Thursday, January 27, 2011

LE STEVIEB

What do I want for my birthday? Well other than a brand-name vacuum cleaner, a tasteful trunk organizer and not having to wheeze on the decline bench trying to get a flat stomach back. I want a day off to visit my cities museums. Just a quiet day to walk around the smooth clean floors, rub my hands over the stanchions, and experience the intellectual gravitas. Or something like that. Then I’m going to see about buying the tightest fitting Super Boy T-shirt I can find.


Birthdays for me have been a day to just pull out of my life and live as I would if I was on another continent. This is one reason I drag my friends to the same restaurant every year. Every year on my big day I eat my birthday dinner at the same French restaurant here in Denver. Now that I type this it sounds little… repetitive.. But the restaurant itself holds amazing memories going back to my childhood.

For some reason back in the 80’s my family would drive by this restaurant. I would stare out the car window and gaze at the building as if it were the Eiffel Tower itself. I would spend hours dreaming that Dack Rambo would fall in love with me and take me to this French Restaurant to express his undying love for me. What? I was twelve. And hopeless in love with Dack Rambo, or at least his jeans. In high school I would have to change buses near the corner where Le Central stands. During this time it wasn’t Dack Rambo but, Scott Bakula who would profess his undying love.

Now I’m in my late thirties, Dack Rambo has been dead since 1994 and Scott destroyed our love with Enterprise. but, the idea that I’m still here and can still dream of far off places and far off faces is still very much alive. The friends will gather around for my annual pilgrimage and together we will celebrate another year of us.

11 comments:

Kevin said...

Go Dyson! I love mine

Anonymous said...

yay - Le Central - we should all talk and dress french for the night! I know fuzzy has sunglasses that would pass - all he needs is a pencil skirt and a dark scarf to wrap around his head.... cn

ZP said...

Museums are keen. I also was a fan of Bakula's until Enterprise. I don't even consider Enterprise a legitimate part of the Star Trek Canon...I just pretend it never happened.

Wonder Man said...

I need to think about my birthday

Damien Oz said...

Mazel Tov for your birthday and I am totally with you on Birthday rituals.

It should be about YOU and YOUR wants :) - birthdays are the ONE day of the year that allow us to be selfish :)

yay for birthdays.

Dead Robot said...

I know exactly what to get you for your birthday...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tLBDkpM870&feature=player_embedded#

Homer said...

I watch Betty Butterfield videos on YouTube for my birthday.

Blobby said...

I'm still chuckling at "Dack Rambo". Naturally I went to your wiki link....he had a twin named "Dirk".

Too bad Treasure Island Media wasn't around then. Them are porn names if I ever heard 'em.

Have a great bday. For me,they are just another day.

cb said...

Happy Birfday (whenever it is) and I hope you have a deliciously fattening French meal!

travelling, but not in love said...

Le StevieB would be always welcomed on these shores. Meanwhile, happy birthday ;-)

travelling, but not in love said...

btw le central was a great gay bar here in Paris for a long time (closed down last year sadface)