Monday, October 31, 2005

Mrs. Linklater Opens Her J-Land Birthday Gifts

Mrs. Linklater doesn't usually write stuff people call poetry. You'll soon know why. But this was one way to list all the strange, yet wonderful birthday gifts that were left in her comments.

Your generosity made her 62nd birthday feel like 59.


Thank you for. . .

Flowers, tickets, a pepperoni stick
John Lennon CDs, oysters, trips
Todd the Pool Boy,
Sven, the Masseuse,
Ray, Yak's husband [I want pics]

Cukes and bananas made the list
A box of Depends [the perfect gift]
A White Sox repeat
A Huge dragon kite
A little red convertible -- and a date with KISS?

Champagne and a cannon [wanna light my fuse?]  
Orthopedic underwear -- do they come in twos?
Spa day, cheesy play,
Tootsie rolls, 45-year olds
Plastic surgery and a howitzer -- to chase the blues?

Opera boys singing The Pearlfisher duet
Nobel Prize winners I've never met
Homecooked meal
Prepared for me
It's starting to sound like the best is yet

To come.


Yeah, it's lame, but my heart's in the right place.

16 comments:

dbp2000 said...

Very clever entry!  Hope your b-day was a happy one.  Happy Halloween.  I gave a shoutout to you in an entry Saturday night.  Come by anytime!

Donna

tillysweetchops said...

Such decadence is hardly decent. You must be bloated with the pleasure of it all!!!

Happy 62nd (hopefully glorious years!) Birthday - Squashed Tomatoes and stew!!!

Tilly xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/tillysweetchops/Adventuresofadesperatelyfathouse/

screaminremo303 said...

Whooo-boy! You older folks are a real hoot.

Don't take any wooden nickels.

dcmeyer420 said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs L! Sorry I am way too late. I like the poem though it felt like you are chanelling Dr. Seuss. LOL.

sieblonde said...

Uh oh..  she's starting to rhyme.   Skirting the edges of senility?   Naaa...  just the champagne I think.  Bravo, A Toast!  Well done.  ~Sie

ally123130585918 said...

You are some Lucky Lady - Enjoy all your gifts.....Mine is on it's way to you in the shape of an E-Mail - Think you will like it..!!!...Ally

gdireneoe said...

Sixty freakin' two?  No freakin' way!  No fair!  You rook MAHVELUS!  Happy belated...sorry.  I have been afk for a little over a week.  I hope you had a wonderful birthday. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

swibirun said...

Hey that was great!  I'm glad you appreciated my "loose cannon" gift:)

Chris
http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/Inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings
http://www.bigoven.com/~swibirun

onemoretina said...

  Glad you enjoyed your gift.  And speaking of Todd,  he hasn't wiped the grin off his face since he got back here.  What did you do to him ??  Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

judithheartsong said...

standing ovation Mrs. L!!!!!!! judi

sdoscher458 said...

It was a good poem. It has rhythm & rhyme...it sounds excellent when you say it out loud...you had me laughing....Sandi

floralilia said...

happy birthday Mrs. L -

don't you think it's peculiar that you and my son share the same birthday - 41 years apart?

ps. i left your presents at the last entry.  (they were too big to lug over here)

bluwave9 said...

If you say your poem really fast, it almost sounds like a Billy Joel song.  Or maybe the NyQuil kicked in over at this end.  Either way, I liked it.

~Kris

robbush6 said...

If 62 feels like 59, then can I take her for a spin? Not you, the car, silly.

salemslot9 said...

if I remember correctly
you don't care for poetry
but you do like song lyrics
this could be a top 10 single :)

shaz19743 said...

Stupid computer blips meant i missed your birthday ....looks like you got tonnes of great presents which makes it even harder now to think what to give you for your 62nd year on the planet !
Hmmmmm ....(thinks whilst ruffling through gift catalouge ) ahhhhaaa shaz thinks she may have come across a way of sending you the gift of eternal youth !
Look out in your inbox ! x