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Friday, February 20, 2009

828. end of years mercy rule is finally applied

it's my birthday today.
i'm 57.
that's it.
i'm done counting.
i'm imposing the end of years mercy rule.

it's an idea derived from high school sports in some states.
for example, in jersey if a baseball team obtains a ten run lead, the mercy rule is applied and the game ends.
in the game of life, there is a similar number after which it no longer matters what your score is.
the game is over for all intents and purposes.

and so it is with great relief that i am able to finally apply the end of years mercy rule.
57!

4 comments:

lightly said...

wow Bob you are an old fruit, I sure senile is so close you can smell it.

57 well thats a lie, you stopped counting at 57 the was what!! some 7 or 8 years ago.

Craneslegs Pond should be renamed to crankylegs Pond.

all kidding aside

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bob
I wish you all the best on this day, and may your future be so bright you have to wear shades.

bob said...

thanks lightly for the nice b-day wish (i think).

i'd write more except i'm tired and need my nappy.

itsmecissy said...

WHAT? You’re just gonna let the game clock run out? Haven't you ever heard of the miracle comeback?

Remember: It ain't over till the fat lady sings.

Have a wonderful birthday anyway (I'm only three years behind you).

Pam said...

Ya' know what's fun about getting older? When you do something nutty, friends and family chalk it up to old age or second childhood.

I'm eight and a half years ahead of you, Bobby, so you're just a young whipper snapper.

Happy Happy Birthday to one funny fellow.