Today is my darling wife’s birthday. As Jack Benny said, she’s 39.
But Lisa has to work today, so yesterday, she fulfilled one more item on her bucket list and got a tattoo. By doing so she was the last in our immediate nuclear family to joined the ranks of the inked.
Now Lisa has run 4 NYC Marathons. She and our family are very proud of that accomplishment. I wove that back story into her fictionalized character, Gina. You see, I actually have very little imagination. I like to steal my stories from my family and friends. So, don’t even stop to say hello to me unless you assume the risk of landing in one of my stories.
Anyway, while Lisa has often talked about getting that achievement commemorated with a tattoo, yesterday she finally pulled the trigger.
The canvas started out pristine.
Shane, it must have killed you to add the Yankee logo, but well done my fine gentleman. You now have a shot at heaven.
I do hope that having to add that magnificent logo is not the reason you’re are closing down your Loveland location and burning the building to the ground, throwing salt on the ruins, and moving your operations to Ft. Collins.
Anyway, Friday awaits.
Need to cuddle that kitty, do my rounds and torture myself, while Lisa cares for the ill and infirm. No not me.
You fine, five readers embrace this last Friday of 2022 with total abandon.
Line up your Saturday night festivities.
2023 is going to be epic.
But most of all, make today a great one.
Tom, happy belated birthday to your wife, Lisa! 🥳
No Vincent, you are right on time. Thanks. I will share those birthday wishes.
Yes! Since the link for Wednesday was broken, I read the three blogs on Friday. The dates were jumbled up by me. Oh no, and I’m still just in my forties. 😳
Another good one Tom. Happy birthday Lisa.
I will be sure to share those wishes, Anna. Thanks.
Happy Birthday Lisa. Congratulations on celebrating your amazing accomplishment.
It’s quite curious how you have not aged at all but Tom is aging in double time.
Joe: That was the deal I made when I married her. Of course I was only 1 year old at the time and she was 50.
Happy Birthday Lisa!!! Love the Tatt❤️
Thanks Helen. What a lucky girl she’s been, having been married to me all of this time. It’s better than the fountain of youth!
Happy Birthday Lisa.great read Tommy
Happy birthday to Lisa!
Thanks Mikey, I’ll be sure to pass it on.
Happiest of birthdays to Lisa! Too bad your unique tattoo is ruined by that ugly logo. It can be fixed with a little red and blue though. Cheers!
Janice: Is it true that you were driven out of Canada and the only place that would give you quarter was Boston, because Jonestown was no longer extant? Asking for a friend.
Happy Birthday to Lisa. Hopefully 2023 will be the year we get to see Tommy and you. It’s been far too long. Happy New Year to all.
Ralph: Will share your birthday wishes with Lisa as long as you share my best wishes with Debbie in return. Could 2023 be the year we gather in one place?! We better check all of our terms of parole to see if that is allowed.
Looks like Shane dressed up pretty special for his photo shoot with you guys. Happy 39th, Lisa! Nice tattoo!
Bc: I knew you were the only person who would opine on Shane’s shirt. I only wish Lisa did not cover half of it with her hand. It was a classic. But I will share your birthday wish with my darling wife. Give my best to your ever patient spouse, Nan. And please let me know what she thinks of FJM . Or I can just read your obituary in the Rochester papers
Haha! Yes, Lisa should be commended for the admirable job she did of covering up the first half of Shane’s shirt in the photo where she was standing beside him. But she didn’t cover it in the earlier photo of him working on the tattoo.
BC: Whenever I think of you, this clip plays as a loop in my head:
The happiest of birthdays and another great year to Lisa!
That is an awesome tattoo and quite the achievement.
Thanks Yvette. I’ll pass it on. Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and 2023 is going to be epic!
Happy Birthday to Lisa! 39 sure does look great on her! Love the tattoo!!
Happy New Year!
Happy Birthday Lisa!! Have a great day!!! Let’s connect sometime!!