Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Happy Birthday 2 Me!

Yes today I turned the big four oh. The tee-shirt is a gift from my parents. Lisa and I thought it'd be cute if I posed in it for the blog. I'm not really feeling as despondant as I look in the photo, although I have been trying to come to terms with this day all year long.

I'm dealing with it by launching an exciting new project, which I'll have to tell you about later.

My friend Mr. Billy advised me to do something frivolous today that I'd never do otherwise. But honestly I couldn't think of anything.

There really was no point to throwing a big party - most of the people I would invite are scattered about all over the country. I'll see many of them in Albany next month at the CMN National Conference, though!

It would've been cool to have travelled - spent the day at Disney World or something. I'll have to save that idea for when I'm rich and famous, or at least just rich. Besides, we've been to Disney plenty of times, and we'll go again before long.

I spent the day pretty much like I'd spend any day. I worked on my exciting new project and spent time with my family. We went out to dinner with my parents, and I DID get a big ol chocolate desert. And it was a good day!

The coolest thing about today was all the birthday greetings I got from you! Lisa sent word out, somehow forgetting to give me a heads-up. It took me a bit to catch on, as in, "Wow, am I this famous? Everyone seems to know it's my birthday!" Duh!

Anyhow, I really appreciate all the greetings I got, and I would like to share them with you. (Do these NOW because most of these links will expire! It's worth it. I promise.) Are you comfy?

Will sent a song, "The Big One Oh," about turning 10, which, in some ways, is still pretty relevant for me, child at heart that I am.

Fran sent this advice: "The good news is, Life begins at 40! The bad news is, That's when the warranty runs out."

Pam sent an interactive Hallmark card. I'll let you play with it. Just click here.

Erin sent a BlueMountain card with a somewhat twisted animated birthday song. You can watch it here.

Julie sent me a posty with a familiar looking artwork from the Beatles. Could they have copied one of my... nah!

Mindi sent me an exploding cake.

I received several birthday greetings on my MySpace page.

Fred sent a cute animated Hallmark card, which you can see here.

And now you find out how much I really love you because I wouldn't show this next thing to just anybody. It is beyond description, so I will just say that Fred also sent this. This had Lisa in tears she was laughing so hard. I'm sure I turned a few previously undiscovered shades of red. Just so you know, no you won't see this in any of my library shows. Ever. No. I said No - now leave it.

There were emails from my mom, Dave, Benjamin, PJ, and Jim, and phone calls from Billy and Myky.

So even without a big party I felt surrounded by friends today!! Thank you thank you thank you!! AND, I didn't let the big number psych me out. So I'm 40. So it's divisible by 10. Big deal. 41 is a prime number. That's way more special! So next year... watch out!


  1. Happy 40 Monty! 40...I don't know...seems like the new 35. Barry Bonds is 43 for goodness sake. I'm not suggesting you're on the juice!

    Anyhow, Happy Birthday!

  2. A very belated happy birthday to you, Monty. And I'll suggest Paul Simon's "Old" for a song. :o)