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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Birthday Highs & Lows

The Swami had a very enjoyable birthday dinner with his family today. The Little Swamettes, Isabelle and Lorelei, were there along with all of the other tykes and tykettes (can your children still be tykes at 36?). What am I asking? Of course, they can!

Kevin and Rachel's card showed a Far Side prehistoric band that they thought had probably played at Swami's prom. Actually, I believe that band had gone into retirement before then. Geoff and Susan's card had a loon on the front, I think they were trying to make some link to the Swami, but I don't know what that could possibly be.

Most of Swami's other birthdays have been very enjoyable as well. There was one birthday, however, that was most distressful.

Swamette and I were traveling in Europe and wanted to be sure that before we returned home that we saw the world-famous yak museum that some friends had told us about. Plus, Zak wanted us to bring back photos from it so he could learn more about his heritage. We were somewhat surprised by the fact that such a museum would be in London instead of, say, in Mongolian or New Mexico.

Anyway, we had decided the yak museum in London would be a great place to visit on my birthday. We exited at the Baker Street Underground station and headed for Marylebone Street. So, filled with anticipation, we rounded the corner and there it was ......Arrrrrrggghh. Oh no, it was NOT Madame Tussaud's Yaks Museum!


At 10:53 PM, Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

It was nice to spend your 25th birthday with you and Swamette.

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Swami!

At 9:48 AM, Blogger NatureWoman said...

Happy Birthday Swami! Can you please post a photo of the Yak puppet?

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Julie Zickefoose said...

I'm afraid that I'm all spent out on birthday presents; traveling to NM to document yaks for you was rawther pricey. But I wish you a very happy birthday, and will follow your adventures with interest.
FYI I put shopping on Black Friday right up there with whitewater rafting, bungee jumping and hang gliding in the panoply of Things I Will Never Do. You are made of stronger stuff than I, Swami.

Big birthday hug'


At 9:19 PM, Blogger The Swami said...

Yak puppet photo perhaps Monday. Camera recharging. And Swami almost ready for bed, as soon as I clean Zak the Yak's litter box. Perhaps Swamette would enjoy doing that; Hmmmm, isn't it her turn anyway?


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