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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARDUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 6y

...Following a very Caribbean-style celebration on Bonaire, taking time to refill the rum barrels and replacing the tattered sails with the new specially designed really colorful ones from Marlis' Sail Shop, the Captain and crew set the GPS for their next port of call...

"Captain, we're suppose to be pirates. Aren't these sails a bit too... Well... Pretty? I mean, they are definitely unique. Not many ships sport sails with palm trees, beach, shells and flamingoes on them. We just think it may send the wrong message." "And, what message would that be, Matey?" "Well Captain, the message that we're not really rough and tough pirates. That's all. Other pirate ships won't take us seriously." "HA! I say HA! Only the fiercest pirates on the high seas would have the guts to sail under palm trees and flamingoes!" "Okay Captain, if you say so. We'll just take up our battle stations in case you're a wee bit mistaken."

With that, the crew once again tries to figure out the GPS, opts for using the 1786 maps from the dreaded map room and then assumes their stations in case a dolphin or whale decides to attack. Disappointed that they were unable to prove the Captain wrong in her assessment of pretty = fierce, as neither a dolphin or whale or even another pirate ship were spotted along the voyage, the mateys now prepare to enter the River Liffey and dock behind the cruise ship.

"Captain, does the birthday boy know we're showing up?" "Not sure, Matey, but something tells me he does. Let's just say I've had a vision and he will be making an appearance. If not, he'd better take care. I'm not opposed to throwing the bones and deciding his fate. Maybe he'll have to eat nothing ham for a full week..." "I thought he'd given up ham, Captain." "He has." "Oh, gotcha - it's punishment."

As the Captain and crew head off to find the birthday boy hiding somewhere in the parks and forests around Dublin, they do... Oh, you know what they do. They do it in every birthday thread. (This time, they had to bring along their musical instruments since there are no real lyrics involved.)

Instrumental Interlude

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHILLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's hoping you are having a wonderful day (July 17th) filled with friends, food, a scotch or four or even ten and lots of love from Daisy. ;)

...As the crew continues marching through the streets of Dublin in search of the birthday boy, Captain Isa heads off to find Doyles (aka Foleys or vise versa) for some of the black stuff.

2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 6y

.......and in a flash of brilliantly green light, accompanied by the singing slugs from Flushed Away, arrives Beerman, resplendent in his finest green speedo with the pirate skull and crossbones emblazoned on the hind end.......

Halllooooooo Mr. Philly person you, it is I, Beerman, here to make Happy at you on this, your Happiest of Happy Days!!!! Yay!!!! You are making age, yes? It is day of beerth? In case of this, I make Happy. Please to accept case of Connemara for to make really pretty Happy. Beerman will join you in bottle or two. For your special day, Beerman gives to you entire country of SwissyLand for you to make of what you are wish. Beerman is thinking maybe theme park......please to make queue of Julie Andrews singing "The Hills Are Alive". I am see roller coasters, Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Alps ride....all will be most exciting. You are excited, yes no? Life is made good.

Be well Mr. Phil.....you are have make deserved of it. By the way, the garden looks good this year.

....and in a flash of ever more brilliant green light, Beerman is gone, off to the Pirates of the Alps ride.......

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

Happy Birthday - hope you have a great day. :)

4. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 6y

happy birthday! yippee, hope it was a good one!

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 6y

Oops! Missed this one.

A belated Happy Birthday, Phil!!!