They Say It's Your Birthday

If you are pissing people off, you know you are doing something right.

- John Lydon, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents-- because they have a tame child-creature in their house.

- Frank Zappa, "Ben Watson interviews Frank Zappa", in MOJO magazine (October 1993)


You have pissed off many and you have never been boring or tame. From the day you were born you have managed to delight, frustrate, and endlessly entertain me. You have matured into an amazing individual who has lived up to his namesakes. I suspect the year ahead holds many new adventures.

Happy Birthday!

With much love, Moms