Upon This Day, Umpty-Ump Years Ago….

Another year older and deeper in fat.

Guess what DAY it is????

Give up? Well, it’s my BIRTHDAY, that’s what!

I’ve been celebrating for a couple of weeks already, with Mom taking me out for prime rib and Jane taking me out for beer — I mean for lunch — at The Irish Rover.

Jane also gave me a set of KNIVES. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaa! A chef’s knife, a santoku knife and a paring knife, to be specific. I’ve been using them, and I haven’t cut any fingers off so far. Not mine, nor anybody else’s.

Now, I think The Happy Birthday Song is the most boring song ever written, even if it is worth a cool 2 mil to the copyright holder, David Sengstack.

I much prefer this song, written by my childhood cowboy hero, Randy Atcher, which he deliberately did NOT copyright and has invited anybody and everybody to use freely.

So happy, happy birthday to me and me and meeeeeeeee!

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I believe I’ll go slice a bit off of something.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character accidentally cuts himself or herself, or accidentally cuts somebody else or something that wasn’t supposed to be cut.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Upon This Day, Umpty-Ump Years Ago….

  1. Jane

    September 26, 2012 at 10:09am

    Hello Hello HELLO!!!!!!!!

    So glad I don’t have to call up and sing the Happy happy birthday song. Randy does it so much better! But….HAPPY BIRTHDAY anyway.

    So good to have the casualty report on the knife deployment: 0. Yes!

    Enjoy today and many many more!

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      Marian Allen

      September 26, 2012 at 3:14pm

      Thanks, Jane! Yes, I still have all my digits so far. But tomorrow is another day. 😀

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  2. Jane

    September 26, 2012 at 10:10am

    P.S. I like the new photo!

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  3. Holly Jahangiri

    September 26, 2012 at 12:05pm

    Happy birthday, Marian!


    (You can blame Jonathan Bailey of plagiarismtoday.com for introducing me to The Arrogant Worms. And then you can thank me for introducing them to YOU, unless you were already a fan. Somehow, I cannot imagine you NOT being familiar with them already…)

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      Marian Allen

      September 26, 2012 at 3:17pm

      I was not familiar with them. I think I prefer They Might Be Giants, me.
      [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2bo_u_YmW8?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent&w=1200&h=675]

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  4. Ashleen Moreen

    September 27, 2012 at 12:12am

    Hoping you’ll have a great birthday celebration!
    Oh i love that old Happy Birthday video!

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