Thursday, October 23, 2014

HBTY Joe!

Today is Joe's birthday.He'll be a ripe old 62 years old. I am still 61 and will be a year younger than him for a couple of months. Something that gives me way more pleasure than it should. We are in Edmonton and will be having dinner with family tonight so there will be a small celebration then. I think for today I'll give you five facts about Joe that you may not know:

1) Joe has a great deal of difficulty with the computer, it seems to simply fight him back. He often sits at the computer muttering and making vague threats at Google.

2) It's kindly to say that Joe isn't really aware of pop culture. He likes classical music to the exclusion of all others. He often says that we have to get out of a store because the music is driving him to distraction.

3) Joe really is as nice as he appears to be. Always. Even to other drivers on the road. He's the one who stops to let someone in, the one who waves hesitant jaywalkers by ... the one who drives me to distraction - come on, do you have to be nice to EVERYONE??

4) Mashed potatoes is Joe's comfort food. He loves them. We have (veggie) bangers and mash on a very regular basis - this is one of the meals we have after returning from a trip on the road. Whenever I suggest it he always says, "Really, can we?" As if it's this rare and wondrous occurrence.

5) Joe hates to be centered out in a crowd. He's a behind the scenes guy and he's good at it. He likes the arranging and the planning and the making things ready but he doesn't like the spotlight on him. |But I'm hoping today he doesn't mind that I turned it on him in this blog post.

So ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!!!

It's been another wonderful year together, and for you, you get to be with a much younger boyfriend for a couple of months!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Joe!

Andrea S. said...

Happy birthday, Joe!

Sorry to be off topic, but Dave (and maybe Joe?) I thought this article would interest you--The American Association of Pediatrics has issued guidelines to pediatricians on teen sexuality that includes a section on sexuality among disabled teens. And the mainstream media has pretty much completely ignored this. (Cue, rant about how the media never considers that one in seven of their readers have disabilities and might want to read stories of relevance to them so therefore the media only wants to run disability-related stories if they can be packaged in a way that provides inspiration porn or pity porn for NON-disabled consumers of media):

*ahem* Anyway, the blog post in question:
http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/10/22/discussing-disabled-sexuality-radical-act/

Jayne Wales said...

Happy birthday Jo. Hope your young man is treating you today to a few beers. I'll never forget our " date" in the Grouse and yes, you were lovely to be with and I'm sure you are always that gentle, considerate guy.xx

Flemisa said...

Happy Birthday, Joe! Hope you can keep up with the young fellow and enjoy every day to the fullest.

Kris S. said...

Dave Hingsburger, Trophy Wife.

Anonymous said...

Joe, Happy Birthday from a long time admirer.Celebrate you and enjoy that relationship with the young fella!

Princeton Posse said...

Happy Birthday Joe! I hope there is some cake somewhere in your day.

Tamara said...

Happy birthday, Joe! Hope you've had a fun celebration!

Mary said...

Happy birthday and love to Joe!

Joyfulgirl said...

Happy Birthday Joe from Galway Ireland

Tarawynn said...

Happy Birthday Joe, and many many more!!!

Moose said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to Joe.

Ron Arnold said...

Happy Belated Birthday Joe!

wendy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Joe!

Amy Dietrich Hernandez said...

Happy belated Birthday to Joe!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Joe!

Bite Two said...

Slightly overdue: happy birthday, Joe!