An earlier time

An earlier time
My autographed "Bobby Seale" copy

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Birthdays...Gotta Go!

Don't get me wrong.I don't want ALL birthdays to go!...Just mine.February 4th was mine and it was enjoyable to a point and my boyz tried to make it special at first! There's always one persistent curse associated with any situation where I am having just too much enjoyment...Some form of bad luck rears it's ugly head and threatens to choke the life out of my good time. Let's face one fact birthday is not exactly filled with wonderful historical events in any given year. Here's a few examples of February 4 occurrences: 1938- Hitler takes command of the German army
1991- Baseball Hall of Fame votes to bar Pete Rose from induction because of gambling
1971- Rolls Royce goes bankrupt after a disastrous contract to supply aero engines to Lockheed Aircraft
1988- Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is extradited to the US to face drug charges
1974- Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army and later was convicted on charges herself for joining in their crimes on another February 4th.
1969 - With Yasser Arafat as its leader, the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) was founded on February 4, 1969.
1998- Bill Gates got a faceful of cream pie in Brussels as he arrived for a meeting with business and government leaders.
1861- American secessionist states meet in Alabama to form the Confederate States of America.
1998- Convicted murderer Karla Faye Tucker becomes the first woman to be executed in Texas, USA since the American Civil War.
1998- Roughly four thousand people are feared to have died in an earthquake in Afghanistan.
1983- American singer Karen Carpenter - partner of brother Richard - dies in Los Angeles from a suspected heart attacked linked to her earlier illness of anorexia nervosa.

Get the picture? February the 4th just ain't that lucky of a day! To begin with I was awakened with a nice thunderstorm and the entire day was rainy and overcast with a forecast of snow later. My energy level flatlined at zero and my body attempted to overdose on pain nevertheless I took the boyz to Target to spend their allowance and they wanted to get me something too. When we returned the boyz settled in to playing with their new items and I decided a movie was in order. I settled for "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life". Those guys were too much....always! Then the daily struggle began as normal...referee, fixing meals..."eat Lennon...EAT!"..."Somebody pull that dog out from under that bed and put him out for a minute!"...."Medicine Thirty!"..."Zak, leave him alone!"...At last bedtime came and of course Lennon seemed determined to stay up till dawn. Finally I was able to find time to write here after he fell asleep and left me wide awake and hurting again as snowflakes continued falling outside. The one thing that helped was meeting someone recently that I have enjoyed talking with but look for more "birthday luck" by not being able to enjoy them more or something happening if I do. Let's don't take note of my birthday anymore...let's hide until it's over. Love to all...Jeff