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Friday, November 20, 2009

As Time Goes By

I've been on Mother Earth 49 years today, not counting the womb.  All systems functioning within acceptable parameters.  Weight is dropping but that's attributed to my bachelor diet of apples, p/j sandwiches, Ramen noodles and chicken with rice.  When society breaks down all I need is a sack of rice and a few live chickens and I'll get by just fine.  
A birthday though calls for deviating from the norm.  I treated myself to the hippo breakfast burrito at the local taqueria; one of three within a 25 yard radius.  With fuel in my gut I set out to celebrate the day by remodeling that damn bathroom by myself.  I take solace that there will be no more birthdays in Dungpileton after today.
What party?  Chelsea and Connor stopped by with cake and presents but how long can that last?  Not long because Chelsea's innards rebelled after she sampled the cake.  The rest of the cake will be my breakfast and lunch.
Every birthday I set aside time to watch Casablanca.  It's tradition.  I sit there watching Rick Barnes (Humphrey Bogart) drown his sorrows with alcohol as he pines for the love he lost - Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman).  Time for another beer.

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you"
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man
And man must have his mate
That no one can deny

Well, it's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by
Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by