Saturday, June 05, 2010

Birthday

I've knocked off work early today since it's my birthday, and I was in a good place in the current manuscript to stop.  Earlier, had an excellent lunch and birthday cake, finished with some fine presents:  clothes, CDs, DVDs, a pair of binoculars (for some reason, I've always liked binoculars), and three books:  BITTER STEEL, the new collection by Charles Gramlich; THE COMPLETE KI-GOR, VOLUME 1, the first six Ki-Gor novels from the pulp JUNGLE STORIES; and THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS, VOLUME 1, the first three Black Bat novels from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE.  Great stuff, all around, and a day like today reminds me how lucky I am to have such a great family.  Topped off with a multitude of birthday wishes from friends, and it's been a fine day.  Thanks to one and all.  Now to read some Black Bat.

14 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Happy B-Day! How old did you say?

Some fine reading you have there.

James Reasoner said...

I'm somewhere between codger and geezer.

Matthew P. Mayo said...

Happy Birthday to you--it's a good month for such things (mine's in a few days)!

Cheers,
Matt

David Cranmer said...

Sounds like a good age.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Happy Birthday to you, James. Sounds like a great party and gifts.

Bill Crider said...

Great gifts, and a good way to spend the day. Many more birthdays to come, I hope.

Scott Parker said...

Happy birthday. Interestingly, I have my dad's old 1950s era binoculars complete with case. Not as good as modern ones but nostalgic.

Suresh Ramasubramanian said...

Happy birthday.

Charles Gramlich said...

Happy birthday indeed. Sounds like a pretty relaxing day. Whoever gave you a copy of Bitter Steel must surely have great taste! :)

Randy Johnson said...

Happy birthday!

Rittster said...

Sounds like you pocketed some mighty fine swag.

Happy B-day!

Juri said...

Happy birthday, James!

George said...

Happy Birthday and hopes you have many more!

Carl V. said...

Happy (a few days belated) birthday! I hope you celebrated to the nth degree. May this next year of life be your very best yet.