Olde June checks in

You know, I don't like to fuss, but it WAS my birthday yesterday. Don't you think y'all could have acknowledged it just a little?

How cool was that veeedeo Matze and Laurie made and put on here?! Thanks to them, and to Mary V. for telling them how to hack my blog, and for everyone who sent a picture in to wish me a happy birthday. I particularly enjoyed the person who superimposed my face over Barbra Streisand's so I am being embraced by Barry Gibb. {swoon}

Really we should do society a favor and ALWAYS superimpose my face over Barbra Streisand's. And I apologize to the gay men of America for saying that, but please.

Anyway, thank you again, all birthday wishers. It was a lovely day.

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I was so busy worrying my stepfather would not get this shot that I forgot to make a ding-dang wish. Whose blog about her life stops her from living life?

I did, however, remember to Kiss the Coo. 

I took many pictures from yesterday but because I aged another CENTURY uploading that one on this stone computer that my mother bought at King Tut's Tomb Sale, everything musteth goeth–and I like how King Tut speaks some kind of Olde English–I am loathe to put more up.

 At any rate, I went to Hulkapalooza. I met Hulk's mom/wife! She is a hoot! My mother, who similarly came with me to Hulk's party yesterday because I need a chaperon like they had on The Dating Game, pulled Hulk's mom aside and told her the whole Hulk-on-my-blog-the-womenses-they-love-him-and-incidentally-three-thousand-people-think-you're-married-to-your-son story. She loved this whole thing and had no idea Hulk was so famous.

I said to Hulk, "Your mom is hilarious!" and he said, "Of course! Where do you think I got it?" And I was all, "Got what?"

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Here is Hulk, in jail. Do you know WHY he's in jail? Because he is wearing one of the FORBIDDEN shirts from when we all made over his wardrobe! Remember? Hulk. hulkhulkhulk.

Faithful Reader Duffylou and her gorgeous daughter came from Ohio, as did Faithful Reader and Computer Hacker Mary V. and her friend Kathy, who similarly reads this blog but lurks. So then all night when I'd introduce them to my friends, I'd say, "And here is a lurker who never comments on my blog." I am certain Kathy was delighted she came all the way from Ohio to meet my polite self.

It was fun meeting my faithful readers and their offspring! Plus, everybody got me Hello Kitty gifts! I KNOW!

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There were two black Lab puppies on the other side of the fence in Hulk's yard, and you can image how he didn't get impatient with me at all that I was over there making out with puppies 2/3 of the night.

Then the best part? We were standing around and Hulk said, "Oh for God's sake. HOW does this happen when you're around?" A LITTLE KITTEN just WALKED into Hulk's party! And he got up on my lap! Oh, he was the sweetest thing. Clearly he belonged to somebody, which is good, because who was prepared to drive 13 hours with a kitten otherwise?

Me: Hello sweet kitten! I love you!

Hulk: Get that thing out of here. Seriously. Get it–OH GET IT OFF YOUR LAP! JESUS CHRIST!

Who wants to place bets that sweet kitten lives with Hulk within the week? Am so calling his daughter to kitty alert her.

At any rate, it was a fine day. I have many other things to tell you, such as the part where I had a drink with the former love of my life, with whom I was unhealthily obsessed for many years, and I have to tell you about all the funny things I thought about while driving 13 hours. Sometimes I just THINK funny things. That was a line from Arthur. I really have to require certain movies for this blog.

However, I must get on the road again. With my braids and my red bandana. And facial scruff. Sadly that last part is not so far from the truth now that I am 46.

I will talk at you when I return home. The life I love is making music with my pets. So I can't wait to get on the road again.

98 thoughts on “Olde June checks in

  1. June, the Pied Piper of Kittens….except not as Grimm. Bah!
    Ditto on the banana on TOP of the cake. The whole ‘bananas get brown” thing. Banana cake, yes. LOVE banana bread. It was not an indictment, Mother (or Hulk? Whomever supplied the b’day cake.) We love you.
    Heading to Mary V.’s place to check out the pic’s!

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  2. June, the Pied Piper of Kittens….except not as Grimm. Bah!
    Ditto on the banana on TOP of the cake. The whole ‘bananas get brown” thing. Banana cake, yes. LOVE banana bread. It was not an indictment, Mother (or Hulk? Whomever supplied the b’day cake.) We love you.
    Heading to Mary V.’s place to check out the pic’s!

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  3. June, the Pied Piper of Kittens….except not as Grimm. Bah!
    Ditto on the banana on TOP of the cake. The whole ‘bananas get brown” thing. Banana cake, yes. LOVE banana bread. It was not an indictment, Mother (or Hulk? Whomever supplied the b’day cake.) We love you.
    Heading to Mary V.’s place to check out the pic’s!

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  4. “The answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”
    Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
    Thy micturations are to me
    As plurdled gabbleblotchits
    On a lurgid bee
    That mordiously hath bitled out
    Its earted jurtles
    Into a rancid festering
    Now the jurpling slayjid agrocrustles
    Are slurping hagrilly up the axlegrurts
    And living glupules frart and slipulate
    Like jowling meated liverslime
    Groop, I implore thee, my foonting
    turlingdromes
    And hooptiously drangle me
    With crinkly bindlewurdles,
    Or else I shall rend thee in the
    gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon
    See if I don’t.

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  5. susie b -is thinking that Hulk is pretty doggone cute - does he have a much older, available brother??? says:

    ohhhh Matze – I HATE when that happens….

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  6. Mary V…..great picture and fun debriefing of the get-together! You all just look like family blending in there!
    I like your blog. I’m one to like frosting with a cake holder, too. Life is short. Eat the corner piece of the cake!

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  7. Mary V…..great picture and fun debriefing of the get-together! You all just look like family blending in there!
    I like your blog. I’m one to like frosting with a cake holder, too. Life is short. Eat the corner piece of the cake!

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  8. Mary V…..great picture and fun debriefing of the get-together! You all just look like family blending in there!
    I like your blog. I’m one to like frosting with a cake holder, too. Life is short. Eat the corner piece of the cake!

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  9. King Tut’s Tomb Sale
    You are so right. Mother Had a rotary phone
    decades after the rest of them gave ours
    up.
    Both Mother and June crave them some attention,
    but get their needs satisfied on a generationally appropriate basis. June, of course, shares her life/pics/random brain-firings with the
    the world at large and gets attention from same.
    Mother is a bit of a gad-about with many,many
    friends and calls me on
    her birthday to tell me just how many cards she
    has gotten. She keeps a running total. And she
    starts reminding all weeks before that the special day is coming up.
    Enjoyed following this entire
    adventure.

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  10. So glad you had a good time June. June’s mom definitely needs a new computer…we can’t wait a whole day for photos!
    Hulk, you are a fabulous party-giver…and is it just the bars on your jail cell, or do you look WAY thinner than you did in October when you had your wardrobe critiqued? I, too, like the party shirt. It was perfect for the host of a backyard summer party.

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  11. FYI the bananas were dried, like banana chips. Also, on the inside of said cake was something mom called Ganesh, but I did nit see a single elephant in that cake.
    Sent from my i hate everything phone

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  12. Dear Friend of Mom Whose Name is NOT Gwen,
    OMG she does that to me too! Tells me the number of people who called and how many cards she got! For the record, I got about 80 acknowledgments on Facebook. Top THAT, mom.
    Sent from my i hate everything phone

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  13. June, I believe the word is ganache. It’s a to die for creamy frosting-y filling. Is that what was in there?
    Matze, yikes!

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  14. Paula, you need some chocolate ganache for a treat when your crackberry(hi anita) won’t let you access a particular page from work.

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  15. a) Banana chips on cake sounds kind of yucky.
    2) Hulk’s shirt looks perfect for an outdoor party. Go, Hulk!
    xi) Ref. the miniature cows: the text on the website is a little childish and bizarre. Here’s two of the items. Note, June, you can put the mini-cattle on your hutch, because they are…collectibles!
    –“A normal cow ( if not slaughtered ) will live 15 – 20 years.”
    If not slaughtered! Uh…yeah.
    –“What have the mini cows traditionally been bred to do?
    Minature cattle were bred as sport animals ( Jr. 4H rodeo in the western states ) and as collectibles i.e. miniature horses, donkeys, goats etc.”
    Collect a souvenir cow from every state!

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  16. Minute steak! Hee! I thought the commentary from the page was a bit weird too.
    ‘A normal cow ( if not slaughtered ) will live 15 – 20 years’. So, is she saying that mini cows are not normal, or only that the normal mini cows get to live that long? Are you a slightly off mini cow? Off to the minute steak factory for you, buddy.

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  17. Garden Girl – I love you but can’t share cake with you – the corner pieces are MINE!
    Laurie S – I don’t know if there is another Tony’s or not – I think just the one, right off I-75 heading toward Birch Run. I wasn’t so sure about stopping but glad I did – loved the food!
    June – Mother emailed me and asked for my photos – which I sent – and she was kind enough to let me know you were home from the party about 10:30. Such a nice Mother.

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  18. I didn’t know it was a competition, but I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I wouldn’t want to compete with June anyway. As my friend who is not Gwen said, June and I are generationally appropriate. I get cards, June gets comments, emails, gifts from Amazon etc. I’m glad she is so well loved. Oh, it was ganash, delicious with strawberries and bananas, and Matze it right, the bananas weren’t the best choice for a topping and did turn brown. Blame the bakery, not me, but it was great. Also, there are many Tony’s in this area. They put a gallon of ice cream in a banana split, and you wonder why Michigan people are overweight?

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  19. gosh a ganache covered June….. equal parts chocolate and cream…. warm cream/melts chocoalate…. cover everything..or just place scoops on DW and lick away…

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  20. gosh a ganache covered June….. equal parts chocolate and cream…. warm cream/melts chocoalate…. cover everything..or just place scoops on DW and lick away…

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  21. gosh a ganache covered June….. equal parts chocolate and cream…. warm cream/melts chocoalate…. cover everything..or just place scoops on DW and lick away…

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  22. Hulk, I think you look fabulous.
    And my mom bought her computer with Mother I think. I just begged her to go buy a new one today and she won’t spend the money. I was trying to look something up for her and when I clicked to open a new tab her entire computer shut down.
    Glad you had such a fabulous birthday with lap jumping kitties and all, June!

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  23. Ganache… mmmm! Mother, you have a well-loved girl. That speaks well for you, her mom. I know this for a fact, for I too have daughters who are the center of their own universes of friends. They are well taken care of during birthday week (they have a formula for when the celebrating begins, based upon what day of the week the birthday actually falls) and other sundry celebrations. I don’t know how they got that way as I am actually a bit of a loner myself. Actually the problem is I only like people who are like me. And that thins the crowd very quickly.
    Can not WAIT to see more photos of the big day! Heading off to Mary V.’s blog now! But Hulk – I think the shirt looks fine- it’s a good color for you and is very festive for this type of party. Just reserve it for the right use and you’ll be fine!

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  24. Duffylou, Emily, Mary V, Kathy and Dottie,
    So glad that you all went to Hulkapalooza to represent the 8 million of us who couldn’t go. It looked like a wonderful time was had by all.

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  25. Duffylou, seems as we may be twins separated at birth, what with dressing similar and liking the same kind of music. How awesome that you were able to make Hulkapalooza with your daughter. I imagine your daughter rocks as much as you do.
    Mother’s Best Friend Who May Be Named Gwen, you made me laugh.
    Mother, I don’t have The Face either but if more information comes up closer to your bithday and it includes an address, you will so be getting a Happy Birthday wish from Amishland USA.
    Hulk, your house and deck look very nice. And I loved the picture of the guitarists playing. Curious, can your deck/yard support a few more Pie people next year if there is a Hulkapalooza ’12?
    Mary V. thanks for the pictures on your blog. Those of us without The Face can be left behind sometimes.

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  26. LauraL, whose husband doesn't wear tropical shirts but does sport the goatee (hot!) and backward hat says:

    Hulk, I think you look GREAT! Glad Hulkapalooza was a success!

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