Tuesday, November 01, 2005

40

The story goes that, on Halloween Night 1965, my mother asked for a chocolate bar from one of my siblings' candy bags. It gave her indigestion, or so she thought, and I appeared at a quarter to noon the next day...









































Does it? Only time will tell.

Here I come.

15 comments:

Neil said...

You don't have much choice so you might as well make it so. Have fun at 40!

suze said...

happy birthday lady.

may this be a wonderful year and a fantastic decade.

Mozza said...

I hear you: I just turned 30. Those new decades make you think, don't they? I'll miss being a very good twenty-something: a girlfriend, an apartment, diplomas, a job and a fair salary. Now, I,m a lame 30-something: no long-term contract? No kids? No house? But I accepted my fate and now I feel happy to be part of a more defined crowd. Good luck to you! (and good idea for the post!)

gina said...

Happy birthday! Here's hoping that 40 is the start of all things good and wonderful.

always write said...

I'd sing to you but I don't think I can post an audio file in comments.

"Happy Birthday dear Meruuuu-joooo....
Happy Birthday to you!"

Vecordious One said...

I am glad that you were born.

paulnojustpaul said...

What vecordious one said!

Happy Birthday Merujo.

Remember it's the new 30! :-)

Merujo said...

Thanks, everyone, for the very kind wishes of the day! May you all have the same - and more - when your natal day spins 'round. :-)

It's been a quiet one here, waiting for possible employment news, pondering the universe (okay, not really - unless the universe is limited to cable tv), and just being fairly mellow. But quiet is good, and I'm feeling ready for whatever is ahead. :-)

Claire said...

don't forget:
http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/46/96/11m.jpg

Ok, maybe do forget that one. ;]

May you have a molto groovy birthday!

kuzmich said...

С днём рожденьия, Дорогая Мелисса! И не важно возрасть, главно здоровья. Твой сорок лет ни зря. Вспомни это! Дай тебе Бог!

Pirate Twin said...

I had to toddle over and wish you the happiest of birthdays, as you do to me and did via email earlier. Here's to us!

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to Me
We two share a birthdate,
Aren't we so luck-y!

N.B. aka Elaine

Cyn said...

Happy Birthday! (Okay, a three-minute-belated happy birthday)... take heart in the fact that I am older than you (but not necessarily wiser.)

AJ Gentile said...

Happy Bday, grandma.

AJ Gentile said...

Oh, I was TOTALLY gonna say "С днём рожденьия, Дорогая Мелисса!" But then he beat me to it!

Damn!

Merujo said...

Claire - great image - awful movie, thanks! (There were a few images I found that I just couldn't use. My taste is questionable anyway, and these were ones that pushed the threshold for me!)

A "bol'shoye spasibo" to Kuzmich, a righteous amen to my Pirate Twin, and Cyn - no way are you older than me! I refuse to believe it!

And AJ, grandma needs you to take care of the angry squirrels in her parking lot. I'll pay you a quarter. It's somewhere in my housecoat pocket, along with some fuzzy mints...