Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

One good thing that came out of my little sister spending so much time at my parents' house prior to my grandma's death is that she scanned hundreds of old family photos so we could all enjoy them in electronic form. This one is not necessarily my favorite, but it is the only one that features my puffed-out cheeks and a frightening clown cake. The photo, by the way, is from my sixth birthday, the year I received five different cakes. Oddly, I liked the scary clown one best. There's no accounting for my six-year-old taste. (The red smocked dress might also be evidence of that.)



Here's hoping any cakes I see today are not of the nightmare-inducing variety. I'm also hoping the birthday present Mother Nature gave me this morning was just a brief, cruel joke and the snow and ice that made my commute to work a bit harrowing are long gone before my friends and I venture out to my birthday gathering tonight. If there is one thing I should not have to do on my birthday, it is shovel. Well, shovel or have a root canal. Or clean my bathroom. Or get a flat tire. Hell, there are a whole lot of things I should not have to do on my birthday, I suppose. But I'll stick to the shoveling thing for now. Go, Sun, go!

27 comments:

nancypearlwannabe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I plan on having a special clown cake made just for you, complete with fangs and swirly red eyes.

Fun, yes?!

3carnations said...

Very cute pictures. You haven't changed all that much. :)

There are pictures of me at age 6 in a similar smocked dress, but mine had Pooh Bear on it. Either we were both in style in 1980, or we were both hopelessly out of style. For your sake, I hope the former, but given my track record, I'd guess the latter. :)

3carnations said...

Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday! :)

Pam said...

Happy Birthday!

abbersnail said...

Happy birthday, lady!

the blogger formerly known as maliavale said...

Happy to you! Hope it's a great one.

-R- said...

Happy birthday! I think the clown cake looks cute, not scary. Also, the roads don't seem to be icy at all, so I think you will be all set! Have fun!

Lara said...

Happy happy birthday!!! You look adorable in that picture - SO cute.

Noelle said...

Happy birthday! I wish that I were seeing you really soon so that we could celebrate in person!

Jamie said...

Appy-hay Irthday-bay, Ef-stay!!!

(See you tonight!)

Mickey said...

!yadhtrib yppaH

Aaron said...

Happy Birthday!! Maybe when you come out to visit, I'll have a birthday present/Funky Carter prize package.

We'll see.

lizgwiz said...

Happy birthday! (And is there any girl alive who DIDN'T have a lovely smocked dress at some point in her life?)

Erikka said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

metalia said...

Happy HAPPY birthday, Stefanie!!

L Sass said...

Happy Birthday!!!

You were adorable as a kid and you are STILL adorable today. Hope it's great.

Peter said...

Happy birthday! Have a great one!

Beej said...

Happy Birthday!

Sorry it's a day late.

Courtney said...

Happy birthday! If I got a clown cake, I would run away in terror.

togethertheycome said...

Happy Birthday!!!! (late, sorry)

I love pics from back in the day too! Very cute!!

bleeding espresso said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a fabulous day with lots of cakes and no red smocked dresses.

LOVED "History of Love" btw. Hope you're enjoying that too.

Stefanie said...

Thank you, everyone!

NPW--Now that's just mean. ;-)

3Cs--Let's say it's the former. It was the 80s, after all.

R--Indeed, by the time I got home, the snow was but an unpleasant memory. Yay!

Noelle--If only, right? ;-)

Aaron--I nearly forgot that you still owe me a Funky Carter prize package! Now that you've reminded me, though... (You're such a prize tease.)

Liz--Not any girl born in the 70s, probably...

Courtney--I would too, now. (Not sure why it didn't occur to me to be terrified then.)

Sognatrice--I'm loving the writing, but not entirely sure I "get" it (the way the stories overlap or are entwined) yet. Hopefully that'll start to pull together soon.

One Smart Cookie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great one.

steve said...

Happy birthday! I will hoist a brew in your honor this evening.

Poppy Cede said...

Happy belated birthday to my favorite other Stefanie!!! :)

Jess said...

Happy birthday! I like that our bdays are so close. I hope the weather clears up for you!

Whiskeymarie said...

How did I miss this? Doh!

Happy belated b-day anyways! Hope it was fun!