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Ready, Set, Blow!

Three hours to go in my birthday and I'm crouching warily, awaiting the usual karma collapse.

The terror, of course, is that I'm typing too soon. So far I've collected a glass of sparkling wine, several cards, a handful of Facebook hellos, and a serenade from my godchild (his version of "Happy Birthday" ended one line too early, but his pitch was smack-on, which is more than I can say for many and many people currently making a living from such a thing.)

I do not understand why Christ, with all of eternity at His disposal, decided to join human history as a Capricorn. I mean, at least He made off with some swag, but the Magi totally did the birthday-Christmas present combo, and I wouldn't have been too thrilled if I were Him, gold or no.

Part of the frustration is that Capricorn weather greatly reduces celebration options. Josh The Pilot and Jeremiah The Brother-In-Law mark their birthday in June. You know what we did? We cashed in time share presentation tickets for a trip to Busch Gardens. You know what I did today? Loaded the dishwasher and taught my night class.

This afternoon I was carded (POINTS ON!) but the waitress, upon glancing at the date of birth, failed to wish me many happy returns (POINTS OFF.) But since in recent years I've also garnered a speeding ticket, various viruses, and a boyfriend dumpation, I'll take it.

I'll also take this,this or this, but Friendboy Andy, who perhaps knows that I call my mother every year on January 15 to say "Thank you for pushing!", prefers this:


the students sang too, but totally didn't know what to say after the "dear" part, and it was awesome at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

tip the bartender

Birthday Karma UPDATE: Past midnight and all's well, with nothing more than a higher than usual incidence of hitting red lights to show for it. Taking this, too, and running.

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Reader Comments (9)

Happy Birthday, MB! May you have good karma for the remaining hours.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

It is now 10:59 and I hope Birthday Karma has been good to you today.

As I told JTP earlier on FB, I am mailing your gift tomorrow. It is breakable and I wasn't trying BK's patience and mailing on your actual birthday. Plus as it is breakable, I didn't want it to break and cut your on your special day.

Love you tons.....


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKell Belle

Happy Birthday....dear Sister-in-Law! Happy Biiiiiiirthday, tooooo youuuuuuuu! Hooray! :-)

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMr. & Mrs. Jeremiah The Br

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Mary Beth..... happy birthday to you!
Congrats for making it through the day. Much future success to you.
I can commiserate on the lame celebrations, never really had anything cool happen either. (As I also arrived via uterus on this day) I even used to have "half-birthday" parties in July, just so I could do something exciting.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDuchess Jackie the Reader

Many thanks to all for the kind birthday wishes. Duchess, back at you :)

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMB

Happy Belated Birthday, MB! Glad to hear there were no calamities... of course, I do think a minor miracle may have happened on your big day, what with the landing of that plane in the Hudson and no deaths or even life threatening injuries! So, perhaps your birthday karma is a-changing!

Hope your next year is full of wonderful moments, love, success and happiness.


January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Happy Birthday and blessed Karma for the remaining of the year :^)

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

The very last line of Happy Birthday is, as all good three year olds know, E I E I O.

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis

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