Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday To Thee



















Today is my beloved's day of being birthed into the world. Now, this is not just any ordinary birthday. Oh nay. Tony requires an entire birthday month. Yeah, and I'M the high maintenance one in the relationship. Uh huh. The build-up starts usually around mid-March - I'm reminded, in no uncertain terms, that his birthday month is coming up. Ohmagod, really? I would have otherwise forgotten! What would a girl do without those reminders? I mean, you know how us girls are so forgetful of taking care of business. Umm hmm.

To My Dear and Loving Husband (riffing on Anne Bradstreet here) - Happy Birthmonth To You, darling.

For this momentous occasion, I thought I'd just toss out a few Reasons I Love Thee:

*You never get bent out shape about anything - you fully realize that is my job and appreciate how good I am at it

*You call mascara "eyeshadow" - I dunno, there is just something rather adorable about this

*You're willing to answer the same question over and over and over: do you like this piece of string? You do? Are you sure? What do you like about it? And you're totally sure you like it? You wouldn't just say you like it? So you really like it? Okay. Eight hours later: you really did like it?

*You accept all my neuroses, pffffft, not that I have any though

*You love that frickin' Chipotle as much as I do

*You understand my almost freakish love of animals and love that about me

*You set bugs free from our house, if I ask you to

*You stay clear of my obsession with white dishes and little, useless trays

*You tolerate my ridiculous obsession with our dogs' health and nutrition

*You don't judge if I stay in my pajama pants all weekend

*You believe me when I say my wingspan is 7 feet

Lastly, you are the very kind of person which I wish the rest of the human race would strive to be.

What's for dinner? Well, of course your favorite - Red Velvet Cake. What else? Let the Birthmonth begin...

55 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

VeggieGirl said...

....TO TONY!!!! :-D

Firefly said...

Oh, my dear Ann Pajama Pants, you're back and as hilarious as ever. I'm interested to hear that you have an obsession with "useless trays," as I am similarly obsessed with dipping dishes. I love how Tony loves you...and you love him. Thanks for writing about it, Ms. Writing Genius Pajama Pants.

AmyAnne said...

Oh well then,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH TONY!!

(I'd sing, but there are sure to be a ton of baby birds being incubated in the knot of wisteria outside my back door and I'd hate to be responsible for their deformities.)

Thanks for taking care of Ann and putting up with all of her zany ways.

I may have to kill you though so I can get my hands on that cake. Don't worry, it will be swift.

pay4this said...

Just getting to know you - love your reasons to be loved. And want a piece of that cake in the picture. YUUUUMMMMMM

Anonymous said...

To my dear and loving wife (to borrow from a blog i read),

Have you seen my shape lately, I'm lucky to bend at all...

Mascara / eyeshadow - doesn't matter - your still the most beautiful women in the house!

I never noticed any neuroses - I'm always looking at your butt in those Pj's!

I'm actually glad I'm slightly hard of hearing - I never knew you asked the same question over and over? Why do you do that, didn't I answer? - so confused...

Chipotle is nothing when compared to that amazing cake -you truly spoil me with that!

Your wingspan is 7 feet - baby's feet, but still 7 feet! Perspective my dear!

You are always in my heart and in my mind and make me want to be a better person (except a few days a month)! Thanks for the public and certainly witty affection...now about those pajamas .....

Me

flutter said...

Ok, that comment from your hubs was adorable.

NV said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TONY! (Since you're celebrating all month, I don't feel late.)

I feel as if I've just been squished between two sugar cookies and slathered in chocolate ... that's how high-charged sweet these posts were. :-)

Dawn said...

awwww! Ann, where did you buy him? I want one! I want one! LOL
teasing of course. I can see why your hubby thinks you rock the house--you do.
Happy freaking birthday to the hubbster!
Yeah, let's eat cake all month long!

Ingrid said...

Happy birthday to your Honey!

Ha-ha that's too funny that he responded! Very nice.
~ingrid

Real Live Lesbian said...

Ok, now I want to marry him and bake him cakes! What a sweetheart!

Happy birthday!

Lisa said...

So sweet . . .

Happy Birthday Tony!!

Ann - so glad to hear your voice again - we've missed you! L

John said...

RE" "...You set bugs free from our house, if I ask you to."

Good man. Good karma. Happy belated birthday, Tony. : )

Kimberly said...

I really need one of those! I'm now on a "tony" search :)

Happy Birthday Month!

kspinning said...

You forgot "he has impeccable taste in women" ;) Happy Birthday Mr. Lava! Enjoy your month.

Grace said...

that does it. i hereby insist that everyone celebrate my birth for a month too.
sounds to me like you've found your perfect match, ann, and i'm crazy jealous. congrats. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tony - We sent you a e-card but it hasn't been picked up yet - don't want you to think we forgot - we love you too!!!

Leslie said...

LOL..my husband too requires a Birthday month! Brats!!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Cute - and yay for Aries bairns (although I only read/agree with my horoscope when it's favourable.) Hope it was a good one :)

diva said...

Happy birthday!! awwww...cuteness! :) mascara as eye shadow really makes me laugh but oh. u two are so sweet...xx

the cheap chick said...

Awwwww.... Too cute! Happy B-Day, Hubby Of Ann's!

And that CAKE. I kind of want to be your spouse, too. Do you need a spare spouse? I'm not the least bit handy, but I'll always tell you your butt looks great and that you deserve another pair of shoes. Would that help?

Gigi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY! Have a great month!

anna said...

Adorable! Happy birth month! My boyfriend's birthday was yesterday. Interestingly enough, he calls eyeshadow (or pretty much any makeup applied to the eye area) mascara. Oh boys!

Elisa said...

Happy Birthmonth!

I was a birthmonth too. So from now on, Septembe shall be named Elisa's Birthmonth.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Happy birthmonth to the hubby! You think he'll want to share a piece of that cake???

eatmecalifornia.com said...

Am I the only one who noticed this post went up on the 2nd? Tony, brudduh, you need to sue for the day you lost. Get that sucka back, stat!

Also, enjoy the cake. And tell your lady-gal to post more than bi-weekly. Some of us would appreciate that.

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RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Happy birthday, Mr. Wonderful Husband to Ann. You rock. We all think so and for more reasons than just the totally cute list that Ann put together. We love you because you make Ann happy. That's enough for me. You must be pretty ding dang spectacular.

Blessings,
Lacy

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

All I can say is that anyone who deserves RED VELVET CAKE must be worthy!

John said...

I'm beating you by ONE day for the laziest blogger award. ; )

I WANT THAT AWARD, DAMMIT! : )

John said...

Sine my birthday has come and gone since this post, I lay claim to a piece of that cake. If there's any left.

P.S. - okay, you win.

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valerie reilly said...

that cake looks to die for....when i frost i always get crumbly bits of cake everywhere?

Valerie

the Provident Woman said...

I need to go make a Red Velvet Cake now. Oh, that sounds so good.

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jamie-lee said...

happy birthday to your beloved! hoope it was a special one (and that he loved your red velvet cake) x

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Rania said...

I like you post... It's a very lovely list of why do you love you husband, it's funny and carefree and so true... I think these small things make the relationship sustain... Good Luck