Wishing You An Adam Sandler Kind Of Day!

Wow, here it is again, September 11. As I explained last year, that horrible feeling you get from hearing “9/11” is for me tempered by the fact that it is my nephew Craig’s birthday. He is 23 today which makes me…umm…old. I tell you that because even though it’s his birthday, I need to somehow make it about me.

Craig is an extremely funny kid and can usually have me laughing hysterically within 2 minutes of seeing him. And if I had to describe Craig in just one word, it would be affable. He’s just an affable kind of guy.

It doesn’t take much to make Craig happy; but if you say one bad word about Adam Sandler, he will have to (threaten to) kick your ass. So happy happy birthday Craig and this is for you:

Adam Sandler is the most talented actor to ever grace screen or stage. Not just his comedic timing, but his uncanny ability to play one hapless character after another, each with a slightly nuanced performance. And he is never recognized enough for his fine dramatic acting.

To The Academy: It’s time isn’t it? To award Adam Sandler a little gold statuette? The finest actor of our time, and a true Renaissance Man, as evidenced by these quotes:

“I think the reason I don’t read is because, when I’m reading, I feel like I’m missing out on something else. You know, what are my friends doing? Where’s my girlfriend?”

“I often slip into costume as the lead character in whatever bedtime story I am reading. This is a little weird because my daughters love Disney princesses. But you would be surprised at how good I look in a ball gown.”

“I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing ‘Maria’ from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.”

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10 Responses to Wishing You An Adam Sandler Kind Of Day!

  1. kate says:

    So good to read an upbeat post today! Happy Birthday to your nephew and no we don’t get older. Eventually Craig will be older than you!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      There is no one better than Craig to represent the good in human nature on a day like today. And yes, if he keeps getting older every year, he’s going to sneak by me in no time. He’s gaining on me already.

  2. Pam Waits says:

    I understand the implications for you of your nephew aging. I have the same problem with my nephew. The problem appears to be universal – I’ll never forget the day my sister and I became older than our mom.

  3. Lisa says:

    What a tribute! I hear rumblings in chicago however.

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      I am prepared to listen to Sean’s side of this important debate, but on September 11, it will have to be Sandler until Craig tells me otherwise.

  4. mimijk says:

    Happy Birthday Craig’s Aunt!! Oh, and to Craig too. Far be it for me to diss Adam Sandler, he’s probably some generations Lawrence Olivier…or something. 😉

  5. Heather Renyck says:

    Very nice, Jill. While I rarely watch Adam Sandler movies, Craig, I did enjoy The Wedding Singer.

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