Tuesday's Child

Hello dearest friends, beloved bloggers and adoring fans from the four corners of the globe. Today is the big four-one for me and this is my not so shameless Happy Birthday to myself-post. For a while I've pondered just how to to celebrate this most joyous and momentous day with you. See, as a child, I never had birthday parties...aww, Dana...I know, sadness, very sadness. So I thought I would throw my own par-tay and invite every single one of you! I know, cheesy...but eh, who cares...it's my birthday and I feel like being a just little cheesy and extremely par-tay-ish!
At every birthday party you must have lots of balloons...

Those should do nicely...And of course you absolutely have to have a cake....

I think we will just look at that one...here is one we can add an inch to our thighs with....sorry it's chocolate Sharona!

I loathe, despise and abhor party games of any kind, If you love me, please do not ask me to come to your party and play them. However, I do want each of you to play a game...so here you go:
Four truths and one lie:
1. I am terrified of heights. Absolutely - scream like a sissy - terrified. But lately I've been thinking we've got that wrong. It's not truly the high place I am afraid of, it's the low place I might fall to...so I guess you could say I'm afraid of lows.
2. I can trace my family roots (on mommy dearest's side) to Welsh royalty, and I don't have to go far. Lord Snowdon (not the infamous womanizer) was my great, great, grandfather.
3. Summer is my favorite season. You will never catch me complaining about the heat, bring it on and turn it up.
4. I moved out of my house when I was 15 and have lived on my own (well, with the exception of husband and kids) ever since.
5. In the car, I have to turn down the radio when I am trying to find where I am going. Silly? I know, but I can guarantee someone is reading this and shaking their head in understanding.
Please put your answer in the comment section. Prizes will be awarded, so make it interesting folks.

Now we can do other cool? random things. Like have the Rain Man tell you about the day you were born. He informed me I was born on a Tuesday, and on Tuesday we have pancakes. And since I was born on a Tuesday, the little poem below says I is full of grace. (I heard that ya'll). Good thing too, cause the Lord knows I need grace seeing as how I'm a 666 child. Yep, 6th day in '66. For some reason I always wanted to be Monday's child and thought perhaps moms lied and I was really Wednesday's child.

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and really, really happy.

This website tells you some cool stuff about the day you were born. I love stuff like this, because it always gives little clues to who you are and where you came from. Some things about the day/year I was born:

Hit Songs: Monday, Monday by the Mama's & The Papa's, Nope, I was born on a Tuesday. Definitely Tuesday. I'm a Believer by the Monkees, Cherish by Association, Wild Thing by Troggs and You Can't Hurry Love by the Supremes.

Hit t.v. shows: Get Smart, Star Trek, Green Acres and Lost in Space.

Popular toys: Twister and Mystery Date.

Well then, that was so not insightful into the world I call mine own. You too can find out semi-interesting and meaningless facts about the year you were born. Go here and make your own time capsule.

I read somewhere if you put your name or date of birth into Wikipedia you can find interesting facts. So here is Dana in Wikipedia and September 6 in Wikipedia. I particularly like the fact that there is a Catholic, a Korean and an Israeli Transsexual all named Dana and all pop-singers. What are the odds? Now you can enter your date or your name in Wikipedia.

After all that cake, the games, the entertaining and feckless (write that one down girls) trivia about someone who is not me, it is time to sing me Happy Birthday...


...blow out the candles and go home. I am getting old you know, I can't stay up late like when I was a youngin. It happens in your forties, just ask my med student.

Don't forget to answer. And celebrate, I mean truly celebrate this day!


  1. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Second, I could have sworn you hated the heat.
    Third, I SO turn down the radio when I'm trying to find out where I'm going! I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    Hope your day is magnificent!

  2. Happiest of birthdays!

    I'm going to have to agree with Karie. Heat is the enemy.

    Also I was amused by how someone (was it you?) updated the birthday poem to make it more culturally and politically correct. The final line originally was written as "is bonny and blithe and good and gay."

  3. happy birthday dana... that cake is my kind of cake... i could eat it all!!! i think you hate heat too! i thik that is they lie... when will you tell us?

  4. I will tell you tomorrow..and I may need to get more prizes!

  5. Happy Happy Birthday! (sorry I'm late - hubby had his appendix out this weekend, and I'm just back to catch up on blogs) I am also thinking that the summer is not your favorite season!

  6. Disappointing! I got you the "Your Best Life Now" boardgame for your birthday, but after hearing about your hatred of party games and the like, I guess I will have to return it. *sigh*


    i hate party games too.

    i'm with you on the turning the radio down.

    i think the lie is about lord snowdon.

    i'm welsh on my mother's side too. so it's entirely possible that WE could be related though.

  8. Happy birthday! I can't imagine you'd ENJOY the hellish weather we are currently feeling (1000 degrees with 100% humidity). And I'm a Wednesday child... full of woe. What a lie, I'm the bright spot in anyone's day ;)

  9. Happy Birthday! I'd sing it but well you have to be tired of all my birthday singing today.

  10. Karie - Watch your language - the only one swearing will be me...

    Laurie! - Honored, I am sure! Yes, I changed the word but only because of the haters...of which I am not.

    Court - you and me both, but you my friend need the pounds (and your little twins too) I do not. Although I look like am about to give birth to twins!

    Carissa - Sorry about your hubby...I had mine out when pregnant...Hope he feels better!

    Jaclyn - Isn't that the same thing you got me last year? I am so thinking, if this is my best life I want a refund Mr. Osteen...And just what is your answer to my game?

    Jen (nejyerf-jen)- Nope, sorry. Although, it does sound pretty far-fetched especially if you know me...I think all the blue blood ran out before I was born! It's kind of cool we could be related though, I am Welsh on the daddy side too...

    Jen - I think the poem has it all wrong...

    Nancy - Never. And what is your answer?

    So, I need everyone's address so I can mail the prizes. Everyone's even yours Jen 1. I said they would be awarded, I didn't say to who. And since I love to give gifts, everyone gets one! You can email that to me at emailmoya@gmail.com.

  11. I'm going to have to go with heat, too.

    Happy Birthday! :)

  12. Hope you got my "Happy Birthday" message today! I'm just not too sure about the lies, I mean lie. . .I think it is summer/heat also. Hope it was a glorious day!


  13. Well, considering we discuss how hot and humid it is everyday at lunch, I am voting along with everyone else - summer is not your fave! :)

  14. Shae - As long as the heat aint Carlos! ;)

    LMS - Lies?! Lies?!?! Would I lie to you? Would I say something that isn't true? Wait, that sounds like a song....

    Kelly - The night was hot, wait no, the night, the night was humid. The night was humid, no wait, hot, hot. The night was hot.
    The night was sultry!
    Sorry, any excuse to quote Throw Momma From the Train.

    Everyone - I'm still waiting for the addresses...(well except one person and you know who you are...)And for the most of you, don't think you can hide my pretties, I know where you work and I can hunt you down...

  15. Well, Hello Lurker-Dana & a very Happy (Belated) Birthday; I'm particularly fond of that date, as my oldest son & youngest brother also have that birthdate (though in different years- your's & their's- okay, that's confusing :P)
    I loved all the b-day trivia links- had to explore because, well, I'm nosy :) BTW I'm a Sunday's child, top song was "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton, "Bonanza" & "The Twilight Zone" were on tv, & the hot new toy was the Easy Bake Oven (oh, how I loved mine!)


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