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Friday 21 September 2012, 10:09

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Good grief. Another birthday to consider. There was a story around a year or so back that most of think we are about 17 years younger than we actually are. In our heads we get older so much slower. Not sure I'm feeling 37 but it's not far off. There are occasions of course when I feel 100 but normally it's 42 or so. I am the proud recipient of a new shirt, jumper, sherbet lemons, back scratcher and The Shorter English Dictionary in 2 volumes. This last gift (mother-in-law a retired librarian, she knows these things) is without doubt the heaviest gift ever received. I think it's the last one they're producing as we all go online now but it is a monster of a gift, it's like holy writ- gold-edged pages and all! The sherbet lemons are the dead cert hit and indeed might be all gone by 5pm.

2 shows today with no long haul trains to worry about. Oliver Stone is our guest on the movie show from 2. His new film is Savages about some LA druggies getting mixed up with Mexican uber-baddies and is receiving, lets be honest , mixed reviews. But he is always a fine guest and he's on from 2.30.

Then to your weekly ARF with a new king/queen to be crowned once you've delivered your coup de grace below.

Have a startling and reassuring Friday, see you after 2&5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Think you have caught everyone out Simon as we were all expecting a late late Blog like the rest of the week!

    Anyway happy birthday to ya and remember age is just a meer number its what you feel inside that counts, oh and chuck us a sherbert lemon, not really bit tangy for me, pear drops are my thing!!

    How about an ARF such as:

    1. REFLEX - Duran Duran
    2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Stevie Wonder.

    Back laters

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 2.

    Happy Birthday Simon

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    Comment number 3.

    Once again...
    Happy Birthday Simon !!
    Would have suggested SEPTEMBER - EARTH WIND & FIRE, but you played it yesterday! So how about
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - ALTERED IMAGES
    Have a good one pepps
    ~gill~

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Happy Birthday Simon! I think I have been 35 since I was about, er -40...

    First things first -as Hoffs is unavailable this morning, I need to do this:

    50.At 14:32 20th Sep 2012, Jennie Wren wrote:
    Will one of you lovely bloggers do me a HUGE favour? I have to have another day-stay op tomorrow and won't be around to request an ARFO, so would you PLEASE
    c and p my offering? I would be very grateful.

    ARFO from Jennie Wren ...

    LETS TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER


    Thanks again you lovely lot!!

    JW

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    Comment number 5.

    Mandy,
    Im totally with you on the Pear Drops. My uncle used to run a post office up in the Lake District, and when we visited I always stared longingly at the sweet jars untill offered a quater of one. I ALWAYS chose Pear Drops - :-)
    ~gill~

 

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