Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Birthday Thoughts From Abroad

Today I turned thirty-three. Despite sending my winter coat home to England, this is definitely the first birthday I've ever needed to wear a hat and scarf. Or buy chocolates for everyone at work.

Not everything changes: on the day I was born Newcastle lost 3-2 at home to Leeds United. Four minutes into his debut Graham Oates (described by Malcolm MacDonald as "so bad it was embarrassing") scored from twenty-five yards out. Unfortunately, he was standing in his own penalty area at the time.

6 comments:

Bryan said...

Happy birthday!
Your football comments fall into the ‘sad but true’ category.

TeeTotallyNot said...

Happy Birthday!
if I could, I'd bottle some of Berlin's brilliant sunshine and send it up to Latvia's less lustrous shores..
as I can't you'll have to take the intention :)

this too will pass said...

Happy Birthday....and Shearer signs on as manager; quite a day

Montag said...

yes. happy birthday. (it is still your b-day here in the states as i write this.)

damo said...

Shearer as manager.
Who'd have thunk it?
happy birthday.

Michael said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
The news about Shearer more than made up for the weather.
We may be crap but we're never dull.