Happy Birthday From Who?

Yeah yeah, I know it should be “from whom“. This is the web, baby. Where you write emails in smaller case without punctuation, don’t start with the name of the person you’re emailing (seems rude to me…sorta like addressing someone you know well with “Oi you!”), and don’t put your name at the end (also seems rude – but that’s web etiquette).

Lookin’ at yas over a half-full glass, ’twas me birthday a few days back, and I’m thrilled to report that I received more birthday greetings this year – 7 – than I can remember receiving before (that covers the last 8 – 10 years, I suspect…you never can be sure exactly when that short-term memory mule kicks in). One was via Facebook, the rest emailed. And 4 were from sources I am only vaguely familiar with: Wishlist, Birthday Alarm, Astrology.com and Web2mail. Must have signed up with them some time. None sent presents, but it’s the thought that counts.


The Birthday Boy

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday From Who?”

  1. Many happy returns droog. Mine was a few months ago but I’m not paying any attention until next year, when it will be 29 since my 21st. I’ll polish up the pewter beer mug and fill it with Paulaner on the day.

  2. Thanks, Bananaman.

    So you share my assessment of Paulaner? I sometimes wonder whether my memories of it as being one of the best brews I have sampled are not tinged by nostalgia. You know, I haven’t tasted it since my last bottle from ‘my’ dispenser machine in Lindwurmstrasse, Munich, in…hmmm…1984!

    Could it be that I don’t want to put it to the test out of some vague urge to preserve my memories of my favourite drop from way back then? Now why would I want to do that?

    The mysteries, the mysteries…

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