Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Breaking A Birthday Rule....

For the first time - EVER. I'm lumbered with working on my birthday. I never work birthdays - it's just not done is it? And, really, shouldn't they be public holidays anyway?

Historically it's booked off and I'll indulge in one full day of lazing and loafing broken only by a trip to Wah Hing for a lunchtime special (L3 - sweet and sour chicken with rice). But, due to some annual leave confusement, I'm here in the office. Ho hum.

Hopefully I'll be able to swing a late(ish) start, an early(ish) finish and an extended trip to Orbital or Gosh comics with spot of Denmark Street window shopping in between.

So what do we do for tunes? Perhaps a few about someone I share birthdays and barnets with...

The Sonics - Roll Over Beethoven




Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven



17 comments:

Ishouldbeworking said...

Working on your birthday? SO wrong! Hope you make up for it tonight. All the best.

davy h said...

Bummer! Here's hoping you manage to salvage some jollity from the day Mond. Right time of year for partying at least. Happy Birthday!!!

chocolategirl64 said...

maybe you could be like the queen and have two birthdays ^_*
have a good one Mr M
love love x

*didn't realise you were Beethoven in a previous life
~ likeness = uncanny*

Mondo said...

The Christmas episode of Starsky and Hutch (Little Orphan - Series 2, epi 11) is on the menu tonight ISB. And a few scoops of course..

Well, I saw 'working' Davy - it'll be sloping in/sliding off and little else in between..
PS You'll find the Huggy Bear Christmas song here

Cheers Choco - Crazy isn’t it, perhaps I should have taken up piano instead of guitar.

Cocktails said...

I worked on my birthday last year. It was a mistake.I feel for you.

Happy Birthday though!

Five-Centres said...

You see, I don't mind working on my birthday because i never mark them, but look, at least you've got snow!

Have a great day!

drew said...

Just don't do any work.

Many happy returns

Mondo said...

Actually it's not been to bad actually, Cocktails. I've been swerving any real work..

Loving the snow FC, it always used to snow on my birthday, although I've had the opening motif of this tune in my head while it's ploughing down outside and I'm office-bound.

Keith said...

Happy Birthday. Sorry you've got to work on your birthday. I had to work on mine this year. No fun at all. Oh well. Enjoy your special day. Cheers!

Mondo said...

Thanks Drew, and yes that's pretty much been the sum of it today..

Hopefully it’s first and last time Keith. Equally I used to hate going to school on birthdays too.

Paul McDonald said...

Happy Birthday Fella !!

Simon said...

Happy birthday!!!!

Piley said...

many happy returns of the day Mondo!!

I live by that rule too, and have still yet to work a single birthday.

I don't think you over exert yourself at the best of times tho, so I'm sure it wasn't too taxing eh??! ;-)

Never notice the likeness between Mr B. Hoven and you before!!! It's deffo more than just the hair mate!

Have a good one.

P

BLTP said...

Happy Birthday!

Mondo said...

What a lovely bunch you all are ~ thank you for your birthday thoughtsh ~ waddya mean go easy on the scoops?

Downside is P I might look like this by next year's Xmas poddy

Artog said...

Happy Birthday Mondo! Pity about the having to work bit though. That Brett Ewins exhibition looks good, did you go?

Mondo said...

Cheers Artog, they were still setting up when I visted but the other gallery there is fab! Original full page Look In artwork (On The Buses, Charlie's Angels) for around £70..