Monday, November 08, 2010

I'm bitter, but you're ridiculous

Today I walked into work and my boss, let's call him Beard Gap, was talking about Dick Cheney. Why? Because they have the same birthday. I don't know how he got on this subject, but we spent the first ten minutes of our day finding people with our birthdays. Sorry psychiatric patients, but this had to happen before we could start rounding.

I feel the need to post this now so it doesn't seem like a birthday hint-drop. Because those make you a bad person.

Anyway, I share my birthday with:
Maximilian the First, Holy Roman Emperor (dude, sweet moniker)
Marcel Marceau (who strangely enough, died on Beard Gap's birthday)
Bill Shatner (guess how old he is. Wrong. 79.)
Stephen Sondheim AND Andrew Lloyd Webber
Orrin Hatch
Reese Witherspoon

Goethe died on my birthday. Which is sad because I would have liked to have met him. Also he died in 1832.
It's the earliest possible day for Easter to occur.
It's the World Day for Water. I'm not proud of that. That sounds like a lame holiday.
Rarely the Vernal Equinox occurs on my birthday. But usually not.
In 1997, it's the day when Hale-Bopp was the closest it's ever been to the Earth.
I think once I get to the history of astronomy, I've probably included enough.

No, the title of this post isn't a mistake. Sometimes people give me grief over the content of my blog. I don't talk enough about work, I talk too much about tv, it's too dirty, I don't edit it, I don't talk enough about them, it's not in iambic pentameter etc etc. Screw you. I talk about what I want to talk about. Don't read it.

I came across this parody blog the other day. Now, I'm WAY behind the times because I should've been reading it for the last 2 years. But it slipped under the radar. I do study every now and again.

Seriously, so blessed!

It's awesome. I'm bitter so it's doubly funny, but even those of you in fully functional relationships should enjoy it. Hopefully I'm never happy enough to write something like this.

My blog is me. If your blog sounds like SSB, well, I hope that's not actually you. I hope you just need a better editor.


Paul said...

I'm seriously so blessed that you told me about this. It's so authentic all the way down to the misspellings. Also, I owe you a very belated thank you for mentioning Todd Barry. I've listened to 3 of his cd's now. He's hilarious.

anna. said...

i've heard of SSB before. sounds okay...but when justin beiber starts playing the second i open a website, it's pretty much a sign for me to turn around and run the other way.

Anonymous said...

What?!? I had no idea that anyone who had their own blog, and especially a Mormon blog, could not know about SSB. You are SOOOOOOO behind. Just in case you didn't know: Monson is now the prophet and Obama won.

Ranteumptom said...

1. Paul, you're welcome on both accounts.
2. Anna, turn off the volume. It's part of the show, but you can turn it off for your sanity.
3. Emily, I don't read Mormon blogs; they're too mormony. But I did like the world better 3 years ago.