Today is dear Henry’s birthday. My oppa, my bae, my ride or die, my Papa H, my All Of the Things He Hates Being Called. I am going to try and be extra nice to him all day (which is easy since most of that day we’ll both be at work) and not boss him around (as much — I’m still going to want him to feed me tonight).
I think everyone knows how great Henry is, whether you know him IRL or just from watching me drag his name through mud on here over the years. But it’s still worth the reminder and really, who doesn’t deserve a nice shout-out on their birthday? (OK, there are definitely people who don’t, so no need to answer that. I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE ON ONE PERSON WHO MATCHES THE HUE OF THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS.)
(That’s ORANGE if you are colorblind.)
Let us pay tribute to the big guy by remembering some of the best frowns from the past year.
The “You Have Your Own Ice Cream, Step Away From Mine” frown.
The “Oh Boy, Riot Fest Again (but secretly loving it)” frown.
The “Resting Frown Face” frown.
The “Posing For a Picture Outside of Another Haunted House I Didn’t Go In” frown.
The “All We Do Is Eat Ice Cream” frown.
The “Nothing Impresses You Once You’ve Been in THE SERVICE” frown.
The ubiquitous “What Are You Up To” father of all frowns.
And here are some of Henry’s best moments over the years!
- the Big Angry Blow Me
- Revisiting His Glory Days in Bunker Hill
- An Interview with Henry About the County Fair
- When Henry Called the Police
- 50 Things Chooch & I Like About Henry
OK, that’s enough.
Henry, thank you for keeping Chooch and me safe and alive, and most importantly – spoiled rotten. I can’t imagine any one of my past boyfriends tolerating my obsessions and eye-roll inducing phases and my heart-wrenching imprinting on the entire country of South Korea. But you deal with it with panache and an absurd amount of patience. HOW.
Come on, guys — give it up for Papa H!