Saturday, November 12, 2005

Not Quite The Christmas Story

First of all, Happy Birthday to Lucy Em aka Rainbow Lotus!

Story #18, in which the blogangels announce the coming of the Dork King.

For the raconteur, click Doug at his peak of sophistication and refinement.

To read the story, pull up with Andy (left) and me.

Today's story is cross-posted on Doug Drones On where Semisweet1 also tells a story illustrating his nickname.

But wait, there's more! My sister emailed me a request to put up this link which I'm told links to a blogged birthday card. As of this writing, I haven't seen it so I reserve the right to come back and delete if it's too embarrassing.


dddragon said...

LOVE those stories on your blog birthday card!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday my darling.

Breaking myths and predictions and all the rules, is only proof of how very special you are. And there was never any doubt about that

Semisweet1 said...

Happy b-day, Big D. Great story. It was definitely an LOL and a BBG.

Unknown said...

what a wonderful and loving family you have, your birthday blog card is a wonderful present.

... and Happy Birthday, Rainbow Lotus :))

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Doug! Congratulations on showing up the quacks.

Doug The Una said...

Haha, thanks dear Dddragon. My sister has never let go of my ?-mohawk!

Thanks, S. Your story is funny. BBG? WTH?

Thanks, K. They're good nuts and I like to think I didn't fall far.

And thank you, Weirsdo. Truth is I got expelled from the land of children waiting to be born.

Sar said...

It's Doug's Birthday! Time to sing...

Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Dear Doug
Happy Birthday To You

Sorry it wasn't more original, but the sentiment was there. Happy Birthday and many more to my favorite Blog Dog. :)

Sar said...

Oh, I almost forgot! I loved your post and your birthday blog. Between the two, your family has even the Pez's beat for familial affinity. I think it's endearing and wonderful. :)

Sar said...

And at the risk of my previous comment being misconstrued (and because I haven't left quite enough comments here yet!), let me clarify. I've come to believe there is no greater example of familial affinity than that of the Pez's. Doug's post and birthday blog were at least that impressive today. And again I think it's just wonderful.

Pancakes anyone?

Tom & Icy said...

Happy birthday. Many more!

TLP said...

Whew Sar. I was scared for a minute there.

I love the birth story. Haven't gone to the card yet, but I will.

BTW, Doug, on my blog I told people that you are SMART. Ahem. *tap foot* Then I come here and you write "with Andy and I." Just sayin'.

TLP said...

Back from the linked birthday blog. Your family loves you. Why doesn't that surprise me?

Nice idea they had.

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Sar. A couple more and you can have the rest of the day off.

Thanks, Tom & Icy! Glad to call you both friends.

TLP, you should be more careful what you promise, young lady. (edits coming shortly)

Lila said...

That's a great story. That Dad.

I love the pictures! What a cute little kid you were! And for the lower picture, I must say...


Just sayin'

Fred said...

Happy Birthday!! And all those links - somebody's real popular. Cute pictures. (Aral, did you have to point that out? Ewwww.)

Doug The Una said...

I tried posting this earlier but in my own way, I mis-hit, or mis-mashed something and it didn't work. So, I'll try again relating some juicy, silly Dougie stories for his bithday....

Doug's first attempt at a self designed Halloween coustume at around age 13...a raincoat buttoned to his neck and a large brimmed Goodwill fedora..all for his interpretation of a flasher!

BLUE food created by my 7,8,9 and 10 year old (he never gave up the quest for perfection).

An early a.m. January 1st visit by his Real Mama to Pasadena's Kiddy Jail to bail out the neer-do-well kid who threw a beer bottle onto the Orange Grove Blvd. starting point of the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade; with a promise by the gend'arms not to report it to his uppity high school! (like it really mattered to this same son).

Wonderful handmade and specially selected gifts to his family from his various sojurns into the world's wild spots!

Sleeping on a bench in mid winter on the shores of Lake Michigan..sleeping in train stations...sleeping in bus stations..sleeping on desert floors..sleeping on floors !

Burning toilet bowls.

Trying to hide from his mother but confessing to his pediatrician (who he still saw in H.S. because she was so wonderful) his "interest" in maui wowie!

Making us all laugh from the time he could say his first word until now.

Happy birthday, you silly! And to all those who extended their best wishes to my child, thanks!

Anonymous said...

In my own computer illiterate way the above post appears as if it was written by Doug. It wasn't. It was Doug channeling his mother. So, for those of you who are reading this far, know that Doug's intelligence evidently came from his paternal side! Mama

TLP said...

Thanks for the great addtions mama!

Such good stories. He's a jewel.

mireille said...

Aw Doug, happy birthday. Here's to many more years for one of the nicest guys on the web! xoxo

TLP said...

Forgot to add a lame definition:

Auspicious, adj., Promising future success. As in Doug was an auspicious feature debut. A fortunate event for us all.

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Actonbell. Shnicks for short. Rhymes with Niks.

Aral, you bully!

Thanks, Fred.

Mama, I'm a little concerned you have my login but thanks for using up about six months of storytelling. Now I'm going to have to do something else scandalous.

Double-thanks, TLP.

Aw, and thank you, Mireille.

Logophile said...

I suppose it should be no suprise that a wonderful man has a wonderful family, whether nuture or nature, they did a great job!
A very happy birthday to you, and keep working on the nature of women, it may not be worth it, but it is a way to pass some time.

Ariel the Thief said...

well, Doug, it seems you are somewhat critical toward toilet bowls? indeed a jewel! :-D

have the happiest birthday with cakes and candles and more cakes among your cheering family! *kisses and hugs*

Minka said...

Happy birthday, Doug. And Tlp, thank you for giving me a hint;)

Minka said...

Ariella, very nicely said. The mystery about women probably turns out to be no mystery at all, but it should keep a busy brain occupied for quite some time.

Cooper said...

See doug evolved due to auspicious circumstances ...there is no intelligent design.

Cute family blog.

Mama can Doug me my fake older boyfriend?

Bon anniversaire Doug.

Hope you get a lot of birthday treats.

Cooper said...

ah a scorpio - that explains quite bit.

Kyahgirl said...

Happy birthday Doug. I didn't catch that the first time I swung by c'est chic but I did the second.
Hope you're having a great day!

AsianSmiles said...

Happy Birthday Doug!


Happy birthday, Doug. Stay away from the light.

Lord knows I do.


Unknown said...

mama, please tell me the exact time the phenomena happened, upto the second. it must be in the medical records. we can then make Doug's Hindu horoscope and chart all the auspicious phases for his future benefit

Jacob said...

I think I'm the next one over from the Alice house.
I'm not quite sure what to do here but it looks very interesting and I have to say that I am not surprised she hangs around here.

Jacob said...


Happy Birthday.

Doug The Una said...

Wow, y'all/ I feel pretty special.

Thanks, Ariella for the wish and the advice. I guess it can split time with blogging and crossword puzzles.

Thanks, Ariel, and you're a gem.

Thanks, Monika. Let's just say to a line, a circle is complex.

Merci, Aleeece et avec plaisir. Bill et ton papa son passe?

Thanks, Kyahgirl and welcome. Pretty fantastic.

Thanks, Asiansmiles.

Also good advice, Gabriel. Nothin' shinin here.

Karma, 8:04. Don't know the second, but whatever is auspicious will do.

Thanks, Graham and welcome.

Welcome and thanks, averagebusinessman. I'll probably be next to read Alice's site and wish myself a happy birthday.

Minka said...

I think the common theme here is:
We all love you and enjoy hanging around on your blog! Happy birthday and a day!

Unknown said...

all this beats the other doughboy birthday, no? :P

zesat: zactly

Doug The Una said...

Danke schön, Monika, and it's mutual. I can't think of a better crowd to accompany me while I stagger into my dotage.

'Zactly, Karma.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm a day late getting here, but I hope your birthday was a great one. Dougie's Birthday Blog was such an enjoyable read. It is clear that you are loved.
You've been a brainy guy since babyhood. I would kill to see a pic of you with a question mark shaved in your hair. I hope you have that somewhere and will give us the pleasure of a good laugh.
You are nearing 40, so make the most of your thirties while you're still in them. I wish I was still in my thirties.

~Daydreamer~ said...

Doug: Happy Birthday!!!! How could I forget? The pics are so cute and the story is lovely.

Happy Birthday to you and may all your wishes come true :D

AsianSmiles said...

i just saw the blogged birthday card Doug (still having pc probs), nice to know more about you, glad to see a loving family and happy happy birthday to you. (how was your birthday? ) any birthday wish? :)

Doug The Una said...

Jamie Dawn, you're always on time and I'd have waited rather than pulling you away from your anniversary. I've seen your picture and I know you aren't a day over 30, but thanks for trying.

Thanks, Marwa, and I'm wishing you yours.

Birthday was beyond belief, Asiansmile, thanks for asking. You guys made it that way. And stay tuned for when the real skeletons come out.

Anonymous said...

Don't know what's left to say except that Alice has enough fake older boyfriends; that I can't believe I was off blogging during your birthday

Hope that you had a wonderful birthday, and all your wishes....

Seriously you have been very inspirational

Doug The Una said...

Not to fear, Pia. You needed the break and I needed a birthday wish on Monday. It all worked out just grand.

LeMas. said...

Geez Doug, I should have wished you a happy birthday WEEKS ago!

Em said...

Happy Birthday :) hope you liked the card, and thanks for your card and shout-out to me :)

Doug The Una said...

Masil, *snort*

Thanks, Em. I sure did.

Anonymous said...

Dougy. Waht a great picture. And what a great friend you are. There is only one story that I could tell which your mom has never heard. ...but don't worry, I will keep it to myself.



Doug The Una said...

Tommy! Not to fear, I'm a man without secrets.