Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Happy birthday, dear

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day and all the patients were shouting, "13....13....13..."

The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks and looked through to see what was going on.
Somebody poked me in the eye with a stick.

Then they all started shouting, "14....14....14..."

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for those who make it back to try again, after using again

that we had a great! Step One meeting yesterday, led by Jeanie P.

that I'm not homeless and never have been (even though I don't have a home right now)

that Hayden arrives today (on his birthday) after finishing his academic pursuits in Trinidad; hopefully we can settle down soon and resume a peaceful and serene life together (although he still wants to do a lot of travelling)

that former American Idol Clay Aiken played for President Bush in Washington D.C.
Apparently, this is the first time that the words Clay Aiken and Bush have been used in the same sentence. haha

"Truthfulness is the main element of character."
-- Brian Tracy

"From long familiarity, we know what honor is. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street."
-- Mark Helprin

"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."
-- Phillips Brooks


Bill said...

Happy Birthday to Hayden!

Anonymous said...

give hayden a big birthday hug from me!

Scott W said...

That meeting left me exhausted.

Pam said...

peaceful and serene life?
are we thinking of the same Hayden?
well party first....for home coming and birthday....then go for the serene stuff.

Mary Christine said...

Happy Birthday Hayden!

Syd said...

Hope that you and Hayden will have some quiet time to catch up. It must be difficult to live apart. I don't know that I could do it.

Zane-nawwaa said...

Happy Birthday Hayden. Enjoy your togetherness.

sojo said...

Like the quotes on character. Thanks Daave.