Monday, May 3, 2010

You say it's your birthday...

Actually, he didn't say but my sources spies tell me that a certain photoblogger extraordinaire is achieving official curmudgeon status tomorrow, and just in time for Ruby Tuesday too. (So how old is that anyway? What's the official starting age of a curmudgeon?)
Not being the
html wizard that our dear four-pawed friend Tonka is I'll stick to what I know - photos.
First, of course, there has to be a toast:

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door, today and every day, this year and on. May your birthday be full of love and joy, and may you never lose your sense of wonder.
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays dear friend, and the most magical of years.
And you can't have a birthday without cake, of course.

Or a flower, in a virtual vase, to brighten your birthday table.
And last but certainly far from least, what's a birthday without fireworks (or is that just the flames from all those curmudgeonly candles setting off the fire alarm?).
Thank you for being such an incredible friend, always ready with a kind word or steady encouragement, reaching out to make our little corner of the internet a warmer, better place. May this be the year that your dreams come true.


Ralph said...

Robin, you have to redefine define terms like 'OLD' and Curmudgeon'. I mean, what's old is new again, as the old song goes. To age with a great person is not aging at all, the times get better and better over time. Celebrate away, using the balloon wine glasses showcases the wonder and importance of the day. How old, I tried to count the number of berries but figure out he's not that old however. Happy birthday to a true friend!

Mojo said...

Dammit. Don't you make me cry.

You are all kinds of awesome girl. Thanks for this.

(For the record, the threshold is 50 according to my college advisor from... well a long time ago.)

Titanium said...

Robin, you covered all the bases beautifully with this one! Allow me to join you in wishing The Curmudgeon a very, very Happy Birthday...

ilanadavita said...

Great one Robin!

Nora Johnson said...

What a great post & great blog. I'll be popping back to have another read through!
Happy Ruby Tuesday - and look forward to *seeing* you again next time!

Mine's HERE!


EG Wow said...

What fun, Robin! You are so sweet to do this for Mojo.

jayayceeblog said...

What a sweet post ... you're a good friend!

chubskulit said...

Happy birthday to Mojo!

Nostalgic Rubies

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

this is lovely robin! you captured celebrations in all of their glory *and* friendship-- 2 of my faves, for sure! well done, lady!

toby said...

That *is* sweet - Happy Birthday, Mojo! Personally, I find myself pushing the definition of old and curmudgeonly off further and further all the time. What's more important is staying young at heart :)

quilly said...

Happy Birthday to Mojo.

The Cunning Runt said...

Well, Happy Nth birthday, then!

Great tribute, sister, heart-felt and well deserved!

Cacai M. said...

Wow.. beautiful rubies! I have rose entry too.. and let me greet her a very happy birthday.. ;-) Have a great Ruby Tuesday too!

Here's mine:
My Ruby Tuesday: Red Flowers and Beyond

See yah.. :)

Jew Wishes said...

Happy birthday to the curmudgeon!

This is a wonderful toast and tribute.

The photos are lovely, especially the cake and all the rubies surrounding it.

Beautifully done.

Laura Hegfield said...

what a kind thing to do for a friend..great party!

tatess said...

Happy birthday to your friend! thanks for a very touching post .I like it.

Daryl said...

Well done! I did mine a bit late .. long story for another time ..

Happy Birthday, Mojo!

Johnny Nutcase said...

are those pomegranate seeds on the cake!? ? YUM!

catsynth said...

What a wonderful birthday tribute!

bermudabluez said...

Awesome tribute Robin!!! Love, love, love all these pics!!

Julia Smith said...

Blog friends are incredible and joyous. Glad to pop by during the celebration today.

Batya said...

mazal tov
Mine is coming up, too. Last year it was a big deal and this year I'm ignoring it.

maryt/theteach said...

Aaw heck, Robin, I didn't know Mojo birthday was this week! I feel terrible! But this is a perfect celebration for a great guy! I'm going over there right now and wishing him a belated one. Oh and your Ruby Tuesday post is of course awesome! :)