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Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

* Oh, it was a late night at Boones, campers. I’m running real slow and having difficulty finishing the Fax.

Thanks to everyone who came out for my 50th birthday party. We raised a whole lot of money for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. We also auctioned off five bottles of barbeque sauce, raising an amazing $4,250 for the Harrisburg tornado disaster relief fund.

The 50/50 raffle ticket winning number is 827066. The total amount is over $700, but I’m sure whoever won will donate their half back to LSSI, right?

* AARP IL had a little fun at my expense by presenting me with a huge new membership card. Sorry for the pic quality…

Caption?

*** UPDATE 1 *** You know, if I was more cynical and if it wasn’t my party, I might think the 50/50 drawing was rigged. AARP IL has the winning raffle ticket…

…Adding… And, of course, the other half will be donated back. Thanks!

*** UPDATE 2 *** We raised just shy of $6,000 for LSSI last night and just over $4,000 for the tornado victims. Ten grand for charity ain’t a bad night. Saturday will be a whole lot bigger, though.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

45 Comments
  1. - How Ironic - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 8:56 am:

    The camera man, like Rich forgot his glasses. Luckily the AARP has supplied the ‘forgetful’ size card, so Rich will always get his discount.

    Even if he can’t read the menu.


  2. - SIUPROF - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 8:57 am:

    I knew my wallet was getting fat, but Jeesh.


  3. - Dark Side of the Moon - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 8:59 am:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Rich.


  4. - Pink Tomato - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:01 am:

    “My brain is as fuzzy as this picture” Rich Miller


  5. - Jak Tichenor - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:07 am:

    I think the term we’re searching for is”Beer Goggles.”


  6. - anonymice - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:10 am:

    “I don’t care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.” (apologies to Groucho)


  7. - Shore - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:11 am:

    Are you sure the camera didn’t also have a “late night”.


  8. - Bluefish - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:15 am:

    AARP - Alcoholics Anonymous Retirement Party?


  9. - OneMan - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:18 am:

    Along with his AARP card, Rich picked up the eyesight of someone his age…


  10. - Old Milwaukee - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:22 am:

    Thanks for the headache, Rich. The fuzzy picture is not helping. Great party.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:23 am:

    “Bi-Focals Required”


  12. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:27 am:

    This AARP card is actual size. I’m just one of the little people now..


  13. - PublicServant - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:27 am:

    In this photo, the saving light from heaven above shines down upon Rich Miller and his twin in a sign of divine approval.


  14. - Mookie B - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:28 am:

    Welcome to the good life.


  15. - Dirty Red - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:30 am:

    Reader comments closed for early bird special


  16. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:33 am:

    “Once Rich was carded because he was young. Now he gets carded because he’s old.”

    “Congratulations, Rich. With this new AARP card, you now can get $2 off each and every time you stay at the Super 8!”

    Anonymice: Groucho’s brother seconds the motion. (You know, AARP-o Marx!)


  17. - You Can't Stop What's Coming - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:37 am:

    Happy Birthday Rich!

    You’re now an official “Geezer’ like the rest of us!


  18. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:41 am:

    “It was in focus when I looked and took it … but I forgot my glasses, so …”


  19. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:42 am:

    Rich Miller receiving the coveted “Wow, You’re Still Alive!” Award from the AARP. Not pictured, Willard Scott.


  20. - MrJM - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:42 am:

    The picture’s fine, Rich — Get your cataracts treated!

    – MrJM


  21. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:51 am:

    Four dudes ruin a picture of a pretty blonde.


  22. - Miss Marie - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:56 am:

    And this was the last thing that Rich Miller remembers from last night . . .


  23. - Jim - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 9:56 am:

    Congrats on No. 50. Nice of you to use that event for a fund-raiser.


  24. - Wensicia - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:03 am:

    “We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, an AARP card….and we SHOULD be wearing sunglasses.”

    Happy Birthday, Rich!


  25. - mokenavince - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:04 am:

    Happy birthday,save your breath call the fire department and blow out 50 candles.May God bless
    you and your family. Vince


  26. - Hopalong Cassadeech - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:09 am:

    Rich Miller’s 50th birthday party required more vaseline on the camera lens than the last 10 Barbara Walters specials combined. And still…..not so good.


  27. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:23 am:

    Rich Miller is also honored by this picture, the photographer has work well-known to us all.

    Former subjects for this photographer included the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, and Area 51 Aliens …


  28. - Former Titan - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:26 am:

    Rich all misty-eyed and jaded, and apparently ready for a bullfight as well. Happy 50th.


  29. - amalia - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:27 am:

    the fog of aging.


  30. - ah HA - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:31 am:

    Happy Birthday Old Ma….er Rich!

    “I don’t need glasses to read my new AARP card”


  31. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:33 am:

    Also, many thanks to Oswego Willy for having two boxes of cannoli delivered to the party yesterday. Very appropriate. They were tasty and went fast.


  32. - Downstate weed chewing hick - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:42 am:

    We look at these pictures together, OK? One time. And then we delete the evidence.


  33. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:44 am:

    Partygoers Blame Reflection from Miller’s Receding Hairline for Temporary Sightloss, Not Beergoggles


  34. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:45 am:

    My pleasure Rich.

    It sounds like I missed a great party. My loss for sure!

    I will deliver the next box in person.


  35. - Irish - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 10:56 am:

    Rich’s view this morning of a crystal clear picture.


  36. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 11:11 am:

    Rich Miller displays a picture of his Tramp Stamp.


  37. - AARP IL - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 11:39 am:

    It helps when you buy a bunch of raffle tickets. Of course, we are donating our half back to LSSI.

    Happy birthday Rich - thanks for having a great party.


  38. - Downstate - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 11:39 am:

    Rich,
    Is that a clown hanky that you are holding?
    Happy Birthday!


  39. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 11:43 am:

    ===Is that a clown hanky that you are holding?===

    No. It’s a shirt.


  40. - Shorty - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 12:55 pm:

    “rich asks the AARP representative if he’s now obligated to give a discount subscription to seniors or be banned for life?”


  41. - Irish - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 2:07 pm:

    In an attempt to offset allegations by the IR. Rich has his picture taken with a new Super Pac the “Affiliated Associations of Republican People” while wearing, …er, holding, a red shirt.

    The IR responded claiming the group pictured represented retired people.

    “You can’t really tell that,” Rich stated, “the picture is blurry.”


  42. - Irish - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 2:34 pm:

    The Tin Foil Hat people are calling the photo a fake. They allege that the photo was not taken at Boone’s but on a closed movie set. They point to the fact that the picture is blurry and that if it was at Boone’s with those who were claimed to be attending that the hot air would be causing the large card to wave, and it isn’t.


  43. - Irish - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 2:37 pm:

    Top photo - Rich’s view at 8:00 am this morning.

    Bottom photo - Rich’s view at 3:00 this afternoon after his nap.


  44. - Boone Logan Square - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 4:00 pm:

    Don’t go into the light, Rich!


  45. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 29, 12 @ 7:50 pm:

    Happy Birthday, Rich! And 10K for charity. What a kind thing to do.


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