Sunday, 14 March 2010

Birthday Blues...?

Well, I was having a lovely little 21st birthday until... huh?.. okay, so you've seen my photos? Double it then! As I was saying before I rudely interrupted me-self... I was having a lovely 42nd birthday with some of my family round when - in true antisocial git style - I just had to watch my beloved blues (Man.City) playing live on Sky versus Sunderland.

In desperate need of points, and one-nil down for most of the match, my mood changed from happy-go-lucky birthday boy to someone out of one of me crime stories! I found me-self shouting n swearing at the telly, something I've not done in what must be two, three, maybe four... days... when I watched some Tory MP spouting bullshit on BBC's Question Time. So one by one my family slipped out of the room for cover, leaving just me n me Mum (she's a hardcore blue, yer see).

It's sad for a grown man's mood to be dictated by the (mis)fortunes of his sports team but, hey-ho, nobody's perfect. Anyway, an jury time equalizer did the trick n me head bounced off the ceiling! Suddenly it was a happy birthday-cum-mother's day again (pathetic? yeah I know) and we all had a great party with E-numbers everywhere you turned.

The nicest part of the day was as I opened my last present saying, "I hope it's a pair of slippers cos that's all I needed to be honest." (God, I am getting old!). It wasn't slippers, but my two wonderful kids scrambled together their pocket money for me to buy a pair, which I thought was a nice touch (they're both 21 - joke - 7 n 8 really). It gave me goose bumps and reminded me that if my beloved blues would've lost then it wouldn't have mattered so much after all because I have something far more beloved... my beautiful family.

Ps. Having said all that, if City had lost I'd have kicked 'em all out int Manchester rain!!!

5 comments:

David Barber said...

It's hard being a blue. One day, Col, one day... ;-)

Can't believe you've admitted you're 42. I'm thirty eleven!!

Happy Birthday my friend, David.

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Dave.
I thought you'd have said that you can't believe I've admitted to being a City fan!

Alan Griffiths said...

Belated Happy Birthday blues Col. That's the life of a footie supporter, up one week and down the next!

Cheers mate.

PS
And no shirt jokes!!

Matt Hilton said...

42? You're still a young sprog, lad. Wait 'til you hit the grand old age of 44!! Ye Gods, where have the last two years gone to? I've been so busy in my head I hadn't realised I'd aged as well, until your little tale reminded me.

Happy Birthday.

Col Bury said...

Al, Cheers, BUD - actually got a few smart shirts as gifts so I'll be sure to wear 'em for the next snapshot opportunity!

Matt,
You were 42 when you hit the big time weren't you? Hmmm...!