A bunch of useless crap
Published on October 23, 2011 By MasonM In Blogging

I am spending today, my birthday, in a motel room in Conroe, Texas. No special plans for the 50th anniversary of my arrival on this little speck of dust in a huge universe. Well, I'll go and get a haircut at some point, but no real plans otherwise. Just a nice, quiet day of relaxing.

I had considered taking a cab to one of the local taverns this evening but Conroe has a city smoking ban and I don't feel like having to go outside to enjoy a pipe, and certainly can't afford to pay cab fare to get outside of the city limits. Besides, I have to work tomorrow and it promises to be a busy day so I need to be rested and ready to go.

I have stocked some beer in the mini-fridge, have an ample supply of pipes and tobaccos, and even a few DVDs to watch. I picked up some movies at Wal Mart yesterday but wasn't paying attention and didn't realize until I got back to my room that two of the three were actually Blu-Ray. I had a regular DVD player out in the truck, but no Blu-Ray player.

I considered returning the movies but got to thinking about it and decided that a cheap Blu-Ray player might make a decent birthday present for myself so I went back to the store and bought the cheapest one they had.

The television in my room is an old-fashioned CRT type without an HDMI input so I carried my own flat screen out of the truck, along with the HDMI cable for my DVD player, and am able to watch the movies that way. Besides, my tv has a better picture anyway.

So, another birthday on the road. Such is life when lived on the road. At least my schedule allows me to take the weekend off and in many ways that's about as good as it can get out here. The room is comfortable and roomy, the place is pretty quiet, and I really can't ask for more than that.


Comments
on Oct 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mason!

Sounds to me like you made a very wise choice with how to enjoy your birthday by relaxing in comfort. Enjoy your day. You deserve it!

on Oct 24, 2011

Well, ok, I am glad you posted where you were!  Enjoy your movies andy your libation and what about a good steak dinner?  Another day, another town?   Any chance you are headed to ABQ?  If we are going to share a beer you better hurry up as my #72 is this week and I don't think I will live forever.      Seriously, have a nice evening and a good week.   Be safe so I don't get more grey hair.  .......   

on Oct 24, 2011

Happy birthday - SON!   Just had a quiet 55 a few days before you.  NO celebrating.  I had to pick my wife up from the airport.  But got a note from my Son, mother and 2 sisters, so it is all good!

on Oct 24, 2011

Bunnahabhain
Happy Birthday Mason!

Sounds to me like you made a very wise choice with how to enjoy your birthday by relaxing in comfort. Enjoy your day. You deserve it!

 

Thanks. It was a pleasant enough day.

on Oct 24, 2011

notronaj
Well, ok, I am glad you posted where you were!  Enjoy your movies andy your libation and what about a good steak dinner?  Another day, another town?   Any chance you are headed to ABQ?  If we are going to share a beer you better hurry up as my #72 is this week and I don't think I will live forever.      Seriously, have a nice evening and a good week.   Be safe so I don't get more grey hair.  .......   

 

Well Happy Birthday! I have no idea when I might next get out that way, but when I do I'll be sure to let ya know.

 

Thanks.

on Oct 24, 2011

Dr Guy
Happy birthday - SON!   Just had a quiet 55 a few days before you.  NO celebrating.  I had to pick my wife up from the airport.  But got a note from my Son, mother and 2 sisters, so it is all good!

 

Thanks, and a belated Happy Birthday to you!

At this stage in life, "celebrating" a birthday seems a bit silly.

on Oct 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear MasonM, H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y TO YOU!

May God bless you on your birthday and all the days of the year through.

on Oct 25, 2011

MasonM
At this stage in life, "celebrating" a birthday seems a bit silly.

It is a good excuse to treat yourself to a brew.

on Oct 25, 2011

A belated HBD to you, Mason.  Enjoy many more, if you please.

on Oct 25, 2011

Congrats Mason And I completely agree with dr guy - that is, if you need an excuse to enjoy a beer, this is one of the better ones

on Oct 26, 2011

Sorry I missed this on the day, but glad you had a relaxing day, at your advanced age you need to take it easy.

   HAPPY BIRTHDAY...and many many more.

on Oct 29, 2011

A Very Happy Belated Birthday!  

 Sorry I missed it

Sending you wishes for an awesome year 

   

on Oct 30, 2011

Many Happy Reurns of the Day and may you see another fifty rears on Planet Earth

on Oct 30, 2011

Dunno, but Mason may not be 'into' seeing rears.  Then again, he could be, but would merely 50 be enough?

on Nov 02, 2011
Thanks, everyone. I am currently holed up in North Carolina until Thursday, nursing an aching back while waiting to reload an excavator I delivered on Tuesday and take it back to the factory. My back has been killing me for about a week now and I am forced to use my cane to get around. Hopefully the down time will give it a chance to ease up a bit. Such is life but it beats the alternative.
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