Saturday, July 08, 2006
Happy Birthday to Me!
All together now: Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthd... Hey, it's my blog, my birthday, I can lead the Birthday Sing-a-long if I like.
Ooh, I love birthdays. Love them. Not in the - "What did you get me for my birthday?" sense, ach terrible. Although, if you need an idea, well this caught my eye:
I just love the whole celebration of your very own day. Whatever I do on this day, I do so with an extra spring in my step. Call me an opportunist, but you'd be a fool not to parlay it into some comp items along the way - say letting the cat out of the bag before you pay for that latte at your favorite caffeine drinking establishment. Hey, it worked last year. Go ahead, be shy if you like and see where that gets you (reaching into above purse and five bucks the poorer).
Of course, this unabashed celebration of things birthday may have some small weak root attached to my childhood. I know, doesn't everything? In this case, four of my siblings and I shared the birth month of July - one four days ahead on, yeah that's right - the 4th! Now I just had a flashback to one of said siblings (my Irish twin) and I having a little party in our kitchen thrown by my mom and our little core group of neighborhood girls over. Our cake? A tier cake comprised of mini-donuts stacked up! That was inventive last minutes thinking, Ma. No matter, point is - we celebrated!
So, since it is my birthday, I'll not blather on - I need to rest up before I head out on my Birthday Mission! The art is to act casual, but always, always drop that little birthday nugget right in. A few friends that will join in on the celebration:
Hold onto that cake there fella, I need to look the part when I go out celebrating!
Now, the only rule I have is simple: if you stop by here today (and you family members know who you are), you must leave a birthday wish. Simply said, simple rules. If you can't abide by them, just scoot on now. But just see how that works out for you at our next family gathering. I'm sorry, did that sound menacing? Ah, you know me, you'll never see it coming.
Pass the cake around and join in...Happy Birthday to....