Monday, January 26, 2009

Big News

Last year on this date I reported a major event that has somehow escaped the notice of news outlets. I can't imagine any editor not considering it newsworthy, so apparently all of them just failed to check my blog. But now, given my vastly expanded readership, I figure amongst you there's sure to be a member of the media who'll recognize the significance of this date in history.

So here's the latest update: Today I'm three times nineteen.

22 comments:

Jerry said...

Happy Birthday you old fart!

Your sister mailed you a small present, but she also tells me that she thinks that you are presently on the road and will not receive it until you return.

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Happy Birthday Bob!

Bob said...

Jamie--
Shux. Tweren't nuthin.

Jerry--
No, we're back from James's officer basic graduation. My thank-you card is in the mail, but (to be honest) it kinda kills my gratitude when Barbara starts pestering me for acknowledgment before my birthday has even happened.

JDP said...

Happy Birthday Bob!

JDP

leeann said...

Happy Birthday, whippersnapper!

Bob said...

Leeann--
Let's have none of that. Now I know for a fact that (unlike me) you were born some time after the Truman administration.

Thanks Dudley.

Gradual Dazzle said...

WooooHOOOOO!!! Dang, that's like, what, 72? I was always horrible at math.

LOL

Bag Blog said...

I had to put a pencil to it, but I got it figured. Happy Birthday!

LadyBugCrossing said...

Happy Birthday!!!
You're a total math geek, you know that, don't you???

joyce said...

We play Scrabble a lot, and when I get a word score of nineteen on a triple---you do the math so fast!

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

oh yeah and regarding the previous post...there is some historical evidence that the Egyptians multiplication tables were to the tune of not 12 but 14 (and that's just on one hand) since we have 14 axis on which our digits turn...now let that spin in your little noggin as to how old you could tell folks you are. Happy Birthday!

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

Sorry...i made an accounting error above...

It SHOULD read...

well lets see here...3 X 19 X 14 (the average number of farts/day) X 365 = wow...and of course we all know that you are taking, check that...giving way more than your fair share of rare air.

Jerry said...

I haven't spoken with her about it, but possibly she thought that you wouldn't live long enough to reach your latest birthday, seeing that you are now older than dirt.

Bob said...

Jerry--
Can't argue with you about that.

Piper--
Good thing my farts don't stink, eh?

Joyceee--
I had a good third-grade teacher (in fact she was even named Mrs Good) who really drilled us on those multiplication tables. (By the way, have you noticed that little equation I added on the sidebar.)

Ladybug--
You flatterer.

Bag Blog--
So did you come up with the same figure as Gradual Dazzle?

Gradual--
Close enough. (It's not like you're a teacher or anything.)

joyce said...

yes, and I did not know whether to plug in numbers or what. you say it forms a heart, but how?

PrimoDonna said...

You a just a baby! Happy birthday, Bob....and many more!

Bob said...

Donna--
Yes, I'm just a baby -- but now when I soil my pants I have to change myself.

Joyceee--
Check your email -- I sent you a spreadsheet that plots that equation.

Ky Woman said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you make it another (6X7)+1...

Mrs. Who said...

gets out pencil and scratch paper...scribbles a bit

Hah! Still older than me!

Happy birthday!

Bob said...

Mrs. Who--
"Hah! Still older than me!" Now now, show some respect for your elders.

Ky Woman--
Joyce's grandpa died just months shy of his 100th birthday. A very great yet very humble man -- I'd be proud to be half as humble as he was. (But then, that's the problem, isn't it?)

Chicka said...

Well pfft....Happy Birthday! (late, as usual)

When I said I wanted to have shots for my birthday, I didn't mean from the allergist's office.

I hope you and Joyce lived it up.

Bob said...

Sometimes it's a struggle just to live up to it, much less to live it up.

Even though those aren't the shots you really wanted, I do hope they get your immune system back on track.