Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blogging on my Birthday

Ten Things I'm Happy About:

1)The tickets are paid for, the visa applications filled out--we are flying to New Delhi on November 5th for a month in India and Nepal! I'll be travelling again soon!

2)The roofers have arrived and a new roof is going on the house. No more buckets catching the deluge underneath the living room window every time it rains!

3) This time tomorrow I'll be at the spa having a hot-stone massage. A little birthday present to myself.

4) I saw four moons of Jupiter through Kim's telescope the other night. And the bright geography on the face of the full moon. What a gorgeous summer night!

5) My friend Tai is visiting this weekend!

6) I am halfway through writing a short story and so far I'm happy with it. It's a writing game that three friends of mine and I sometimes play.Actually, part of the reason I'm happy maybe is just that we decided to give the writing game another try!The rules this time are I somehow have to use the words shame, well, wine, escape, amplitude and slumgullion.

7) After three months of gardening in someone else's yard instead of my own, I'm finally getting some time in my own. The extra money for the gardening job is nice, but

8) I decluttered the Linen Clost of Doom the other day. My house is about fifty bazillion old sheets and towels lighter.

9) Terri brought me back earrings from Murano for my birthday. The sweetie!

10) I'm happy that I'm off to my birthday dinner at Toscano's! :)


Grant said...

Happy birthday =)

blackcrag said...

Happy birthday, me darlin'! I was thinking of you earlier today.

Gnightgirl said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like it's going to be a stellar one!

Hagelrat said...

happy birthday spidey!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie!


P.S. Here's another good word for you:

Subject: [aotc] Middle-English Word of the Day - July 21, 2008

Slubberdegullion (n.) - A paltry dirty wretch.

Quoth she, although thou hast deserv'd,
Base /slubberdegullion/, to be serv'd
As thou did'st vow to deal with me,
If thou had'st got the victory.

- Hudibras, I, iii 886

Pronunciation: /slubErdEguliOn/

/s/ s in hiss
/l/ l in lily
/u/ oo in boot
/b/ b in boy
/E/ e in met
/r/ r in red
/d/ d in dog
/g/ g in go
/i/ i in machine
/O/ o in cloth
/n/ n in no

The Middle-English Word of the Day was selected from "A Dictionary of
Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century", by James Orchard Halliwell.

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's
Middle English Pronunciation Guide, and noted using upon the ASCII-
IPA Standard

Sacred Suzie said...

Happy Birthday! Talk about being productive, impressive.

Pol* said...

Happy B-day to my travelling, gardening, spider friend

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

congrats congrats congrrrrrats! May your next year be full of delights!

BostonPobble said...

I'm sorry I missed this! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (just a little late)