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.


  1. Maureen Brian says

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

  2. John Phillips, FCD says

    Penblwydd hapus ac efallai y bydd gennych llawer mwy ohonynt.

    A blwyddyn newydd dda i chi hefud.

  3. johnhodges says

    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.

  4. Anthony K says

    Happy Birthday, Greta!

    May 2013 be a damn sight better than 2012.

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

  5. catlover says

    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. :) :)

  6. opposablethumbs says

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

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

  7. janiceintoronto says

    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

  8. glodson says

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

  9. morgan says

    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.

  10. mildlymagnificent says

    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.

  11. chakolate says

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

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

  12. amity says

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

  13. Karen Locke says

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

  14. Pieter B, FCD says

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

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