Sunday, May 24, 2009

Michigan's Greatest Gift

On one May 24th, 1982 morning or night on a day that was either rainy, sunny, overcast, or night time, Michigan was granted its greatest natural gift throughout all of history, me.

Yes, today is my 27th birthday and I am happy to be mildly celebrating all weekend long. Last night, Maureen took me to dinner at Michael Symon's downtown Detroit restaurant, Roast, in the newly-restored Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, today I will be attending my first Tiger game of the 2009 calendar year with 8 other individuals, and tomorrow I will be working, but with less intensity than a normal Monday. I may even stop by a friends' place for some backyard barbecue. Most importantly, my parents purchased a whole CostCo cake before they went to go visit my sister and her family in Minnesota and we have (no kidding) 7 containers of Edy's ice cream in the refridgerator. Birthday is no birthday without a whole CostCo cake and 7 containers of Edy's ice cream.

Tomorrow, instead of wishing people the usual and oh so overused "Happy Memorial Day!!", wish them "Happy Day After Ken's Birthday!!" They'll know exactly what you're talking about and together, you can reminisce about the good times, the bad times, the hard times, and the medium times you have shared thinking about, discussing, and writing songs and poems for me. Enjoy this random video of my nephew. It's my birthday gift for me to you.

video

3 comments:

Dan A. said...

happy birthday!

hehe, "day that was night time"

Daniel J. said...

That video is the epitome of life. Hey what ever happened to the Italian-American Perspective. I have so much to talk about, but I've only been using facebook to vent. I recall you were the inspirational motive for my bloggings. Something about this beautiful video has sparked my interest in blogging again.

Tank said...

happy 2 days after Ken's Birthday!