June 3, 2010

What Cindy Crawford, Captain Kirk, the Grinch and I have in common...





June 3... something is happening today... what was it again... oh yeah, it's my birthday...

I have mixed feelings about this one, ambivalence really --- this is not such a big deal, as is not a specific milestone like 13 (Bar Mitzvah), 21, 30 or 40 was, and we have so much other stuff going on this year that our birthdays seem less vital. But hey we are alive and well and still having birthdays, so all is good.

So as this day is no huge deal (um, for the record, still accepting gifts, people), let's turn to the expertise of google to learn more about the year I came into the world crying and screaming and drooling and waving my arms around maniacally... yep, some things never change...

Let's see, I'm turning 31, so that takes us back to... ok, not really...

What happened in 1966, the year I was born?

- Ronald Reagan became governor of California

- John Lennon met Yoko Ono

- Cindy Crawford, Adam Sandler, Mike Tyson and Halle Berry were born

- Walt Disney died (isn't he frozen somewhere...)

- A Man For All Seasons won the best picture Oscar (has been on tons of 'best of' lists and, oops, haven't seen it)

- How the Grinch Stole Christmas first appeared on television (love it, own it, seen it a billion times)

- Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the Night and the Beatles' Good Vibrations were the biggest hit songs of the year (really?)

- Batman debuted on TV (biff! boom! ka-pow!)

- The Flintstones ended (and yet goes on forever...)

- Valley of the Dolls was published (classic trash, loved it)

- Star Trek made its debut (and was re-invented yet again last year with a great new film)

So for my birthday, how am I spending the day? I am going to work and then we are going out for a nice birthday dinner and then maybe some ice cream or cake... make that ice cream and cake...

... and then one of these days I am gonna rent that damn movie A Man For All Seasons and see what all the fuss is about. I mean, have seen Star Wars like 130 times, and Weekend at Bernie's at least five times, so can squeeze the occasional classic in...

18 comments:

Rick said...

Happy birthday! I'm a 1966-er too. Didn't know that was when the Flinstones ended though.

Vodka Logic said...

What a great post. Happy birthday. I hope it is all you wish for.

I will try to remember to do a post like this on my birthday but being 20 yrs older I will prob forget

Ray's Cowboy said...

Ihope you the best day ever. May it be full of good suprises.
Hugs
Ray

Frau said...

Happy Birthday! Weird...I was born in 1965 and I'm 39 and your 31 born a year later....boy people born in the 60's suck at math! Lots of cake & Ice cream!!

ajm said...

Aww, happy birthday! Cake is never a bad thing.

Teacher Mommy said...

Happy Birthday (you old geezer)!!! Eat that cake like there's no tomorrow.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy B-day! "Turning 31" eh? Someone's in denial, LOL!

CDG said...

Happy Birthday! My SUPER dramatic niece was also born on 6/3, albeit a few years later (she's 7).

Enjoy your cake. I know she will :)

marymac said...

Happy Birthday to an amazing writer and wonderful friend. Lots of good things happened on your bday- but the best one was YOUR arrival to the world!

P.S. You are way hotter than Matt Lauer. ;)

JenniferfromLaJolla said...

Happy Birthday! I second Marymac you are a fantastic writer! I hope you have a wonderful day!

TICKLEBEAR said...

happy birthday!!!
since i'm a few years ahead,
i can tell you:
no biggie!!
it seems to matter less and less.
still open to fun, but anyday will do,
and any reason too!!

so,
you drool????
TMI !!!!
have a good one!!
:)~
HUGZ

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Eh up! Happy birthday to you!

The Flinstones ended in 1966? I am sure I was watching them a decade later?!

Rusty Hoe said...

Happy birthday, have a fantastic day filled with much cake, love and laughter. :)

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Wow, hard to believe that all those Flintstone shows I watched were reruns. Go Figure.

Hope you had a great day today. Happy Birthday.

Unknown Mami said...

Feliz Cumpleaños! Enjoy your 31st year, again.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes... aside from that bout of nasty flu, was a good day!

I have randomly and arbitrarily decided should be 33 this year!

injaynesworld said...

Happy Birthday. You have much to celebrate. '66 was a good year. I think I was stoned for much of it, but it's all coming back to me now. Great list.

I Wonder Wye said...

I hope you had a great BD. 'A Man for All Seasons' was just on TCM. I hope you saw it -- fantastic movie....

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