Whoppers, Chocolate Cake, Huey Lewis, and Birthday Love

Happy BirthdayWhat an interesting birthday it has been, Modern Philosophers!

People asked me why I didn’t take the day off, and the answer was pretty simple.  It’s a lot cheaper for me to sit in the office than it would be to stay home and warm The House on the Hill on a frigid Winter day.

Plus, I just had time off for Christmas and New Year’s, so I’d rather not take another day off when my work battery is somewhat fully charged.

I thought I’d tell you about my day…

If you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been down about being single, and was not looking forward to spending another birthday alone.

About an hour after getting to work, I turned on my cell phone to discover 102 emails!  They were mostly Happy Birthday posts on Facebook or notifications from WordPress and Twitter about blog posts being liked and shared.

book loveThen the text message notification kept going off as the phone again told me about every Happy Birthday post on my Facebook page.  It did not stop sounding all day.

Needless to say, it’s difficult to feel alone, Modern Philosophers, when that much birthday love is flowing at me from the internet.

I also received several Happy Birthday phone calls from coworkers who work in other parts of the company, and they all promised to not bother me with work stuff today since it was my birthday.  I had no problem with that at all.

Of course, I couldn’t spend my Birthday Lunch eating a boring sandwich in the Break Room.  I decided to treat myself like royalty.

I went to Burger King!

WhopperAnd got myself a Double Whopper.

And it was do damn good.

And I’m still stuffed now and thinking about skipping dinner.

Unfortunately, the Birthday Boy did not think to ask for a crown…

When I returned to the office, I had another 25 emails on my phone.  One of them was an e-card from The Girl Who Moved Away.  It was very sweet and touching, but I am very mad at her right now, so she’s going to need to send more than an e-card to fix the problem.

I spent the rest of the afternoon wrestling with a great Philosophical Debate: Should I stop and get something chocolate and yummy on the way home, or should I not risk stopping Zombie Car in such frigid temperatures?

It was a rough call, Modern Philosophers, because a birthday needs a cake to be official, but on the other hand, I’ve had so many problems with the car and Winter weather that it seemed like a major risk.

I needed the Fates to intervene.

As I sat at the red light where I’d have to turn to go to the store, or just keep going home, I flipped through the stations on the radio.

Marty HueyI found “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis and The News from the soundtrack of one of my all time favorite movies!

Oh, I was making the stop.  I was getting something decadent for dessert.

I ended up buying something called Double Chocolate Overload Cake.  Of course, I misread it at first as Double Chocolate Overlord Cake, and thought that was the most awesome name ever for a dessert.  I think I might contact the company and suggest they change it.

Zombie Car gave me no problems, and I arrived home to find The House on the Hill all comfy and cozy.  It had been warmed by all the Birthday Love, but it might also have been because I left the heat on a little higher than usual to combat the cold.

I finally checked my blog after spending some time with Cali and Luna, who wanted to hear all about Daddy’s Birthday, and that’s when I discovered the best present of all, Modern Philosophers.

blog-loveMy cup of Blog Love runneth over!

Apparently, you guys read my morning post with my special birthday request.

I normally have about 350 views on my blog when I get home from work.

Tonight, I had 750!

It’s at almost 850 now.  You guys are amazing.  I’m so touched.  Honest, I am.

I can’t wait to go through all the posts and comments.  The Blog Love should keep The House on the Hill plenty warm tonight.

I just hope it doesn’t melt my Double Chocolate Overload Cake.  The Dessert Overlords would not be pleased!

I guess this Modern Philosopher isn’t as alone as he thought…

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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32 Responses to Whoppers, Chocolate Cake, Huey Lewis, and Birthday Love

  1. floridaborne says:

    At lot of people out here in the blogosphere are AMAZING! You’re getting a first-hand view of it on your birthday.

    I might steal your idea of a birthday re-blog in July. If I remember to do it. 🙂

  2. E.L. Wicker says:

    Never. You are never alone. 😀 Happy Birthday 🙂 ❤

  3. grannyK says:

    Happy Birthday, Austin! We do love ya. But not in a creepy sort of way, just Blog friends sort of way lol. I might have crossed a line here.

  4. April says:

    Happy Birthday to you! You live in a zoo! Happy Birthday Dear Austin and you smell like a zoo too! no wait that’s not right! Happy Birthday you sweet an awesome man you 🙂

  5. rowanaliya says:

    Happy birthday Austin! Sounds like you had a great day full of love.

  6. markbialczak says:

    You and the Pied Piper, Austin. We’ll “follow” you everywhere. A link tweet and reblog is nothing on a pal’s birthday is what I say. I hope that Double Chocolate Overlord Cake was fit for a king. 🙂

    • Austin says:

      Oh, it was too much, Mark. I ate about a third of the piece and put it in the fridge for tomorrow. It was so rich. I couldn’t eat any more of it.

      Thanks for being a great blogger buddy! 🙂

  7. Feliz, feliz! I hope that overlord cake keeps you feeling warm and fuzzy for days to come! 🙂

  8. Louise says:

    Happy birthday austin from australia…so glad you had g8 day and that cake…yumnmmm

  9. A big big belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Austin! I’m so glad you had a good day – I’m sorry I missed all the references yesterday.
    I hope you have a fantastic year ahead and meet the lady of your dreams soon 🙂

  10. Happy belated Birthday fellow Capricorn. Sounds like you had a great Birthday and that the wonderful blogging community were a big part of it. As the Sister Sledge song goes “We are Family” and I’ll change the next line line and say “I’ve got all my brothers and sisters with me”.

  11. Violet says:

    Nothing is more comforting to a fellow Capricorn than warm french fries and a milkshake on one’s birthday! Happy belated =)

  12. D. Parker says:

    Sounds like a lovely birthday Austin!!! All the best! 🙂

  13. You deserve all the birthday love….happy birthday!!

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