Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Birthday, NtG

The acronymn NtG stands for the moniker "Nick the Geek". He chose this name for himself, so I am not being rude to call him that. NtG likes his anonymity. He is a Youth Pastor, techie, comedian, prankster, and fun person. But mostly, he is a Christian, in the very best sense of the word. He wouldn't be so dang good at forgiveness if he wasn't.
My first cyber exchange with NtG was a misunderstanding. Long story short, I gave him a hard time for something he didn't do, and refused to believe that he didn't do it. (How can this happen in cyber space with someone you never met in person. It's possible...especially when you share a blog with twenty other people :-) I only believed he didn't do it when I checked out his blog for the first time months later, only to find that he was every bit as adamant as me on the subject. He was telling the truth: he was challenging the pic, not posting it...(Sorry if this is overly vague, but if you were around for the early days of fottsp, you couldn't have missed my tantrum, and if you weren't, please let I was WRONG and he was right suffice...)
I apologized, and NtG readily forgave me. We became facebook friends, and followed each other on twitter immediately afterward. Since then, we have kidded each other a lot, but I have come to have the utmost respect for him.

It was Nick's recommendation a few months ago that I watch the movie, "The Princess Bride". I believe he said it was one of his favorite movies. Watch it I did, and I loved it. My fave character was that Enigo Montoya guy. Before checking out the video, I ought to warn you that Enigo calls someone an SOB, but doesn't use the initials. If you can bear that, this is one of my favorite scenes in the movie.

Oh, and Bun Bun Rabbit wanted to send his best as well...

(Be glad I couldn't find a singing monkey patooty)
Click here to wish my friend Nick a Happy Birthday on his blog!!


Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful birthday!

Peter P said...

Thanks for letting us know, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nick!

Nick the Geek said...

hmmm, Of all the things I could have got for my birthday this is my favorite in the blogosphere.

"please let I was WRONG and he was right suffice"

I could read that over and over and over.


katdish said...

If you gain nothing else from your internet experience, watching The Princess Bride is well worth the it!

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Billy Coffey said...

Happy Birthday, Nick!

And The Princess Bride? Awesome.

sherri said...

Happy Birthday- to one awesome Geek!
I raise my stiletto to ya'!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday, Nick! Want Helen and I to do the "Single Ladies" dance for you to help you celebrate?

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I hadn't watched Princess Bride either, until NtG coerced me. He's pushy like that. He said I had to see it because it was awesome. Maybe he was right, maybe he wasn't. Happy (day after) Birthday, NtG! (which incidently is the abbreviation we use at work for nitroglycerin so it's entirely appropriate for a guy with a home-made T-shirt cannon).