Saturday, January 28, 2006

It's My Birthday!

The rain falls today on my 41st birthday, also known as The Day the Challenger Space Shuttle Exploded and National De-Lurk on Mel's Blog Day.

Later, after I've had my hair styled and blown straight, only to become frizzy again before dinner's over, and I've feasted on seafood while gazing at a gray Puget Sound view, I will be back. To contemplate my journey, my recollections, my oldness.

Meanwhile, won't you please, please, please delurk and say hello? (Pick a post--it doesn't even have to be this one--and share your thoughts.) I know you're out there--my handy-dandy stat counter tells me so!

And if you prefer not to delurk and wish me happy birthday? Well, then send cash.

While you're at it, go over to Dave's blog and wish him happy birthday, too. He was born today, too, thirty-six years ago.

Have a great day (in my honor)!


Blogger Toady Joe said...

Happy Birthday! :)

12:22 PM  
Blogger HomeJewel said...

Happy Birthday, Mel. I have 11-1/2 hrs left to birth a baby on your birthday. Can I do it?

12:33 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Happy Birthday, Mel! 41 isn't so bad. I've been doing it for 5 months now. Enjoy the seafood...and ignore the frizzy hair (I feel your frustration on that one)

12:34 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Your comments won't let me post as anything but a Blogger user, which I am not. I'm over at A Season for Everything (

12:40 PM  
Blogger dinodoc said...

Happy Birthday toooo Youuuuuuuuu....

And welcome to 41. I broke it in for you a bit, so it should be a little easier.

And what the heck is delurking, anyway?

12:58 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday, Mel! In honor of your birthday, Hubby and I bought a new car - read the whole pathetic, sordid story on my blog. Hope you have a really great day, and enjoy your seafood dinner!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Happy Birthday Mel!! Yeah, 41 isn't bad at all, I've been doing it for over 2 1/2 years now! :)

2:50 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Happy Birthday, Mel! I saw a really clever thing to send you today. I lost it, Damn! (the only swear word I was allowed to say as a kid). I have searched and searched for it to no avail. As a result, I have been thinking about you and your birthday all week. Oh to be 41 years young!

Your birthday is the same day as my mother, who still lurks in my soul.
She too read obsessively.

I think of you in the loving embrace of your family, which you so richly deserve.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Mel! Hope you have a great day! Today was my mom's birthday too, so that makes it extra special!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Gradual Dazzle said...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Mel,
Happy birthday to you!!

3:33 PM  
Blogger red fish said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday from one of your regular lurkers.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Happy Birthday from a loyal fan!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Gem said...

Happy Birthday!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hope your birthday was extra great!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

happy birthday! How was dinner?

7:38 PM  
Blogger Angi said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the kids and hubby spoiled you rotten today, you deserve it.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

happy birthday!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

I'm a little late tonight, but I think I met the deadline! Happy birthday Mel, and thanks for the plug! So far, Lisa has stopped by thanks to you! Cheers, my friend! Funny, we must be getting old together... I went for a straight-razor shave and a haircut... whilst you were being frizzed! (oops... I mean fluffed...) Whatever happened to going for a drink? ...anyway... good times had here!

Happy 41... and to you and your family, peace for your soul and much success in your endeavours!


8:47 PM  
Blogger The Daring One said...

Does it count as delurking if I already comment on here periodically?

Happy birthday anyway.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

Hope you had a great birthday Mel.

41 is twenty years younger than I am, so I think of you as a young chick.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

HB, Mel!

Let me bless you with the traditional birthday greeting from my family of origin: "I'm glad you were born!"

9:24 PM  
Blogger Tuesy said...

Happy Birthday and Many more!!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Quinn Cummings said...

(Unwrapping my Lurking Cloak)
Happy Birthday, Mel. Eat something seriously short-sighted.
(Eating something short-sighted myself, and getting it all over my Lurking Cloak)

11:33 PM  
Blogger methatiam said...

Happy Birthday!

12:18 AM  
Blogger k said...

Just delurking to say:

Happy Birthday Mel

I hope you have a great day and enjoy yourself immensely.

- k

4:22 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I hope your birthday was great!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Cris said...

Hope your day was happy!
Just a few hours belated....Happy Happy Birthday!

May the bluebird of happiness crap on someone elses
car window.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Happy belated Mel!

5:34 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

Happy Birthday, Mel! All best wishes are going out to you from my part of the world. Thanks for writing so faithfully here and for making us all smile with your unique way of putting things! :) God bless... Debra

6:06 AM  
Blogger Joelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mel!
Hope it was a fantabulous day!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Feeble Knees said...

Hope you had a very happy day, sorry for the belated wishes.

All the best,

8:37 AM  
Blogger Jack-on-the-Lake said...

Happy Birthday! Hopefully the Pacific Northwest stopped raining for a while to give you some much needed sun!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Happy Birthday Mel!

I was in first grade when you were born. I remember first grade really well.

Can't remember what I did last week though...

3:02 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Happy belated Birthday! My two children were born on the 27th and 29th of January. They are now 37 and 35.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow, I'm impressed Mel. You have a former child actor wishing you a happy birthday. I bet the former kid actor from the Courtship of Eddie's Father is lurking too. Come out. We know you're out there.

Happy birthday! I used to be 41 once. I didn't need reading glasses when I was 41. Just something to look forward to.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Happy birthday!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Julana said...

Hope you had a good one, Mel. The good thing about being 41 is that it doesn't matter how your hair looks any more. :-)
How fortunate are you, to eat looking over Puget Sound. I've been there once, and it was so beautiful.

5:05 PM  
Blogger digitalcowgirl said...

Happy B-day from one of your lurkers... guilty as charged...

5:43 PM  
Blogger jackabug said...

Have a great one! Jackie

6:24 PM  
Blogger Goslyn said...

Happy birthday, Mel. Hope your dinner was wonderful, peaceful and tasty.

7:16 PM  
Blogger jennifer starfall said...

hippo birdie, two ewe!

hippo birdie, two ewe!

hippo birdie deer ewe...

hippo birdie two ewe!

happy birthday, mel. i hope it's the best one yet, and i wish you a new year of accomplished goals, self assurance, and more happiness than you expect.

8:32 PM  
Blogger WordsRock said...

I ain't no stinking lurker, but I'm here to wish you a happy birthday, belated by a day or two.

You're aging with such grace, Mel. Do share your secrets. ;)


5:04 AM  
Blogger weorwe said...

Belated! But happy birthday anyway.

6:18 AM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Happy birthday Mel!!!!!! Sounds like it was wonderful, straight shiny hair and all. :-)

7:41 AM  
Blogger yorkist rose said...

I'm late but sincere. Happy Birthday.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Marisa said...

Happy Birthday Mel. Friday afternoon I made a mental note to stop by on Saturday to wish you a happy one, but of course the mental note was misplaced. Better late...

8:02 AM  
Blogger JEB said...

Happy birthday! Sorry I'm a few days late.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Lurking for the first time compliments of the cirque ring but happy happy birthday week anyways!

It is my humble opinion that the birthday celebrations start with the receiving of the first birthday card until the last time someone tells you happy birthday!

Mine usually lasts about 2 weeks thataway.

3:23 PM  

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