Happy birthday, Talanall!

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Fixxxer
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Happy birthday, Talanall!

All of a sudden I'm overcome by a feelin' of brief mortality
'Cause I'm gettin' on in the world
Comin' up on forty-one years
Forty-one stoney gray steps towards the grave
You know the box, awaits it's grissly load
Now, I'm gonna be food for worms
And just like Charles Mingus wrote
That beautiful piece-a music, 'Epitaph for Eric Dolphy'
I say, so long Eric, so long, John Coltrane
And Charles Mingus, so long, Duke Ellington
And Lester Young, so long, Billie Holliday
And Ella Fitzgerald, so long, Jimmy Reed
So long, Muddy Waters, and so, long Howlin' Wolf
-Alabama3

(unrelated)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIPR4OSElEs

deadDMwalking
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Birthdays are a happy occasion. Best wishes for a truly memorable day.

Board Rider
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Happy Birthday Tal. I hope you enjoy it!

deadDMwalking
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Did you say you were planning on killing something on your birthday? I could see getting behind a tradition like doing that every year on your birthday - a sacrifice to odfset your continued not dying.

Talanall
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Thanks, guys.

And yes, it's deer season, so I went hunting this afternoon. Saw one around sunset, but the light wasn't very good and it was really small. I couldn't see spots on its back, but nevertheless wasn't sure whether I was looking at a doe or a fawn. Fawns are illegal to take. Still a good sign; that was the first I've seen this season. It's been warm here, and the moon is nearly full, so the deer have been moving around at night.

It's supposed to get cool Wednesday and Thursday, so maybe I'll have better luck then.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

But at that moment, you held its life in your hands. You decided what would live and what would die. Then, at that sunset, you were the god of the hunt.

Talanall
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If you say so.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Darker

I just did. Well, I typed it so. Either way, the word forms the basis of our experience and reality. So yeah, I just made that happen.

Talanall
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The part of the Louisiana Revised Statutes that provides for me to be fined and imprisoned for shooting a fawn also had something to do with my decision.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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This is similar to what influences my decision to stay my hand when I find myself in a position where I consider shooting another human.

drumandfight
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Happy belated birthday, Ed!

Talanall
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Thanks, dude.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold