Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Very Muppet Birthday

I celebrate the 9th anniversary of my 25th birthday today, and so far it's been a pretty good birthday. Mr. W. and S. sang 'Happy Birthday' to me twice this morning, my parents called me at work and sang 'Happy Birthday' (boy am I glad I didn't have them on speaker phone!), and I have been given gifts of chocolate and Muppets (stamps and movie). Tonight after work, we will pick up takeout on the way home and plunk the family down in front of the tube to watch that great Jim Henson classic, The Muppet Movie.

It is a little-known tidbit about me that when I was in high school, I wanted to go to college to study electrical engineering, and become a muppeteer. Seriously! I was on church-sponsored puppet teams for years before going to college and joining the Baptist Student Union's puppet team. I even went so far as to take Calculus I my first semester with the intention of pursuing an engineering degree. It's a long, complicated road I traveled to go from that dream to my current reality. I don't regret abandoning that dream, but I do sometimes wonder what if.

Meanwhile, I thoroughly enjoy muppet artistry. I was terribly disappointed when Muppets Tonight floundered, but I am loving S.'s current appreciation for Sesame Street. Heck, I can even tolerate brief snippets of Elmo's World.

M.W.

Added 12/13 - My folks contributed to Muppet Madness by sending me the first season of The Muppet Show on DVD. I'm in Kermit heaven.

1 comment:

Keith said...

M'nah, m'nah.