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Friday, April 24, 2009

YeGods, another birthday!

Truth be told, I have commemorated yet another year on this soil. I won't say which year it was but suffice it to say that the numbers are mounting. Nevertheless, I feel much the same as I have felt for years, nay decades. I know the years are growing and the supposed physical complaints are increasing but most of the time I don't notice them.

SWMBO and I have just returned from a wonderful Italian repast at a local dining establishment, provided in part by the generosity of a friend who supplied me with a gift card. We both dined on something called Lasagna Rollatini in a sauce . . . mine with Italian sausage, hers with chicken breast. And at my insistence, we topped off the meal with more than enough Zeppoli . . . which SWMBO describes as fried dough. Coated in sugar with a chocolate dipping sauce on the side, I found it quite salutory. My companion complained throughout (while devouring one or two of them!) A too pricey bottle of Kendall Jackson wine completed the feast. And now we're safe home to begin the search for yet another year of survival. So it goes.
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I snapped a photo in our neighborhood the other day of a resident Roadrunner. He was a fair distance away so when the picture was cropped and blown up, he becomes a bit hazy. But for those of you who have never seen one of these strange creatures, here he is.

17 comments:

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

You're only as old as you feel right?

A roadrunner? Really?

Catalyst said...

Or as those you feel!

Yep, it's a roadrunner. You could look it up.

meggie said...

I have only ever seen roadrunners as extremely irritating cartoon characters. It is nice to see a real one... & quite still!
I have ceased to care about the passage of the birth milestones!
But Happies to you, anyway!!

Malicious Intent said...

Happy Bday! You went out for a nice dinner and then came home to survive? Was she really that rough on you? I didn't have you pegged as liking it rough like that. But I ain't judging. To each their own. Must have been that bottle of wine.

Catalyst said...

M & M.I. - Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Anothwer year...another year. My we be blessed with many of them.

Catalyst said...

I guess so, Steve, though some days I wonder!

Kitty said...

From one Taurean to another: Happy Birthday! Hope you had a brilliant day and here's to a wonderful year ahead. It's a pleasure to know you, Mr Cat. x

Catalyst said...

Why, thank you Miss Kitty. The feeling is mutual.

Lucy said...

Happy late birthday, Cat, hang on in there a bit longer, eh?

Thanks for the road runner!

Catalyst said...

Thanks Lucy . . anything for you!

TomboCheck said...

Just because you have another birthday is no reason to flip the bird at all your readers... :-)

Happy B-day Cat!

Catalyst said...

Haha! Good one, Tombo!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I have one coming up this week ... I'll withold the numerical data too.

Catalyst said...

Thanks, Dagny, and the same back atya!

Colonel Colonel said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

or Happy Early Birthday for 2010!~!

Catalyst said...

Thanks, CC.