Someone should start a blog about birthday messages (to past and present) . . .
Wouldn’t it be cool to see a blog that pays tribute to whoever’s birthday it is on the day of the post? Maybe the blogger would limit it to people who are alive or to friends, or maybe it would even include birthday wishes (or some kind of message) to people who are already dead. For example, if it were Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, maybe the blog post would be about how everyone views him today as an important figure in the Civil War and history of slavery. It could also mention things he’s remembered for (like the Gettysburg Address) – kinda a letter to Abe with an update on what his life means.
Well, I’ll give a full-length example of a post for such a blog because today is not Lincoln’s birthday, but it is tthe birthday of one of my best friends . . .
The Birthday Boy.
Happy birthday! If you didn’t know, today is your birthday! I hope it’s a great one. It’s the big 2-0 on the 2-0! Make sure to wear something bright and do a birthday dance.
It stinks that we can’t all see you in person on your birthday, but at least I can still give you your present! Well, it’s really the invitation to a present.
You are cordially invited to attend the Montana Skies concert at The Brown Street Club on Saturday, January 14, 2012. I have made reservations for six at 6:30 = concert time. You may bring five of your closest friends for an evening of food, fun, and fentertainment (I had to keep the alliteration going.). Do I sound like a sweepstakes spokesperson yet? So we’ll go downtown, take you to eat wherever you’d like, head to the concert (where we might grab another bite to eat, or dessert!), enjoy the music, and then of course wander around downtown.
I can hardly wait. I’ve almost given away this secret like 15 times, but I made it! I didn’t tell you. Anyways, I hope this is something I tell you often: thank you for being my friend. I’m honored to know you, and I hope this will be another great year. God will continue to do awesome things in your life as you follow Him!
Questions/Answers about Aforementioned Birthday Gift
1. Who is Montana Skies, you may be asking? This is Montana Skies.
They mix guitar and cello and play everything from classical to rock. I’ll let you read and hear more about them from their website, www.montanaskiesmusic.com
. There’s a free 13-track download there, too. What am I saying! You always know more about music than I do, so you’ve probably heard of them.
2. What is The Brown Street Club?
The Brown Street Club is a restaurant/music venue in downtown Greenville. They’re known for weekly live jazz performances. I’ve never been yet, so I hope it’s as cool as it sounds.
3. Whom can you invite?
Anyone, really. (I sure hope I’ll be on “the list.”) Of course, if you wish to invite more or less than five others, then we can adjust reservations. Reservations are the “tickets” to the concert, and they’re easy to change online.
4. Will pineapple be involved?
True partiers cut pineapple, not cake.
The best fruit known to mankind.
5. What time does the concert start?
6:30 PM, which is the time of our reservation. We might want to be there a little earlier just to ensure we get good seats and all.
6. Should you bring anything?
7. Did I really create a question number seven just so that I could have seven items in this list?
Yes. Yes, I did.
P.S. Another good number is 42. This post is now complete.