Sunday, January 15, 2006

Very Important Things That Came About 1977

Star Wars
"Margaritaville"
Seattle Slew
Test flight of Enterprise
MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

And more good things to come in 2006:


august 2 at: mb@blondechampagne.com

32 comments:

amy lou the reader said...

Taufling is going to be a big brother...that's so awesome. Or at least I think that's what his t-shirt means...it's been a busy weekend.

Congrats and I hope this was a very happy birthday for you...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday MB!

susan said...

MB,
Your parents must be so proud that you managed to flip everyone in the nursery off at such a young age.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Happy Birthday, MB.

2xgtld said...

When you have one child, you have one. When you have two, you have twelve. Congratulations to you AND your sister! Drink heartily- and have one for her! When is she due?

And tell us ALL about it!

btw, where IS Josh the Pilot- did I miss something?

Attitude Amy said...

Hey, being born during the year of Margaritaville couldn't be all that bad. Although it could be a sign of things to come. If so, at least you'll be wasted on Key West..perhaps during hurricain season though. Its one thing to drown in your own alcohol but...Hmmphh. O'well. "Where's my salt...where's my salt...where's my gosh damned salt?!!"

Yah...I'm a Parrot-Head. I've gone to the University of Margaritaville and there I will stay in a perpetual state of Cheeseburger's in Paradise and Margarita's and don't worry because Come Monday it'll be alright, or the one I played in my first college class because my teacher was naive enough to let us bring in any music we wanted to share with the class, "Why Don't We Get Drunk & Screw." I got an A, though I never had to actually follow through with the song's immortal lyrics. "It's those Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes, nothing remains quite the same...If we weren't all crazy we would go insane."

Side Note: I so repeatedly sang along with "pencil thin mustache" that now I acttually have one. May be the reason I didn't have to follow through with those immortal lyrics in my first college class. Where the hell's my Juicy Fruit and that damned Victrola?! Beam me somewhere Mr. Spock, I gotta go where it's warm.

"So bar maid bring a pitchure, another round of brew...Boat Drinks!" (I have what I refer to as "Jimmy Buffett Tourette's Syndrome.") I'm thinking about starting a self-help group, though I fear it will be like the time in High School when I started the Anti-Socialist Club. I was the only member of course. The application process was VERY difficult.

I should probably switch to Lynard Skynard for a while to give myself a change. Free Bird!

Jenib said...

Congratulations on the "big brother" news. How exciting.
On another topic, are you really practicing your middle finger salute in your baby picture? I can't figure it out. It's either that or the "blonde power" fist...

Jenib said...

Addendum to previous post. I just realized that you are four years younger than I am. After reading your bog, I am ashamed that I have done nothing with my life near as interesting or life affirming as yours. Psychosis and neurosis does not count as artistic expression anymore. In light of that, I have had to go back to school to complete my degree in screwing with the citizen psyches...muahhaaa! Oh crap, I rambled. Amy, it's your fault!

Nicko McDave said...

You missed one -- your birth occured in the same month as Jimmy Carter's inauguration. Your life will forever be connected to killer rabbits, the word "malaise", and long gas lines.

Now I have an irrestible urge to make the comment "There you go again" to every single post on this blog.

Laney said...

1977? Oh No MB! It's time to start counting backwards. JK I hope you have a great, catastrophe free birthday!

Michelle Miles said...

AWWWW. You are so precious! :)

I was 5 when Star Wars debuted. Okay so I just dated myself and ICK I'm over 30. :P

Michelle Miles said...

DUH - Happy Birthday!

MJ said...

Happy (day late) birthday!! And congrats on the upcoming new niece/nephew!!

MB said...

Thank you so much for the good wishes, everyone. As you can see, it was indeed a good day. The body count remained relatively low.

ShannJ said...

Happy Birthday Mary Beth! You forgot one other good thing that came about in 1977 - ME!! It was a good year wasn't it!? Anyway, congrats on upcoming aunthood again! That's so awesome. Tell Julie I said congrats as well! And, just to make us feel even older, my little sister got married on Saturday. Sean got to be part of the offetory procession, and he looked absolutely adorable, if I do say so myself! Hope you had a great day. I would have gotten in touch with you sooner, but I spent yesterday sick, afraid to move off the couch. Maybe I took your bad luck this year! ;)

Shannyboat :-)

MB said...

Shannyboat,
How great to hear from you-- I'm so glad you said hi. I meant to tell you that I visited your website and saw all the pictures of adorable Sean. Is your house done yet?

Actually, you are in charge of New Year's Eve bad luck. When I visted with you guys when you were down here for the bowl game, I ran over a raccoon on the way back to my apartment. Perhaps the karma is whipping back around to you :) Feel better and congrats on the new in-laws!

Dr. Carol said...

I just found your blog after reading your comments on Severus Snape and Teaching Evaluations. Great stuff. As a fellow laborer in the vineyard of Correct English, I chuckled merrily about your accounts of teaching the unteachable, and of their ultimate revenge in the annual (twice annual here in the Frozen North) evaluation smearfest. As I say to the most ardent of my students, "Keep Up the Good Work!" (from Dr. Carol, also a teacher of superior standing, at least in my OWN evaluation.)

ShannJ said...

Hey! I've been such a slacker on my website. I didn't even think I'd updated since Sean was born. We did finish the house! Yay! We closed 8 days before the little man's 1st birthday party. We got to have a big party here at the house. Fun times! You'll have to come visit the next time you're in town. Anyway, it's good to know I'm in charge of some sort of bad karma. :) I don't think anything too bad happened this year. I can't believe it's been so long since we were there. Scott wanted to go back to spring training, but we're planning a trip to Hawaii, so I don't think I can handle two vacations this year. Hopefully soon, right? I'll have to send you some pictures soon. Keep the stories coming! I could use lots of laughs, especially when I'm at work!

Josh The Pilot said...

2xgtld,
I'm now working in New Orleans doing Katrina cleanup, but I managed to get time off for a trip back to Florida for MB's b-day. We had a great time, including dinner at Outback and watching Tristan & Isolde, which wasn't nearly as bad as the critics say it is. Then yesterday before I left we watched Ryan the Rocket Scientist and friends launch a missile (see pics by following the link on my blog) and then I lovingly endured the mall to buy m'lady some professor clothes and a nice dress.

2xgtld said...

Josh the Pilot-

You rock- shopping and all! My husband shops with me and doesn't jangle his keys too much as I debate between taupe, beige and tan...

Janet The Reader said...

Oh my Gosh! It took me a while, looking at the picture, trying to decipher if it was younger version of you I was staring at, or actually Jim The Baby Nephew, and then, upon reading the incredibly obvious words printed on his shirt, I finally got it! (He looks incredibly like you, by the way.) Congrats to both of you! Makes me almost wanna have a third. Wait, never mind. It's the margaritas talking. ;)

Mike Marchand said...

When I wonder if I'm getting old, I like having you remind me you're always going to be 3½ years older.

Happy belated, and all that.

mike

MB said...

Thanks, Mike. I'm glad to see you here. And shut up.

Marla said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Life begins at 30 so enjoy your last year in the womb of youth :)

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