Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Leo feels loved

Not that I'm getting old or anything but in memory of someone turning 34 today I got:

A trip to Sydney next weekend;

A DVD about babies and beer called Being Dad;

A card from beloved that nearly made me bawl;

Everything is Illuminated by Safran Foer, which I nominated in my previous post as the book I'm meaning to read (and which is going to inspire me to write the novel;

Child of the Revolution by Luis Garcia, about growing up in Castro's Cuba; and

A Ben Sherman shirt; a-and

More nice cards!

Last night I went to bed depressed, having worried a bit too much through the day about my career. Really, my contract runs out in a week and a half and I have a baby on the way, what's to stress about?

This morning I am reminded of why I love life. It's like the breathe meme below has manifested itself all around me; my wife, bringing me coffee in bed, her loving words in my card, the thoughtful pressies from her and from family... and now my cats are around me, little minh-minh keeps following me around the house with a little torn piece of paper she's found, we're playing fetch (both my cats play fetch, did I mention that? I'm a proud dad!), they both keep rubbing up against my feet or climbing on the desk and peering at me from behind the monitor.

I feel loved. It's all I could ever ask of the world. Top of the morning to y'all.

UPDATE: My new brother and blister in law have bought me a goat! Fantastic...


BridgeGirl said...

Happy Birthday! I hope all your dreams come true in the coming year!

Another Outspoken Female said...

Happy birthday!

I love the goat - I gave one to a couple of "old goats" last xmas but i don't think they really got what it was about (so it'll be back to chocolates and hankies for them no doubt this year)

boynton said...

I love that image of your cat bringing you a torn piece of paper. 'Present'

Happy Birthday..

LadyCracker said...

Happy Birthday!

Daniel said...

Great to hear the joy in your written voice. Many happies and let the career look after itself! Cheers!

Armagnac Esq. said...

Thank you all!

Anonymous said...

You are a lucky man, indeed.
I haven't read Everything is Illuminated, but I have read Child of the Revolution, and it's very good.
Happy birthday.

phil said...

well done you. jeez, 34....make the most of it sport, it doesn't last forever...unless you wish it so!

Bruce said...

Happy Birthday.

As for the goat you should listen to episode 4 of the Ricky Gervais podcasts (season 1 - the good/free one).

Which segues into your podcasting question above.

email me if you need some help 'acquiring' it. ;)

Don Quixote said...

Happy baaaaaairthday!

Gianna said...

belated happy birthday Ah-ah-Armaniac.

Guy said...

Happy birthday you old bastard! ;)

russ said...

Happy Birthday Armaniac.

Armagnac Esq. said...

Thanks all!