# CLXVII…Birthday Trifecta, Part III…

Today, in my wonderful life, is the sixteenth birthday of my niece Amanda (my brother-in-law’s daughter), who, in her short time here on this planet, has lit up my family’s life as if she was never an outsider. She has the potential to do great things with her life and, due to the fact that she just turned sixteen, has a brilliant road ahead of her and we all trust that she’ll be an asset to this world.

Her birthday party, which was held for her this past Saturday, was held at the all-new Junior’s Rock N Cafe (which used to be Kelly’s Winghouse or something LOL) in Selden, NY and, considering the massive turnout for the upgraded venue, was nothing but a happy occasion. The families, invited guests and all in the bar (more extensive post about new venue at a later time) had a wonderful time and the staff was excellent in tending to the shindig.

But, before you all go to sleep on me, I will tell you that today is also the birthday of a person that I know on Facebook (Ms. Ashley C., who will know who she is LOL) and of the daughter of a friend that I commute with…really making this a trifecta trilogy…

Starting this list, we have magician extraordinaire Harry Houdini (1874-1926), the male half of Bonnie and Clyde, Mr. Clyde Barrow (1909-1934), animator Joseph Barbera (Hanna-Barbera) was born in 1911 (1911-2006), late actor Steve McQueen (1930-1980), former Marine sergeant turned actor R. Lee Ermey (from “Full Metal Jacket”) celebrates his 70th today (1944), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (1951) and comedian Louie Anderson was born in 1953.

“Revenge of the Nerds” star Robert Carradine celebrates his 60th today (1954), German singer/actress Nena (anyone else remember her hit, “99 Luftballons (Red Balloons)” from the late 80’s?) was born in 1960, as was wrestling veteran/perpetual loser Barry Horowitz and actress Kelly LeBrock, talk show hostess Star Jones (1962), and everyone’s favorite “Deadman”, The Undertaker (real name Mark Calaway) came up from his crypt in 1965.

In conclusion, the last couple of names that I want to put here are: actress Lara Flynn Boyle and TNA Wrestling superstar Christopher Daniels were born in 1970, “American Pie” actress Alyson Hannigan was born in 1974, and former Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks and the other Manning, Peyton, were both born in 1976.

Hope all of our birthday celebrators have a very happy birthday and many happy more…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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