Sunday, January 27, 2008

Awesomeness and other Mundaneness

It would appear by the calendar on the wall that I have successfully survived another birthday. I chose not to get crazy about it. It was as low key as a birthday can get. I did nothing. I am nursing a cold.

I got some e-cards, a few snail mail cards, etc but the coolest thing I got was a call from my friend Cindy. Cindy lives in Plano, Texas. Plano, Texas has been a part of my life for many years. Plano Texas is the home of the Plano Molding Company. Fishermen and Artists all over know this. Plano Molding Company makes tackleboxes, which are great for art supplies.

Where did I meet Cindy? I met Cindy in the late 80's in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was in the same program at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Originally from New Jersey, Cindy was one of the best people I ever met in Florida. People from NYC and New Jersey have this really cool way of pronouncing my name. Most people say "Gary" so that it rhymes with "Airy". Cindy says it so that "A" is flatter and longer like in the word "Splat" or "Cat". I had an art teacher in Junior High who pronounced it that way. I like it. It's hot.

Anyway, I haven't spoken with Cindy in a long time. She gave me a call at work Friday. We laughed and caught up a little. It was really great hearing from her. She told me she reads this blog, and she didn't like the avatar I had up. She said it looked sad. It really did. So, Cindy and the rest of you... I have changed my avatar pic. Hope you like it. It's not really happier, but it sure isn't a miserable looking as the last one.

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Blogger Stinkypaw said...

Happy Belated Birthday and I agree with Cindy, you did look sad!

Now you look mad, but that's ok!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Angry is the kind of emotion that implies action. That might not be a bad thing.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Galoot said...

The new one kind of looks like an angry Eric HamSchmidt...

2:43 PM  
Blogger njCYNical said...

OMG! Well, for sure you are no longer sad! I was sans computer for a few days (torturous!) And I finally get back on and see that you jumped right on a new avatar. I was hoping for a smiley one, like the Gaaaary I remember, but if I think back clearly, I do think I saw angry gary once or twice. I may have caused the Angry Gary face both those times! LOL!!! It was really great talking to you, I was smiling for the rest of the day. Hope your B-day was as happy for you as it was for me! Take care, Witty Man! xoxox

7:59 AM  

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