Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

In eager anticipation of the big day, I'm guessing that you guys have long since picked out the perfect token of your esteem, wrapped it with the utmost care, and have had it perfectly synchronized with your local post office to be delivered to my front porch right on time for my birthday.  I can just imagine the postman as he struggles, wheezing, bringing package after package to the door.  Through the sweat and strain he is thinking to himself, "Geewhiz, someone pretty special must live here."  Unfortunately, I won't be there to collect the bounty of your generosity because I will be celebrating in true cowboy fashion (well, not exactly) - where the bloom is on the sage.  That's right, I'm trading the sparkle of birthday candles for the twinkle of starry skies in our local desert! 

"Happy Birthday Western Style" (1958)

Is it so wrong that I want all of my celebrations to be "Western Style?"  Some of my happiest times are a blinding whirl of western wear, cowboy songs, chuck wagon grub, and the warm desert wind.

Our friend, Lauren at Wearing History, showed
us the wonder of the Wagon Wheel.
Maybe this was the inspiration for the song???

Amber's western round-up birthday party.

One of my most favorite bands in the whole wide world and
 the Kings of SoCal Western Swing - The Lucky Stars.

In the afterglow of the star-spangled rodeo that
 is the Doo Dah Parade 

A cowboy sign from one of our desert adventures.

Chow Time at the Steak Corral

Duded up with the fam.

A collection of western ties

Ready for show time at High Rockabilly.

I know I just shared these, but this lil' cowpoke is
too awesome not to include!

When I return from the desert, I'll be sure to regale you with our western style adventures.  Until the next round up,  Happy Birthday and Happy Trails!

"Happy Trails" - Roy Rogers & Dale Evans


Mr. Tiny


  1. Happppyyyyyyyy happy birthday Chris! I hope your birthday weekend is the most awesome one, yet! :) xxx

  2. Happy Birthday to you my friend, I hope you have an amazing day, yippie kie yeay!!!

  3. Happy birthday mister!! I love live love wester attire. Especially the great shirts and ties.

  4. The very happiest of chuck wagon and cowpoke filled birthdays to you!! Hope you celebrate in cowboy style!

    (And I love the western vibe of course... I wore cowboy boots to my wedding after all. ;)

    1. I'll bet you were a western dream!!! Thank you so much!

  5. happy birthday mr tiny! i hope all your cowpoke dreams come true!

  6. Joyeux Anniversaire!!!!!
    So american all these western things....
    Hope you will enjoy your big day with friends, HAVE FUN!!!!

  7. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing day.

  8. Happy Belated Birthday may your candle wish come true!!! We are almost birthday buddies as mine is the 8th.

  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a rootin' tootin' day!

  10. Hey! We shared the same birthday weekend! Mine was Nov.7th... No wonder I like your blog :-). Hope it was a rootin tootin good time.

    1. THANKS!!! Happy Birthday to you!!! There are a lot of us "Valentine's Day Babies" running around!!!

  11. You Are the Best Mr. Tiny. You bring a great deal of happiness to many folks. Thank you and Warmest Birthday Blessing!

    1. Thanks Doug!!! I'm telling you, you guys bring me a great deal of happiness too and your kind words are much appreciated and sustain me when I'm struggling! Thank you!