Birthday Season

October is a big month amongst my family and friends. When we used to live near each other we would have an October birthday party. Everyone got lumped together, kinda like birthdays near Christmas. But since there were so many, it was a really good time.

There are three birthdays that surround today. One yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Yesterday was the birthday of my best friend as a teenager, Pastor Phillip Winn. He was a big influence in my life in a good way. Though my parents may have something else to say about that. He is 10 years older than I and was my youth pastor at church. We remained very close friends through the years, though distance separates us and we have not been able to spend much time with one another. He now pastors a church in Oklahoma. I was looking for a link to his church or him, but found nothing. I did find a Phillip D. Winn that I am pretty sure is not him. If it is then: HEY! YOU NEED TO SHARE SOME OF THAT LOOT WITH ME!

Today is the birthday of one of my all time favorite software packages, OpenOffice.org. I have been using this since it came out, at least since early 2001. They celebrate 6 years today and they also released a new version of the software. It is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. I have used it on all three platforms and it is the only office suite that I have used for a few years now.

Then tomorrow is my favorite mom’s birthday. She has been with me for a long time. Probably since the day I was born, though I don’t really remember.

Happy Birthday everyone! 

3 thoughts on “Birthday Season”

  1. I only recently discovered OpenOffice… and like it pretty well. Unfortunatly, the only time I can really use it is for internal messages to myself and goofy stuff like that. I’ve been trying to move to as much Open Source stuff as possible.

    Give your mom warm birthday wishes for me please.

  2. Thank you for the birthday wish, but you forgot your cousin Staci. Her birthday is today. Always the day before mine. And your brother next week and your other brother the following week. Everything happens in October. All the important people have birthdays in that month.

  3. I didn’t forget. It is just that my web host only gives me a few GB of storage space. I would run out of room if I started naming everyone and said something about them.

    While I think it is good that you have such high thoughts of yourself as being one of the important people in the world, you have to remember that the most important person’s birthday is in December.

    Only 54 more shopping days till my birthday. Buy early, buy often.

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