Happy Birthday

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Andrew Molera State Park

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Happy Birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birtdhay to my love
Happy Birthday to you!

Yes, today is my hubby’s birthday. He’s 24 😉 today.

We had a fantastic day. I took the day off and we drove down to Big Sur to a little park called Andrew Molera State Park. It was a beautiful, absolutely gorgeous drive down Highway 1, along the coast. Usually it’s foggy and chilly down toward Monterey, but today it was gorgeous! It was around 70 degrees or so, but it felt hotter from the sun reflecting off the ocean. We went for a little hike to the beach.

As we drove back up the coast we stopped along the way to take a picture of the Bixby Bridge, which was made famous by Jack Kerouac in his book Big Sur.


So tommorrow we vote…I don’t think I have to tell you that my vote is going for John Kerry. And I hope he wins in a landslide, although, I wish I could feel more confidant about that. There are lots of people who think he will. I’m just not so sure. I certainly hope he does. And he needs to so that there is absolutely no question.

I will check back in tommorrow. Hopefully Kerry will be the President elect by then.

Have a good evening. I am off to order pizza because that’s what the mister wants for his birthday dinner. Hey, that’s fine with me :). I leave you with this view of the rocky Big Sur coastline:

rocky coast

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday

  1. An addition to your “bush must go playlist” from 09/02. I would encourage all to listen to “Civil War”. What a great song. As election day is nearly finally here I will type the lyrics for you so you can follow along if you have the song available, or just read them to get the jist of it…

    “Civil War” by G&R; (Slash,McKagen,Rose)

    What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate
    Some men you just can’t reach
    So you get what we had here last week
    Which is the way he wants it
    Well he gets it!
    No, I don’t like this anymore than you men

    Look at your young men fighting
    Look at your women crying
    Look at your young men dying
    The way they’ve always done before

    Look at the hate we’re breeding
    Look at the fear we’re feeding
    Look at the lives we’re leading
    The way we’ve always done before

    My hands are tied
    The billions shift from side to side
    And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
    For the love of God and our human’s rights
    And all these things are swept aside
    By bloody hands time can’t deny
    And are washed away by your genocide
    And history hides the lies of our civil wars

    Did you wear a black armband
    When they shot the man
    Who said “Peace could last forever”
    And in my first memories
    They shot Kennedy
    And I went numb when I learned to see
    So I never fell for Vietnam
    We got the wall in DC to remind us all
    That you can’t trust freedom
    When it’s not in your hands
    When everybody’s fightin’ for the promised land

    And..I don’t need your civil war
    It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
    Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
    In a human grocery store
    Ain’t that fresh
    I don’t need your civil war

    Look at the shoes your filling
    Look at the blood we’re spilling
    Look at the world we’re killing
    The way we’ve always done before
    Look in the doubt we’ve wallowed
    Look in the leaders we’ve followed
    Look at the lies we’ve swallowed
    And I don’t want to hear no more

    My hands are tied
    For all I’ve seen has changed my mind
    But still the wars go on as the years go by
    With no love of God or human rights
    ‘Cause all these dreams are swept aside
    By bloody hands of the hypnotized
    Who carry the cross of homicide
    And history bears the cross of our civil wars

    We practice selective annihilation of mayors
    and government officials
    (For example to create a vacuum
    as popular war advances, peace is closer)

    I don’t need your civil war
    It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
    Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
    In a human grocery store
    Ain’t that fresh
    I don’t need your civil war
    I don’t need one more war

    I don’t need one more war
    What’s so civil about war anyway

    That was fun, as I was typing I was able to listen to other songs on this CD. Pretty great Cd.
    It sure beats the hell out of the right wing, neocon, religious:?:, bullshit that spews out of the radio.


  2. Happy Birthday Mr. Monica (Sorry I don’t know his name! LOL) 😛

    These pictures are beautiful! I’ve got to take a trip out to CA one of these days!

    Go Kerry!! :mrgreen:


  3. Ben, I love the song already and I haven’t even heard it yet! I’m going to go see if it’s on iTunes and download it.

    Dianne, Thanx! We had a fantastic day. California, esp. the Big Sur/MOnterey bay area, is a truly beautiful place.


  4. Ben,
    I think I have heard the song, Civil War, it is one that Pat has. It’s very good. Moni, the pictures are beautiful. I am so glad that “Mr. Monica”, had such a great day. I am not doing so good today, I really can’t believe that the American people have voted to keep a lying, cheating, hypocritical, self rightous, moron in office for another 4 years. it doesen’t say much for the intellegence of our people. Don’t people read? Don’t people care about our boys getting killed in Iraq? Don’t people care about the vanishing middle class? Are the American people happy becoming a service society earning minimum wages? Are the American People happy that they have to work two jobs to make ends meet while not having medical coverage for their families? Are the American people more afraid of gay marriage and stem cell research than terriorism? Who are these Americans that only believe what they want to believe, who only see what they want to see? When did Americans stop thinking outside the box? This is truly a sad day for our country.


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