Monday, January 23, 2006

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Yup, it's my birthday.

That's me when I was my son's age (14 and 8th grade)...my hair got a lot longer over the next few years. It bugged my Dad, but he tolerated it. He's a good dad.

I know what you're thinking...

...COOL GLASSES!

27 comments:

Wayne said...

Ahh, the popular styles of the 70's. Which just goes to show that some things do improve with age!

Happy Birthday, FC.

vunjadw - vhat ve all have in der bright sun.

Lightnin said...

Happy Birthday FC! Spc Dude had glasses similar to those in basic training. They called 'em BC glasses for Birth Control! That ought to do it! Good thing you no longer had those when you met Patience! Hope you have a great Day!

The MacBean Gene said...

Happy B'day from Groundhog Mountain. Enjoy your day.

Rurality said...

Happy birthday... and yep, that's exactly what I was thinking.

Actually I don't have much room at all to talk about cool glasses. I think at that age I had "granny" glasses.

The next year I got contacts and high school life was much better!

kevin said...

Man, you are old!

I just heard on the radio that some studies have shown that Jan. 23rd is the most unhappy day of the year. It's the day most people break their New Year's resolutions, they get the bills from Christmas and it's almost the middle of winter.

Sure hope you have a better day.

Happy Birthday.

pablo said...

Good complexion, though.

Deb said...

Happy birthday! With those glasses, I immediately saw a resemblance to Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters.

Thunder Dave said...

Wow, Happy Birthday! So that's what you look like without the moustache! I also never realized you were a whole 5 months older than me!

Floridacracker said...

Wayne,
Actually, a little of that hair back would be just fine :)

Lightnin,
LOL. They worked for me too.

Mac,
Thanks. At work now, spoiling later!

Rurality,
I didn't get contacts til college, but I did improve my glasses before then.

Kevin,
Still younger than you! I have heard that about the 23rd...

Pablo,
Yes, but I should have sunscreened it more!

Deb,
I looked again...you're right!

Dave,
If you look very close there is some fuzz on that youngsters upper lip. I believe I was shaving with an aquarium algae scraper back then.

roger said...

hey. i've still got glasses like that. backups.

happy birthday, here's a little something from the two of us.

why, you're just a young'un.

RD & DPR

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Happy birthday, FC! Hope you like the little audio present we left you in dpr's comment.

doubleknot said...

Happy Birthday. Here's hoping that before long you can be back to clearing and toteing those feed sacks. Nice picture of the clearing - did a lot of that in my younger years. Shucks you are just a youngester. Have a good day and good luck with your daughter's pictures.

vicki said...

JUST when I was going to comment on that stunning picture of the homecoming queen and her dashing escort. FC, this is a sketchy flash to the past. I know you wouldn't go back to 14 and 8th grade. I think that wonderful picture of you and your daughter now needs wider circulation.

Happy, Happy Birthday FC! I hope the shoulder pain has faded to an itch and that you get a great meal, cake and sing-to. Here's wishing you many more great years with your lovely family and the prize little piece of Florida.

Thunder Dave said...

FC - You crack me up! Hey, I'm finally caught up on your posts, so what did you do to your shoulder?

Thunder Dave said...

Duh, never mind my last question. I think I'm back on Eastern time now!!!! Hope you're healing up well.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I had glasses like that -- when I was already 48.

Floridacracker said...

DPR and RD,
Thank you. I'm having a little trouble getting it to play, but I will and in the meantime I appreciate the thought!
DPR... glasses like this are best as backups.

DoubleKnot,
Thanks. Thanks for calling me a youngster too!

Vicki,
Thanks much. I did go read your post about your surgery. Deja Vu all over again. Whew!

Dave,
Glad you are back in the states. I'm okay, get to do it again on the 3rd.

Hoss,
That would be about the right era!


ayuczetv = Russian for "Can't you see I'm watching tv?"

swamp4me said...

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!

You know, that picture looks distrubingly similar to my 8th grade picture...lighten the hair to strawberry blond, fem-up the glasses a little and wham! It's me.

I hit 48 in about 4 weeks...

Floridacracker said...

Swamp,
We may have been separated at birth...with a 4 week delay of course.

Laura said...

i'm late! Happy Birthday!! I just got a chance to see your daughter's blog, she is so beautiful!

Floridacracker said...

Laura,
Thanks! Got that kitchen done yet?

Folks, go see the amazing remodeling at Vitaminsea.

Hick said...

Oh man! I am always late to the party. Happy, happy birthday...belated, but heartfelt.

Cool glasses.

PS. took a look at your daughter's pictures on Sunday. Why haven't you locked her up?

Heh!

lmankeuf: Sneezing in a manly way.

Floridacracker said...

Hick,
I moved to as rural a spot as you could find in FL, 20 miles from civilization with almost no neighbors and the boys still find her. Current beau is pretty nice...what is he hiding?


iwnks = ;)

cinbad122 said...

I cannot believe how much you and Jr look alike. He is a spitting image...minus the glasses!

Floridacracker said...

Cinbad,
We both thank you!

benning said...

Far-out shirt! Peace, Love, and Woodstock! Heheheee!

Looks just like the shirt I had for my Yearbook photo, except mine was a gold color. Class of '73!

Gad! I am one old blogger! Yeesh!

thingfish23 said...

Count me in as the LATEST to the party.

That photo is awesome.

I'll bet you could get a bead on a bird's eye a-flyin' with those specs. Or, were they the X-Ray kind I always saw in the back of "Boy's Life", right next to the do-it-yourself hovercraft?

kbthjb - kib-tha-JIB - sailing term, no longer used.