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Happy Birthday, Guyster
On the back of this photo, Billy’s mom wrote Billy’s first snowman with a ballpoint pen. On the other side of his ice sculpture, which you have to look at really closely to see it, stood Bub, fifteen months older, and always a head taller than Billy. Work brought the family to Wyoming for a short period, and by the look on Billy’s face, he was none too happy about it. I don’t know. He could’ve been thrilled, but he was already wearing the face he’d adopt in the thousand pictures I snapped of him, one of Hurry up, already!.


It’s his 43rd birthday today, and we’d both be pretty stressed out at this point. Our clothing and furniture were to arrive today, but the movers are stuck in Oklahoma City. It’s been hard sleeping on the upstairs floor, and by now, we’d be at each other’s throat.

I’d have tried to make the day as special as I could, though, and likely I would have bought him an iPod shuffle to go with his full-scale one he received from me two Christmases ago. He also would open a box with a shirt I picked up at Macy’s, one he might wear once to make me happy, or one that he would’ve truly loved. It was hard to pick out clothes for Billy. He was very particular, and I just never quite knew what would work for him. There would definitely have been a three-pack of socks, each one individually wrapped because it wasn’t necessarily about what the gift was; it was how many gifts there were to open.

I wouldn’t have had much time to shop, so I’d make a handmade card with a gift certificate in it for a long weekend trip on the upcoming Labor Day, destination unknown. He liked surprises, and he would have found himself at Hearst’s castle, a place he always wanted to see. We’d stay at the ridiculously garish Madonna Inn, maybe in the Flintstone room, and he’d have something to look forward to. We both would.
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backawayslowly From: backawayslowly Date: August 2nd, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
each one individually wrapped because it wasn’t necessarily about what the gift was; it was how many gifts there were to open.

Amen, brother.
katryxx From: katryxx Date: August 2nd, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Handmade cards are the best.

Happy birthday, Billy.

ladycakes From: ladycakes Date: August 2nd, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
creamycambot From: creamycambot Date: August 2nd, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday Billy. You are missed.

Hi Terry. I was just in your neck of the woods. I had half a mind to come over, but my layover was not long enough. I miss you too. Be well.
twillhead From: twillhead Date: August 3rd, 2005 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday, Billy. Hugs to you, Terry. xo's
stutts From: stutts Date: August 3rd, 2005 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
From: ex_hotlavamo352 Date: August 3rd, 2005 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel like I always ruin yr posts because my comments are the only ones which are boisterous and self-centered and fully loving in the only way I'm any good at. But.

guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 3rd, 2005 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
The Madonna Inn is renowned for their tacky themed rooms. The Flinstones Room is made of rock, has a rock waterfall and a rock jacuzzi, but I don't think you have to wear a bone in your hair to stay there.
From: ex_hotlavamo352 Date: August 3rd, 2005 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, there's gonna be a bone in somethin', because my boyfriend is now going to take me there, by my decree.
calamityjake From: calamityjake Date: August 3rd, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
quuf From: quuf Date: August 3rd, 2005 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Just look at Billy alongside Bub -- so perfectly proportioned and tailored!

My best friend and his wife spent an evening at the Madonna Inn when they were courting. I'd like to think it sealed their relationship.
spleenless From: spleenless Date: August 3rd, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
backawayslowly From: backawayslowly Date: August 15th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
terry - it's been two weeks since you've posted... whereya been?
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 18th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! I've lost my equalibrium. I hope to find it again soon.
From: solemnrayne Date: August 17th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey Terry, haven't heard from you in awhile. Is everything ok?
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: August 18th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for checking in. I've been inundated with the new job position and have just lost my voice for a moment. I hope to be back soon. I hope all is great for you.
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