Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Tom!

I just wanted to talk to you all a bit about this great man. I have been so lucky to be a part of his life. He is the funniest person I know, and I am pretty sure there are plenty of other people who think that, but perhaps can't say it out loud-so they don't offend.
Tom is just one of those people who is a naturally good speaker. This has come in very handy for me since I am afraid of confrontation and speaking to strangers, or even talking to people I know well. He is the mediator. The one who makes me feel more comfortable. The one who calls up the lawn maintenance crew that just blow out my sprinklers, and broke one of them because they were obviously using to much pressure, and gets them to fix it. I hate going anywhere without him. He is the ice breaker. He puts me and everyone else at ease. This has made him a great business man. His employees love him, but not for the same reason Anthony's love him, because he doesn't let them get away with anything. People just love him, and gravitate to him. He has countless customers that call him just to talk. He has been given gifts. Can any of you think of any worker that came to your house that you were so impressed with that you felt the need to bestow a gift? Me neither.
He is the one who helps me pick out shows to watch. I know I have blogged about it before, but I am seriously lacking that skill. When I was growing up, I watched very little TV because it was always my dad's choice which meant either football or news or boring. I missed out on those critical TV decision making years, and just like developing language-you can't get learn those skills in adulthood.
This is the part where you all are getting really jealous, but there is more. He cooks for me. I know, I am the luckiest girl in the world, and to top it all off, he is a great cook. After years of him cooking for me, I hate eating out because I know I could have had a much tastier meal at home that is healthier and always hot. I am not talking spaghetti every night either. He goes all out with fresh herbs and garnish and fancy spices and flavor injecting. The list goes on and on. I must be honest. I found it offensive at first that he didn't want me to cook (except a few things such as, anything on the table at Thanksgiving), but I got over it really quick. It is like having a personal chef that knows what you like, and loves to please you.
As if all this isn't enough, he is handsome to top it all off. He has the sweetest big brown eyes you ever did see, and his legs. Don't get me started. I married him for his legs. I hope I can find a picture of them so you can all see. He also has great skin that tans instantly.
He is also very smart. He has a genius IQ, and there is no one that could beat him in a debate/fight. I have lost every fight we have every had, and I have always been right. I don't know how he does it. He can fix anything. It all just comes so naturally to him.
So Tom, I love you and thank you for all you do for us.


Landee said...

Aside from the cooking, I think Gty & Tom were separated at birth. And there is no way Gty could grow a handle-bar mooostache that sa-weet.

So, why do you think Tom got all the cooking skillz while the girls of the family got zero? Odd.

Jenny ESP said...

^Landee makes a good point. It's weird that Tom is this master chief and all I can cook are burritos.

Happy Birthday Tom! You are the best brother! You always know how to get my paranoia flowing. Every time I hang up with you, I'm super suspicious of everyone, and my eyes get all shifty. Thanks for being such a good friend to me!

(PS. I made this sweet/groovy b-day video for you but it keeps freezing up. I only have a few hours before I go out of town, so if I can't get it to upload before I go, it will be up late. sorry!)

Sam, Shel & Co said...


Hope you have a great day. Our love to you and your lovely family.

Markie23 said...

¡Feliz Cumpleaños Santo Tomas!

Erin Beck said...

All the things you said about are so true...minus the sexy legs of course! He is so witty and has clever comebacks, and he is the best white elephant giver imaginable! Happy birthday

Hot Pants said...

He tried to pull the whole "I'm the tv boss" when we were growing up. Luckily I was able to tattle a few times so I could have a chance to learn for myself what shows I liked. And if anyone is dying to know what his legs look like, just take a gander at mine. Of course, now that I know how Katie feels about them, I will be sure to keep them covered for fear of her "accidentally " hitting on me.
Happy birthday Tom. And thanks for being the best brother I ever had!

Emily said...

I think Tom got his cooking skills from his Dad. Even though uncle Gus only made pancakes (that I know of) he had more in him! Happy Birthday to one very cool guy!!

TimW8 said...

Happy Birthday Tom. You've always been there for me especially when I made cructial decisions like dumping my old high school girlfriend.