2/21/13

The Birthday Girl

The birthday girl would like to make perfectly clear that she wants the following:

1. To sleep in.
2. To not have to look at any dirty dishes on her birthday.
3. To be surrounded by happy, angelic faces that are not complaining about her cooking.

She would like to further clarify that by happy, angelic faces she means more than actual faces. Happy, angelic faces should be attached to, if not happy, angelic bodies, at least bodies that do not exude a general disdain for the cursed circumstances of their lives, and by cursed circumstances she means everything they blame their mother for.

She would also like to clarify that by not looking at dirty dishes she means that the dirty dishes should not be simply hidden at the bottom of the sink. They should be in the dishwasher. That is the only place for them.

She would also like to clarify that by sleeping in she means that everyone should leave her alone for as long as she wants.

Also, the birthday girl would like extensive praise and exhibitions of gratitude for all she does, but she will settle for cake.*


*The Birthday Girl will not name names, but she would like to reassure her husband that this list is not about him. He is only good. He can, however, make her dinner. Also, she will allow Academy Award merriment to co-exist with her special dayness.


23 comments:

Rois said...

Happy Birthday! May all of your wishes come true.

Desiree said...

Chocolate cake seems a fair compromise. Happy Birthday!

Olga said...

That is one yummy looking piece of cake. Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl.

altadenahiker said...

May you get all you wish for and even more (i.e., cake AND praise). Happy Birthday!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

:o) Happy birthday to my very witty friend! I hope you get all that you wish for...and I sure wish you could share that cake!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Happy Birthday, girl.

Anonymous said...

Marg, you hae Teenagers. Life was good when they were six, and will be good again when they are 26. hAPPY BIRTHDAY

Petrea Burchard said...

Happy birthday! May your beasts of the Southern Pasadena wild be tame for at least one day.

Daisy said...

Gosh! That cake sure looks good! Hope you enjoy your birthday celebration and that it is as sweet, rich, and chocolatey as that cake!

Happy Birthday!

Ms M said...

Hope you've had a splendid birthday, with all your wishes coming true!
You really can have your cake and eat it too! :-)

Star said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks marvelous, and the day's plans look heavenly.

Susan Campisi said...

Mmmm... that cake looks so yummy. I hope you enjoyed every bite of it. Happy birthday! Hope you get to sleep in tomorrow, too.

TheChieftess said...

Happy Birthday!!! And may all your wishes come true!!! I know AMC is doing it's part on the academy award fever!!! And I'll have a piece of that chocolate cake!! I promise to put the dish and the fork in the dishwasher when I'm done!!!

Bec said...

Have a very happy birthday! (btw, people with February birthdays are exceptionally clever)

Alison said...

Belated Birthday wishes .....hope the guilty parties got the message and that the cake tasted as good as it looks!
Alison xx

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Do you mind if i compliment your photo? it has a weird sense of for boding to it. certainly not what want for you. It does illustrate the story in your blog rather well.

happy birthday

Margaret said...

HI all, thanks for your birthday wishes. It was a nice days, the angels were surprisingly well mannered.

PA: You can always compliment me!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

next time I'll even try proof reading first.

Adele said...

Happy Birthday, Margaret! I'm so glad your wishes mostly came true! Also, I'm sorry I didn't get here with my wishes before the evil spammers arrived. Oh, and if I had been there for cake, I would have washed, dried, and put my dishes back in the cupboard. Because I'm thoughtful like that...

Devon Ellington said...

Happy Birthday! May you wishes come true, today and beyond!

Desiree said...

Okay, birthday girl,we've been very patient.

Tor Hershman said...

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Cafe Pasadena said...

The photo in this post is one of your best!