January 18, 2013

WOOOOO! Birthday!!!!

Cool Stuff is on hiatus today because mah BIRTHDAY is a-comin!!

That is all.

If you so desire, feel free to wish me many happy returns of the day. I will read any and all comments and very gratefully take a break from repeatedly ramming my head into a wall due to the grief/despair/rage/horror I feel at being SO FLIPPING OLD (43).

46 comments:

  1. And yet you look like you are 23. How did you manage that. I am 40 and look like I am 50.

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    1. THANK YOU Erica!!! really, thank you!

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    2. Also, one such as myself, with a MAGICAL, ALL ENCOMPASSING, ENCYCLOPEDIC, you might even call it OMNISCIENT knowledge of Kid Lit...well that takes some HISTORY under one's belt, yes? No 23 yr old is going to know their Lois Lenski from their Astrid Lindgren from their Andrew Lang. Oops I'm wrong. Jess Farro from Alice in Baker Street is going to come kick my ass.

      Sorry Jess! (she's a grad student who knows more about Kid Lit than I ever will) She might even be younger than 23.

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    3. I met Jess at last fall's KIDLITCON. She is awesome.

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  2. Happy birthday, gorgeous! I wish you all the best!

    (I'm falling off my chair reading that you are 43, OMG, Melissa! You look light years younger than that!)

    xx

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    1. ha ha, and my husband will be happy to tell you that I act like a toddler as well, tee hee! xo

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  3. Happy Birthday Melissa! Wishing you the best! 43? Seriously? I thought you were much younger than that! As in late 20s, early 30s! Well whatever you do, keep doing it! :P

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    1. thank you Cherie! my bones feel like they are 80....

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! You look amazing!

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  5. Its true, you look way younger. I was going to say I'll be 43 soon too when I suddenly thought AAGGHH I was 43 on my LAST birthday. Hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. I woke up and thought I AM 43!. holy moly....

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  6. Wishing you the very very very best birthday ever! I hope all of your greatest dreams come true today!!! HOORAY for birthdays! Doesn't matter how old you turn it's all about the fact that once a year the day is all about you! That's a good thing! ENJOY!

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  7. Many happy returns!! Stop ramming your head and go do something fun like shopping for Hello Kitty stuff or something! :)

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    1. GOOD IDEA sweetest Leanne!!!! xoxoxoxo

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  8. Happy Happy Birthday...and many more to come!!!!! You don't look a day over 30!! Oh, and your hair looks super cute! I hope you have a wonderful, fun filled day!

    p.s. did you receive my email?

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    1. thanks Miss Julia!! Oh I sure did and I have a whole list of ideas for you! so fun about your trip!

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    2. oh and i've discovered that when i braid my hair I don't have to wash it for about 2 and 1/2 days!! so awesome. and gross.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Melissa! I hope you have something fab planned for your special day! xoxo

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    1. making my cake! i've been busily looking up Pinterest recipes! xoxoxoxoback at you!

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  10. Didn't you know that 43 is the new 33? So that would make us the same age ;) I had my birthday a few days ago and was dreading it, but then I thought that the age part doesn't really matter (seeing as my last 8 or 9 birthdays have all felt about the same). Seriously though, you don't look 43, whatever 43 is supposed to look like nowadays. :D You have such a youthful and bubbly personality that is shows inside and out! You will have to let us know how good your bday dinner and cake are. :D

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    1. Andrew says that instead of thanking you guys, I should be thanking my Photoshop filters. for their amazing ability to de-blotch, de-wrinkle, de-blemish, etc etc. I laughed so hard I started to wheeze. CUZ MY LUNGS DON'T WORK ANYMORE b/c I AM SO OLD! I tell you, we have a good time in this house, what with all that we like to call "humor" around here.....:)

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    2. Oh and yes yes, I will of course take a million pix of my cake and share next week! I like to celebrate birthdays A LOT. Like, for a week or so.

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  11. Happy Birthday sugar!! Whoot whooot! I hope your day is awesome.

    (I turn 37 this year)

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    1. If am still blogging when I'm 50, I think I'll have to plan the biggest online birthday explosion of birthdaypalooza the internets have ever seen :)

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  12. Happy Happy Birthday to YOUUUUU! Hope you get some awesome books:D I'll take any excuse to feed my reading compulsion, I dont know about you ;)

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    1. Got an awesome book! will share next wk :)

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  13. Yay, HAP-HAP-HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Many returns of the day. I hope you have a mah-velous birthday weekend, full of lots of sugary treats, awesome presents, lots of Melissa time, and terrific fun!!! xxxxxoooooo

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    1. it's already happier because I heard from you my friend :)

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  14. Happy Birthday! I can't wait to see what books you get! I'll be 42 in a few months, so 43 is most definitely NOT old!!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day.

    OMG no way are you 43. What's your secret?

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    1. here is it Miss Lauren!

      photoshop filters.

      and I haven't had direct sun on my face in 25 yrs :)

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  16. Happy birthday!! You are NOT old!! You are lovely, and happy, and beautiful! So glad to know you and read your blog every day. Enjoy the celebrations!!

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    1. I like this game! I think every yr I should say I AM SO OLD, and then you can write to me and say NO YOU AREN'T and we'll go on like this for next decade or so and then one yr I'll say I AM SOOOOOOO OLD! and the response will be: Yes. Yes you are.

      hey, in my mind I'm already 85 or so, so I can't get much older than that right? time to start reverse aging my mental state!

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  17. Have an awesome day, awesome week, awesome month and heck, an awesome year too! I wish I could have Billy Crystal call to tell you "you look marvelous!"

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    1. Thanks so much Christina!!! I think you have surpassed me for most use of the word awesome in the same sentence, and believe me, I have given it a RARING GOOD TRY. :)

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  18. Many Happy Returns, Melissa!!! Cake and champagne! Have a wonderful, wonderful day with you're lovely family :)

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! WUT? you're bringing me champagne? Why thank you!! ;)

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  19. Hope your birthday was fabulous! What am I saying??? It's not over, it's only 8:15 on a Friday night and you are not that old - I expect no reply as you should still be out partying!!!!

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    1. hey Paula! well let's see. If by partying you mean sitting slumped in my chair reading Entertainment Weekly online b/c I am exhausted from making cake, while I wait for Andrew to get done putting Julia to bed so that we can then watch either Vampire Diaries or Homeland, then YES MA'AM, it's a PARTAY! WOOOOOOOOO!

      I actually had a really nice b-day and got some lovely presents! I like presents.

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY beautiful, gorgeous, funny, smart and very definitely not old Melissa! I'm very glad to read in the comments that you like to celebrate birthdays for a week because I am pretty much a week late! I am so sorry. Hope you had a magnificent day. Now, make good with those cake photos already! x

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    1. you are sooooooooooo nice and lovely and sweet! thank you for being so encouraging and uplifting to me on my day of extreme aging :)

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  21. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!

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    1. thank you thank you! it was a Very Fine Day Indeed :)

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