Saturday, January 28, 2012

Le StevieB

Birthdays for me have been a day to live 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 in Denver, Colorado. The restaurant itself holds amazing memories going back to my childhood.

Back in the 80’s my family would drive by this Downtown restaurant. I would stare out of 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.

Today I turn forty, Dack Rambo has been dead since 1994, and Scott Bakula 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.

10 comments:

Alexander said...

Happy Birthday!

Jim said...

joyeux birthday StevieB!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to your 40's... I am just about 2 years into my 40's and loving it...hope you have a grand day...take lots of silly pics and post them so we can see all the fun...Have a good one man!! Big Hugz from the East Coast!

Nik_TheGreek said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a nice one

Blobby said...

So, who's your 40 yo crush? Do tell.

erik said...

Have a happy birthday!

Wonder Man said...

Happy Birthday, Stevie

Damien Oz said...

Blessings for you on your day mate.

Love from me.

Erik Rubright said...

But I LIKED "Enterprise"...

Happy Birthday!

Cubby said...

Oh no, I missed your big day! Happy Birfday late!!!