Tuesday, April 13, 2010

For My Birthday, the 2010 Panamera Turbo. Whattaya Say?

Today’s a pretty special birthday for me, some of you might know. I’d like something special to go with it. (That’s what I said to Barbara, anyway.)

I could do a big riff – or a piercing whine – about how I deserve this. I could write endlessly about how cool this prospective birthday present is. After all, the car has just arrived in dealers’ showrooms after being introduced late last year: The Panamera Turbo by Porsche. I have even picked out my color, what the company’s calling mahogany metallic. Very utterly spectacular.

My new birthday-car-gift is a little pricey: $132,345 at the dealership over on I-10. But what are friends for? (That’s what I asked myself when I came up with the nifty solution.) Here’s the deal.

It just needs 132 of my closest colleagues, friends and relatives – that’s you!

Each of you chip in $1,000. Just send me a check or use PayPal – I’m setting up an account now. I’ll cover the taxes, title, license and so forth. Before you know it, I gonna be cruising down to Galveston. Or west to El Paso at 180+ mph. Or, hey, hey, I’ll drive it around to you guys in Dallas and New Prague, North Bergen and Chicago, let you take an up-close-and-personal at your lovely gift to…me!

Discuss it among yourselves, I’ll just sing along a bit here.

Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday, dear me.
Happy birthday to me.

Okay – you deliver the buckos and I’ll buy the car. Why? Because it’ll be my precious. Preciousss. Or here is another approach: IwannitIwannitIwannit. After all I’m a real adult now.


Anonymous said...

My contribution is the traditional (at least in this offshoot of the Baron clan) B'Day song. If you know it, sing along. If you don't, call Richard and have him sing it to you. It's from a Spanky & Our Gang episode.

Me me me me me

Happy Birthday Richard B.
Happy Birthday to you!
To make your birthday turn out good,
I sing this so-ong to you!
Dum diddlie ump bump, da bum bum

The wif!

Anonymous said...

As long as I inherit it, we'll chip in a bit.

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Anonymous said...

If you had only picked the correct color, I would have been happy to send my check.

--Kay Krenek

Karen Naumann said...

I hope you get your fast car.

As George Bernard Shaw said, "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

Anonymous said...

I'm with Rach, if there is some inheritance in it, we'll send down a buck or two!!!

Bridget, Art & Raegan.