Monday, December 17, 2007

Happy B-Day

"Yesterday I turned 40! 4 ... 0. That slipped out. I hadn't quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I feel as if I've taken off all my clothes."
- Bette Davis as Margo Channing in
All About Eve
Another year has passed, and thank God, I'm still alive. I am now 43 years-old. I have spoken to many people and I thought how odd it is that soooo many people don't like to talk about their age. It is not that I'm all that thrilled with getting older, but I just see it as a fact of life. If you live long enough you are going to get old. And die. That is just the way it is. Unless someone knows something different?

I'm sorry I have not updated the blog in a while, but it has been a ve
ry interesting last couple of days. Friends visiting, and a good friend who popped down and surprised me. All culminating with a private dinner on Sunday. Very nice indeed.

The storm has passed, and again, Santo Domingo was pretty much spared, but Santiago, and other parts of the country were devastated. Again.

Dominican bloggers are taking up the cause of La Casa Rosada, the AIDS orphanage. Click here for more information (in Spanish).

Time magazine is choosing its Top 10 lists of 2007. Topping the Top 10 Fiction list is the powerful book by Dominican auther, Junot Diaz
. If you haven't picked this book up, you should.

For those thinking about what to get me for my birthday? Here is a suggestion below.
Photo courtesy of Paul Culver

6 comments:

CLOAKED said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTHONY im rigth behind you, sorry for the delay but my power was out due this little storm we have winds speeds up to 50-60 mph here in DC.

Dave from RI said...

Happy B-Day Anthony - I have never met you but after reading this blog for so long, I feel that I do really know you. I wish you a happy 40th. I just turned 41 while in the DR and I had a blast!

Anonymous said...

43? That's nothing! 40's are the new 30's.....Sorry I missed your b'day. We'll make up for lost time in 11 days!
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

Eddie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Anthony! I had forgotten your b'day was in December. I hope you enjoyed your celebration, and I hope you have many more years of celebrating to come!

Eddie

Janette said...

Happy Birthday Anthony!
I passed by a few days ago but I didn't see you around. Probably too early (or late?).
the DR Gringa

Anonymous said...

I think I saw the father of the young boy pictured above. He was at one of the bars in Santo Domingo. I believe it was Eukliptus.