Thursday, July 7, 2011


Forty three.

Not old, surely.

Not young either, of course.

Just how it is.

I think I am one of the luckiest people in the world, and I know that a large part of that luck has to be the wonderful friendships I have been able to enjoy and maintain over these long years.

So... a toast.

Happy birthday to me, sure -- your humble pubkeep, crazy Hallowe'en guy, musician, singer, builder, silly person.

Happy Friendship to each and every one of you.

And thank you.



  1. A very happy birthday to you!

    After this, they get scarier and scarier though :)

  2. Yep, and I look forward to each one, haha! Beats the alternative every time!

  3. Happy Birthday Mike!

    Looks like a great party! Love the cake and decorations. V and Kiara and the rest really know how to do things right.

    43 ain't so bad.
    I kinda remember it--it was about 13 years ago.

    And if you start feeling old, remember: When Elvis was your age, he had been dead for a year.

    A round on me, (and Shirley Temples for the kids)and DDSP!


  4. Happy Birthday! I love those skeletal hands doing the toasting. :)

  5. Happy Birthday to you! Still plenty of Octobers left! :)

  6. Happy Birthday Mike!!!

  7. I'm a little late to the party (misplaced my invite) but wishing you a belated but very happy birthday!!!!