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Saturday, May 06, 2006

37 Times Around The Sun

It's my birthday today, and I'm delighted that it falls on a Saturday because it means I get to spend the day with my favouritest people in the world. (Too bad Mister Bunny didn't make it beyond Monday, because he was one of them). Alexander joins me in my visit to the Ministry of Transportation right after I post this (have to renew my truck plates), then we head to the library for our weekly father and son book love fest.

We'll likely then all head off as a family to play at the park (if the rain holds off) and do some shopping -- then tonight, I get to go out on a dinner date with Francine. Awesome. Fran and I haven't had a nice quiet dinner together at a restaurant in way too long. Should be nice. I'm really looking forward to the dinner and if there's time, heading off for coffee and dessert -- there's a Second Cup location on Upper James. It's no Tim Horton's mind you, but the desserts are nice and there are comfy seats and a nice fireplace we can sit near and chat.

In fun birthday news today, I received the contract for two of my stories to appear in a UK published anthology called Naked Tales: Stories by Writers Who Blog. The very first story sale I made (a young adult humour piece) will be reprinted in it as well as a new short story "This Time Around" which was the genesis for and was converted into the first three chapters of the work in progress, my humorous mystery werewolf novel that I'm calling "A Canadian Werewolf in New York" -- pretty fun stuff.

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday!

And congrats on the stories!

Hope you have a great day!

Virginia said...

Happy Birthday to Youuuu.
Happy Birthday to Youuuuu
Happy Birthday DEAR Marrrrrr, rrrkk.
Haaappy Birthhhhdaaaayyyy toooooo YOOOUUUU!!
Books. Family. Dinner. Dessert. Stories. Couldn't be a better day! Enjoy!

Georganna Hancock said...

Congrats & Happy Birthday (in either order)! Sounds like a truly wonderful day.

lecram sinun said...

Congratulations and a very happy birthday!

Mitchipoo said...

Happy Birthday ya old fart! You will forever be older than me! Um... please don't make fun of me in June. So... does 37 hurt? If it does, don't tell me. I don't wanna know. LOL

Take care and have a great B-day!

Mitchipoo and Fwin!!!

Bob said...

Happy B-Day Dude. You still have a few years until you join me and other in crossing the threshold of 40. Don't fret... turning 40 will be upon you lickety-split.

Addict said...

Congrats and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lance said...

Happy Birthday Mark. I was lurking! Have a great weekend, in great Canadian tradition, a cream filed and roll up the rim to recover.

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday, a bit belatedly! Hope it was a good one. :)

lime said...

happy birthday a day late. i hope the day was everything you could gave asked for! and congrats on the publishing!

Phain said...

happy (belated) birthday my dear...

Michael Kelly said...

Hey, we share a birthday! Happy Birthday to us.