Howdy all, well got the 24th Anniversary of my 29th Birthday out of the way today…… One of these days I may even turn 30….. but NOT YET!!!
Was a pretty busy day and week, lots of broke stuff requiring my special “pixie dust”… Although I may need some new dust cause I ain’t fixed CRAP lately…. Keep plugging away though….
Anyway back to the point of this post…… what was the point??????? O yea the B’day thing….
Well I was trying to keep this kinda hushhush…. but made the mistake of mentioning it at a motor pool about a week ago,,, thought I was “among friends” there,,, but NO… Next thing I know I am walking in the chow hall,,,, and SGT Davis says “hey I hear your birthday is coming up” Well me being kinda sly like that I think to myself “self maybe you can throw her off the scent if you play along”
So I say,, “why yes I do (just as SWEET as I can say it) but it sure is a good thing y’all dont know WHAT day it is!
Know what she does???? Looks on a piece of paper at her headcount station and says ” 30th of January”…….
Well, I figure if the “cat is out of the bag” I might as well play along…. So that brings us to tonight….. Go to chow and see the cake
GOOD NEWS! I am not the only VICTIM tonight! CPT Ewa Garner too….. You all may not remember CPT Garner, she was in one of the “Mothers Day” pictures on the other blog site in the spring….. Nice lady, one of the Brigades Doctors…. So I find Ewa and wish her a “Happy Birthday” the get my dinner…… As far as the get my dinner part…. I had told Chief Magras that since I was roped into this birthday stuff,,,,, I wanted to be served by the Queen! Believe she would have done it too,,, but she had traveled out to the forward bases today and didn’t get back til I was already eating…… She did run and get me some ice for my tea though…. Of course as she was returning with the previously mentioned cup of ice I kept a real tight hold of my collar…… Not saying she would have poured that cup’o'ice down the back of my shirt……. But “better safe that sorry” (and cold and wet!)
So anyway,,, the call comes out on the bullhorn “Mr Boothe and CPT Garner come to the front please!” So doing this right I go to Ewa’s table and escort her to our shared doom! There we are introduced.
And everybody does the Happy Birthday song
Then someone yells out “How old?” Nosy, nosy……. She is much too old to tell anyone that!
Of course you all see I was telling them I was THREE….. I think, since this is a “family site” that I am real glad her hand was BLURRED at that moment!
Anyway then we had to cut the cake,,,,
What did I get for my birthday,,, well a card and some peach tea (what Magras was getting the ice for) and O a can of SPAM!
Eat your heart out JIM!
Couple of shots end the post, first Ewa and I with CW4 Magras, “DFAC Manager Extraordanaire”
And finally me basking in the “glow” of the undisputed Queen of FOB Hammer…
So you can see a full evening of merrymaking….. Now time for some sleep!