Happy Birthday to Me

Last night Charlotte took me out to get my birthday present, a BB Gun!

When I was a kid, my neighbor Anthony Bancala (spelling?) had a BB gun that he’d shoot occationally in his back yard. Actually, I can only remember seeing him shoot once. But that’s enough to implant it in my psyche.

And I remember shooting a pellet gun at a cub scout camp once. I really liked having to focus in. Apparently none of the other kids shot as well; my dad showed real astonishment at how accurately I shot.

Now I have a BB gun and nowhere to shoot it in the city. Who wants to go shooting?

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Charlotte took me to dinner last night at Linguini’s in Alameda. It was a really terrific meal, partially because their Frutti De Mare was terrific and partially because she was there.

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Before dinner and before the BB gun, we took the Alameda Oakland ferry from the Ferry Building. Wow, it’s like paying $5 to go on a floating dream that actually takes you someplace. I feel like I dozed in some Maxfield Parish painting for maybe an hour or possibly a year. Nice.

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My niece called me today on my birthday.

Julia: Hi, where are you? (she always wants to play with me on the computer, I VNC to her computer)
Lee: More important than where am I is what today is…
Julia: Oh yeah, today is your birthday.
Lee: [excited] yeah!
Julia: Dont be too happy. You know Rhino, my hampster? He died… today… on your birthday.

I guess that puts things in perspective!

One Comment

  1. Alexis says:

    OMG RHINO DIED????????????????????????????????

    Oh, sorry, OMG IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!?!?!?!?!?!

    Happy Anniversaire !

    Sounds like it’s all WIN so far.

    I dozed in a Maxfield Parrish painting once in Basque Country, and when I woke up there were more cows and donkeys and sheep than I knew what to do with.

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