Yes, it’s my birthday today.

I am 43 years full of mistakes, I’ve made a few wisdom and experience and hot air.

I have had a good day – eating many slices of chocolate cake while catching up with friends and family. It’s been a blast. I am happy and all caked out.

I share my birthday with Fred Astaire, Bono from U2 and Sid Vicious from The Sex Pistols. Is it possible to share the characteristics of famous people born on the same day as you? Mhmm, I wonder.

Traditional Taurus Traits include being:

Patient and reliable
Warmhearted and loving
Persistent and determined
Placid and security loving

But on the dark side we Taureans can be….

Jealous and possessive
Resentful and inflexible
Self-indulgent and greedy

I am sure my buddies Fred, Bono and Sid share/have shared many of those misanthropic tendencies qualities with me.

And because it’s my birthday I want to post for your listening pleasure one of my favourite songs of all time. It’s Cry Me A River by Joe Cocker with the inimitable, god-like, sexy- beast- if- ever- there- was- a sexy- beast, Leon Russell, on piano. Now that’s what I call music!

43 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

  1. >>I share my birthday with Fred Astaire, Bono from U2 and Sid Vicious<<

    Don’t think so; I share mine with Muhammad Ali, Al Capone, Francoise Hardy (you may not remember her) and Alfred Wainwright.

    Happy birthday, anyway!


  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear. Thanks for all those wonderful years of friendship and for your support, optimism and good humour. My life would not be the same without you. Not for a minute. Love the song. I want it played at my next party. Cranked right up. Love you!


  3. TRAVELRAT – I remember Francoise Hardy – one of the beauties from the 60s. Mhmm – Al Capone, you’re probably right – just cause we share a birthday with these people doesn’t mean we share any of their characteristics. Hahaha.

    MEL – Love you. Thanks for the pressie!


  4. happy birthday dearest… sid is one of my all time fav’s… i have his and nancy’s picture in my sidebar,, always have…

    i share my birthday june 7 with prince… so you never know,, maybe that is why i have a propensity toward the purple…..


  5. HEATHER – thank you so much. How are the little ones? Hopefully, they are well. I can just imagine Jeffrey preparing breakfast for you tomorrow for Mother’s Day. What fun.

    PAISLEY – Sid was incredibly charismatic, wasn’t he? Probably the best looking punk ever. If you are inclined to wear purple I would say His Most Purpleness is influencing you from afar. You never know, there could be some truth in it. πŸ˜‰

    BRITT – you are gorgeous. XX00X


  6. You have long hair like me!!!!

    HOORAY for women in their forties who don’t follow that old saw about women “of a certain age” needing to cut their hair.

    Foo on that!



    And, I had no idea you are so PRETTY!!Of course, I know your words are lovely–so you’re pretty–inside & out!
    I’m going to go get a slice of chocolate cake–I’m “virtually” celebrating yo’ birthday, with you!
    I agree with “Nanna”, above. Your long locks, rock!!


  8. Dear Selma,

    Happy Happy Birthday! You are such a dear, I truly mean that, it comes through loud and clear in your posts what a thoughtful, unique person you are.

    I wish you many more birthdays to come and do continue to share your thoughts and experiences with us, it’s been great stopping in.

    Now, can I have a piece of that lovely chocolate dream you have so prominently displayed. And crank up Joe too…. I LOVE that song !!

    Huggs and many happy returns, G



  9. Happy Birthday! Hope the upcoming year is filled with laughter, love and much much happiness.


  10. Happy Birthday Selma!
    Good day to come by and say hi.
    Hope it’s as sunny where you are as it is here.

    All the very best.
    PS. I saw Joe Cocker life in Paris once. Loved it.


  11. Happy 43rd, my friend! It seems like you’ve nothing to complain about. It shows on your beautiful photo. You may have shared a birthday with Sid, but the sneer is something you didn’t. Good on ya!


  12. BEC – thank you so much!

    NANNA – I love long hair. I feel naked when I get it cut. My Great Gran had it waist-length until the day she died. It was pure white. That’s what I’m hoping for.

    LISA – I have had chocolate cake overload. It is my favourite dessert. I believe there are one or two slices left. Should I? Could I? Thanks so much for the kind wishes.

    KAREN – I am virtually hugging you right now……..there, did you feel it? Thank you for your kind wishes, my dear friend.

    GERALDINE – awww, thank you so much for saying all those lovely things. You are gorgeous. xx

    NAT – that is a very cool avatar. Did you design it yourself? I wish I could do things like that.

    SPASMICALLYPERFECT – what a joy to see Joe Cocker. How fantastic. I’m so glad the sun is shining in your neck of the woods. It is here too. Lovely weather all round!

    CHRIS – I am not a great sneerer, that’s true. tHank you for the kind wishes.

    DOCSGIRL – so nice to hear from you. Thank you.

    DAVID – thank you, David. Very kind of you.


  13. Oooh!! Happy belated birthday Selma! May you have a wonderful year ahead filled with love and laughter and not a thing at all to worry about.

    I don’t know who I share my birthday with… let me see if Google knows:

    Ooh: I got Bono’s bandmate, Adam Clayton! Yay!!

    Mmm, and L Ron Hubbard. Erk. I have to agree with Travel Rat on that one. No way. (Unless I’m about to publish a science fiction novel that will be taken hopelessly out of context and generate an outrageous pseudoreligion… nah, I still think not.)

    Ooh: Earl Grey. No wonder I like his tea!


  14. I feel so terrible that my slackness at blog reading meant I missed your birthday. I hope it was a wonderful day for you. You can’t beat the decadence of a big slice of chocolate cake but hey, who can stop at one?

    What a pretty lady you are. I have pinched your photo for my blogging friends dile πŸ™‚


  15. PUDDOCK – yay, a hug from Scotland. I feel such a yearning to return at the moment. No matter how long you live in another country, there is really no place like home. Yesterday I thought I had eaten too much chocolate cake but today I felt like another slice. Thank goodness it was all gone. I am a true chocaholic!

    DAOINE – well, at least we would have been bandmates. And if you had been L.Ron instead of yourself you would have got to meet Tom Cruise and John Travolta ( a booby prize, perhaps?) I am partial to a bit of Earl Grey myself. You are a woman after my own heart.

    GYPSY – please don’t worry about that. I had a great time stuffing my face full of cake. I was actually living out one of the deadly sins all weekend. Not a good look. I am honoured to be in your file. Truly honoured.


  16. JOHNNY – thank you so much. XX

    DIAMONDS – thank you for the kind wishes. Bring on the chocolate!

    TEXASBLU – a fellow Taurean. Hope you have a lovely day!

    MELEAH – please don’t worry about that. You have had a very busy weekend. I am thrilled to be like your son. That means so much to me because he is just an absolute gem. I love you too. XXX000XXX

    JONAS – now that would be great. Who says getting older is no fun? πŸ˜€


  17. It’s never too late to wish someone a happy birthday! so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I am just getting around now to catching up on some blogs. Glad to hear you had your capacity of chocolate cake.

    The steak BBQ sounds good too – I had a steak that night as well!


  18. POET – it’s never too late. So great to hear from you. At the moment I feel like I may never eat another piece of chocolate cake again but that will probably pass in a few days. πŸ˜‰


  19. Happy belated birthday to you! I celebrated my 63rd birthday on February 23rd … sharing my special day with others in this β€˜virtual’ world much as you did here. It’s nice to meet you and I wish I had more time to explore your blog today. I’ll be back as time permits ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,


  20. Sorry this Happy Birthday wish is late. Glad you had a good day with lots of cake!

    My brother-in-law’s birthday was also on the 10th, my husband’s was yesterday and my sister-in-law’s is today. Mine is April 21st…got to love all the Tauruses!



  21. LINDA – and a happy belated birthday to you and all your family. Wow, what a lot of Taureans. Must make for some interesting discussions. πŸ˜‰
    Great to hear from you.


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