February 08, 2009

I'm no Sally Field

Gosh! So many best wishes messages, both here and via email and Facebook. My heart says, "thank you so much," although I cannot get my knees to concede to anything more than, "damn you all! Damn you all to Hell!" Also, I can now visually communicate my age by holding up a number of fingers on both hands without having to think about which hand comes first, and whether that's from my perspective, or yours. I do, however, have to worry about being mistaken for making some kind of gang hand signal, and inadvertently inviting a drive-by shooting. I feel much safer responding to questions about my age by gesturing with a single hand.

Dan took the time to publicly out me wish me a happy birthday on his blog, where he made a somewhat stunning admission: my blog was the first one he ever read. He credits me with prompting him to start his own. So, to those of you who have been reading The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind for the last few years, let me just say..."I'm sorry."


Anonymous said...

I saw~ I'm no Sally Field~ on the side of Rebecca's blog and didn't realize it was you. But true, you are no Sally Field(I just ran this whole thing quickly through my mind ~ You & Burt Reynolds & his hairpiece in bed, big love scene, & it was very ugly. But funny & corrupt in a my shrink should be on retainer sort of way).


Astaryth said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short... but hope your birthday was great. Sooooo, I think I'll wish you a Happy Year! Yeah, that's it.

Oh, and I'm really disturbed by the image evoked by Mary's comment. That might haunt me the rest of the day. ;p

Dan said...

I blame Coldplay. They do very bad things to the brains.

Anonymous said...

I was going to wish you a happy birthday on your actual birthday. But then I thought, why get lost in a crowd of sheep doing conventional, predictable things?

Hope it was fantastic.

Call me Paul said...

"Smokey and the Bandit IV: Beware the Porn 'Stash"

émilie b said...

It got a bit crazy in the Birthday Wish thread over at BW for a few days there, so I just posted "I wish everyone a happy birthday."
But of course, what I meant was "I wish Paul a happy birthday. And the rest of you guys, too."

Hey, great weather yesterday. That was probably all your shine spilling over. Kudos!

~Rebecca Anne~ said...

Big shocker. I missed the actual day.

However, I'm here now to say Happy Birthday and I hope it was a great one.

And you're the one to blame for Dan? Good to know, good to know. Now, that does make me wonder. Why did YOU start a blog (I imagine you have that entry somewhere, but I missed it)

And so you know. Your blog was one of the first ones I visited. I think the reason for that was I started my blog without a clue to what I was doing. So I went to that AOL forum and there you were. Smacking people around, sometimes helping people, then smacking people around again. I remember thinking, Don't write anything stupid because that guy will jump all over it. I liked you instantly~


Anonymous said...

I actually planned to wish you a Happy B-Day last night but being a typical guy, I forgot!
Happy Birthday.
May all your releases be clean. ;-)
Sorry I forgot last night.

Anonymous said...

Hello, dear. This is unforgivably late, but alas I was on the road on your special day. I hope it was fabulous, Paul, and you got your favourite everything.