Friday, December 17, 2010

My Birthday / Your Present

I don't have a scanner so this will have to do for now. A photo of a photo on a camera with no view finder. I think this must be the house on Clark Road just after it was finished, because my grandparents house next door (where we had been living) has an alcove by the front door. I'm not yet two according to the Kodacolor date on the back.

So, yes, it's my birthday and a rather intimidating number of them have added up so I will not think about that and instead I'm going to give away a copy of The Mangrove Legacy to someone at random who comments on this post.

Surely someone will want to wish me a happy birthday, right? Well, I shall be off gallivanting. I hope to check in now and then. The definite plans include lunch with Bertie and drinkies with the gang at The Point at the traditional cocktail hour -- there are rumours of cake and the possibility of a ritual from last year being repeated. We shall see.

I must choose the right hat...

12 comments:

The Queen said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Kate! See you at The Point!

xo
QoE

K. A. Laity said...

Very pleased that you're coming :-)

xxx

ghoulnextdoor said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, dear lady! Hope it includes chocolates and wine and fine, fine fripperies.

Crispinus said...

Ooh, the Queen is coming -- excellent!

And now a meretricious limerick to "help" you in your "random choice":

There once was a bard they called Kit,
prolific in word and in wit.
To stir up endorphins
with flappers and orphans
she banged 'em out, lickety-split.

K. A. Laity said...

Thank you, Ms Ghoul! If I could be as stylish as you -- ah well.

Crispy -- that is a fine fine entry. I hope it doesn't unfairly tip the random number generator's hand...

And yes, isn't it great that the QoE is coming today! Hurrah!

marja-leena said...

Happy Birthday, Kate! Have a fabulous party!

I still remember how excited I was to discover your blog and that you have Finnish roots. I think it was around the time you were traveling in Finland studying the Astuvansalmi pictographs. I love your Unikirja!

Todd Mason said...

You mean...you're going to make Kevin Spacey cry Again this year?

Ah, well...if he can't take a joke...or hold his grape...

Happy happy, K!

K. A. Laity said...

@Marja-Leena -- thank you soooo much for your kind words. I'm so glad we have the internet so we can find the people we need to have in our lives, like you!

@Todd -- I always do my best to make Kevin Spacey cry.

K. A. Laity said...

Oh, and the random number generator chooses:

Crispinus! Congratulations.

Crispinus said...

Wooo-hooo!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Happy birthday. Anyone with a birthday this time of year (and I am January 1) is punished. But I sincerely hope yours is brilliant.

K. A. Laity said...

I feel your pain, Patti! My little brother's is Jan 10 -- after everyone's spent all their money.

Fortunately I had a bunch of friends (including my brother) who helped make it a brilliant day.