Thanks to all for the birthday well-wishes.  It’s been quite a day!  In no particular order…


Fielded a slew of online birthday messages.

Worked out.

Updated my fantasy football roster.

Got birthday swag from Akemi.

Had the Red Dragon ramen at Ramen Isshin.

Got married.

Had dessert at Le TAO.

Had the matcha and chocolate egg creams at Coffee Dak Lak.

Walked the dogs.

Fielded more birthday messages.

Had dinner at Kintori Yakitori.

Did the brown sugar Korean pancake and red bean walnut cakes from Hodo Kwaja, and a custard taiyaki from PAT.

Walked home.

Updated this blog.

Whew.  I’m exhausted.

61 thoughts on “October 16, 2019: Birthday!

  1. Congrats on the birthday!

    Oh, and on that marriage thing, too. 😉

    That sounds like an exhausting day. Get some rest! You’ll need more now that you’re older. LOL!

    Oh, something kinda cool happened yesterday – I got to meet (however briefly) Justin Trudeau!

  2. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on getting married! I have read your blog almost every day since SGU was canceled, and although I don’t comment much I really enjoy your writing. You are a great couple and I am just so happy for you both.

    1. Happy birthday! Glad to see you made it home safely to celebrate. Congratulations on your nuptials! May you both have a lifetime of happiness and love.

  3. Genuine Congratulations are in order; Kintori Yakitori is EXCELLENT! Glad you made it there.
    Oh, and all that other stuff…

  4. Whew! That really is quite a day. Hope you go a nap in.

    Wait. What?
    You got married?.

    XO OMG!!! XO

    XOXOXOX Congrats Mr & Mrs Mallozzi!!! XOXOXOX

    Absolutely best birthday present Akemi could have ever given ya, eh Joe?!

  5. Congratulations! Posted a marriage truth to your FB timeline.

    Smart man, combining two red-letter days.

  6. I thought she had a decoration on her finger awhile ago, but didn’t want to say anything. can’t say I have done or do the marriage thing; congratulations! I was at my local watering hole and showed a friend your latest post on food, Yes or No

  7. WHAT?!!!!!!!!!! You got married????!!! OMG!!!! Congratulations Joe and Akemi!!!!

    What a day is right!! A happy birthday to remember!

    (Ohhhhhh, I see. Getting married on your birthday so you’ll never forget your anniversary. Clever as a cat!)

    1. @PonyTail You do realize what this means dont ya?
      Now that Joe’s finally made it official
      Sadly, our work is done. 🙁
      We’re gonna have to try to find something new to motherly nag him about.
      I mean. Geez! What was he thinking eh!
      Does he have any idea how difficult it is for us boomers
      to find stable employment these days?!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  8. Congratulations! I wish you both every happiness, and that you get to spend your honeymoon in Pegasus, the raza, or whatever your next adventure is!

  9. Congratulations on your marriage! I like how you mentioned it in the middle of your post. I an so happy for you. also, Happy Birthday, Joe! You certainly lead an interesting life and you seem to enjoy it. Good for you! Best wishes for you and your new bride!.

  10. Hi Joe
    Congrats! Got married on your birthday, that’s one way of never forgetting the date!


  11. Congratulations on the nuptials. Oh, and happy birthday, too.

    I guess with the birthday and the anniversary on the same day you both win: Akemi can cover both with on e gift, and you won’t forget your anniversary.

  12. OMG. Congratulations to you both and hello… happy birthday. What a day you have had. :). One for the memory board.

  13. What a jam packed birthday. A memorable one at that. Congrats to you and the amazing Akemi on your marriage.

  14. Congratulations on the day’s memorable events! That was a lot for one day, but it sounded like fun.

  15. What a great day! Congratulations to you both on the marriage.
    I imagine the crew of the Raza was just out of the shot ready to throw the confetti?
    Hope you have the Marauder all tuned up and ready to take you to a nice quiet moon for your honeymoon.

  16. .:~:..:~:..:~:..:~:..:~:.

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Marriage to you,
    God Bless you, Joe & Akemi,
    Happy Wedding Day to you!!!!


  17. Congratulations on getting married! Nice try of trying to “hide” it among the other activities of the day! 😀

  18. Wow!!!! Congratulations for both reasons!!! Long time coming! Wishing you and Akemi every happiness!! Still miss you guys. Have you got a picture of the BIG DAY?

  19. CONGRATULATIONS! xxx Hope your furry girls put their paw prints down as witnesses too xxx

  20. OMG WHAT????

    I just popped by to wish you a happy birthday…. so first of all, Happy Birthday Joe!!!! 🎉🎉🎉

    Now, congratulations to you and Akemi on getting married. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together.



  21. Congrats on your marriage! And belated Happy Birthday too. You’ll have no excuse for forgetting your anniversary this way.

  22. Oh Wow! You got Married, you kinda just slipped that in, you sneeky devil. Congratulations🎉🍾🥂🎉to you both, may you have many, many years of happiness. 💕
    Also Happy Birthday, thanx for sharing with us 😎

  23. So, for this week’s favourite comic covers, my favs are…

    Got married

    OMG, got married?!?!
    Yay! Congratulations to you & Akemi! I’m so happy for the both of you. Oh wow.
    Oh, and Happy Birthday too.

  24. Congratulations to Akemi and you ! Happily married at last!
    And a belated happy birthday Joe! You did indeed have a great birthday!

  25. Whoa! You wore me out. Happy birthday and congratulations!

    Bruce asked me to marry him three times. I kept putting it off. We were already living together, both in the Navy, his two ex-wives and five kids lived near by, and we were in our 30’s. What’s the hurry? When I (supposedly) said, “Yes,” he hustled me and the kids into the truck, got our blood tests, and walked into the court house ten minutes before it closed.

    Thirty-two years later I’m still trying to figure out what happened.

    I wish both of you a long, joyous and healthy life; that your marriage be strong and faithful; may there always be a rainbow after each storm.

  26. I hope you realize that getting married on your birthday means you get less presents each year. Per etiquette, you should plan your birthday, anniversary, and Christmas/Hanukkah exactly 4 months apart. This maximizes gift potential. The More You Know…

  27. Happy Birthday and Congratulations! Ha, trying to slip it in the middle, like we wouldn’t notice. Ha. Much love and joy to you both. Also, sneaky way to never forget your anniversary, excellent choice.

  28. I don’t post much because internet is slower than dial-up but Happy Birthday and Congratulations from Greenland (although I’ll be on vacation in Colorado Springs on Saturday).

  29. Such a wonderful combination of birthday and marriage, congratulations to you both! You are a great couple 🙂

  30. Happy birthday! Congratulations to you and Akemi! (Nixe work making sure you don’t forget your anniversary.)

  31. Congratulations on the birthday and of course the marriage. Your lucky to have those 2 things plus all the delicious food you posted. Live long and enjoy it all.

  32. Live long and prosper! (Sorry I do not know the Star Gate or Dark Matter equivalent)
    and congrats for the marriage

  33. I know it’s late, but I’ve been away. Congrats to both Mr and Mrs Akemi !! I hope you both have a long and happy life together.

  34. Happy belated Birthday and congrats to getting married! I hope the second time around you have more luck 😉

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