Monday, April 13, 2009

Jack Benny and Me

Today I turned thirty-nine, so instead of the mundane "Happy Birthday," my mom said, "You and Jack Benny." Now I've always been a Jack Benny fan. You young ones won't have heard of him. Heck, I shouldn't have, but I watched a LOT of old TV shows as a kid. Warner Brothers did a cartoon adaptation with mice. I didn't recall that he always claimed to be thirty-nine. Of course as a kid, thirty-nine may as well have been a hundred and thirty-nine. So, now this birthday has a sort of cool significance.

Some highlights of this birthday include: nifty motorcycle boots from my sister-in-law (guess word got out about my duct-taped rain boots), the ice cream shop and the comic book shop with my kids (I got "Hellboy: Strange Places." Did I mention my fantasy of Mike Mignola illustrating my novel?), my mom's pineapple upside-down cake (to die for), and tonight dear husband's taking me to Indian food. Yipee!


owlposting said...

You didn't mention the AMAZING Tolkien book I got you.

I feel greatly insignificant.

The Geeky Quill said...

That's because I hadn't opened it yet when I wrote that. I'll say it now: "I also got a superdeduper Tolkien book!"

Rick Bylina said...

39? I'm trying to remember 39, but the 1800s were so long ago.

Happy bday.

The Geeky Quill said...

Thanks Rick!

karabu said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

The Geeky Quill said...

Thanks Kara!