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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Birthday Treats Being Logged and Recognized Appropriately

The enormity of birthday wishes, gifts, cake, voicemails, emails and such were overwhelmingly lovely and appreciated to the highest degree, and now I am appointing a transition team to help me handle the incredible amounts of love, well wishes and birthday memories.

Right now we are cataloguing and putting all of these lovely sentiments in their proper places for easy recall and enjoyment. It is a daunting task. But I will be back with you soon.


In the meantime, please bear with me while I get situated with being a year older but definitely more loved. I am going to share some virtual cake with you, sent from The Boy, who is braving the elements in Pittsburgh. (Yes, he is still not home yet! Yes, he has been such a good son and helping his parents, yadda yadda yadda. I don't know what to do at this point. I was thinking of hiring a band of gypsies or pirates to kidnap him and bring him back to San Francisco.)

He also sent me a photo of himself, being very strong and cute. He still does this to impress me (it works). Boys will be boys.

Does anyone know of a band of gypsies in the Pittsburgh area that I can hire to bring The Boy home? They have to be authentic gypsies with wagons and campfires. Or a circus train would work. He would be totally lured away by a circus train, especially if giraffes were involved.

ps.: Who's my film buff here? Who knows where that top photo came from besides me?


P November 12, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

HAPPY BIRFDAY! I hope this year brings you great things. You are a dollface, TB.


ModernTanguera November 12, 2008 at 12:16 PM  

What is it with Boys going off to be good sons and help their parents? If you find a band of gypsies or pirates who are willing to do international kidnappings as well, do let me know.

(And I'm no film buff, but that photo does look like it's from an Indiana Jones movie ...)

Wendy November 12, 2008 at 1:54 PM  

Happy Birthday!

paris parfait November 12, 2008 at 2:31 PM  

Gypsies, pirates, giraffes - and Raiders of the Lost Ark? Looks a lot like that warehouse. I am a fan of Indiana Jones - and of that picture of the Boy. :) Have just come back from another birthday celebration - no cake, but plenty of wine, champagne and sorbet and a meal fireside in one of the city's better-known spots. Wish you had been here too! xoxox

rochambeau November 12, 2008 at 2:33 PM  

Wish I could hire a caravan for you handsome gypsy! So glad you had a good birthday!


Johanna November 12, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

Tail end of "Raiders" TB.

And you deserved all your good wishes :-)

As for the boy - send out a cavalry, if gypsies cannot be had.

Christina November 12, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

Listen! A caravan? I say we go and do the shi* ourselves!! I know some jamaicans that can get us what we need, so the giraffes won't be a problem. We do it ourselves! Stop and get a cheese steak! Head on home!

Girl! We can do this! Let's roll! ; )

Bill Stankus November 12, 2008 at 3:50 PM  

Of course I know what film the still is from!

namastenancy November 12, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

I think that we should form a rescue caravan from SF, braving the great plains and bring the boy home. But that photo of him as a youngster - so very cute.

A Cuban In London November 13, 2008 at 1:54 AM  

Pirates kidnapping The Boy to bring him to San Francisco. Now there's an image! Is Johnny Depp involved by any chance?

Greetings from London.

Jen Lee November 13, 2008 at 10:24 AM  

Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Vanessa November 13, 2008 at 1:16 PM  

Happy birthday sweetie. I hope it was fun. And that's such a priceless photo of your Boy being, well, a boy.

Carol November 13, 2008 at 1:53 PM  

Raiders of the Lost Ark... I still love that film. Happy Belated Birthday :-)

tangobaby November 13, 2008 at 4:05 PM  

@P: How is it that you can write just two words and make me crack up? Happy Birfday indeed! I'm just crazy about you. Plain cray-zee.

@Modern Tanguera: You know, that is a very good question. If WE went off and left the Boys, you know they would never stop crying about it. I think we could go in on the kidnappers together, maybe split the fee? Or YOU and I can disguise ourselves and do it and KEEP the ransom money! Woo hoo!

I think you might be a little bit of a film buff...good guess.

@Wendy: Welcome, and thank you!

@paris parfait: I try to really cover all of my bases here. No sense in NOT pulling out all of the stops if you can help it. Believe you me, spending my birthday in Paris with you would have been stellar! *sigh* Thank you for my phenomenal book!


@rochambeau: I bet you could find me some very stylish and wonderful gypsies. And my birthday was lovely (except for being at work). Thank you.

@Johanna: Oh I can't trick you at all! I don't know how The Boy feels about horses. I think he likes Canadian Mounties, though (the outfits). I could send them.

@christina: Listen, I'll give you the address and you show up with one of your fantastic meals outside his door (because you and I know what he's been eating) and then he'll follow you to Milwaukee and I'll come out and fetch him from your house. How does that sound? Let's roll indeed! You make me laugh, sweetheart.

@Bill: I know you do. I was taunting you.

@namastenancy: he was a little pistol, wasn't he. Now you can tell why I'd bother to kidnap him home.

@cuban in london: I'm more of a Robert Shaw kind of pirate lovin' girl. Although I'm sure you haven't seen Swashbuckler and probably don't know what I am talking about.

@Jen Lee: Thanks for stopping by and for the birthday wish! I enjoy your poem often.

@Vanessa: I had a fabulous brownie that day, and some other fun things that I'll share later when I have more time. The Boy is will always be five years old at heart, I think.

@Carol: Right you are! And that's the best one. Thank you for the birthday wish...I do at least a whole week so you're not late at all. ;-)

My Castle in Spain November 14, 2008 at 2:28 AM  

well i know a few gypsies here !!

....and fierce ones !

My Castle in Spain November 14, 2008 at 2:30 AM  

..and they'll be delighted to do a "tour de force" to kidnap such a little boy for the good cause of love, of course !

Liz November 17, 2008 at 4:01 PM  

how could it be, she thought to herself, that she never knew her birthday was the same day as hers... Happy Belated Julie, from one 12th of november to another...

tangobaby November 18, 2008 at 4:58 PM  

Hola Lala,

The Boy just wrote and is very excited about the prospect of the circus train with giraffes, but I bet having a few gypsies on hand to prod him along would be very good. Perhaps I can sponsor you and you can bring a few with you?

Hi Liz! My birthday was on 11/11. So we're definitely in good company together. Hope your birthday was grand.