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Sunday, November 12, 2006

I am not really at liberty....

to divouge this information, but that hasn´t stopped me before. And 29 is just not the age to change a life-long habit.

Our favourite CURMUDGEON has birthday today. Needless to say, he fled the scene of blogland to sourly contemplate life´s non-meaning where only The Fates can hear him. But what else is new?

Still looking for a present? Well just out of the top of my head:

So while he growls somewhere in the middle of nowhere, we´ll spread some optimistic joy and embrace those eternally up-beat people, just because!

Don´t mention it!

and Dougie, remember:

“No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up." So you might as well just smile. In a knowing fashion, of course!

Posted by Minka :: 2:01 pm :: 25 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!


At 14:31, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

Happy Birthday Dawgie!

G'day all. I'd hint but there wasn't a quesiton. :-)


At 15:22, Blogger QuillDancer said...

Can one wish a crumdugeon a happy birthday? It seems such a person would be much more content with a grouchy birthday.

Grouchy Birthday to you,
Grouchy Birthday to you,
Grouchy Birthday dear Dawgie,
Grouchy Birthday to you.

And may you always be able to run faster than Minka's scissors can snip.

At 16:16, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a most excellent video! Doug will eat that up with his cake.

My family's birthday dirge:
oh happy birthday
oh happy birthday
pain, misery and despair
people dying everywhere
oh happy birthday
oh happy birthday...

Happy Sunday, Minka!

At 16:19, Blogger Minka said...

Morgan, you have to read between the line! The obvious question is: "How long is a piece of string?" Did that not come off well?

Quilly, I think Doug cuts his own threads;)

actonbell, yeah I remember that soemwhere in the world of Pez Blogs :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, what is the newest book involved?

At 17:11, Anonymous cindra said...

Excellent birthday tribute, Minka!

Happy Birthday, Doug!

At 17:19, Anonymous al said...

The singing fish are a riot, Minka. Very funny. Can they sing anything else?

At 18:25, Blogger Minka said...

cindra, thank you and I hope he feels teh same way :)

al, i wouldn´t know. This one had me laughing so hard, I couldn´t look further without seriously damaging my tummy :)

At 19:15, Anonymous Joel said...

Excellent tribute Minka...happy birthday Doug, wherever you are.

At 21:52, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

Minka, is not the length of the string that which you deem best? I hear that when not running with them, you are skilled in the black art of scissoring.

p.s. Woohoo! 1st time with the 1st coment!

At 02:54, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, you just made laugh at myself. Knowingly.

How did you know just what to get me? It's a perfect fit.

And thanks for not wishing me a happy birthday.

At 05:02, Anonymous neva said...

hah! well done, Penguin! a fitting tribute to that old(ish) curmudgeon... and a perfect grand finale to his weekend o' birthday celebratin'!!

lovelovelove this version of that birthday song! those fish just sitting there staring out blankly while singing such a lively birthday ditty? too too perfect! (in our family, we rewrite the lyrics to a Sesame Street birthday song, which is, needless to say... stupid.) xoxox

At 05:08, Blogger SquareGirl said...

A great birthday tribute Minka! You are so adept at paying tribute with enough humor to prevent too much sappiness.

Happy Birthday Doug!

At 07:30, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Well, I WILL wish you a happy birthday hermano! Already did at your place too so pfffft....

So since you got mush there, neener, neener hermana time here... although I have nothing to add to Minka's funkified and simply brilliant tribute other than to say, feliz cumpleaños!

And Monika, you just rock! What can I say? Can I be like you if ever I grow up?


At 12:03, Blogger Minka said...

Joel, he is three comments down from you :) And thank you!

Morgan, no piece of string is safe in my vicinity! BUt I can knit lovely socks out of them!

Doug, I know just know better ;)Welcome back...and did you tie your shoe laces?

neva, well now we have 364 days to think of how to annoy him next year :)

square, well I had to avoid sappiness...I don´t wanna give him a heart attack on his birthday :)

Miz B. for both our sakes, let´s hope we´ll never grow up...I mean you woudl have to stop saying funkified fo sho and I am not sure i oculd live with that :) Morning hermana!

At 12:46, Blogger Doug said...

Thanks everybody over here. I always listen to you and tied my shoelaces extra tight. How do you breathe?

At 13:24, Anonymous Brian said...


There was a birthday on Sunday??? Whose??? Say again?? Oh, he had a birthday. Never mind. :)

Great job with the un birthday post.

Brian and Diane.

At 15:41, Blogger G said...

Would a day late be bad? Well this was indeed a perfect tribute and great gifts. I can't hear the video from work, but will check it out later. I clicked on it just to make sure it wasn't you singing :)

Oh and Doug - to avoid overkill, I'll just wish you a nice recuperation from all of this attention.

PS: Tali did a post at her place and wanted an image to go with it. We googled and came up with "Gryla chasing children" which made me think of you and Mo'a immediately.

At 16:20, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Minka, I know I'm a day late but I just had to say how much I love that song! It's perfect. :-) You are such a smart little penguin.

At 18:16, Blogger tsduff said...

What a great post/honor to Doug. Minka - you are so talented, and thoughtful. Love the cartoons!!! I just know he appreciates celebrating his curmudgeonness... (never his birthday!)

At 18:30, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, it is to do with lungs...and that is teh extend of my knowledge in the subject!

Brian, thank you and have a wonderful vacation!

G, gryla still gives me teh bejesus! And her, the cat and thirteen santas are getting ready to come down teh mountain!

kyah, I thought it was so fitting. So douglas, yet so cheery. I have listened to it probably 10 times myself :)

terry, thank you and Ithink I did well and didn´toverdo it. At least no threat mail has arrived yet. It is still early though :)

At 09:42, Blogger Minka said...

Wow...my blog dissapeared for a day. Interesting stuff. Kind of a shock when you wanna check your comments in the morning and your baby has dissapeared. Frightening! I need to lie down now for a bit and come to terms with the inconsistencies of life!
excuse me!

At 11:45, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

Minka! It was, it was down! For at least 24 hours or so. I'm sure we're all glad to be commenting again. Welcome back!!!

At 12:46, Blogger tsduff said...

Yes, it's back :-)

At 12:49, Blogger Minka said...

Somebody shoudl have told me and with somebody I mean YOU!!!!

At 13:11, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

You mean Terry, right? Or is that the general 3rd person "you"? As in the southern "All y'all"?

To my knowledge, penguins don't have email addresses.

I myself was just about to inform the Central Director of the Internet about the serious crisis, when service was restored.


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