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!

6 comments:

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!