Friday, September 28, 2007

Today........

At 4:45 PM today in Queens, NY several years ago, my father snuck into the 4th floor window of Que Gardens Hospital to see my mother who had just given birth to me. The nurse caught him shortly after he got in, and she made him leave by the window. He did get in to see me. the normal way.

Things were not always perfect as he liked litigating against the IRS. He could obfuscate the Third Marine Corp in a house of ill repute after they had been on a troop transport for six months. After all, he was a lawyer, and an accountant. So he went out and built houses for a living. Was it any wonder that he screwed up the entire Oedipus Complex? I think not.

So, to get you in the right mood for my birthday, I am going to send you here, here, and here and read about Good Chi. And please leave these good folks a comment, these are great and wonderful, fun sites! Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

Franki said...

We've got great weather. Hope you go do something wonderful!

Franki said...

Oh...and Happiest Birthday to You!

Wicked H said...

Enoy, many many happy returns!!!

M@ said...

Interesting.

WanderingGirl said...

Hey Peppy Birdlegs!!!!!

notfearingchange said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WOOOOOOhhooooo....

btw i love the story about your dad. He rocks! :oD

Alison said...

I missed it! Dang.

Happy Belated, anyway! Hope you had a great weekend.

Odat said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you...
Happy Belated Birthday to you...
Yada yada yada...;-)
(Sung in my finest singing voice).....now run!!! LOL
Peace

(So you were born not too far from me???)

Odat said...

You little stinker you!!! I just checked out "here, here and here"...
All good...and Thanks!!!!! (((hugs))

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Happy birthday, Monty, and a happy, happy year.

How did your father get up to the 4th floor window, fire escape? And why did Nurse Ratched make him leave the same way? Trying to drum up business for the hospital?

The CEO said...

Franki, there was a lot of food involved, and snickering. That's all I'm saying.

Wicked, sis.......

NFC, he was amazing, except the IRS was not fond of him, he used to beat them in Court, regularly.

Alison, at my age, missing a birthday is a good thing.

Odat, I yam a New Yawker too, by birth, and divine right. I framed my right hand, the one that shook Jackie Robinson's hand when I was 8 at Ebbett's field. That's another story. And they ARE great sites.

Hearts, Happy New Year to you too! He climbed up the fire escape because it was not visiting hours to see my mother, who had just been in labor for 36 hours. I know because she never missed an opportunity to tell me. He was still in the Army, even though the War had just ended. The nurse, upon catching him in my mother's room made him leave the same way he got in, via the fire escape. She outranked him. This may have been the last time he listened to anyone except a Judge in his life. He had the arrogance that comes from passing the CPA exam on the first try, and later, he would pass the Bar Exam on the first try. I'm sure it happened because he planned it that way. He was that way.

The CEO said...

WG!!!! We must sushi soon!

The CEO said...

M@, we must talk soon

The CEO said...

My eyes stopped reading in the middle. I am getting older, damnit.

Eris said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

East some sushi, or lobster. I hear it is good for the soul.

The CEO said...

Hi Eris, and thank you. I love both, sushi and lobster. Come to the East Coast, we'll go out for seafood with Judy and have a good time.

Glamourpuss said...

Goodness me! Happy Birthday CEO.

Puss xxx

My Reflecting Pool said...

Happy Birthday fellow Libra!!! I knew I liked you for a reason besides being kind and generous and thoughtful!

cmhl said...

happy happy happy belated birthday!!

Echomouse said...

Oh it IS your birthday!!! Happy Birthday! :) Here's to a wonderful and blessed year ahead CEO :)

The CEO said...

Thank you, Puss!

Pool, I merely follow in your foot steps.

CMHL, thank you so much!

Carrie, honest, 9/28, on a beautiful Fall day.....way before your time!

Claudia said...

Happy late birthday!!

Bruce said...

Happy belated birthday!!

The CEO said...

Hi Claudia, thanks, I hope all is well with you.

Thank you, Bruce, good to see you out and about too!