Sunday, October 21

Happy Birthday, Junior Dude

I'm running this today because for a certain newly-minted nine-year-old boy There Is Very Little Else That Matters Except We Have To Wait Nine More Days For The DVD Release. So we can watch it with the director commentary "on." No I am not making that up.

Happy Birthday my dear and only son.


  1. Well, I won't muddy such an occasion with a searing indictment of J.Jonah Jameson as a Republican archetype within the Marvel universe - So, many happy returns to Junior Dude, indeed.


  2. Anonymous5:50 PM

    Happy Birthday to Junior Dude!

  3. Happy Birthday....


    Long ago when the world was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision.  In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language that only the spiritual leaders of the Lakota could understand.

    As he spoke Iktomi, the spider, took the elder's willow hoop which had feathers, horse hair, beads and offerings on it and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life...and how we begin our lives as infants and we move on to childhood, and then to adulthood.  Finally, we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.

    "But," Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, "In each time of life there are many forces--some good and some bad.  If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction.  But if you listen to the bad forces, they will hurt you and steer you in the wrong direction."

    He continued,; "There are many forces and different directions that can help or interfere with the harmony of nature, and also with the great spirit and all of his wonderful teachings."

    All the while the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web starting from the outside and working towards the center.

    When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the Lakota elder the web and said.... "See, the web is a perfect circle but there is a hole in the center of the circle." He said, "Use the web to help yourself and your people to reach your goals and make good use of your people's ideas, dreams and visions.

    If you believe in the great spirit, the web will catch your good ideas-- and the bad ones will go through the hole."

    The Lakota elder passed on his vision to his people and now the Sioux Indians use the dream catcher as the web of their life.. It is hung above their beds or in their home to sift their dreams and visions..

    The good in their dreams are captured in the web of life and carried with them...but the evil in their dreams escapes through the hole in the center of the web and are no longer a part of them.

    They believe that the dream catcher holds the destiny of their future....

  4. Anonymous7:33 PM

    And many happy returns, Dude.

    Don't ever let anyone tell you heroes don't matter, even movie heroes.



  5. Anonymous8:54 PM

    Happy Birthday to Junior Dude.

    And to his mom.

  6. happy, HAPPY birthday!

    cake! was there cake???

    oh, cake!

  7. A Spiderman cupcake cake with 24 cupcakes that tasted so moist and delicious I'm sure Publix baked them this morning. Thick layer of frosting with two plastic cake toppers: a black Spiderman on a NYC Sewer Manhole Cover that lights up red all over him, and of course a Sandman with a big fist.

    Junior Dude doesn't like cake. His sisters associate birthdays with the rare days they are allowed to eat frosting.

  8. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Nine, WOW! What a great age to be! Happy Birthday, Junior Dude, and listen to your mother. She knows stuff!

  9. my only nephew never liked cake, still doesn't. i tease him terribly about that fact. then i bake him a pie.

    me, i have been teased by good friends that if i had to be, i'd be a "cake slut"

    yeah, if it were the only way to get some! ho, ho, ho! ; )

  10. Happy Birthday to young Master BlueGal!
    (So coolness is a gene then?)

  11. Happy Birthday to Junior Dude. He has a good birthday as I share the same day although I am only five today according to my kids so I am younger than him.

  12. Happy B-day, J-Dude! How exciting to still be in single digits! As I post this we are celebrating Braco's birthday, too. She's officially 11 today.


  13. Anonymous9:08 PM

    Happy birthday, the day after, young Blue.


I really look forward to hearing what you have to say. I do moderate comments, but non-spam comments will take less than 24 hours to appear... Thanks!