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Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 12:01 AM
It was my 57th birthday on Friday and feeling bad about myself, I got up, but I was in a different place than usual. The day was blissful. I was with my son and his girlfriend in Amsterdam. We went to the Van Gogh Museum, and then for a boat trip along the canals, and finished the evening with a steak dinner.

What is wrong with that you might ask; well I was not given a Happy Birthday thread from my friends at Absolute Write and I wanted to show my son that I had some friends. I looked at AW when I woke up and after I had received my digital camera, and of course Susie had sent me a happy birthday private mail, and so had AW themselves. I looked again before I left for the Museum, but still no birthday thread. Finally I looked again before I went to bed and not one of you had wished me a happy birthday! I know I am 57 but I still deserve to be treated like a spoilt brat on my birthday.

Now I am back at home and wishing I was still in Amsterdam, but where is my birthday thread?

Luv Barbara

vixey
09-22-2008, 12:04 AM
Happy belated, Barbara!!!

http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/SBY/SBY022/close-up-two-glasses_~57637812.jpg

Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 12:07 AM
Thank you Vixey! I could just scoff that champagne right now! Care to join me?

vixey
09-22-2008, 12:12 AM
Thanks! Cheers!

Marian Perera
09-22-2008, 12:12 AM
Happy birthday Barbara! Hope you had a good time with your family and at the museum, and I wish you many more. <hug>

Yeshanu
09-22-2008, 12:16 AM
I think whoever used to do the birthday threads is on holidays--mine was late, and a couple of other people got missed too. We feel your pain, Barbara. Here's some cake to make up for it:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/Yeshanu/BlackForestCake.jpg

rhymegirl
09-22-2008, 12:19 AM
Happy belated birthday, Barbara! :partyguy:

There is nothing wrong with being 57. Why, we're supposed to be at our sexual peak in our fifties. Fifty and fabulous!

Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 12:20 AM
Just scoffing the cake and digging into the champage! Thanks folks! Come to my party and you will not get left out. Drinks for everyone and that's a promise!

Maryn
09-22-2008, 12:20 AM
Even with experience, sometimes hand-cranked ice cream turns out to be soup. I could hardly offer you a few gallons of birthday soup, so I tried again another day.

Happy Birthday! It came out great this time. I hope stirring in broken bits of Oreos was all right...

Maryn, glad you had a lovely day

P.S. Psst! Barbara's son! Yeah, you. Listen, she's got oodles of friends here. We didn't see you hand-cranking ice cream, did we? [wink] Thanks for showing her a good time on her special day.

Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 12:25 AM
Thanks for the ice cream and champagne, and cake. I really enjoyed it! I've put on half a stone now! My son won't recognise me the next time he sees me!

joyce
09-22-2008, 12:28 AM
Wow, you got a birthday wish from AW.....I'm so jealous! I only got the private message from Susie on my B-day and nothing else.
:partyguy::partyguy::partyguy::partyguy:
Happy belated birthday.

Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 12:31 AM
Well Susie must have told them to send me an email! He!

JLCwrites
09-22-2008, 12:34 AM
:snoopy:Happy Belated Birthday!:snoopy:
Glad you had a wonderful time!

Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 12:37 AM
Thanks Turkey! Really appreciate it. Care for some Champagne and Cake? I can show you my Van Gogh book as well. Step inside my humble abode.

Are the rest of you still here? Don't go walking out the door without me knowing!

spacekadet
09-22-2008, 12:46 AM
happy birthday - the van gogh museum is phenomenal. did you do the audio tour? it's fabulous...

rhymegirl
09-22-2008, 01:09 AM
Wow, you got a birthday wish from AW.....I'm so jealous! I only got the private message from Susie on my B-day and nothing else.

Are you sure? If you have your birthday listed in your profile and you have an email address on file (under Profile or Edit profile/password or something) along with it checked off that you want to receive messages from AW, then you should have received a happy birthday from AW. I got one.

joyce
09-22-2008, 01:17 AM
Are you sure? If you have your birthday listed in your profile and you have an email address on file (under Profile or Edit profile/password or something) along with it checked off that you want to receive messages from AW, then you should have received a happy birthday from AW. I got one.

I checked and it looks like everything is fine. My birthday is listed and it's checked off that it's ok to show it. I figured I was on the AW ignore list or nobody loved me.:Shrug:

Yeshanu
09-22-2008, 01:24 AM
I checked and it looks like everything is fine. My birthday is listed and it's checked off that it's ok to show it. I figured I was on the AW ignore list or nobody loved me.:Shrug:

We love you, Joyce. Here's some cake for you, too. (Nobody can have enough cake, and why am I suddenly craving chocolate?)

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/Yeshanu/funny-pictures-cat-wonders-why-the-.jpg

gypsyscarlett
09-22-2008, 01:25 AM
Happy Birthday!!!!!
:partyguy:

Ol' Fashioned Girl
09-22-2008, 01:30 AM
w00t! Happy Birthday - no matter what day it is! :)

Beach Bunny
09-22-2008, 01:40 AM
Oh man, that sucks. :( Sorry this is late.

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http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/present.gif http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/smileys/cake.gif http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/present.gif

Maui Author
09-22-2008, 01:44 AM
Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! (which it sounds like you did!)

MsK
09-22-2008, 01:49 AM
Sounds like it was a great day! Looks like you'll have your fill of cake today too! Happy Belated Birthday!

regdog
09-22-2008, 01:53 AM
Sorry it's late. happy birthday

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l117/regdog/9c7ac6d1.jpg

Susie
09-22-2008, 01:56 AM
Roses are red
Violets are blue.
You are super, Duped -
Yep, that's true!

Here's more :Cake: :popcorn: :Cake: :TheWave: :Guitar: and more :Cake: ! :D

Susie
09-22-2008, 02:01 AM
Roses are red
Violets are bright.
Hope joycey's b-day
Was great day & night!

Here's more :Cake: :popcorn: :Cake: :TheWave: :Guitar: more :Cake: ! :D

Pat~
09-22-2008, 02:01 AM
A toast (again) to you, Duped. http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/10.gif So sorry we missed your b-day; did you post it in your profile? Anyway, Happy Belated Birthday!

I once spent a summer on a houseboat in Amsterdam. The Van Gogh museum is wonderful; hope you've gotten a chance to see the Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt's House, too!

Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 10:26 PM
Thank you all for the birthday wishes.

Barbara

julie thorpe
09-22-2008, 10:40 PM
Wow, Barbara - I envy you having the chance to see the van Gogh exhibition. Last time I was in Amsterdam there was an absolutely humungous queue and we couldn't face it because it would have taken all the time we had just to stand in line. And what with one thing and another we haven't made it back there yet, although we live relatively close.

Oh, and happpy belated birthday!

Bo Sullivan
09-22-2008, 10:51 PM
Thanks Julie! Yes, I really enjoyed it. I would estimate only about one third of Van Gogh's paintings are on display, and there are some in New York for an exhibition.

Barbara