Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me...

Today is my birthday. It has always felt perfectly normal having a birthday sandwiched in between Christmas and New Year's, almost as if I were an important part of the whole celebration. Christmas ... my birthday ... New Year's. It's as it should be ... right?  This year my birthday actually falls on a statutory holiday, so I don't have to go to work.  Usually by the time my birthday rolls around, everyone is so pooped -- including me -- that it is never really a big celebration, per se.  I feel a bit like the Mad Hatter, et al...

"A very merry unbirthday
To me
To who?
To me
Oh, you

A very merry unbirthday
To you
Who, me?
To you
Oh, me

Let's all congratulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unbirthday to you."

I am a Capricorn, and according to the Zodiac, these are the traits of a Capricorn:

Good organizational skills
Neat and tidy
Practical
Realistic
Strong work ethic
Materialistic tendencies
Conventional
Perfectionist

Omigoodness, I sound rather boring, don't I...?  Well ... hmmm ... I suppose ...

A very merry unbirthday to meeeeeeeeee........

29 comments:

Elisabeth said...

A very merry unbirthday to you, Jo. You like order you say and there is a certain order here, but it is messy,too, with people too tired to celebrate. At least you ca join the Mad Hatter here, the messiest of all.

the walking man said...

Let the good times roll on and on for many more Hatter filled years to come.

Donna B said...

Happy Birthday Jo! My youngest daughter is a Capricorn and her nick name is Jo Jo....I knew there was something very special about you... her birthday is Jan 9th.

mrsnesbitt said...

Happy Birthday Jo! My birthday is in the 26th week of the year so as a child (and still do) I was always counting down the weeks! lol! Have a good one!

DUTA said...

What do you know? It's my birthday too. Happy Birthday to us, Jo!

PhilipH said...

Many happy returns of the day Jo.
I, too, am a (old) goat. Just scraping in on the last day of Capricorn.
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It is an interesting site, and a growing one.

Linda said...

♥´¨)
¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Russell said...

Happy Un-Birthday to you!

And here all this time I just figured there was this huge celebration on the 25th to get read for YOUR birthday today!

You may want to check things out. All the fireworks, parades, special lights, wrapped presents -- I still think it is because you have your birthday today!

The Panorama said...

A happy unbirthday to you, Jo. Hope you have a great year ahead:)

kenju said...

You are certainly not boring in the least!! I hoe[ you have the happiest of birthdays, Jo!

DJan said...

Aha! A Capricorn! It does explain your organized and very well written blog. I'm a Sag, and there's hardly an organized bone in my body. Well, not really.

A very happy birthday to you, my dear Jo! Or unbirthday, whichever you prefer.

Deb said...

Jo, treat yourself to a very nice meal or bottle of libation!

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday to you, Jo! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Happy birthday. I had a girlfriend once whose birthday was Dec 30 and she hated it.

Paula Slade said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO!!! Best wishes for a beautiful day and a year filled with many blessings.

Marguerite said...

Funny, but I'm a Virgo and all of those attributes apply to me, too. Well, except maybe the strong work ethic. lol Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and best wishes for a great year ahead, Jo! Cheers!

budh.aaah said...

Happy birthday dear Jo!!!!! Have a great fun filled year :)

musingegret said...

I wish you a wonderful, warm and celebratory unbirthday, Jo. I'm so happy I found your blog a while back; I certainly enjoy your posts, your layout and your philosophies. Here's to a terrific New Year to all!

@ly said...

As I sip my tea....I wish upon thee.. A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

KrippledWarrior said...

May your hands always be busy.
May your feet always be swift.
May you have a strong foundation, when the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful.
And may your song always be sung. May you stay....
Forever Young.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
Kurt

heartinsanfrancisco said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, JO! I'M USING CAPITAL LETTERS TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN HEAR ME FROM HERE. WISHING YOU EVERY BLESSING IN THE YEAR AHEAD, AND ALWAYS. ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY AS YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL AND MOST DELIGHTFUL PERSON.

Donnetta Lee said...

Happy happy birthday! Be a little "mad." It will keep you young! D

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Hope your birthday was all you could ever hope it to be. BTW, I'm expecting great postings out of you in the new year.

Linda Myers said...

Hope you had relaxing special day.

Indian Pundit said...

Happy Birthday to you Jo!

The Bug said...

Happy late birthday Jo! I hope you enjoyed having the day off :)

VioletSky said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Jo.
It all sounds like an excuse to continue the presents and partying.

Canarybird said...

Sorry I'm late with my birthday wishes Jo. I hope you had a lovely day! ¡Feliz CumpleaƱos!...and many more.
Hugs, Sharon.

Stephen said...

A belated "best wishes" to you, Jo. Thank you for the gift of your blog, and I am looking forward very much to reading it in the New Year.