Sunday, October 08, 2006

a pirate looks at thirty-two

You know, just once I’d like for Jimmy Buffett to run into some actual pirates. I've never actually seen any myself but I’m given to understand that their lifestyle has very little to do with songs about cheeseburgers or fruity drinks or restaurant franchises based on said songs. Blackbeard once shot the kneecaps off of a cabin boy as an example to the rest of the crew when he thought they were going soft. Jimmy Buffett loses his saltshaker and proceeds to wallow in self-pity. About the only similarities I can see is that the two of them have boats. I have a bicycle and one testicle, but you won’t see me claiming to be Lance Armstrong.

Wait, there are two. Nevermind.

But I digress.

I am thirty-two today. Soon my age and waist size will be as one, though my waist size keeps creeping higher in what I can only assume is a valiant attempt at avoiding this inevitability.
Other than that, I can’t complain much.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy b-day (whichever one this is)...

you are wise beyond your years... I would've guessed you at more like 33 or 34...

anyhoo... maybe those Titans will win one for you today... they are currently 'cramming it' down the Colt's collective throats...

tha b.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

Gracias, tha b.

I can't help but think that my letter to Peyton put the mojo on the Colts, though I don't expect any of the much deserved credit if they win.

Adventure, excitement, credit, a Jedi craves not these things.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Sarcastro said...

When I hit 40, I didn't play any Jimmy Buffett.

I sat back on the porch and reflected on how lucky I was to have stopped listening to his brand of middle-aged insurance agent escapism when I was like 28.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

You share a birthday with my dad. Hope it was a good one. :)

7:12 PM  
Blogger Juan Horsetown said...

Happy birthday, my friend.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

A very Happy B-day to you, Sir Rex!

Whiskey and cigars on me should we ever meet.

Best,
Ryan

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I would not have remembered... I sometimes forget my own. You also share this day with Cindi B. I did not know that!I hope it was a good one. I would have also guessed 33 based on the wisdom beyond your years. 23 based on how hip rex is... Don't you have to be 35 to be a senator? Or is that just for the President? Rex for President 2012!
David

11:41 PM  
Blogger newscoma said...

Happy Birthday Rex.
Albeit a day late, but Happy Birtday just the same.
32?
Young 'Un.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

Gracias all. I spent the day nursing a sick dog, drinking beer, watching football, and answering the telephone. The dog seems better this morning, and I credit the beer. Lord knows it has helped me maintain this picture of health for all these years.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Vol Abroad said...

Happy Birthday - and jest keep drinkin' - I credit my youthful visage to JD and Marlboros.

Though sadly I've recently given up the Marlboros.

4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you've had many happy returns since yesterday.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Gunny Walker said...

Happy Birthday! You should celebrate by learning to ride both bikes at the same time. Then you can join the circus, or failing that, the freak show by posing as a time travelling Adolph. Either way, you get to travel and see the country.

4:33 PM  
Blogger red molly said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

Wow. I'm really late with this! ::winces::
Sorry.

But happy birthday!

Perhaps, like fine wine, these aged birthday wishes are tasty stuff.

Or maybe they're like stale cake.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

Stale cake is still good, Kat.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'm even later than Kat. I shall not wince, though. Happy Birthday, R. L.

Enjoy the stale cake.

11:00 AM  
Blogger melusina said...

Ah, and I am the latest! A week later, should I even wish you a belated happy birthday anymore?

I'll settle for the Greek response to birthdays and really all holidays, hronia polla, or rather, may you have many years more.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

That's fine. I never expected a wincing Kleinheider for my birthday.

Gracias Mel.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Short and Fat said...

You have 2 bicycles?

2:28 AM  

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