*sigh* The buffer year between me and forty is gone. I’m 39 today! I’ve got two whole days to lord my oldness over Lloyd before he joins me, and believe you me – I’ll milk it for everything it’s worth! I’ll try to be nice, though, because I really like my present.
I share this auspicious day with the handsome Bill Pullman and the cake meister Duff Goldman. (Hey, Baltimorians, make Brad take a picture of himself outside Charm City Cakes for me.) So, well-wishes are welcome! Bonus points if it rhymes.
Happy Birthday, Lauren! Crap, I forgot.
It’s not that I don’t care; I’m not a robot.
Wrestling made me busy. I didn’t know how much
those after school hours kept me in touch.
Before I got ready to head off to school,
reading your announcement, I felt like such a tool.
I have no idea why my mind is such a void.
I haven’t just missed you, but also Mom and Lloyd.
If you forgot to get Lauren a gift, she really likes laptop computers.
That doesn’t rhyme. Minus fifty points.
A laptop is nice
It beats getting dice
Or diamonds (too much price)
Or five grains of rice
Better yet, the sacrifice
Christ made -- a device
To save us from vice.
And now, some advice…
DON’T SLIP ON THE ICE!!
Happy Birthday… You’re nice!
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
My kids just wanted to say,
Happy Birthday to you!
/got nothin except bags under my eyes.
Lauren's dad says
I’m presenting you with a Haiku:
The laptop is so shiny --
I can see myself 🙂
Happy Birthday Lauren!
Barbara Trujillo Brown says
Happy Birthday Lauren!!!
10th anniversary of your 29th Birthday -- or thats how I put it. 🙂
Happy Birthday Lauren, Yay-you’re thirty nine,
Celebrate all day long, drinking lots of fine wine!
And remember, you’re not old,
Until you’re covered with mold,
So enjoy your special once-a-year day,
Cause it’ll be years before your gray!
But really—have a great day!!! …you young thing!
Happy birthday Lauren!
Sorry I am late with this wish
Hope your day was soarin’
You can call this poem stupidish