Friday, September 11, 2009

MANY HAPPY RETURNS ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!


It was Many Happy Returns at 7th and Montana this morning as "Barnacle Bess" -- the woman known for her overall stick-to-it-iveness -- took her usual perch between the flower bed and the dumpster behind Our Favorite Starbucks. "Bring me a chair and be snappy about it," she barked to Barista Tyler, who complied, albeit in slow motion. "What's wrong with you?!?," she cried, "Step to it, man, pretend you're in the Marines!" "I'm coming, I'm coming," said Tyler, slowly shuffling in her direction, "But don't forget, there's no smoking around here." Bess' Deep Baritone Rasp left little doubt as to her intentions. "Just shut up and bring me the chair!," she croaked. Screenwriter Rob -- who yesterday sold a TV series to NBC -- couldn't resist chiming-in: "Would you believe she's only 26-years-old?," he asked. That, of course, would make her younger than Brandon, who seemed pretty dejected this morning at the thought of turning 30 tomorrow. "Wow," I said, "How scary! If it's any consolation, today is my birthday!" I didn't mention my age, lest it send Poor Brandon into shock ...!

8 comments:

FrankandMary said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, old man ;-).

garnett109 said...

Arrrrr Matey, She be looking like an ole sea hag!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you are home to your own digs, and hope you have a great HAPPY BIRTHDAY :o)

Kattytrick said...

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" MARTY !!!
If It were in my power, Oh heaven knows, I'd send your Mother a beautiful rose.

A thank you of sorts, for a job well done! For she gifted us all, by having you as her son.

I hope your day is a good one!(Sorry about the bad poetry, I guess I've got a bad case of rhymen-itous!)

Beth said...

Welcome home, and hope your birthday was a happy one! Hugs, Beth

Webster said...

I hope it was the happiest of birthdays for you Marty! Even though getting older isn't all it's cracked up to be, it beats the alternative!

Lynne said...

Hi Marty. Sorry I missed your birthday! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a blessed day!

Dawn said...

LOL Happy Birthday, Marty!!!

be well...