Okay then... Nobody knows what I was talking about when I put "Hello Polly!" into my yearbook write up back in 1993...
Except possibly for Gerbil, who correctly guessed that Polly was pining for the fjords.
"Hello Polly!" refers to a Monty Python sketch about a man who is trying to return a parrot to a pet shop. The parrot is dead but the pet shop owner insists it's not, it's simply pining for the fjords.
My best friend and I had a tape (this was before CDs) of the best of Monty Python that we used to listen to while driving around in the car... We were very cool. I was even more cool because I referred to it in my grad write-up... It's right there for prosperity.
Gerbil, for correctly guessing where "Hello Polly!" came from (although you didn't offer up your favourite Monty Python quote), if you'd like an eye-ball alien I'll be happy make one for you. I just need to know your colour preference & mailing address.
The rest of you, I really enjoyed your guesses. Thanks for playing along! And thanks for all of your birthday wishes!
And sorry for being so confusing with my "cryptic comments which no will ever understand..."