My Partner's Birthday Today!

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    Jul 22, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    For all who have met or spoken on the phone with my partner, it's his birthday today. He's taking it pretty well (I usually go into deep depression for my own). A day of little parties and happy moments. He was treated to breakfast, then at lunch the servers, the SERVERS no less, insisted on picking up his tab (and mine, too, which I really did try to protest). He is that loved & respected in this community.

    Later we went to the new Wells Fargo bank branch in Wilton Manors to transfer our accounts from Bank of America (the timing coincidental, nothing to do with his birthday). And once again he was treated like visiting royalty, all the staff fawning over him, the customers coming over to give him hugs.

    We're about to leave in 20 minutes for another small dinner. I didn't arrange a big party for him, he didn't want one. He still hasn't seen all his gifts yet. And I have a remaining surprise or 2 for him this weekend, when more of our friends will be free. I am so lucky to have him. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    So sweet! Happy Birthday!!
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    Jul 23, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Tell him I said Happy Birthday and I'm giving him a big telekinetic hug. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidTell him I said Happy Birthday and I'm giving him a big telekinetic hug. icon_biggrin.gif

    I will! We just got back, drunker than skunks, our bellies full. We are so f**king lucky, with more gay friends than we can count. And this whole coming weekend will be one party, as his friends insist on treating him to one thing after another.

    Proving, I think, that old gay farts can have fun, too. We're both gonna have a good time as long as we can, never slacken the pace. And when it happens, as it must, we hope to go down with all flags flying. Thanks again for your hug.
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    Jul 23, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    No celebration trip? Not even to like a mountain resort retreat?? icon_sad.gif

    Edit: where are my manners?! Please wish him happy birthday for me. icon_biggrin.gif
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jul 23, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    Please send my best wishes as well. Your guy and I have birthdays close to each other!!
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidHe is that loved & respected in this community.
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    Please tell me what he did to be so respected and loved. Thanks!
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    I hope that he has a wonderful and joyous day!!!!!
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
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    Jul 23, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday!! I just got this in under the wire!! icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 23, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    Very cool. A very Happy Birthday to Him!
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    Jul 23, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    aww so sweet, hope u both have wicked times xo
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    Jul 23, 2011 4:25 AM GMT


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY,C!!


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    Jul 23, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    happy birthday to your guy icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 23, 2011 6:57 AM GMT
    Today I ate a sandwich - cool story huh?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 23, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    Youre so lucky to have someone to love and share a birthday with.We all wish we were you.
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    Jul 23, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
    cityaznguy saidNo celebration trip? Not even to like a mountain resort retreat?? icon_sad.gif

    Edit: where are my manners?! Please wish him happy birthday for me. icon_biggrin.gif

    We just had a 4-day trip 2 weekends ago. During which an RJ buddy gave us a lovely private tour of an historic place in Key West, of which he's the Executive Director.

    But we had so many commitments this week we couldn't be away. The story of our lives. But that's OK, we never lack for activity. Last night (his birthday) friends treated us both to a lovely dinner. Tonight we go to dinner again with friends, I just made the reservations, we are continuously busy.

    So don't diss your manners. Our every day is a resort retreat. We've each gone everywhere, seen everything, and now we're content with simpler things. You do those things when you're young, so that when you're **AHEM** old, you can survive on memories and more basic pleasures. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidYoure so lucky to have someone to love and share a birthday with.We all wish we were you.

    Thanks, but *I* wish I were me. At least the me I imagine, though the reality often falls far short.

    Still, I share these things here, not to brag (though I know that's hard to believe), but rather to encourage & motivate. Because I read here & elsewhere too many sad stories of gay men unhappy in love & life. Are not many of our threads exactly that?

    Well, there are better options. I hate to go into some kind of "Power Of Positive Thinking" spiel, because I don't endorse all those self-improvement books. But there is something to be said for taking control of your life, and making it what you want it to be. One of my personal sayings is:

    "Life wants to be good to you, if only you know how to let it."
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    Jul 23, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    cold saidToday I ate a sandwich - cool story huh?


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    Jul 23, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    Stop showing off! Some of us don't have partners icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 28, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    an example of the information that Art Deco provides us here at RJ
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    Jan 28, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Awww, hope you guys have a great birthday evening!
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    Jan 28, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Dean_Aane saidan example of the information that Art Deco provides us here at RJ
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    Jan 29, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    Good thing your personal life is none of my business