Friday, April 22, 2016

Mr. Shife's April Antics 2016 - Day 22

  • May 17 will mark the beginning of a new eara or ear-a. Did you see what I did there? Eara instead of era. I'm just a sneaky little fella aren't I? On this day, I will get the processor to go with my BAHA implant and will be hearing life in stereo mode. I'm pretty excited, but waiting is going to be hard. I feel like a kid counting down to Christmas. 
  • Terrible segue ahead.
  • I was pretty saddened to hear about the death of Prince. I haven't listened to much of his new stuff, but I loved a lot of his old stuff. One of the best concerts I ever saw was a Prince and the Revolution tribute band in Las Vegas. It was amazing. We also were pretty lucky because the tribute band, which is called Purple Reign, must have just started because the show was free. Now it's $59 bucks for a general admission ticket to see them. 
  • The next time we talk I will be a year older. I don't get excited about birthdays like I used to, but I also remind myself of this quote when I get those Ebnezer Scrooge-type feelings: Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many. 
  • What am I doing to celebrate the anniversary of my birth? Well thanks for asking. Mrs. Shife and I got a sitter and we are going to see one of my favorite comedians, who I think came to town just to help me celebrate my birthday. His name is Jimmy Pardo and he makes me LOL. 
  • Can you spot Kyle and Hayden?

  • Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you later. 





I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 


8 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

Happy Birthday to you. Sounds like you'll be celebrating in style.

the dogs' mother said...

Happy hearing, happy birthday and the kids
were on the bikes...

E. Rosewater said...

happy birthday dude! (watch out for marmots)

Jon said...

Have a happy birthday. I would consider the hearing a belated gift.

jenny_o said...

I'm getting goosebumps thinking about the things that technology can do for people. I think if I were you I'd be a bit overwhelmed, but in a good way. Have a great birthday! Going out for an evening of sure laughs is a good way to celebrate. Is that a bike rodeo in the video?



kden said...

Happy Upcoming Birthday! Enjoy your night of chuckles. Chris D'Elia was in Spokane recently and we wanted to go so bad but Faith isn't 21 yet so had to pass. Maybe next year :)

Mr. Shife said...

Yes that is a bike rode, jenny_o. A fundraiser for the preschool that both of the kiddos have attended.

Valerie said...

Happy birthday, whenever it is. Hope you have a great day, Matt ... you deserve it. What's that you say? Ear, ear? Oh well, it's a bit early in the day ..............