Pete almost never remembered my birthday. But he was usually kind of close, give or take a week or two. Sometime around 2005 or so, he decided to get organized, and started putting my birthday into his Outlook calendar. Except since he didn’t actually know when it was – and he wasn’t about to ask – he instead put a reminder on his calendar for a date that he suspected was sufficiently earlier than my birthday, and labeled it ”Rich’s Punkday.” For the next several years I would get e-mails entitled, ”Happy Punkday!” about three weeks before my actual birthday.

Happy birthday, buddy.

Submitted by Rich

2 Responses

  1. That is just about the best thing ever!

    July 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  2. Rich

    The only thing better is his explanation of this new holiday he invented:

    Every year on March 7th, we celebrate Rich Dalrymple’s punkday. The punkday is a time for solemn reflection, when we ask ourselves “Why Rich got’sta be such a punk, anyways?”

    July 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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