Monday, May 21, 2007

My Birthday Monday

Saying for the Day: Only a heartless person fails to comment on a friend’s birthday.

It is “Leave a Comment Monday” and I am back to my never ending task of translating old sayings into the age of the internet. It is also the day I beg for comments. I plead for comments. And today there is an even better reason to comment it is my birthday.
But here are today’s translated sayings:

1.. Out of the mouths of babes come all wise comments
2. Penny for your comments
3.. People are commenting today that have never commented before
4. Comment again Sam

5. Potty comments
6.. One bad comment don't spoil the whole bunch
7.. Plum commented out
8. Pretty as a new comment

9.. Comments are useless, unless embodied in action
10. Proof is in the commenting
11. Quicker than a New York comment
12. Quiet as a comment

13. Rest on your comments
14. Ring down the comments
15. Rise and comment
16. Roll with the comments

17. Saved by the comment
18.. Seeing is commenting
19. She paints with a wide comment
20. Sit down and comment a spell

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my garage where the trains still runs, dragons fly, and love is in the air– Despite the poltergeist that plagued her café for a time, despite The Dream, despite the antics of Tommy UK, Nancy is happy. She sings in her coffee shop. Her eyes are alive and seem to glow. Nancy is in love. She and the writer Tommy TW are together now as often as possible. That is not nearly often enough since she is running the shop and he is writing “ Murder in a Small Town”. But he takes coffee breaks at the shop and she spends Sunday afternoons with him and sometimes they go to church together although he isn’t much of a church goer. But they are in love and it is spring. Nancy floats through the day. She isn’t even worried about dying in The Dream. Love is a grand and glorious thing.
Petrovich is not in love and is trying to get the impossible task of finding the right dribblets, translating them into English, and then making sense of them. He is sure that the answer to the problem of The Dream is in the dribblets. All he has to do is dig it out. But he is under a lot of pressure to do it quickly since the Blue Plaque is rapidly moving toward the dream town. But these things can not be hurried.
Aside from The Dream life continues in Pigeon Falls like any small town. The three seniors are taking final exams and getting ready for graduation. If it doesn’t rain it will be outside at the football field. If it does rain it will be in the consolidated gymn. There will be big parties after the graduation. Yes life goes on as normal.

Today's Link- Diary of an Old Cheeser- Jack's back but he's not the American Jack . But it is an interesting read. Leave a Dr. John in comment. Not a Dr. Who but a Dr. John.
Today was my birthday and as birthdays go it was okay. There was no cake, no ballons , except for the ones on the computer, no birthday cards , except for the one from Betty. There was an e-card from Mat and Lillian. Betty made a special roast for lunch which was very good. One set of grandkids and two of my kids wished me a happy birthday, all but one by phone. There was no singing of happy birthday. But it was an okay day. My daughter moved the computer I asked her to move as a gift since we already have far too much stuff. I spent most of the day either working at the new house , trying to get the bed room ready, or blogging. But now it is over and I return to regular days a year older. Now I need a breathing treatmemt.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Happy Birthday/Comment day.

Petrovich needs to make a tape of the dribblets. Then he needs to play the tape while he sleeps. Maybe he needs to be dreaming in order to interpret the dribblets for an answer to The Dream.

5:05 AM  
Anonymous stacy said...

Haaaaappyyyyy birrrrrthdaaaaayyy tooooo youuuuuu. Haaaaaaappyyyyy birrrrrthdaaaayyyy tooooo youuuuuu.
Haaaaappyyyyy birrrrrthdaaaayyyy Drrrrrr. Joooohhhhhnnnnn. Haaaaaaaaappppppppppyyyyyyyy birrrrrrrrrrthdaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy tooooooooooo youuuuuuuuuuuu!

The present is that you can't hear me sing. :)

7:04 AM  
Blogger The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

Happy Birthday! And blessings as you being another year. I haven't a "comment" comment for you, but will say a birthday prayer for you!

11:52 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

Happy, happy, birthday, birthday. Best wishes and have a great day.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Hippo birdy to ewe,
hippo birdy to ewe, hippo birdy, Dr. John,
hippo birdy to you!

Anda Happy Birthday, too. I hope this day finds you as happy as Nancy is!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

May seems a fine month for a enjoy. Eat your share of cake and ice cream.

Happy birthday, or happy UNbirthday whichever you prefer........

1:36 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

"The three seniors are taking final exams and getting ready for graduation."

Is it true you have to be over 100 to 'graduate' in Pigeon Falls.

1:37 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Bad enough over here.
Mean Tony Blair liked his job so much, he tried to raise the retirement age for the rest of us to 120, and mortgages are now over thirty or thirty-five years instead of twenty.

Fortunately for the rest of us in Britain Falls, Blair has decided to takeearly retirement, and handed in his notice as PM @ Parliament Falls

1:40 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

oops Almost Forgot.

Happy Birthday Dr John
How many full Moons does that make
A Thousand?
You must be close to Mathusalen's age by now

1:42 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Happy Comment Day to you
Happy Comment Day to you
Happy Comment Day Dear Dr. John
Happy Comment Day to you.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Happy Comment to you! Happy Comment to you! Happy Comment Dr. John, Happy Comment to you!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Alastair said...

Happy Birthday Dr John...

4:40 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Have a most blessed birthday, Dr. John!!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

Happy Birthday Dr. John. May you enjoy such a wonderful day surrounded by love. God Bless today and always. xo

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A "happy birthday" song for senior citizens:


6:05 PM  
Blogger Worldman said...

Good Morning Dr. John. Also my birthday wishes for you.

This morning I reread my last post. And then said to myself, jeez, nobody is going to understand that. And then I saw your comment. I will not talk about the pong. But only the ping.

On the second Technorati window, where my favorites are, the updates are listed by order of "youth". Now, I have seen that 4 bloggers are at the end of the list, indicated as having last updated 80, 140, 300 or more days ago. And yet they did yesterday! That is because they did not "ping" on Technorati. A click to say that it is updated. Normally, it should happen automatically.

Another thing. I have put you all in several links. Technorati, Blogrolling and Google reader. All the blog names or/and author's name appear. Except for you. On Technorati and Google reader a -- shows up. Blogrolling too, but there I was able to "wipe" them off and put "Dr. John" instead.

Another mistery of modern technology? I wish you a very nice day. Peter

8:25 PM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Happy Birthday Dr John

9:35 PM  
Blogger Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

Happy Birthday.

5:29 AM  

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