Tuesday, July 20, 2004

you say it's your birthday?

well, what a coinkidink!!!
 
yes, reluctant readers, 33 years ago today the sillymortalmama slithered her way into this world, eventually coming to this place in life wherein she has wormed her way into your hearts... 
 
don't you hate it when people refer to themselves in the third person?...  
 
but, i digress...
 
happy birthday to ME!
 
and what, you may ask, would someone as fabulous as myself be doing on such an occasion?...
 
well, i will be taking the ferry across the pond to the emerald city to meet my husband for dinner and drinks and a show...
 
sounds romantic, huh?...
 
it will be...once i stop at the store to load up on dinner and treats for the kids and friends who are watching them...then go to the video store to get a "bribe" video for wingman who will be despondent at best at my parting...then drive the lot over to a quaint seaside village wherein i will deposit boybarians and provisions and spend fifteen minutes doling out cell phone number, insurance info (worthless with our deductible, but it's there) and last minute kisses...then another fifteen minutes with wingman trying to get him involved in some activity other than my leaving, and when that finally fails to work i will leave most likely in a flurry of his tears...then drive to the ferry in another quaint seaside village, find a place to park and get on...all the while feeling slightly guilty...
 
but mostly not...because after all the work involved just to get on the ferry, i will be sweaty and hot and just slightly too irritated to feel guilty...
 
that's where the drinks portion of the evening comes in!... 
 
then dinner downtown...
 
so, you may also be wondering what show we will be seeing... 
 
steve burns...
 
and who is steve burns?...
 
well, some of you may remember a little show a few years ago (actually still on, but not as good) with a guy in a green striped shirt named steve and a computer animated dog named blue...
 
well, that steve went on to become an indie rocker of sorts, and he is on tour...and i have had a crush on him for years and told myself if he ever came near here i would try to see him...and then i saw he was playing in the emerald city on my birthday...
 
the rest is history...well, not really history as it hasn't really happened yet, but you get the idea...
 
oh, and we are not telling the kids as the duke was a huge fan of the old blue's clues with steve, and wingman is currently a huge fan of the old blue's clues with steve...he watches re-runs or occasionally we let him get an older video at the store...he's not so into the new guy...well, and neither is his mother!...
 
and i don't think they'd really comprehend why it is their parents are going to see steve, and they are staying home...it'd probably make them sad, then later on in life they'd probably get creeped out by it...
 
hell, if i thought about it long enough, i might get creeped out by it too!...  
 
when i told the lord of the ring about it and i got all excited and started making plans i told him i was going to order two tickets...
 
"oh, you want me to go with you?"
 
"well, yeah!...who else would i take?"
 
"well, you've had a crush on him so long i just figured i'd give you two some time alone"
 
"okay, then...if i don't come home until morning and i'm in the green striped shirt, don't ask any questions"
 
and they say a good marriage is hard work...
 
so, i'll let you know how it goes...right now at this early hour i have two problems
 
1.  i don't have anything to wear that doesn't make me look like a mother of two
2.  i don't have any idea how in the sam hell i'm gonna stay up past nine
 
you know the really ironic (or not) part is, the "bribe" video wingman has been chomping at the bit for and is finally going to get today is an old blue's clues video with none other than STEVE himself!...
 
so happy birthday old girl!...the road may have not always risen to meet you, but you managed to find your way...despite the missteps and mistakes, the wrong turns and tears, you made it...and i am really proud of who you have become...it's funny, because there were times you knew it would be this good, it's just really fantastic that you finally get to see it... 
 
x.

1 comment:

singlemama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU GORGEOUS THING!
THNKAS FOR YOUR INSPIRATION