Thursday, May 05, 2005

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

I was born one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain
Bad luck and trouble are my middle name
I was raised in the canebrake by an ol' mama lion
Cain't no-a high-toned woman make me walk the line

Merle Travis
"16 Tons"

It has always cracked me up that Merle Travis wrote "16 Tons" and "Dark as a Dungeon," two of the greatest American folk songs, on deadline, getting ready for a recording session the next day. I bring it up here because today is my birthday! That's right, I'm 28 years young! And if you believe that, you'll also believe that I wrote "16 Tons!" Actually, I'm 55 and do, indeed, owe my soul to the company store.

My Sweetie gave me a really cool "Day of the Dead" mask from Mexico and a pair of world-class motorcycle boots from Tonight we're going to eat sushi. I feel obligated to buy myself a gun, since I always buy myself a gun on my birthday. I'm still stuck in a single action mode, so I'm thinking either the Ruger Blackhawk 50th Anniversary special edition Flattop .357 or one of the Ruger short-barreled birdshead .45 Colts (and have Competitive Edge Gunworks fit it with a 5-shot cylinder so I can shoot Big Boomers in it).

It's even sunny, and the damn snow is melting!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Michael!

Anonymous said...

55 on 5/5/05?
Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, young'un.

Now you're eligible for the senior's discount at Furr's Cafeteria in Dallas.

Jerry The Geek said...

Happy Birthday, Michael.

You're almost as good-looking as I am, and you have more hair.

Life is good ... when you're still around to enjoy it.

"Don't make me drive -- 55!"


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