The Beauty of Birthdays

Birthdays of yesteryear taught me some extremely important lessons that I adhere to even today, as I prepare to celebrate another year of fabulous fun.

Huff. Puff. and Blow.

Huff. Puff. Blow.

1) Always take a peek in a mirror before a photo is snapped, forever capturing the loveliness of you on your special day or you may end up with something like this….

My most gorgeous birthday photo ever.

Hello Gorgeous.

Seriously. Stare in the mirror and give a rat’s ass or you’ll be gazing at your lovely self in something as beautiful as a crocheted vest for years to come.

Crochet nightmare

Fashion at its finest accessorized with wispy bangs.

Celebrate

Own advice not taken. Clearly.

2) Upon receiving presents, always act like you’ve just received the best.gift.ever. Even if you have no clue what it is or have no intention of ever wearing/using/displaying/eating/drinking.

Always act surprised.

Holy shit! I love it! No, truly I do.

3) Insist upon holding fingers up to commemorate which age you were celebrating when photos end up in albums.

Insist

I’m this many today.

Even if you’re not quite sure how old you are, own whatever you are saying which will demand more attention on you.

Even

If I say I’m two and a half, I AM TWO AND A HALF, ya dig?

4) Cake matters. Choose your design wisely.

Scoobs.

Everyone wants a piece of Scooby.

Then insist someone hand feed it to you.

Keepin' it classy. As usual.

Keepin’ it classy. As usual.

5) Practice your ‘birthday face’ so you can look adorable in all photos.

Mug for the camera.

Oh who me? Why yes it is my birthday. I’ll just hold this pose for the rest of the day.

Camera!

Adorableness fail.

6) Be sure to have a themed party. Even if it involves you looking like an ass clown.

theme

Send in the clowns.

7) Dance, jump and twirl to your heart’s content, acting as if you have one ounce of rhythm somewhere in your being.

PARTY!

Shake, rattle and rollin’ expected.

Dance

High kicks accepted.

Head banging also accepted.

Head banging also welcomed but you’ll regret it in the morning. Trust me.

8) Noisy favors are a must. Especially if party goers are under the age of six.

Blow it out.

Blow out birthday party.

9) Always go with the celebratory flow.

Go with the flow

Balloons in my hair? Sounds like a good birthday look.

Or at least let someone catch you when the flow gets to be too much for you to stand on your own.

Hey-oh!

Hey-oh!

10) Don’t ever turn away a birthday kiss, no matter how much you think it may hurt your face.

Scruffy faces hurt my cheek. Always low maintenance.

Always being low maintenance, scruffy faces hurt my cheek. Shave already!

11) Even if you share the same birthday with a cousin (gentleman to my left in photo below with thrilled look on his face) be sure you try to be the star of the show anyhow.

Sharing

Sorry. Not sorry B. Happy Birthday today by the way!

12) Never, ever, ever, ever turn down a birthday shot. Ever.

Why thank you

Birthdays taste so good.

Cheers to your birthdays of yesteryear – as well as a year full of the happiest of birthdays for all of us and those we hold dear!

This evening, I’ll be drinking to the wise words my Gma has told me every year, “having another birthday sure beats the alternative.”

Smart lady.

CBXB

CBXB!

 

44 thoughts on “The Beauty of Birthdays

  1. Happy happy birthday to you!

  2. Brandon says:

    Happy birthday to you too Meg

  3. Your Gma is a wise lady! I just had mine recently and partied hard!

  4. Do you caption these pics while intoxicated? SO funny, I admit I LOLd with the Sally Jessy Rafael HUGE glasses – my son had a pair just like like and he won’t let me forget it. “Mom, why did you let me get these?” cos everyone tormented him. Good times.
    HAPPPYYY BIRTTHDAYYY! Have a drink for me, K?

  5. KittNoir says:

    Happy Birthday Gorgeous! *hands over sparkly ring & a bottle of rum* Xx

  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    Much wisdom here, I’m taking notes. I’ll of course need the notes because my short term memory is shot. I meant shit. Stupid auto correct. Anyway I’ll blame birthday shots. Should have been ‘bang’ birthday shots. Again, stupid auto correct.

  7. reocochran says:

    I am not always happy with my styles displayed in past photographs, but they do make me smile. As did yours! Hope it was a happy birthday, kid!

  8. markbialczak says:

    Happy Birthday, my dear friend. Beautiful kid, more beautiful woman. In your own, never-to-be-imitated, can’t-be-duplicated, sure-as-hell-must-be-appreciated, let’s-get-intoxicated style. ❀

  9. JMC813 says:

    Have the best birthday EVER (until the next one arrives so you can try to top it.) Skinny Pirates for EVERYBODY.

  10. kellisamson says:

    It sure does beat the alternative! My Pinot Grigio and I thought of you last night! Also…I had that same vest. Thank you, 1990’s.

  11. Tracy says:

    I agree with Gma – and you may have to grow up, but you don’t have to grow old!! Happy Birthday!

  12. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! I’m with your Gma for sure. πŸ˜€

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  14. These pictures are so great!!!!! I hope you had a nice time on your bday! A gift from Portugal is coming your way!! Hugs**

  15. SerachShiro says:

    πŸ™‚ Very wise words of your Gma, and I enjoyed all the lovely birthday pictures of you, have a great weekend !!

  16. Happy Birthday Megan!!! You are the Mistress of All Birthday Bliss! I hope you had a great day.

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