Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Garney!


Today is Garney’s birthday. He’s exactly 50 weeks older than me, which probably has something to do with us basically being the same person. I knew of Garney before I ever actually met him. A mutual friend would tell us about each other and how much we had in common. When I finally spent some time with Garney, I realized that friend was right. We spent hours playing movie trivia games (I was, at the time, the only person to ever beat him at the game we played. Irreconcilable Differences is his kryptonite), talking about movies (Garney has total recall of who won every major Academy Award…ever) and even seeing movies on occasion (he said to me recently, “Man... how did we go see both Romeo and Juliet and Titanic together and never hook up?” A mystery of the ages, for sure). Not much has changed in the 10+ years we’ve been friends. Now we just talk about movies over g-chat.

Since Garney is one of my favorite humans ever, won’t you please join me in wishing him a very happy birthday?

11 comments:

Poobomber said...

Happy Birthday Garney!

(Wait, is he a figment of your imagination, Red?)

(And...why didn't you two ever hook up?)

(And...did I make things uncomfortable with that sentence?)

danielle970 said...

Happy birthday Garney! (Whom I may or may not have met the last time I was in San Diego.)

I'm all for uncomfortable situations, so I'll go ahead and second Poobomber's question without directly asking it myself. I love being a lawyer.

MelO said...

Happy Birthday Garney!!!

Today is my cousin's birthday, too! Which really means nothing to you, but it's a damn good reason to remember your bday again next year! ;)

Liz said...

Happy Birthday G-Man!

pistols at dawn said...

Indeed, a happy birthday to ye. And I feel like after hour two of Titanic, I would have hooked up with anyone in the theater just to have a break from the movie.

BeckEye said...

Happy Birthday, Garney!

Garney said...

Thanks everybody.. and thank you to Phillip Rivers for the last 90 seconds of yesterday's game in Kansas City, and to Carolina for beating the Broncos. Just what I wanted for my birthday.

Thanks Red. It's an honor to basically be the same person as someone as cool as you.

I was going to say that maybe we never hooked up because then it might have been like having sex with myself, but that's like my favorite pastime so I'm still stumped...

words words words said...

Happy Birthday, Garney! You're a lucky boy, not everyone is wished happy birthday by Homer in his underpants. I'm also glad someone got something good out of Philip Rivers' last 90 seconds, since that minute and a half knocked me out of the fantasy playoffs.

The Guv'ner said...

Happy Birthday G-man! May it be filled with baaaaaad and wicked bad. Cake, Al Cohol and dancing naked on tables. :)

Falwless said...

Happy (late) Birthday, Garney!

BeckEye said...

What happened? Did Philip Rivers get beaten mercilessly for 90 seconds? Because I would love to see that. Actually, I would love to take part. But maybe for more like 90 minutes. God, he's a douche.