Today I’m 48. And I didn’t immediately stampede over to Facebook to see who said HBD or anything. Nosir.

IMG_1534I have to go tear open my 4539399393 presents now. (Only child.) (You should have seen my obscene haul when I was also the only grandchild.)

I will report on my festivities tomorrow. I know! Lucky.You.

In the meantime, what was your very best birthday? What was your dumbest? Do tell.

182 thoughts on “Today I’m 48. And I didn’t immediately stampede over to Facebook to see who said HBD or anything. Nosir.

  1. Happy Birthday, June and DW’s Mom! I’m coming in here late, so I hope you both had a wonderful day.
    Best birthday – my 50th. My fiancee surprised me with a long weekend in NYC. We saw shows, ate too much good food and stayed in a beautiful suite at a hotel on Times Square. It was wonderful.
    Worst birthday – I think it was my 22nd? I slipped on ice and broke my elbow. Spent the day at the ER. Well that sucked! I’m amazed at the people who have broken bones on their birthday.

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  2. Gallant makes a candlelight dinner, gets wine, bathes. Goofus jerks his thumb towards the bedroom and waggles his eyebrows.

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  3. I was born at 8:47 p.m. I know this because my mother called me last nite at precisely that time to wish me a Happy Birthday. Hope your day was great. Mine was. And you?

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  4. I just got one of those annoying form emails that I get, where people want me to link to their site for no apparent reason. This one said they're reaching out to all fashion and clothing blogs, and as a fashion and clothing blogger, do I want to link to their whatever.
    I had no idea I was such a fashion plate.

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  5. i always thought that ifn i won da millions i’d have clean sunshine dried sheets put on my bed every ding dang day. love that crispy smellness.

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  6. I was reading Us or OK or something yesterday and Gwinnie said she lets her kids go hungry rather than feed them carbs. What a pretentious asshole. I hope she blows up like Honey Boo Book’s fat mama.

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  7. June, I’m sorry you did not receive what you really REALLY wanted for your birthday – a royal baby.

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  8. And we are left to our own devices since June is too busy to entertain us. I suddenly have the picture in my head of the vultures on the Jungle Book movie where they are sitting on dead branches and saying “What you want to do?”
    “I don’t know, what you want to do?”
    “Oh, I don’t know, what you want to do?”
    All in their best Beatles accent while flipping their long-ish vulture hair.

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  9. You ruined a perfectly good guessing game that would have occupied us all for hours! Now, we have nothing do do but get into trouble.
    But yay, new sheets! I love sleeping on new sheets. I’m sure they are pretty since Mother picked them out.

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  10. I’m sorry, I can’t help it. With June’s cast of characters here, anything could be possible with a birthday celebration gone wild, gone bad, gone to Raleigh. Jail was a plausible explanation.

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  11. Crap. I thought MIA June was in jail due to last night’s festiviteeeees and we would get a special BBP post after she was seen by the judge this morning. But she’s just at work. Worky, worky. Something perhaps I should be doing instead of asking for a dose of June’s liver.

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  12. I'm at work on a tight deadline and I have lunch plans and Ned and I are going to the movies after work, and what's sad is I have to JUSTIFY NOT BLOGGING. I will probably not get to post till tomorrow, if you're picking up what I'm throwing down.

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  13. Happy birthday, Lori who is only 2 days older than June. Sounds like a week-long celebration is going on here with all of the birthdays…and that’s just June’s party.
    June, hope your day was fabulous!

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  14. Happy Birthday June!
    Worst birthday? …when I spent most of the year upset because I was “almost” 45 (oh horrors)and became morose all during November when my birthday was to take place on Thanksgiving that year …well at the holiday dinner I discovered that I was really turning 44 instead of 45.
    It was like the family just told me that I was adopted; to realize that the whole entire year I’d been ONLY 43, but acting like I was about to turn 103 instead.
    Mathmatically challenged <—-

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  15. My worst birthday was my 35th. A bunch of us went out, ostensibly to celebrate me, and my friend’s boyfriend took the opportunity and proposed to my friend, so the celebration became all about them! So not cool. My best birthday was the one I just celebrated last year, the big 50. I also enjoyed 30 and 40.

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  16. Happy birthday to all you fabulous women; DW’s Mom! Pamela SS#2!, Terry and the lovable June! So glad I have all you peeps virtually in my life!
    Best birthday, my 40th.I had lived in LA for all of six months, my sister flew out from Chicago to spend the weekend. On my birthday we had VIP tickets to see The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and then we went back to my friend’s apartment where she threw me a party with a hundred of my newest friends. I was thin, sort of cute and had all my favorite LA friends around me, as well as my adorable little sister and Ranchboy.

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  17. I wouldn’t dare damn 50…I am proclaiming it as the proud blessing that it is! Just like the Saturday Night Live character Sally O’Malley, who’d go around telling any and everyone who’d listen, “I’m 50, dammit!” She did this with her hands on her hips, with her spandexed legs splayed apart. What a great character! I’ll try finding some clips on You Tube.
    But, yeah…you’ve earned the right to say “Oh Damn!” Hope you and June and Terri had wonderful birthdays! Let’s keep the celebrating going!

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  18. Adding my b’day wishes… Hope your day is especially special and lovely and all good things! May it be the first of many such especially special days in your 48th year. Hope you get lots and lots of presents too!

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  19. Happy Birthday DW’s Mom!
    Think of Iris as the hero. She killed the bug for you and she saved Ned from having to come over to kill the bug. Iris just doing what comes natural. Do you want to rent her out? I have some chipmunks that are digging under our carport and I’m afraid my car is going to fall in a hole. I don’t think Gypsy (the stray cat) knows how to hunt.

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  20. I don’t remember my best or worst, honestly, but I guess that’s cause I’m old. But hey, I’m only 2 days older than you! Yah Cancers!

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  21. June, did you ever think maybe you were conceived on Halloween and were 2 weeks early? Your dad would do such a thing, seduce your mom while dressed as Fred Munster.
    My birthday is at the end of August when no one is around so nothing interesting to report at all.

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  22. Hazel, I also have a December birthday and all I ever wanted was a summer pool party!! Now, I would just enjoy the day off from work and to not spend my birthday money on Christmas presents for everyone else.
    My kids are both born very close to Mother’s Day. Sometimes one of their birthdays will fall on Mother’s Day. When my daughter was turning 4 or 5 years old, she wanted her birthday party on her actual birthday, which was, you guessed it, Mother’s Day. I told her it was not a good idea because probably not many kids would be able to come since they probably had plans to spend time with their mothers. She put her hands on her hips, stomped, stuck out her lip and said “I don’t know why we even have Mother’s Day!!!” I’m pretty sure as a teenager she still feels that way.

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  23. Many happy returns means lots more birthdays – right? Like your day of birth keeps returning while you are still here to enjoy it.

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  24. Happy Birthday, June. Cancers are the funniest people in the world. I hope your loot is great.
    My worst birthday was my 14th. My grandfather who lived with us since I was 2 years old had died and his funeral was on my birthday. I was playing my Tony Defranco and The DeFranco Family Album someone bought me(1973) after everything and my father came in to my room and made me turn it off because I was being disrespectful. They gave me a party a couple of weeks later.
    Best? My 21st because I was getting married the next day which is all I ever wanted since I came out of the womb.(Still married 33 years later). I had a big surprise party for my 40th but I was depressed because they waited until three weeks after and I thought they changed their minds. They had talked about a possible party. I was pissed because the surprise was more important than my hurt feelings that I’d confided to someone. Surprise parties stink in my opinion.

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  25. Happy Birthday, June! Wait… It’s July… and you are June. Did I miss a story here?
    All my birthdays suck because they always involve, preparing turkey, eating turkey or trying to get rid of leftover turkey. I hate thanksgiving.

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  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE!
    My favorite birthday was last year actually, my fiance made a special weekend of all of my favorite things. It was full of gummies, grilled hamburgers, jewelry and a love letter. It was absolutely perfect. My second favorite being a 6th grade surprise sleepover.

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  27. Good question, what does it mean?
    Thanks for your good wishes.

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