, Bob and I went down to the Village to meet my friend Judy who I was very glad wanted to join me for my birthday.  We went to the Olive Tree, one of my favorite places.  Then my friend Meghan and her boyfriend Dave joined us for a while.  Meghan and I share the same birthday, different year.  I enjoyed everyone’s company very much.  It was a good time, warm, fun, and funny.

    Then Meghan and Dave went on with their other plans, and Judy, Bob, and I went to a comedy open mic.  Judy and Bob were audience, and I was to get up and use my minutes on stage.  It was the most unprepared I ever was for an open mic plus I was drunk.  The hosts knew it was my birthday, so they made it feel special.  When I got up, I confessed I was very unprepared and raw.  So I told them a little story which turned out to be a lusty confession about a man at that mic, and it wasn’t really comedy at all. 

    The next day, I emailed one of the hosts and told her I hoped I wasn’t an idiot at the mic.  She enjoys how I am and was reassuring.  But what’s she gonna say?

     To my readers, Happy Hanukkah!  Merry Christmas!  Happy Kwanzaa!  Happy Eid!  Happy New Year!  Happy Three Kings Day!
    To my precious son, Happy Birthday!!!

  2. 3 comments:

    1. Canada Anne said...

      Happy New year. Cheers to another year of your blogs.

    2. Thank you both. CA, I appreciate the encouragement to keep on.

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