Thursday, June 07, 2007

today i'm 27

10 comments:

Aaron said...

fatty...
happy birthday, man.
the world has been a better place for the past 27 years because of you. sorry i missed you on your actual day, as we were up to our nose in shuffling furniture, boxes, and who knows what else.
hope your day was a good one.
much love.

Swift said...

Phil,
I'm glad I got to talk to you on your birthday. I'm sorry that it was such a glum conversation on a day that should be happy.

elnellis said...

jeremy, thankyou for staying in the conversation. what is most beautiful about our friendship is our persual of one another in the midst of our difference. our relationship continues to trump our theological differences... i desire to continue to dialog well with you. blessings, brother.

Lian said...

What, I'm older than you?! Dude, if I'd known I had you by several months I would have pulled the experience card a few more times. Damn.
Happy birthday.


Chad

Nathan Smith said...

M'dwellay mi collita! I repent for saying that! Blessings to you from Japan on your b.d. brother. I keep forgetting the context that you and I lie in. It feels, many times that we are the same age but I'll be 29 in Feb. so I guess that makes me 1 1/2 years older. Wow. i look forward to seeing you both again. Aaron is right - you are a blessing to the world and to your family and to those around you. You are a creator not a destroyer, you are passionate not indifferent, you are a father not a leaver, you are a husband not a user, you are a son not a reprobate, you are a voice not a snicker, you are a lover not a reviler, you are a forgiver not a hater, you are a God bearer not a empty cistern, you are a sexy white Mexican not a machismo pendejo, you are a Jesus follower not a follower, you are a leader not a pion, you influence though you don't have affluence, you challenge rightly and don't speak idly, you are a friend not a familiar face, you are courageous and you won't give up on the Church, you are Philip Nellis and I could keep writing as my spirit encourages me but just know I love you and need you - you're never too far for my hand to help - to the end.

Happy Birthday!

elnellis said...

thanks guys! you have all been a deep part of roughly the last 10 years of my life (damn! i never added things up but we started school together 9 years ago!)
it's been a good ride!

chrinisticles said...

hey phinisticles--sorry I am so late in saying, 'happy birthday.' anyway, i love you man and am glad to call you 'friend.' holy s#*&!!! we're getting old...nine years since we were dorky little freshmen at the schmood?! ah man, i still remember how you rocked the hawaiian shirts and pork-chop side burns!

k-bye

Swift said...

The side burns weren't the only pork you were rockin' at the time as I remember.
Tables are turned.

chrinisticles said...

oh, snap...no you didn't!!!

elnellis said...

ouch!