Thursday, February 08, 2007

Happy Birthday to me, almost


So that's what 68 looks like. I always wondered. I would swear I'm closer to 50. Well, except for the aches and pains, the wobbly memory and the row of pills I take everyday.

The Thursday night group turned out in almost full force tonight to celebrate my birthday. I hadn't actually thought much about it until I got to Mendy's. I should have been tipped off when the owner of Unraveled wished me a happy birthday. Turns out two people had purchased gift certificates there for me. In addition to the gift certificates I received four bottles of wine, a gift certificate to Trader Joe's (and a dinner with margaritas), lunch tomorrow and a new Walkman and a portable CD player. Plus some great cards.

When Mendy purchased the Walkman the salesperson tried to get her to get an IPOD. She explained that I would never download music. "He's a very 20th century person." I suppose that's true. I'm not really into media. Rarely watch TV. I don't usually know what people are talking about when they get onto the subject of any of the popular TV programs. Almost never go to movies. I listen to classical music, I knit and I spend time with friends. It's more than enough.

20 comments:

Joan said...

Happy Birthday, Larry! What wonderful Friends you have to give you such a special celebration. You don't look 68- you fooled me. Hope your day is a happy one.

Monika said...

You are the same age as my father!
A very happy birthday, Larry! And many more to come!

Anonymous said...

Larry,

Sorry that Darcy and I missed the cake. Happy happy birthday toy you!

Rena, Travis and Darcy

katherine said...

Happy Birthday, Larry!

(p.s. I had a problem posting the comment first time around, and normally I'd apologize if this were a duplicate, but I figure everyone can use lots of birthday wishes...)

Rachael said...

Looking GOOD!
Happiest returns of the day.....

mary said...

I hope you have a lovely birthday filled with more yarn, music and friends. Enjoy!

lexa said...

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Have a Happy Birthday on Saturday, and a healthy year.

Judy

Anonymous said...

Wow! Knitting and classical music must be the key
to looking YOUNG!
Happy Birthday to you
and many, MANY more!
xoxox
Greta

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday ... many times over.

dragon knitter said...

happy birthday, larry! a finer looking 68-year-old we can't find, fer sure!

trader joes! i'm jealous, we dont' even have one in omaha!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I had to miss the birthday celebration...it will continue when we meet again..cards and presents haven't all been delivered
:-) Susan, leaving for Las Vegas A.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I had to miss the birthday celebration...it will continue when we meet again..cards and presents haven't all been delivered
:-) Susan, leaving for Las Vegas A.

mehitabel said...

Happy belated birthday! How great to have good friends to celebrate with you! As a fellow member of the 60+ club, I know that each birthday is sweet and special!

Calvin said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Larry!. I wish you many, many more. By the way, you're a handsome man.

Mariella said...

Happy Birthday!
Okay, so now that you've posted your picture I am sure I've seen you in one of the LYS's - I have a daughter in El Monte and used to live there 10 years ago and I still haunt the Monrovia area - love all the shops!

Emma said...

Belated but heartfelt

*H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* !

You look great !

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Larry!
Happy Birthday to you!
(and many more!)

Anonymous said...

Hope your birthday was very happy, Larry! You don't look a day over 39!

Lisa W.

LynnH said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!! (OK, I'm late but it's a real greeting nonetheless.)