‘Happy Birthday to me’ to a cracker from Cracker

  
An all-time fav Cracker song. When this album 1st came out, it was like they’d written it for me. I spent every 25 October with it. Here’s a truly wonderful live version–little camera shake at the start but wait. It’s very true to the album version but why I like this so much is the crowd sing-songing with the band 😀

I rarely pre-schedule blog posts but I was born 04:41 and set this for 04:40 cos I’m mental. 

I was having a good sleep

In my car

In the, parking lot of the

Showboat Casino hotel


I say, “I remember you

You drive like a pta mother”

You brought me draft beer

In a plastic cup


I’m feeling thankful

For the small things, today

I’m feeling thankful

For the small things, today


Happy, Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me

And to you


Happy, Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me

And to you-ah


I’m feeling thankful

For the small things, today

I’m feeling thankful

For the small things, today


I remember you

I crashed your wedding

With some, orange crepe paper

And some Halloween candy


A sometimes

I wish I were Catholic

I don’t know why

I guess I’m happy to see your face

At a time like this


Happy, Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me

And to you-ah


Happy, Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me

And to you-ah


Happy Birthday baby, to me

Happy Birthday, to me

Happy Birthday, to me

Happy Birthday, to me

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pre-bday imbibing and baking

Baking my own gf bday cake, of course.

I haven’t made one of these cakes -the normal version in about 20 years! Used to be a Xmas staple.

I haz invented a cocktail!

  
It looks very bday-ish and tastes just as sweet. I’m thinking this ain’t one to get hammered on…

Lily’s 44th Birthday Cake Cocktail

2 oz Triple Sec

2 oz Vodka 

3 oz Pineapple Juice

4 maraschino cherries

1 t maraschino cherry juice (or grenadine)

10 oz ‘Tropical’ soda (think Fresca or Squirt)

I typically prefer bitter but this is quite fun!

YAY! bday prezzie and it’s #Trek -tastic! (see blog for more pics)

Yippie-skippy! I am so totally going to use this mofo!

  
It’s beauuuuutiful! Look at the cool details!

It’s got yer classic primary division colours, it’s deep charcoal on the flap, cream exterior body, black embossed planet, silver stars & silver material Enterprise D on front.

Back with gold embossing branding and silver material zipper pull and edging:

  
And interior, pewter material with primary division colours on last 3 card slots, branding is there on bill compartment as well as faded-print grey planets, ensignia, profiles of Enterprise D and nacell-cloud trail pattern as inner lining :

  
Holy WOW, Maura_ea! You have rocked my socks! Thank you from your soon-to-be-44yo friend!

Maura_ea and I are old Vox.com buddies from around 2006? She’s fun and fab and a great mam! To think I knew her way back when, eh? Lucky me:)

One month til Bday! (decades ago pics)

We didn’t celebrate my bday as a kid. Did Brother’s. -har! Seriously, I had a bday for my 8th, 12th, 13th and mum completely forgot about it twice after that.

My biggest celebration, understandably, was 21. My actual 21st, I was on FS’ deck, looked up and saw my first shooting star. This is interesting mostly because being a Hillbilly, we had no light pollution. You’d think that I’d have seen loads of them. I guess if I was outside after dark (can’t do manual labour without light), it was a bonfire and people were partying, not stargazing. Anyway! That was memorable and I love it!

Check out the sexeh TV the hotels sported back then! And I'm wearing a bustier.

Check out the sexeh TV the hotels sported back then! And I’m wearing a bustier. It has been decades since this night.

A few days later, FS had a big to-do rolled into the Adams Mark Hotel’s Halloween Ball. I dressed as a saloon girl. I look like I have a crewcut but my hair went past my arse. It was pulled back in this mass of cascading curls.

FS graduationObviously FS was the looker between us, at 6’1″!  -dressed more appropriately to right

Where was I?

Oh!

I’m getting my 2006 car’s windows tinted for my bday! You can start your shopping for me now. You have a month. 🙂