Friday, March 20, 2015

Solipsisms R Us

The statistics for my birthday for this year have now been tallied, certified by the Secretary of State’s office, and archived for posterity.

With 100% of the precincts reporting, the final figures are:

Number of cards received via snail mail using actual postage stamp: 5
Number of musical cards received via email: 1
Number of greetings received on Facebook: 19
Number of comments received on my birthday Blogpost: 9
Number of telephone calls received from my children: 2
Number of text messages received from my children: 1
Number of text messages received from my children’s children: 2
Number of times hearing “Happy Birthday” sung: 2
Number of free desserts received at swanky restaurants: 1
Number of free milkshakes received at fast-food restaurants: 1
Number of pairs of new socks received from spouse: 4
Number of pairs of new underpants received from spouse: 4
Number of sets of new pajamas received from spouse: 1.5

But enough about me. What did you think about my birthday?


Reamus said...

The Sound of Silence is deafening, Robert

Carol said...

I think I know how you get 1.5 sets of PJs ~ 'cos I am good with numbers B-)

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Your birthday was the best experience I have had this year. Though I wasn't there in person to share all the fun with you I have a vivid imagination. Can't wait till next year!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Isn't it unusual to hear crickets in March?

Jim said...

Sounds Good, Robert. Happy BDay!

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Robert,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

I am glad that you could get old, quite a few don't. I came looking for Mr. Putz today, I hope he hasn't dropped off this life someplace along the way.

Anyway I posted another (finally) Ask Dr. Jim just for him and he is SILENT.

BTW, I enjoy being among older folk, I am older you and you are a bit older than Mrs. Jim.

Cheerios™, Dr. Jim (I hope this doesn't mess you wonderful statistics up.)

Hilltophomesteader said...

Is it too late to get in on the statistics of Number of Belated Birthday Wishes Received on Blog?
I've been camping again and just got back to 'civilization' or I would have wished you well sooner!
Billions of Birthday Wishes to you, Mr. Bob! You are a fungi. I mean Fun Guy. You are a real person in this world where there seem to be fewer and fewer. Live long and prosper, my friend!

rhymeswithplague said...

Dr. Jim, good to hear from you! I hope all is well in Houston. Putz has not posted in over a year. I hope he is still with us.

Hilltophomesteader, it's never too late too receive belated birthday wishes. Thank you for yours! (I laughed out loud at fungi/Fun are obviously a real person too.)

Don Underwood said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Bob. Miss you and the Mrs.

rhymeswithplague said...

Don, thanks for the birthday wishes. Miss you and Alice as well.