October 28, 2008

DMG's Father Would Be 92 Today

Happy Birthday to my father, Madison "Bud" Green! Born in 1916, Dad would have been 92 today, if he hadn't passed away at age 71 on November 20, 1987, when he suffered a heart attack after reeling in a catfish at a nearby lake....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:16 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam

December 22, 2007

First Pics From DMG's Bday Tour!

The photos from Night One of my magical birthday tour are viewable in a gallery at: Listen Local Holiday Bash Here's one of my best friend Marsi and I that was shot by the multi-talented Marie Haddad. Parts 2 and 3 of the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:47 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Photos, Music

December 17, 2007

Celebrate DMG's Birthday, Part 2

As I wrote in my previous post, my birthday is December 24th. I will be celebrating it on Friday, December 21st, as I've already mentioned, and again on Saturday, December 22nd, at two events on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. Both of the Saturday...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

December 6, 2007

Help DMG Celebrate His Birthday!

My birthday is December 24th. If you would like to join me for a celebratory beverage that weekend, I will be at the ListenLocalSD.com Holiday Bash on Friday, December 21st, at the Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club! The party starts at 7 p.m....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

August 7, 2007

Happy Birthday To Happy Ron!

Happy Birthday to one of the swingingest guys I know, Happy Ron Hill -- aka The Happy Man! I shot this photo of Ron at the Listen Local Company Picnic. Here is a bulletin he posted to his friends on MySpace: HAPPY RONíS...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:01 AM in Birthdays, Music

August 7, 2006

Happy 40th Birthday To P!

Happy 40th Birthday to P, a very special friend who I lost a long time ago. If you somehow read this, I hope you are well and happy, and that life has been good to you over the many years since we last spoke....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:22 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

April 24, 2006

Happy Birthday To Jane Lui!!!

Happy Birthday to one of San Diego's most talented singer/songwriters and a warm and wonderful human being, my friend Jane Lui!!! I shot this picture last night at The Casbah of Erin McCarley, Lindsey Yung, Molly Jenson and Jane after a show there by...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:32 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 18, 2005

Help Celebrate DMG's Birthday!!!

As many of my friends know, my birthday falls on Christmas Eve. For the last five years I have held birthday parties for myself, and while I always had fun at them, they were a challenge to organize during an already crowded party season,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:43 PM in Birthdays, Holidays

October 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Tammie & Guy!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to two people I met back in the '70s during my years taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre -- Tammie (Jackson) O'Dell and Guy Sawyer! I haven't seen either of them in person since...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:37 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

October 4, 2005

Happy Birthday To Lindsey Yung!

I want to wish a Happy Birthday to the multi-talented Lindsey Yung, a friend I haven't met yet! On Thursday night, October 6, however, I will meet Lindsey when she appears at 'Canes in Mission Beach on a bill with Saba and Trevor Davis....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:08 PM in Birthdays, Music

February 21, 2005

Happy Birthday To A!

Happy Birthday to A! For a number of reasons I don't feel I should say anything else about A, but if A sees this, I think she will know it's meant for her. ;>...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:49 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

February 8, 2005

Happy Birthday Laura Dion!

Happy Birthday to Laura (Howe) Dion, who was one of my journalism students for two school years from 1982-84! This picture of us together was taken in August of 1984, two months after she graduated from Our Lady of Peace. Laura and I stayed...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:02 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

February 4, 2005

Happy Birthday Simon Mayeski!

Happy Birthday to Simon Mayeski, a friend of mine back at St. Augustine High School who was two years behind me there. A fellow sports enthusiast with writing talent, Simon followed in my footsteps as a manager and statistician for some of the school's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:48 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

February 1, 2005

Happy Birthday Shelly Peterson!

Happy Birthday to Shelly (Bernardini) Peterson, one of my best and very dearest friends! This picture of Shelly and I was taken in 2003. I've known Shelly since my first year as a journalism teacher at the Academy of Our Lady Peace, 1980-81, which...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:00 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

January 28, 2005

Happy Birthday Dana Williams!

Happy Birthday to Dana Williams, one of my Internet idols! Dana and I met at a meeting of the San Diego Macintosh User Group back in September of 1999. This picture of us was taken that same year on the day after Christmas, at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:50 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

January 24, 2005

Desi 'n' Friends 3rd Anniversary Party

Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma, one of my favorite bars, will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with a party from 3 p.m. until closing on this Saturday, January 29. The afternoon and evening should be filled with plenty of music, laughs, tasty food and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:29 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, San Diego

January 22, 2005

Happy Birthday Tom Warren!

Happy Birthday to Tom Warren, one of the partners in Schroeder's Club and Cabaret and the husband of one of my very dearest friends, Bettina "Pixie" Warren! I believe I first saw Tom in 1980 when he and the then-Pixie O'Donnell were in "Brigadoon"...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:25 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

January 21, 2005

Happy Birthday Deborah Doane Attwood!

Happy Birthday to Deborah Doane Attwood, one of my all-time favorite friends! I shot this picture of her in 1994. I met Debbie in 1978 when she was a member of the chorus for Tom Rusch's annual Covenant Ark Theatre summer musical, which was...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:33 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

January 17, 2005

Happy Birthday Carlyn Ames!

Happy Birthday to Carlyn Ames, founder of the Golden [not over the] Hill Players! Carlyn produces and directs the group's shows, and often co-writes them and plays a leading role as well. She is a talented singer, dancer and actress! I met Carlyn in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

January 4, 2005

Happy Birthday Melissa Ramos!

Happy Birthday to Melissa Ramos, who was one of my journalism students in 1981-82! During her year on The Oracle staff, she was the paper's managing editor. After Melissa graduated, she kept in touch and we became friends. In 1984 I lost someone I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:11 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 29, 2004

Happy 8th Birthday To ShyCloud.com!

ShyCloud.com is eight years old today! I launched it onto the World Wide Web back on December 29, 1996. During the first seven years of its life, this was a rather dull-looking web page that didn't change very much. You can see what I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:00 AM in Birthdays, Blogging

December 26, 2004

Happy Birthday Marci Shipp, From Davy!

Happy Birthday to Marci Shipp, where ever you are! This picture of Marci is from an 8mm movie I shot in 1970 when she and I went to Disneyland with a bunch of our friends. A week ago today I wrote about Julie Ginze...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:32 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 25, 2004

Thanks For A Wonderful Birthday Week!

Thanks to everyone who helped make my birthday week so wonderful this year! I had already written about my party Tuesday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge and my evening Thursday with Annie Lorkowski, then yesterday I talked about beginning my actual birthday with a very...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:10 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 24, 2004

Happy Birthday To Laura Quinn & Me!

Hey! Today is my birthday and I just started it off with a very enjoyable phone call to Laura Quinn in New Jersey, who signed our Guestbook recently with a message saying she also was born on Christmas Eve! We've been e-mailing since then,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 22, 2004

I Survived An Excellent Birthday Party!

Good afternoon! It's 2 p.m. and I have recovered from my excellent birthday party and I'm ready to get to work! First of all, I'm going to write about my party, since I've already received several e-mails and a couple of phone calls asking...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:04 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 21, 2004

Thanks In Advance If You're There Tonight!

I want to thank in advance everyone who makes it to my birthday party tonight! About 20 people have said they are going to try to make it, but I won't be surprised if not that many of you show. After four years of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:47 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 19, 2004

Happy Birthday Di'Zsa Wilde & Julie Ginze!

Happy Birthday to Di'Zsa Wilde, one of my current friends, and Happy Birthday to Julie Ginze, a long-lost friend! You can tell by the amount of hair I have (or don't have) in the two photos here that they were taken quite a few...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:27 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 18, 2004

DMG's Birthday Party Is December 21!

My birthday is Christmas Eve, and I've decided to celebrate it this year with a party on Tuesday, December 21, from 5 p.m. until about 9 or 10 p.m. at my favorite music club, Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island! All of our ShyCloud.com...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:12 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Rich Campbell!

Happy Birthday to Rich Campbell, one of my former Journalism students from St. Augustine High School! Rich was on The Oracle staff for two school years, from 1982-84. After graduating from Saints, he landed a baseball scholarship to the University of Dubuque (Iowa), where...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 9, 2004

Happy Birthday To My Sister Diane!

Happy Birthday to my one and only younger sister Diane! The top picture was taken at Christmas time in 1954. Diane was a year old and I turned 6 that Christmas Eve. Soon after the photo was taken, the two of us and our...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:42 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family

December 5, 2004

Happy Birthday Lee Dronick!

Happy Birthday to Lee Dronick, a multi-talented guy who I first crossed paths with in the early '90s at Apple II User Group meetings! When our beloved Apple II computers slowly became extinct, Lee and I both chose to remain loyal to Apple and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:45 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

December 4, 2004

Happy Birthday Lori Peckham!

Happy Birthday Lori Peckham! I haven't heard from Lori since the late '70s, but I had a huge crush on her at San Diego State back in 1971-72. Lori and I both were in Francisca Rascon's Spanish 2 class in the spring of '71....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

Happy Birthday Jim Harmon!

Happy Birthday to my old St. Augustine High School and San Diego State buddy, Jim Harmon! This picture of Jim and his wife Linda was taken at our Saints Class of '67 35th reunion by my friend Marisa Cullen. Jim and I probably met...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:33 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 1, 2004

Happy Birthday Cousin Paula Bard!

Happy Birthday to my cousin Paula (Rummelhart) Bard, a retired English teacher in McAllen, Texas! I took this picture of Paula when I visited her way back in February of 1973, while I was on the second half of a 15-day cross-country road trip...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:53 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family

November 19, 2004

Happy Birthday Lori Lichorobiec!

Happy Birthday to Lori Lichorobiec, who I met on Catalina Island in 1998! I shot this photo of Lori across our table while we waited for dinner one night. Both of us were there on a trip organized by our mutual friend Nadine Butler...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:47 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

November 18, 2004

Happy Birthday Daniel Valko!

Happy Birthday to Daniel Valko! I met Dan in 1974 when he was in the chorus of "The Music Man," the late Tom Rusch's first big Covenant Ark Theatre musical in San Diego. I did photography for CAT from 1974-80, and Dan stayed with...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:40 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

November 15, 2004

"Dolphin Rex" Would Have Been 40 Today

Daniel Lawrence "Rex" Kahler would have turned 40 today and probably would have had a great party to celebrate the occasion, if he wasn't off hiking up some distant mountain instead! Sadly, Rex won't be having that 40th birthday party, because we lost him...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:06 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

November 10, 2004

Happy Birthday Judi Putnam!

Happy Birthday to Judi Putnam! I shot this photo back on April 29, 1981, of Judi talking to members of Our Lady of Peace's Class of '81 about the school's Alumnae Association. A Class of '66 OLP graduate herself, Judi was an officer of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:18 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

November 4, 2004

Happy Birthday Randi Linn Rowe!

Happy Birthday to my friend Randi Linn Rowe! I shot this photo of Randi at a Padres-Rockies game we went to at Petco Park on September 4th, the night the Pads retired former star Tony Gwynn's number 19. It was Randi's first visit to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:10 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

October 28, 2004

My Father Would Have Been 88 Today!

Happy Birthday to my father, Madison "Bud" Green! Born in 1916, Dad would have been 88 today, if he hadn't passed away at age 71 on November 20, 1987, when he suffered a heart attack after reeling in a catfish at a nearby lake....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:04 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam

October 25, 2004

Happy Birthday Tammie and Guy!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to two people I met during my years taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre -- Tammie (Jackson) O'Dell and Guy Sawyer! I met Tammie in 1976 during CAT's summer production of "Camelot," but I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:55 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

October 13, 2004

ShyCloud.com's Blog Is Six Months Old!

ShyCloud.com's Weblog is six months old today! We consider its birthday to be April 13, 2004 -- the day we got a Movable Type Personal Publishing System up and running on our server. I've been having lots of fun creating this Blog, and I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:28 PM in Birthdays, Blogging, San Diego

September 30, 2004

Happy Birthday Leigh Scarritt!

Happy Birthday to Leigh Scarritt, one of San Diego's most popular and versatile entertainers! She's an actress, singer, musician, dancer, songwriter, playwright, director, choreographer and producer, who has worked at many of the best performance venues in this area! Tomorrow, Friday, October 1, Show...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:32 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

September 1, 2004

Happy Birthday Michael Rosenthal!

Happy Birthday to my old pal Michael Rosenthal! I shot this picture last year of Mike with his karaoke posse during his 40th birthday party at the Navajo Second Wind Bar. I met Mike way back in 1987. One day I was unloading my...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:53 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

August 31, 2004

Happy Birthday Deborah Gibson!

Happy Birthday to internationally famous singer-actress-songwriter Deborah Gibson! Back in 1990, I was still pretty new to modeming when I joined America Online, where someone convinced me that they were the then-teenaged singing star Debbie Gibson. Because I thought I had met the real...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:00 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

August 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Chris, Paul And Monica!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to three people -- a good friend and former student, an old schoolmate and friend, and an excellent dancer/choreographer who I've run into from time to time since the '70s! In order, they are Chris Putnam,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:36 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

July 8, 2004

Happy 19th Birthday To My Niece Lacey!!!

Happy 19th Birthday to my niece Lacey Vallas! It was fun to see you at the Padres game recently, and a pleasure to meet your beau! To the left is one of Lacey's senior photos, taken before her graduation from high school in 2003....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:48 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family

Happy 40th Birthday To Professor Greer!

Happy 40th Birthday to Paul Greer, one of my former journalism students! A sportswriter for The Oracle in both 1981-82 and 1982-83, Paul is one of the finest distance runners ever to come out of St. Augustine High School, San Diego State University, and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:49 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

June 11, 2004

Happy Birthday Jennifer Lively!

Happy Birthday to my Texan good buddy Jennifer Lively! This picture of us was taken at my birthday party in December of 2001. Jennifer and I met at the San Diego Parrot Head Club's 2nd Anniversary Party in March of 1997 and we instantly...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

June 9, 2004

Jim Leeper Would Have Been 52 Today

My old friend Jim Leeper would have been 52 today. Sadly, we lost Jim in 1998 when he left his family and friends much too soon. I took this picture in 1977 of Jim and Patti Johnson, who eventually became Patti Leeper, his great...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:14 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

May 6, 2004

Happy Birthday Mattie Mills!

Happy Birthday to one of the finest entertainers in San Diego, singer Mattie Mills! A long-time member of The Heroes, a local high-energy dance band, Mattie has traveled all over the world with the group, performing for Super Bowls, USO shows, and all sorts...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

April 29, 2004

Happy Birthday Vickie Jenkins!

Happy Birthday to one of my all-time favorite women, Vickie Jenkins! I originally met Vickie back in the '70s, when she appeared in two plays for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre. I shot this photo when she was playing one of Tevye's daughters in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:03 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

April 19, 2004

Rebecca, Uncle Mark and Grandma Rummelhart

Happy 11th Birthday to my niece and goddaughter Rebecca, who lives in nearby Lakeside with her mom, dad, and older sister. In sadder family news, the memorial service for my mother's brother, J. Mark Rummelhart, who passed away on April 5, also was scheduled...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:04 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam

Happy Birthday Jerry Gontang!

Happy Birthday to my high school classmate and long-time friend Jerry Gontang! Here's a message from Jerry about his birthday and the five shows he's playing this week, along with a picture I shot of him singing a few notes at my birthday party...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:09 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

April 6, 2004

Two Rummelharts

My Mom, Helen Lenora (Rummelhart) Green, turned 85 on Friday, April 2. Her new right knee will turn 6 months old on April 16, and passed its 5-month checkup last Wednesday. J. Mark Rummelhart, Mom's brother, passed away in his sleep shortly after midnight...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:45 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam