Thursday, December 15, 2005

Happy Birthday to me!

And it's only slightly marred by the fact that I do have to cover the "Apprentice" finale later tonight (damn you, Donald Trump!), but other than that, it's a happy, happy December 15, and unlike my Minnesota days, it is not covered in snow.

Besides being my birthday, it is also:

--Bill of Rights Day...enjoy 'em while ya still got 'em!
--Nero's birthday (fiddle while your candles burn!)
--Tim Conway's birthday (but not Harvey Korman's)
--Rich guy J. Paul Getty's birthday (he was born in Mpls, I was born in St. Paul)
--Author Betty Smith's birthday ("A Tree Grows in Brooklyn")
--Irish author Edna O'Brien's birthday ("The Country Girls," etc.)
--Alan Freed's birthday (On one hand, payola. On the other, the term "rock n roll.")
--It's also the birthday of Dave Clark, Don Johnson, and Adam Brody
--Walt Disney died on this day, a year before I arrived on the scene
--It was the Battle of Nashville during the Civil War
--"Gone with the Wind" premiered in Atlanta. Black cast members were not allowed at the premiere in the segregated South.

17 comments:

pj in penticton said...

Happy birthday!
--your fan In Penticton, BC

Annie said...

Happy birthday, fellow Sagittarius!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, Gael! I hope you have a wonderful day, despite the Trump.

Greg said...

Happy Birthday - if the Donald is bringing you down, see if you can win a job with Santa...

http://www.experiencepoint.com/holiday/2005

Hope you enjoy and have a safe and happy holiday!

Stef Noble said...

Happy Birthday! (it's my birthday too!)

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

A friend of my parents' stayed at J. Paul Getty's country house in Britain (while Getty was still alive) and told me that he had only pay phones for the guests. I guess that's how he stayed a billionaire.

Gael said...

Wow, maybe Getty gave that idea to Mike Brady.

"The" Jess said...

(This was a link out of Chaos Theory: http://fullmoon.typepad.com/chaos/)

Hey, it's my Birthday, too, today.

I don't have to watch TV tonight -- instead it's dinner cooked by my husband and presents (I've already seen the little jewelry boxes!)

Happy Birthday, Gael!

Jess

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday!

Sweetie Darling said...

A day late and more than a dollar short, but Happy Birthday! Hope it was fun.

Peggy said...

Happy b-lated b-day!

Mindy said...

Happy It Was My Birthday Too, Gael and Jess! (It's also Michael Shanks's birthday, who's on Stargate, but I didn't know about Adam Brody.)

Bill said...

So I'm a day late. So happy birthday anyway!

Sharon said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day, despite having to cover the Apprentice. Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead.

Anonymous said...

Gael! Happy belated birthday! It was my birthday on the 14th and we had snow. And still have snow and seem to be getting snowier and snowier. Hope your day was amazing! The barista at Caribou gave me free chai and a free half pound of Reindeer blend. Score!

Amy in Minnetonka

Judi said...

Happy birthday, Gael! You rock!