In case you haven’t seen it in your local paper yet, it’s my birthday.

By the way, this weekend a neighbor was over, and she saw my Pop Tart on the wall. “Miss June. Is that a Pop Tart?”

I assured her that it was.

“You paid money for a POP TART?”

Well, actually, it was a gift.

Anyway, speaking of gifts, since it’s my bday and all, I let myself use whatever coffee cup I wanted and not the next one in line on the shelf. I know! Livin’ large!

This is a cup my coworker, fmr., Deb Downer made for me back in like aught 14 or something, and shut up about the wrong use of aught. Why I aughta…

I love the color. And it feels nice when you hold it, like my penis.

Apropos of nothing, here’s a photo of me on my 30th birthday. I was single then, too. But as you can see, surrounded by mid-90s guys. I still have that mid-90s box. We were really into celestial in the ’90s and why? It’s somewhere here. The sky and that box. It has old letters from Marvin, of all things. The box does. Not the sky. “Oh, look, it’s the Letter From Marvin constellation.”

Geez, I have the same hairdo.

I want to show you the gifts I got for m’bday, but I keep seeing other pictures I want to show you too and now I’m one of those people making you stand next to them while they scroll through their phone and you are contemplating murder-suicide.

But lookit the baby.

Also, yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away, and also I got my chair back! I had a friend from work, fmr., recover it for me, as she does that on the side. This used to be my Gumby chair. It used to be green. You can see Iris thinks she’s posing for the camera, and she is, but just in a Barbra Streisand profile and not straight on as she supposes. She’s a funny girl. See what I did, there?

Here’s a screen shot of what that chair used to look like, at my house, fmr. And now we can all admire that dresser and wish I hadn’t ruined it by painting it. Remember when I was all, What color should I paint this? and you guys were all, Don’t! and then I painted it? Remember all that? Yeah.

JK, who recovered my chair, was delighted to meet the kittens. She is a cat person herself, so the fact that six cats are peeing in my house right now was less of a tragedy because of her cat-person-ness. They’re peeing in litter boxes. Mostly. Frida up there doesn’t quite get the concept and it’s irking me. But she’s such a little sweet pea. Sweet pee.

Anyway, I see I’ve already droned on too long and I won’t have time to show you my presents, but maybe I will do so tomorrow in a Very Special June Post that won’t be special at all, it will just be me posting like any other stupid day.

sooopryse. mill howse rite this hole thing.
Seen at the brow place yesterday and holy hell this is great.

I will talk to you tomorrow. I’m your biggest fan.

Birthday June.

78 thoughts on “Will you still need me, will you still read me when I’m 54

  1. rantymel says:

    Happy day after your birthday!
    I know it’s the Big Month o’ June so the celebration continues.
    I’ll still need to read you until my eyesight is shot, then switch to BBoJ Braille.
    I’ll miss the photos though.
    Party on!

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  2. Fiona says:

    Happy birthday lovely June. Hope you had a fabulous day, daaaarling!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Hope you’re have no a lovely birthday and that the upcoming year is the best yet!

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Not anonymous. KelliinGR

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  4. Megsie says:

    Happy Birthday, June! I am so happy that you were born.

    Lovely post, lovely June!

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  5. L.in CA says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for being such an ADVENTURE to read. We appreciate you Juneeeee.

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  6. Deb-E says:

    We will always need you! Actually, struggling with WordPress today and could have used a friend!

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  7. Door Color Expert Andrea says:

    Happy Birthday June!

    May your days be happy,
    your nights be calm;
    may prosperity come to you,
    and your animals live long.

    May your work hours be fruitful
    your weekends spark joy,
    and a man of your choosing,
    perform much better than a toy.

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  8. Your Pal from MA says:

    Happy Birthday, my oldest Pal! I hope 54 treats you very kindly. Have a wonderful day!

    Xoxox

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  9. Karen in NTX says:

    Happy, happy…hope you’re day is as special as you are!!

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  10. banne4 says:

    Aww yeah! I am saying this – at the risk of realizing (and exposing) how very old I am! ha ha
    When you were born, I had a one year old (Debbie) and a one and a half month old (Marc). Wow. Lots of grand kids around, right? I am not sure when I first met you! But your dad took some amazing pictures of Marc and Debbie with Grandpa in the backyard on Crapo street. I adore them and display them, to this day! Maybe we had come to Saginaw for one of your birthdays? 🙂 Hugs

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    1. Mother says:

      Daddy cried when he watched your kids in the back yard on Crapo. I asked if it was because they were all Blondin and he nodded his head in assent. He was too close to tears to reply in words.

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      1. Mother says:

        Blondin that is.

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  11. Jan says:

    Happy, happy birthday, June!

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  12. Snowbird says:

    How come people are using emojis here…and on your birthday no less! Is that even allowed?!?

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  13. Sadie says:

    I’m back to say that I love Deb Downer’s mug. As someone who attempted pottery classes for several years, I can appreciate the mug she made and her choice of glaze. Very nice indeed. And, no, I never made it to her level of expertise.

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  14. Mads says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  15. Linda .. the Aussie one says:

    Happy Birthday June! I hope you have an awesome day and have at least one cake. I love the colour of the chair!

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  16. Hot in AZ says:

    Happy birthday!
    I love the poptart art.

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  17. yetanotherkelly says:

    That Pop Tart picture is the greatest piece of artwork ever.

    Happy Birthday, Miss June.

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  18. susanhenschen says:

    Happy Birthday!! I’m really happy you were born. I’ve been a reader for ten years and am grateful for your posts.

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  19. Mrs Gumby says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you, dear June!
    Love the newly recovered chair. It is perfect.

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  20. Beige says:

    Woohoo! It’s your birthday!

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  21. Leeuna says:

    Happy Birthday, June. Have a wonderful day and year. I covet that chair. The fabric is perfect. Your friend did a fantastic job.

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  22. Ruth says:

    I hope you have a very happy birthday!

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  23. Arlene says:

    Happy, happy birthday! You are a beautiful person through and through.

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  24. Love, Jimmie says:

    Happy Birthday, June! I was going to say “Love your tits in that top” but I read up there that you now have a penis so I’ll forgo the breast compliments. Still, I hope you get cake or pie, whichever you prefer.

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  25. gendaisy says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  26. boomersmommasmomma says:

    Happy Birthday

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  27. gladyswhoisalsobee says:

    Lovely post, Coot.
    Happy Birthday. I hope your 40-14 birthday is as special as all the others.
    Back when I turned 30 my sister and I started doing this thing where we would say “Oh, I’m 20-10” then I turned 40 and I was thirty-ten and then I was fifty and, well, you get the idea. Anyway, Happy Anniversary of shooting out the old birth canal.

    Also and too, let me say I love your chair. The color is perfect.

    Happy Birthday, Coot!

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  28. Kim says:

    Happy birthday! I love Millhouse so much.

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  29. teesmithii says:

    Happy birthday, June. I hope this is the best one yet. The chair is stunning it’s more beautiful in that reddish color than the green and green is one of my favorite colors. Loved all the pictures of the cats, of course, that is never boring for us cat people. Sweet Pea was one of my best cats ever, along with her brother Oscar Snuggles. Can’t wait for you to post tomorrow showing all your birthday presents.

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  30. Florence says:

    Happy, happy birthday, June!

    I love My Favorite Frida’s delicate antennae.

    Very nice, Coot.

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  31. Jeanie Herkomer says:

    A most happy birthday to you! I hope you have the very best day. Love the chair.

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  32. Amber says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope your day is fabulous. I’ve been a faithful reader for I think almost a decade now and I just now realized your birthday is the same as my stepson’s.

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  33. Ernie says:

    The chair turned out great. Love the Gumby label that used to be more appropriate for it. I made my husband a gumby Halloween costume once. He is 6’4″ and skinny. I could not resist. I was Pokey. Let me know if you would like to see a picture. Not as cute as your kitten photos, of course.

    You know we all still love you and read you now that you are 54. Happy birthday!

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    1. Anonymous says:

      You were the cutest baby. Happy birthday dear.
      Love, aunt Agnes

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  34. Vic says:

    Happy birthday, June.
    Have an excellent day.

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  35. Tacky Lady in Seattle says:

    Carpe the heck out of your diem June!

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  36. PLS says:

    Happy Birthday!

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  37. Barbara says:

    Happy birthday! Have a fabulous day!

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  38. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday, may it be a very good year.

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  39. Beth from the woods says:

    Good job Mill howse…the photo is great and a surprise to hear from you.
    I was just thinking I needed a little footstool under my desk earlier today.
    Now that I know they make them I can look for one.
    Miss June, of course we still love you and we’ll still read you after you’re 54 and more. Look forward to it every day. My happy vitamin for the day.
    Have a great day and a great party. Pizza tonight in your honor. Let’s get the party started. Happy Birthday Miss June !

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    1. gladyswhoisalsobee says:

      Beth, I have one just like that under my desk. I love it. It takes a lot of pressure off the old lower back.

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      1. Beth from the woods says:

        GladysBee . For us short legged people or tall chaired, I presume. Where did you come by yours?

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  40. Dawn Custer says:

    Happiest of birthdays, June! I hope your day is as lovely as you!

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  41. Cathy B in Toronto says:

    Happy birthday!

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  42. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday June Karen! Party BIG!

    Capelover

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  43. Sadie says:

    Happy birthday! And, yes, I will still need you, I will still read you now you’re 54.
    Your pretty chair arrived just in time for your birthday. Have fun tonight at your pub pizza party. (Say that fast three times.)

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  44. Leanne in Greenville NC says:

    Happy Birthday! I must say that I love your 90’s black over the knee stockings.

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  45. DB in MD says:

    Happy Birthday, June!

    Your raspberry chair is gorgeous. And those kittens!

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  46. 1madgirl says:

    Happy birthday. Or is it happy birth day? Imagine being able to see infant June, still wet from the baby factory, hold her in your arms and wonder what hair this way comes?
    You are precious.

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    1. June says:

      I had SO MUCH hair at birth.

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      1. Mother says:

        You were born with a full head of black hair. The nurses put a bow in it!

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  47. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday June!

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  48. Nithya says:

    Happy birthday!

    That chair looks lovely.

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  49. Yes to both.

    Happy birthday!

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  50. Carol in Mpls says:

    Happy B-Day June! That peacock vase-thing looks cool.

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  51. Elsie says:

    Happy birthday!

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  52. bettydh says:

    Happy birthday!

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  53. Sharon (yes, that Sharon) says:

    Happy Birthday!!

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  54. llbrat says:

    Happy birthday! Am I the only one who did a double-take when you referred to your ’90s “box”?

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    1. kelincol says:

      I was wondering the same thing. Of course she has that 90’s box, she was born with it! And yes, I am a 12 year old boy.

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  55. D apostrophe Lynn says:

    Wishing you the VERY best of birthdays, Juuuuunnnneeee!!! 🎂🎉🎊🎂

    Grateful that you have continued to brighten our days for another year! 🥳

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  56. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday, June!

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  57. Pam not that Pam says:

    Happy birthday!

    Iris gave you the side profile, did she? (smile)

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  58. Just Paula H&B says:

    I adore Iris and Millhouse. Frida is just a wee bit slow. She’ll catch up.

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  59. Meg says:

    Happy, happy birthday! 🎂 🎈🎉 🥳

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  60. Julie Elsner says:

    Happy Birthday!! And many many more!!

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  61. Pamela Soul Sister aka PSS says:

    Happy, happy birthday! Enjoy your special day!

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  62. turdyferg says:

    Happy birthday!

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  63. Deb in VT says:

    Happy birthday!

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  64. Koala Raspberry says:

    Happy Birthday. You slay me! Hope your day is amazing.

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  65. Mother says:

    Happy birthday, honey.

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  66. Lisa. Not THAT Lisa says:

    Happy happy birthday June!

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  67. krakkityjones says:

    Happy birthday, lovely June!

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  68. Texas Kari says:

    Happy Birthday, funny girl! I hope you have a marvelous day!
    Excellent post title!

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