Friday, January 27, 2006

Happy Birthday to My Landlord

Today is my Landlord's* birthday! This morning I got out my guitar and sang him a song I made up:

You're thirty-six years old today,
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
I'm impressed you don't have grey
Hair, hair, hair
(but sung to rhyme with "yeah, yeah,yeah").
Though you're a stickler for the rules,
Ooooh, oooh, oooh,
I still think you're pretty cool,
Shoooo, beeee, dooooo.

I wanted to sing the traditional "Happy Birthday" song, but AOL Time/Warner said they'd sue me if I didn't pay them $10k USD for the rights to use the song in a public setting. That would eat up all my profits and deplete the helicopter fund.

I also tried to make my Landlord a chocolate cake with coconut frosting, but for some reason, I had a bit of trouble with the dimensions of the bakeware:

I have learned my lesson: never attempt to cook or bake before I've had my first two cups of coffee. My Landlord has already discovered this universal truth... over and over. Of course, this lesson is a Catch-22, because before one has had two cups of coffee, one does not often have the mental capabilities of making reasonable decisions. My Landlady scoffs at this notion, but she's a milky-coffee one-cup-a-day kind of consumer.

*My Landlord drew the pictures.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

Brad - I am TAGGING you! See my blog for the tag subheadings - then the idea is that you fill in your own answers in your own blog. I guess for your favourite dishes will include banana pudding! Now how did I know that?

Brad the Gorilla said...

Ho, ho, Mr. Pudding. We shall see what we shall see. I will try to make time in my busy schedule to answer the questions. I'm a hard-working CEO with a full agenda. We can't all be high-school teachers swinging from the rafters all day and eating tater tots!

Tony said...

Thanks you Brad! That is undoubtedly one of the finest birthday wishes I've ever recieved (although we are still cleaning frosting off the ceiling from your cake "baking").

Nonny said...

You want everyone to believe your so gruff, then post stuff like this. Can a gorilla be an enigma?

great pics btw.

Phil said...

"Brad In The Cake" is my new favorite Tony drawing.