October 21, 2008

The Legend of Cathy Cotter...


This is Cathy Cotter (and me...and my Uncle Jimmy lurking in the background there). Cathy, in case you hadn't guessed by now, is my Mom. And today is her birthday. So in addition to all of the other musings you read here on a daily basis, you may choose to read this virtual birthday card as well.

Like I've said before, I was an annoying kid. My parents friends used to call me "the poster child for birth control." True story. Which is probably why Cathy has so many white hairs that she now has to dye her hair on a regular basis. Yep, that was largely my doing. And sorry for blowing your cover, Mom.

But no matter how much of a bastard I was growing up, she always loved me more than I could have ever expected. Throughout the years she's encouraged me to pursue my dreams, no matter how idiotic. And trust me, there's be some severe idiocy. I'm a hair brained scheming machine. But she's always been proud to be my mother...for God knows what reason.

So today, on her XX birthday (age has been omitted to protect the geriatric), I'd like to say - thanks Mom, for always supporting me and pushing me to do everything I want to do in life, as best as I can do it. I would not be the profanity loving, yet relatively well adjusted adult I am today if not for you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

xoxoxoxoxo,

- Your Son, Christopher
[this is the only name my Mom knows how to call me]

8 comments:

tobiathan is a momma's boy too. moms rawk! said...

Happy 39th birthday, Momma Cotter!

Sheena Beaston said...

happy birthday mother cotter

i SUPPOSE you produced a half-decent human specimen

tecmo said...

Happy Birthday! Glad I got to meet you when we (not Chris) helped him move.

tecmo said...

[this is the only name my Mom knows how to call me]

When I was helping you move, I caught myself calling you Cotter to your parents. As in, "Cotter's out in the truck" or something like that. Then I was like, "shit, they know your last name."

domski43 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA COTTER!!

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

Happy Birthday, Mother Cotter!!!

marc said...

Happy B-day Mrs. Cotter

Cotter said...

If anyone catches this, my Mom has sent a message through me, because her old brain does not allow her to operate such things as the comments section of a blog. She would like to thank you all very much for your wishes. She'd also like you to know that she's "happy to be Cotter's Mom. And 39!!!" So there you have it, she was thrilled to have you all wish her a Happy Birthday. Thanks so much guys!