Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Birthday

Having a birthday near Christmas is not a bad thing--among other bennies, the occasion allows for more-than-the-usual-expense goodies to be purchased for BOTH occasions.

That's how it worked this time, when I was very pleased to receive the entire (hardbound) opus of Watterson--Calvin & Hobbes from beginning to end. (The damn thing weighs near 50 pounds, btw. Careful!)

A few of the chilluns were able to justify it on the "two-gifts" theory described above. Neat.

Also, two (TWO!!) French Chocolate pies plus a single-serve of same. Of course, the pies are now reduced to 1/8 of 1, as the chilluns seemed to have fasted in anticipation; three white shirts, JIT-delivery formulation, and...

a Dan Wesson .357mag. Damn fine piece, great balance, shoots straight and consistent groups, a fine "in the waistband" for around-the-house use, especially if I were Kathy Stepp.

6 comments:

Rick Lugari said...

Happy Birthday, Dad!

...and nothing says I love you like a fine piece of pocket artillery. ;)

Ramjac7 said...

Hey...Happy Birthday. I love that pie. Where do you live again ??

Neo-Con Tastic said...

.357 mag? I'm quite sure that gift was from you to you. As for the Calvin and Hobbes, I think that in your old age, you should be reduced to brief sentences and simple drawings. It all works out.

Dad29 said...

It would be extremely unfortunate were you to loose your lips around here with any rumors about "who bought what."

Extremely.....

Scarlette said...

Happy Birthday, Dad.
big hugs

(don't forget to delete this)

Scarlette said...

On behalf of Dad, thank you all for the "happy birthday" wishes. I'm sure they are appreciated. Sometimes he forgets his manners but we will forgive him for this, as always.