Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to me.

To celebrate, I think I'll go drive in the rain for five or six hours...

Seriously, it looks like it's going to be raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock from Knoxville to at least the Ohio river. And the Bimmer is a 12-year-old convertible that never saw the inside of a garage from 2001 to 2008, so I'm bracing for a bit of Chinese water torture.

101 comments:

ToddG said...

Road trip in a thunderstorm... you know how to party! Happy birthday, Tam!

Anonymous said...

Happy B'day! BTW, think of the car payments your not making. :)

Carteach0 said...

Happy birthday, and be safe my friend.

Lewis said...

Roll safe, roll sound. (It's just what I say when someone's on a journey.)

Bob said...

Happy birthday, Tam.

MrWolf. said...

Hippy-pippy-pappy Birthday, as my role model would say.
Best wishes.

Jeffro said...

Best wishes, and be safe.

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Lawyer said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a safe trip.

BobG said...

Best wishes for you birthday; hope there are many more in the future.

Frank W. James said...

Happy Birthday, Kiddo...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

kahr40 said...

Happy Birthday Tam

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

A memorable day, to be sure. Sandwiched in between JMB yesterday, and Robbie Burns tomorrow, I'd call that a threefer.

The real claim to fame?

Peter (Bayou Renaissance Man) informs us that today is also the anniversary of the invention of the beer can.

Now how symbolic is that?

Happy B'Day!

Anonymous said...

Many happies today, Tam! Have a real blowout--and if blogging is light (nonexistent?) for the next couple of days while you recover we, your ardent followers, will understand...

cap'n chumbucket

Justin said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. Stay dry and safe.
Pouring in So. KY

Gerry

Jay said...

Happy birthday.

JD said...

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Tam, although a road trip driving in a leaky Bimmer during a downpour isn't exactly my idea of a celebration.

Have a safe drive and celebrate when you get in!

Gmac

westofthewest said...

Best birthday wishes from the PRK.

Midwest Chick said...

Happy Birthday Tam--safe travels, especially over Jellico!

Andy said...

Happy birthday, and as we used to say back home in Alabama, keep it between the ditches.

Nathan said...

Happy birthday!

Darrell said...

Happy Birthday, Tam! :D

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

another year closer to the grave.

Borepatch said...

Happy birthday! Don't pay any attention to T-Bolt ...

;-)

GrantCunningham said...

Happy birthday, and may you have many more!

-=[ Grant ]=-

Crustyrusty said...

Happy Birthday, Tam.

Stay dry ;-)

gamachinist said...

Happy Birthday Tam!

I drove Triumph TR 4's daily years ago. I was able to keep good tops on them since they were removable and cheap, but I know about leaks coming from everywhere else!
I had to drive in to work during one of the Atlanta "Snowjams" in 1983, and you'd be surprised how much slush would come through a few pin holes ( really, you could barely see them), and push up a floor mat enough for it to land in your lap!
It's really silly to need to wear your rain gear inside a roadster with the top up....
The worst part was getting to the mall, finding it locked up and having to drive back in that mess with very wet pants for nothing. At least I was on salary.

Starik Igolkin said...

Happy Birthday!
Drive safe, and take comfort in the fact that it would be much worse on a bicycle :)

RobertM said...

Happy birthday!

Buck said...

Happy birthday Tam and good luck with the drive.

Sport Pilot said...

T...Happy Birthday and many more...keep the wheel's on the ground and the open side up...BTW Shoe goo works great on old rag tops that leak...look's kind of strange but it work's. ;-)

Joe S. in TN

fast richard said...

Happy Birthday! Best of luck on the road.

Greg In Allston said...

Happy Birthday Tam. Here's a little present that I'm sure you'll enjoy if you haven't seen it already. Go to you tube and search for the song; "I like guns". It was put together by an Aussie and I'm sure it will be on your own personal hit parade with a bullet.

Phillip said...

Happy birthday. Stay dry.

Captcha word: cation... either it needs a va, or it's saying you should be cautious. Either way is good.

Alan J. said...

Happy Birthday, Tam. I wish for you to have fun with your friends and family, enjoy shooting in a cosier climate, and celebrate with those who love you. May your journey be calm and relaxing, your favorite music be playing, and may the wind be at your back!

Mattexian said...

Happy B-day, Tam, from another of your loyal readers. If you think the car's roof will leak bad enuf, bring along some soap!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady!! May your bemmer not get you so wet!

Walt

perlhaqr said...

Happy birthday, darlin'. :)

Will Brown said...

After you dry off, Roberta will likely appreciate your schlepping all the mail to a less public corner of the cottage.

:)

Let me know sometime if "and many more" is as good a read as it looks to be.

JimB said...

Happy Birthday Tam... May Health and Happiness be yours

jakeblade said...

Happy birthday,Tam.

theirritablearchitect said...

May your travels be safe.

Mike W. said...

Happy Birthday Tam! Stay dry!

rickn8or said...

Happy Birfday again, Tam.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Happy birthday, Tam!

Sean said...

I'll be simple and just say Happy Birthday Tam, and may it be a great day!

JohnW said...

Hippo birdie two ewe!

TD said...

Drive safe and enjoy the day, Tam!

D.W. said...

Have a wonderful and happy birthday!

Hat Trick said...

Have a happy birthday and safe travels!

Jason said...

Happy Birthday Tam!!!!

crankylitprof said...

Your birthday tribute is on my blog.

Many happy returns!

Timmeehh said...

Happy B'day Tam, or as we say in the Great White North :

Ook Muck Chuk Uk Uk.

doubletrouble said...

Drive safe now, y'hear?
Happy Birthday lass!

YeOldFurt said...

Happy Birthday, youngster. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to get another 5-screw. Keep up the good work.
w/v is "count" (yeah, I know already!)
YeOldFurt

Jay G said...

Happy Birthday Tam!

Will said...

Tam,
from one Aquarius to another (does anyone still pay attention to that stuff?), happy b-day and best wishes and many guns for the future.

wv: femal... oh yeah

Christina LMT said...

Happy Birthday, O Mistress of Snark!

reflectoscope said...

Like I said, better not older.

Happy birthday.

Jim

Ken said...

Happy Birthday, and safe home.

TJP said...

Happy Birthday, Tam!

Maybe if you crank up the fan when you have the heat on, you can create a positive pressure zone to keep out the water. Or you could try the SR-71 method, and drive so fast that the air friction heats up the body panels, making them expand and seal the gaps.

Old NFO said...

Happy Birthday Tam.

DaddyBear said...

Happy Birthday!

Hope you had a safe trip!

Hans said...

Many happy returns, Tam!

misanthropic777 said...

Happy birthday!

Lorimor said...

Happy Birthday Tam!

Ruzhyo said...

Happy Birthday, Ms. Tam.

Kevin said...

Hippo Birdy Two Ewe! ;)

Gregg said...

Happy B-day

DirtCrashr said...

HBTY kiddo. "Singin' in the rain."

John B said...

Well Tam Darling, what did you not get for your Birthday that you wanted?

Keeping in mind the $20 limit for close but casual acquaintances...

I still have 20 lighter flints for your Zippo.



capt'cha=villa Birthday Wishlist?

Marko said...

Hippy Birfday! Hope you had a great *mumble*second!

Bruce said...

Think of it as the 13th anniversary of your 29th birthday. Happy B-day from a loyal reader.

og said...

Happy birthday, and many returns.

TomR said...

Hope your birthday is a good one and ya have many more GunGal. Yours is my favorite gun blog. Quite often I learn something new, or old, from you. Thanks for sharing. God Bless America.

Crucis said...

Have a happy 39th, Tam. My wife has been celebrating hers for 23 years now.

Turk Turon said...

Happy birthday, Tam!

P.S. I used to drive a Triumph TR3 in the rain with the top down and the tonneau cover up. I stayed dry as long as I kept moving. Cops probably frown on that nowadays.

Jeremiah said...

Happy birthday, enjoy reading your blog every day.

Jenny said...

Happy birthday, lady! Looking forward to the story. :)

William said...

Happy Birthday from Oxford MS.

Alan said...

Happy Birthday, Tam.

jetfxr69 said...

Happy B-Day Tam! Hopefully you're home by now...

LibertyNews said...

Happy Brithday! Put the top down, turn the heater on, crank up the radio and just drive fast!

D.W. Drang said...

Birfday wishes here: http://thecluemeter.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-birthday-tam.html

WV: frockle. Used to fasten a dress?

George said...

Happy Birthday, Tam. I had rain for most of the day as I drove over the Malahat on Vancouver Island. (I have wonderful mind pictures of mist, trees, ridges, inlets, etc. and what passes for mountains on the south part of the Island.)

Regards.

Dixie said...

Happy birthday, Tam!

/Day late
//Dollar short

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from Texas, li;' filly!

Yeehaw!

A Texan

The Duck said...

Happy Birthday! Best Wishes!

Marja said...

Happy Birthday, young woman.

Evyl Robot said...

I can relate. Jenni and I had a leaky BMW convertible for some time. Once she got to about a third of a million miles (quite literally more than that), we found that it was a more fiscally responsible decision to donate the car to AmVets and claim it on our taxes than to sell it outright. Strange. I kind of miss that car... Happy birthday anyway!

Breda said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, despite the rain.

Themadlemming said...

Happy Birthday (belated)!

Old Grouch said...

Spent Sunday playin' hookey away from the web, so Best Wishes A Day Late. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

I can only comment that you look a lot younger in your pictures that one of your co-bloggers says your age is.

Anonymous said...

You share the same birthday as Billll , although you're much younger and better looking than he is.

He spent part of the weekend with his new evil black rifle, a Leader Dynamics T2 Mk 5.

From Billll: "Several of the other guns there were tacticool to the max so the Leader looked like a Honda at a Low-Rider show. It shot just as well, though."

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

100!

Billll said...

And a happy birthday to you, too.

Seems we also share a predilection for driving convertibles in the rain.

My Triumph would stay dry with the top down if you kept it above 55. Of course when your exit came up and it still hadn't stopped raining....