Dec 31 2012

Happy Birthday To Me

flaming_cakeHappy birthday to me
I evolved from the sea
I’m a cousin to plankton
And the rat and the bee!

I turn 51 today. Woo-hoo! Happy birthday to me — and happy New Year to everyone. May 2013 be a damn sight better than 2012.


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  1. 1
    Maureen Brian

    Good heavens, woman, it is good to have you around! A good birthday today and lots, lots more to come, please.

  2. 2

    Yeah! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 25. Geburtstag! :)

  3. 3
    John Phillips, FCD

    Penblwydd hapus ac efallai y bydd gennych llawer mwy ohonynt.

    A blwyddyn newydd dda i chi hefud.

  4. 4
    Marie the Bookwyrm

    Have a happy, happy day!

    Hope the kitties got you something nice. :)

  5. 5

    Happy birthday and may you rack up a million book sales next year.

  6. 6
    Kilian Hekhuis

    51 already, and still going strong. Happy birthday Greta!

  7. 7
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations!

    May you live a thousand years, crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!!

    Wait… that’s Conan, sorry.

  8. 8
    MG Myers

    Happy Birthday, Greta! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. 9

    Halfway there! Happy day!

  10. 10

    Many happy returns on the Day !

  11. 11

    In “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations” I found this one from George Orwell:
    “At 50, everyone has the face they deserve.”

    So, I suggest to everyone, at or near 50 you should get a good portrait photo of yourself taken, suitable for framing on the wall. Then, when you are 80 or 90, and your face is all sags and wrinkles, you can point to the photo and say “THAT is what I really look like.”

    I told this to my mother when (at age 90) she was wishing she had the face she once had at 60 or so, and she seemed to find it a comfort.

  12. 12

    Happy birthday! May you live long and happy :)

  13. 13

    Happy Birthday! Try to stay angry in spite of it. ;)

  14. 14
    A Hermit

    Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!

  15. 15
    Stephanie Zvan

    Hear, hear! I hope it’s a good one, Greta.

  16. 16
    Carlos Cabanita

    Happy birthday!

  17. 17

    Happy birthday!

  18. 18
    Anthony K

    Happy Birthday, Greta!

    May 2013 be a damn sight better than 2012.

    I’ll remember this and tip one in your direction tonight.

  19. 19
    Steve Caldwell

    Happy birthday – here’s an e-rose for you.


  20. 20
    Ninie Perlt

    Fabulous birthday song!
    Happy, happy birthday!

  21. 21

    Happy Birthday!!

  22. 22
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)


  23. 23
    Blake Stacey

    Live long and prosper!

  24. 24

    A VERY Happy Birthday to you, Greta — and MANY MANY more!
    I’ll echo “Hippo Birdie Two Ewe”!! and
    “Peace and Long Life — and Live Long and Prosper!”
    with the Vulcan hand salute!
    I hope your 2013 is MUCH better than your 2012 — and that your
    book sells LOTS of copies!!
    A virtual hug — if you want it. :) :)

  25. 25

    Happy Birthday, and many more happy circumnavigations of the nearest star.

    2,013 transatlantic virtual hugs, and thank you for everything you write.

  26. 26
    Argle Bargle

    Only 51.

    Get off my lawn, young punk kid!

  27. 27

    Yes! You are the lucky one who has won another FREE TRIP AROUND THE SUN!!!11!1

    Enjoy your voyage. Take pictures.

    Your friends,

    The Canadians

  28. 28

    Happy birthday and thank you for blogging! I know I have learned a few things reading your writings here!

  29. 29
    morgan ?! epitheting a metaphor

    Oh, oh, oh Greta you are going to be soooooo amazed at all the wonderful things that can happen in your 50′s and beyond. Congrats and have grand fun.

  30. 30

    And many happy, happy returns!

  31. 31

    Happy birthday, kiddo.
    And happy hogmanay.

  32. 32

    ‘av a good un.

  33. 33

    Oh great! Good for you.

    However, you will never be as mature! as those of us who’ve managed several/many/lots more circumnavigations of our little sun. Your future journeys ought to be lotsa fun if local experience is anything to go by.

    Your own personal star seems to be returning to its bright and steady glow just now. Let Ingrid and the kitties bask in its warmth.

  34. 34

    Happy happy birthday!

  35. 35

    Born on December 31st? You clever little tax deduction, you.

    Do something really decadent today – you’ve earned it.

  36. 36

    Happy 51st! In the spirit of Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, may I say you are truly a frood who knows where your towel is!

  37. 37

    Happy Birthday, kid!

  38. 38
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    Happy (possibly belated) Birthday! (And happy new year!)

  39. 39

    Happy birthday, Greta! You are three years and ten days older than I am.

  40. 40
    Karen Locke

    Happy 51! I’m 53, so you’re a mere child. Don’t consume too many Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters.

  41. 41
    Ani J. Sharmin

    Happy birthday, Greta, and here’s to many more.

  42. 42
    Nick Gotts

    Many happy returns*!

    *Of the birthday, not your book!

  43. 43

    Happy birthday!

  44. 44
    A Hermit

    Oh and remember my motto…we’re only young once, but we can be immature forever!

  45. 45
    Pieter B, FCD

    We can’t help getting older, but we don’t have to get old. Belated best birthday wishes.

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