Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Happy Birthday!

Today, we find ourselves(I'm trying out the Royal We, in honor of some wedding that's happening this weekend) faced with the Birthday of two worthy women.

First, our runner up...Jessica Alba.  Now first of all, Jessica has the worlds most perfect 1st Name.  Next, she is a very attractive young lady.  Jessica burst on to the scene back in 1999(really...12 years ago!?!?!?!??!?!) as Max, on Dark Angel.  Even with James Cameron's involvement, she was really the only reason to watch that show.  I would have to hazard a guess that she is less well known for acting since Dark Angel than she is known for being a smoking hot example of the female half of the human species.  Jessica turned 30 today, which makes her 40 years younger than the lady who earns my Happy Birthday Wish for the day.

Much like Jessica Alba, I would take a bet that Ann-Margret is better known these days for BEING Ann-Margret than she is being an actress.  Being a Man of the World, when I think Ann-Margret, I think of 'Tommy', 'Bye, Bye Birdie', and 'Grumpy Old Men'.  I will admit to not watching most of what she made during her mid-late 1960's heyday.  I don't enjoy most movies from that time, and according to critics, the movies Ann-Margret made were not the best examples of art from that time period....but Ann-Margret was and always will be Ann-Margret, no matter the movie she was in.

I know many men who were quite jealous of Jack Lemon for getting to canoodle with An-Margret in both 'Grumpy Old Men' movies.  Even into her 60's, she still had that extra something.

Happy 70th Birthday, Ann-Margret. 

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