Saturday, May 28, 2016

But I Ain't Dug No Sixteen Tons...?

     Another year older, nevertheless. 

     Yes, gentle friends, it is that time again -- and, for a wonder, my birthday falls on neither 500-Mile Race Day nor Memorial Day!

      I am now about twenty years older than I ever expected to be. And there's still no Lunar settlement and no Orbital Hilton. You people need to get to work on that. I'm too old to learn Mandarin.

20 comments:

NAVIGATOR said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERTA !

TIME DISTANCE AND SPEED ARE ALL RELATIVE

MAY YOU CONTINUE TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

MANY HAPPY RETURNS AND BEST WISHES TO ALL HANDS AND ALL PAWS !

rickn8or said...

And the world is a better place for your twenty extra orbits... Here's to many more.

Happy Birthday Roberta!

rickn8or said...

And it's very nice of Indianapolis to stage a race in honor of your birthday...

Nicholas Krom said...

Happy birthday, Ms. X!

Raz Raxxaffian said...

Happy Birthday to You, Bobbi!

Enjoy the weekend, and the well-deserved adulation and thanks for another year of thinking-mans snark, humor, and good old plain talk.

May the wind be ever at your back...

Raz

B said...

And happy birthday to you

B

Hat Trick said...

Happy Birthday!!

Hat Trick said...

Happy Birthday!!

Roberta X said...

Thank you all! :)

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

Yeah, turned 63 on the 11th, never thought I'd see it either. Concur on space accommodations, but Heinlein's Mr. Harrelson never showed up...

RichD said...

Happy Birthday

Joseph said...

Maybe you can feel better about it if you express it in Celsius. When Tom Lehrer was 53, he described it as 11 Celsius.

Anonymous said...

I would be happy with a robot that did housework. But I'm afraid all we are going to see is rampaging killer robots.

Joe said...

Belated best wishes for the happiest of days

Ken said...

Belated happy birthday, ma'am, and many happy returns of the day.

rickn8or said...

JohninMd, think of it this way: Next year we'll be 40 again. (40 Hex, but hey.)

Jim Dunmyer said...

Happy Birthday!

And as my Dad told me innumerable times: "Wait 'till you get to be be MY age!"

Sigman said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

RandyGC said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

"They promised us JetPacks. They gave us Facebook.)

(The reality of aging...)