Happy birthday Edward Blumingfield, wherever you are!

Every January 15th, wherever I am I raise my glass in a toast Edward Blumingfield, for his birthday. Why? Who the hell is Edward Blumingfield? I’m glad you asked.

In second grade at Kolter Elementary School in Houston, I tossed caution to the winds and decided to throw my hat into the ring and pursue a life of public service. That’s right: I ran for class weatherman.

I lost. By one vote. To Edward Blumingfield.

You see, Edward went negative. He claimed that he would make a much better class weatherman because, as he put it, he was older than me.

Edward was born on January 15, in the evening. I was born 4 hours later, in the early morning hours of January 16th. Same hospital, same floor.

Edward taught me, way back in 2nd grade, an important lesson about negative campaigning. I am eternally grateful. So every year on his birthday, I toast his memory.

And by the way, the forecast in Austin today is for partly cloudy skies. High near 50, low of 26. And I bet wherever Edward Blumingfield is, he didn’t freakin’ know that, the little asshole.

…but I’m not bitter.



7 Responses to Happy birthday Edward Blumingfield, wherever you are!

  1. Mean Rachel January 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    I bet he at least took the class blogger out for a steak dinner too.

  2. whiskeydent January 15, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    So Fub, your age then would have been 6 years, 364 days?

  3. Anonymous January 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm #

    happy, happy 48th birthday, tc.

  4. Anonymous January 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    facebook him.

  5. beansontoast January 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    I know Edward Blumingfield, he is a friend of mine. You sir, are no Edward Blumingfield – weather you like it or not!

  6. FUBAR January 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    Beansontoast: you have a good point on that front, although it’s a mighty cold front.

  7. Eddie B January 16, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    Hey, I’m Ed Blumingfield and I’m gonna rain all over your shit! even if it is your freakin’ birthday.

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