Birthday Wishes for nsshere

OK, Folks, you know the drill. Alright everyone, let’s gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and join Sheriff John in singing the Birthday Cake Polka for nsshere… but wait… the Sheriff’s not on today. Instead, we have a funny looking group of three guys, and they are singing:

Once a year we celebrate
With stupid hats and plastic plates
The fact that you were able to make
Another trip around the sun

And the whole clan gathers round
And gifts and laughter do abound
And we let out a joyful sound
And sing that stupid song

Happy birthday!
Now you’re one year older!
Happy birthday!
Your life still isn’t over!
Happy birthday!
You did not accomplish much
But you didn’t die this year
I guess that’s good enough

So let’s drink to your fading health
And hope you don’t remind yourself
The chance of finding fame and wealth
Decrease with every year

Does it feel like you’re doing laps
And eating food and taking naps
And hoping that someday perhaps
Your life will hold some cheer

Happy birthday!
What have you done that matters?
Happy birthday!
You’re starting to get fatter
Happy birthday!
It’s downhill from now on
Try not to remind yourself
Your best years are all gone

If cryogenics were all free
Then you could live like Walt Disney
And live for all eternity
Inside a block of ice

But instead your time is set
This is the only life you get
And though it hasn’t ended yet
Sometimes you wish it might

Happy birthday!
You wish you had more money
Happy birthday!
Your life’s so sad it’s funny
Happy birthday!
How much more can you take?
But your friends are hungry
So just cut the stupid cake

A Personal Aside: The Sheriff then turns and faces the camera, and says, “cahwyguy has asked me to add the following:

nsshere is my daughter, and she turns 13 today. Over the years, we have seen her blossom from Katie Ka-Boom into a delightful, thoughtful, and insightful young woman (although age 12 was sort-of touch-and-go!). I hope she remains such through her teenage years, and that they pass for her without too much teen angst and drama, other than the drama she wants on the stage. As she grows, I hope she finds in life what she wants out of it, for she deserves it (well, most of the time, after all, she is a teen). One last night, for those who saw the poll: the movie she ended up deciding to see was “Lars and the Real Girl” (which is what I thought she would want, looking over the list). One thing I’ve always loved about nsshere is that she is her own person, selecting her likes and dislikes based on her taste, not popular opinion or what her friends like. She’s not into most modern music — she opts for the Spice Girls and Broadway. She’s not into modern fads — she abhors “High School Musical”, and loves “Pippin” and “Hair”. She’s her own, with a unique style and outlook, and I love her for that.”

[Yes, it’s here. The 3rd Annual Birthday Poll. So, if you want to make sure that the Sheriff sings the song you want, please fill out the poll. Oh, and if you want the birdie to be able to inform the Sheriff about your birthday, you need to make sure your birth month and day is in your profile, and it is visible to your friends]