Friday Night Think Tank: Happy Birthday Edition

Doc BrownHappy Friday, Modern Philosophers! This final week of Summer was a rough one.

We had the Arctic Blast invade the office at my “real job”, which forced me to bundle up at my desk even though it was 75 degrees outside.  Maine Werewolves were up all night howling at the last full moon of the season, which made it nearly impossible to sleep on Thursday.  Finally, the article I wrote earlier tonight about The First Zombie Prime Minister of Canada didn’t appear in the humor directory for some reason, so it’s barely been read.  If you missed it, could you please check it out?  Here’s the link: Zombie Prime Minister Post.

Needless to say, I can’t wait to get out to The Think Tank to distract myself from the stresses of life with some Deep Thoughts.  Who’s with me?

Tomorrow is the birthday of The Girl Who Lights The Candles On My Cake, so I thought that this week’s topic should be birthday related.  And the best part is that there’s cake for everyone when we’re done!

Put on your Deep Thinking Toga and meet me out at The Think Tank…

This week’s topic:  Tell the group about a favorite birthday memory.

Two memories immediately jump into my brain’s Central Thought Chamber, but the one I’m going to focus on has its second anniversary tomorrow.

Two years ago tomorrow, which was the first time The Girl Whose Special Day Is Tomorrow had a birthday while we were seeing each other, I taped my one and only appearance on a TV talk show.

Nite ShowThe Nite Show With Danny Cashman, Maine’s very own late night talk show, had me on as a guest to promote “The Retirement Party”, the romantic comedy produced from my screenplay.

I was nervous as hell, but it helped knowing that my Sweetheart The Birthday Girl was in the audience to cheer me on.  And what better way to impress The Girl I’d Do Anything To Impress than to be on television on her birthday, right?

What I remember most about this birthday (there were some better memories from this day, but none that I’m going to share on a family friendly blog!) occurred when I was up on the stage in the middle of my interview.

The show is taped in a small, intimate theater, so from my position on the stage, I could see everyone in the audience.  Of course, I was focused on The Girl Who Is My Biggest Fan because I was sweating bullets and looking at her soothed me just enough to get through the moment without passing out.

Those of you who follow the blog know that “The Retirement Party” is about one of my break ups.  I wrote the script to try to win back the woman who broke my heart, but reading the screenplay only mad her more mad at me.  I got the final laugh, though, by selling the script and having it made into a movie.  Ha ha!

Danny asked me a question about the identity of the woman in the script.  As I launched into the story and mentioned the woman who made me retire from dating, I heard a loud “BOOOOOOO!” from the audience.  Not only did I recognize the voice as coming from The Girl That I Love, but I could also see her booing in my peripheral vision.  I almost lost it right there on the stage.  Luckily, I pulled it together, but her little outburst got me through the rest of the interview.

It has never been lost on me that the script I wrote about my vow to never date again helped break the ice between me and The Girl Who Dragged Me Out Of Retirement.  That very same young lady, who is about to turn 25, made me forever remember her 23rd birthday with her rowdy behavior during my one and only TV appearance.

Happy BirthdaySince this is my blog, I’m also going to give a second answer.  A very close second place would be my birthday from that same year.  That special day also happened to be my very first date with The Girl Who Took Me Out For A Birthday Dinner.

It was on that night that I realized I was falling hopelessly in love with her.

Apparently, 2011 was a very important birthday year for this Modern Philosopher.

How about you?  What birthday memory do you want to share in The Think Tank?  Do you have a birthday message you’d like to pass on to The Girl Who Boos During My TV Appearances?

As always, there are no wrong answers in The Think Tank, so post any comment you want.  Just remember to make a wish first before posting.

I look forward to reading all your comments, but I’m going to have some birthday cake first if you don’t mind.

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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10 Responses to Friday Night Think Tank: Happy Birthday Edition

  1. Birthdays are nice……….until you’re so old you try to forget they keep coming around :-). Very nice wishes for the birthday girl!!!

  2. floridaborne says:

    My sister paid for a vacation to France and Switzerland for my birthday. I had just been through 2 retinal detachment surgeries (ages 50 and 51) and my new mantra was, “Life begins at 40 but the warranty runs out at 50.” She rented a Volkswagon, driving it through the narrow, winding roads of France and Switzerland as I took in the scents, sounds and tastes of both countries. That was the best birthday present, ever.

    My vision was blurry fora very long time. It took years to get to the point where I can now look at the pictures I took with a disposable point and shoot camera and see more detail with eyes that are only 1/2 blind. It was the birthday present that keeps on giving, and I’ve used several pictures on my blog.

  3. ksbeth says:

    i was 6 and so excited for my circus-themed birthday, minus clowns, with tickets and all, that i threw up and we had to cancel the party. not my best birthday

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