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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

It's My Birthday Today

It was thirty five years ago today that I was born to Bob And Cheri Bartlett of San Gabriel. I was born at Arcadia Memorial Hospital right across the street from the Santa Anita Racetrack. I have alot of things to be thankful for in my life. I have a great family. My family moved to Irvine when I was only one year old. My how things have changed in Orange County over the years. My summers growing up were spent down at Newport Beach where my family would rent a house every year on the Newport peninsula. When I wasn't at the beach, I was probably fishing with my dad chasing the albacore out of San Diego or the marlin out off of Catalina. We would launch the boat out of Newport and motor past all those awesome homes in Newport Harbor. John Wayne, Buddy Epsen, and many other celebs had houses right on the water. The Duke's boat, the Wild Goose, was moored right in front of the Balboa Pavilion. We also did alot of hunting. My grandmother owned land out in the 909 and we would go hunt geese, quail, doves, and ducks. Later on growing up, I got really interrested in reptiles. To this day, reptiles and snakes more specifically have become a part of my life. As I look back at the things in my life, I just have to count my blessings. I am truly lucky to be living in Southern California. The weather is so nice. As I end this post, I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here's to a great year this year and may next year bring even greater things.

6 Comments:

  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger JoeBruin88 said…

    Happy birthday, Allan.

    Have a very Bruin birthday!

     
  • At 12:37 PM, Blogger Budgie Bird said…

    Happy Birth Day Allan,

    Don't forget to mention the little budgies that have become a part of your life too. We love you.

     
  • At 1:32 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Oh I can't forget Petie. She is a special little bird(man I am ever hosed when that bird dies).

     
  • At 9:45 PM, Blogger Budgie Bird said…

    Yes, you are so "hosed".

     
  • At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Allan, if I could ever figure out how to post with my name, I would. Although it's been a week since your birthday, nevertheless, I wish you the best birthday as I do every year. Nothing says it better than "Splish Splash I was taking a bath!" - Ry's famouns saying! Keep up the bloggin' and help me create my own! Love MOM

     
  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger I am Nada Republican said…

    Happy belated birthday, brother. I still don't know how we were raised by the same parents, went to the same schools, lived in the same house, and could not be more different politically. It's fun to banter with you and I am glad we finally figured out how to agree to disagree without trying to kill each other.
    Much love from your "nada republican" sister living in the best "nada Republican" city of San Francisco... Amy PS - i would vote for Rudy if he ran in the next election. I heart Rudy.

     

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