Tuesday, July 08, 2008

DA DA DA DA...DA DA



Or - Happy Birthday to Me!

This is the last decade birthday where my first number times two equals my second number. After this one, it's literally all downhill from here. So what's an aging blogger to do on a 90 degree July birthday? That's right! Head to a water park! It's set in a mountain so that's nice. Oddly enough and you may just understand this - it is both the last place and the only place where I would choose to spend my day.

When daydreaming about an idyllic birthday, I conjure up meandering through the Vermont countryside, browsing antique shops and having a leisurely lunch. Screeching halt to dream sequence! My kids have forced me into realizing the only way to spend it is at a water park splashing down the "Colorado rapids" ride, (terrorized as now I know what it holds in store for me, yet feel compelled to take the plunge just the same).

I have been a tad preoccupied of late with my own racing thoughts which are never good company. Work is rocky right now, the kids adjusting to a summer non-schedule is less than calm, and we're all settling into our new time zones. I'm sure we'll get over this collective household "jet lag" eventually.

In the meantime, I've promised the Universe that I won't take it personally. Deliver a decent sunny day for my birthday and we're on the road to reconciliation. After all, it's delivered my new issue of Domino magazine today.

A couple of city kids in the county this past July 4th weekend:



I don't know if I've ever told my BIL Tony that he reminds me of Mick Fleetwood.

So that's life round these parts. Will the excitement never end?!

Stop by for our usual Chinese Food celebratory dinner tonight if you're in the neighborhood!

XOX

27 comments:

tsduff said...

Happy Birthday Gina! (who's counting?) I've never been to Vermont - but it sounds like the best birthday idea I've heard in a long time. *sigh* Maybe next year when the real pressure hits :) The water park theme is a bit more uh - shall we say, energetic, but I think you can manage it.

The children are beautiful - including the vivid redhead. Hmmm... I see a bit of Mick Fleetwood too. Can he play drums?

Have chopsticks, will travel :) Have a wonderful Birthday ECS!

Ariel the Thief said...

Happy Birthday, Gina!

You made me laugh, your idyllic birthday sounds a one person adventure, silent and calm, the idyllic birthday your children decided for you is noisy, crowded and wet. :-)

All the excitement keeps you young. ;-)

Tom & Icy said...

Happy birthday. Sounds so nice. We gave up having those things! We found that birthdays just make you older! That was from Wise Icy.

SOe said...

I came over from Terry´s blog to wish you the best! Happy Birthday!

Jeff said...

Cool... you're 24?! ;-)

Happy Birthday lil' g! It's ok to still call you that, right?

Doug said...

Definitely Mick Fleetwood and you sure were lucky Julian didn't get the red hair.

Happy birthday, G. I wish you 78 degrees, sunshine and a barometric pressure of 31 " Hg.

Ariel the Thief said...

Your logo brings Beethoven to my mind. Pa-pa-pa-pammm! Pa-pa-pa-PAMMM!

TLP said...

Happy Birthday! Have a ball. Or a drink. Whatever.

Logophile said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!
Have fun, and relax a bit and enjoy!
I love TLPs Have a ball, or highball! Whichever works

Nessa said...

Happy Birthday, G. Hope it is wet n' wild.

neva said...

i CANNOT believe i let this whole day go by without so much as a howdy doody and/or hi-dee ho!

HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY birthday, dearest of dear NBFFs!!

seriously, it's been a "day", but that's hardly an excuse for forgetting who's. (in my head this makes perfect sense, for, of course, the "day" i'm referring to belongs to YOU!)

loveloveloveyoumissyou(all)meanit!!

: )

Diesel said...

Happy birthday, G! Your 2nd sentence confused the crap out of me.

G said...

I'm exhausted from celebrating and ready to drop into bed, but I wanted to say thank you for all of your birthday wishes!

You guys are the best!

XOX

Mrs. Weirsdo said...

Happy Birthday, G. Hope we're not too late for the party.

javajazz said...

happy birthday,
moon sister...

actonbell said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! The water park is a fabulous idea, and so is Chinese. Sounds like an idyllic day:)
I hope it was a blast!

Pavel said...

Happy birthday!!!

I tried figuring out the first sentence but gave up eventually. (I'm terrible at math.)

It sounds like you had a nice time for your birthday and that's good; I hope your kids were kinder to you about your birthday than mine were to me; my oldest even said, "how does it feel like knowing most of your life is over?"

Pavel said...

Oh, I forgot to say, the kids look great with those great smiles on their faces!

Auntie Trish said...

Happy Birthday, my younger, beautiful, gifted sista!!! Gina: remember Robin Hill Apartments, my 24th birthday and your card to me which said, in part "24 and there's so much more".....I shall never tire of Neil Young, he owns a piece of my old hippie heart. And you? You own a huge part of my old hippie heart. I love you alot! I drop by occasionally and I am so proud of your writing talent! And of course, your occasional choice of songs. We share that great love of music, so in honor of YOU, click here (I think you can click here, if not copy and paste....I'm not "down" with this stuff yet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKOyZjk-R2w

pia said...

I could have sworn I looked at your blog yesterday, drat.

Happy belated birthday. Hope the water park was fun, and soon enough you'll get to go antiquing just not for what seems like many many years but....

Cancer's are the best and most incredible people

yellowdog granny said...

tsduff sent me...happy birthday..

Claire said...

I may be late to the party, but I still wish you a Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was a good time. Getting old sucks, but I try to make the bast of it :)

Shari/"Whiger" said...

Happy belated birthday.

Speaking of racing thoughts, I wonder if the brain gets out of breath?

BTW, getting the cochlear implant surgery on July 23. Yikes.

tsduff said...

Okay, birthday party is over... you can come back now.

VE said...

Everything is better with a water park!

tsduff said...

Happy weekend, once again! Thank GOD for small miracles. :)

G said...

Please forgive me all, your birthday wishes made my week. I'm sort of not blogging, but keeping a foot in the door. I do so appreciate your good wishes and visits.

To those who've come by from Terry's place - thank you especially. I usually am a bit more attentive but I haven't been blogging much of late. So thank you.