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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

And the beat goes on...

My brother's birthday is eight days after mine. Therefore, forgetting so send a card is a pretty lame-o thing for a baby sis to do. Nevertheless, forget I did, many years ago, when I was in college.

My pennance for this shameful oversight was to call and sing Happy Birthday to my brother... I think that first year it was to the tune of La Cucaracha... it's grown since then... To the tune of "Silent Night" - Happy Birthday, David-poo, Happy birthday to you, you are old now just like dirt, soon your bones and muscles will hurt, you my brother are old, but you're still good as gold - and the big number of "Oops I Did It Again" on his 30th (Oops, you did it again, you had a birthday, you're thirty years old, oh, David, David - you're No Spring Chi-hi-ken...)

He joined in the fun just a few years ago with far more creative lyrics. He's always been far more creative, but that's not neccessarily a bad thing in someone you've looked up to your whole life, so we'll let it slide. Frankly, it's pretty hard to classify either one of us as talented or creative based on these songs, despite both of us having college degrees in music.

Nevertheless, this is what was on my voice mail this morning. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you....

My big brother:
this is an audio post - click to play

9 Comments:

Blogger xmasberry said...

wonderful! yay!!!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I love crazy, fun families! The songs were great, btw.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMIE!!!!!!!
Sounds like your birthday is going well!!!

Your KR Secret Pal

8:23 PM  
Blogger - Rose said...

That song rocks - it is so creative. I hope you have a very happy birthday!!!

- Rose

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAT.IS.AWESOME!!!! I couldn't believe how long he kept going! If it were me, I'd maybe sing four or five notes. Even more amazing that you were able to make an audio post out of it....I'm impressed and in awe. But mostly at your brother's singing!!! Happy belated birthday. (Norma of Now Norma Knits)

8:43 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday, Amie!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

How totally cool! I can tell you had a great birthday ;) Wishing you many more happy ones, too.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Oh Amie! How very special! And on top of your husband's touching and moving tribute yesterday. Wow! Happy Birthday, girl! You're the greatest!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, that was amazing. he must have worked on that for hours! days, weeks even! i'm lucky if i get a voice mail saying "this is bob, happy birthday" as deadpan as can be (he can't sing). too cool! dragonmom from KR

11:15 PM  

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