Friday, December 18, 2009

You Say It's My Birthday, We're Gonna Have a Good Time!

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me.... Happy Birthday to me! (And many more...)

I know this is a bit cryptic, but guess what? TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY! Good thing I told you, or you never would have guessed, right?

In some circles, it might be considered "tacky" or "self-indulgent" or "conceited" to dedicate a whole post to one's own birthday. But, you know what? I don't care. And, do you know why I don't care? BECAUSE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

And, I share my special day with some pretty special folks:

Brad Pitt
Steven Spielberg
Keith Richards
Christina Aquilera
Katie Holmes
Brian Orser (figure skater)
Leonard Maltin (film critic)
Steven Biko (anti-apartheid activist)
Betty Grable
Paul Klee (painter)
Ty Cobb (baseball player)

Anyway, you get the picture - I'm in some pretty freaking awesome company.

If you couldn't tell, I'm part of a family where life is celebrated, birthdays being first and foremost. The day you came into the world was and always will be the most special day of your life. There would be others, like your anniversary, spouse's birthday, kid's birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's, etc., but your birthday would always remain number one. If you can't fully celebrate/love yourself, then you can't fully celebrate/love another.

My family's still that way, celebrating all the important milestones in life. In fact, they threw a kick-ass party for me just last month for my miraculous agent-snag (I love you, Bernadette!!!) and we're planning a family cruise for me and my mom's "high profile" birthdays next year.

I'm lucky and grateful to have been born into a family that appreciates life enough to celebrate it so fully. I'm also lucky and grateful to have people who comfort and support each other in the bad times as well. Of course, we have our squabbles and our brilliant humor can be biting, but we are always each others' best friends. Always. If I had one wish, it would be that every child in the world be born into a loving family like mine. Many of the world's problems would evaporate instantly.

So, my friends, today is my day (and Brad's and Christina's and Steven's and Katie's and Keith's, etc.) So, please join me in wishing me (us!) a very Happy Birthday.

(Thank you, God, for giving me a reason to put this wildly delicious picture on my blog. I owe you. Big time.)

Speaking of wildly delicious, bring on the chocolate cake!!!

42 comments:

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Happy Birthday, and yeah, you are in some damn good birthday company!!!

Laurie Lazar said...

Happy Birthday, Big Sis! Okay, so you're not that big, but you know what I mean. I wish you a year of fearless adventure, expanding love, abundance and dreams coming true. Why? Well, duh! Because you deserve it. Love you wildly, now and forever, Laurie Beth

DebraLSchubert said...

Stephanie, Why thank you! And, yes, it's not a bad crowd. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

LB, Thank you, honey girl! And, yes I am kind of big, but did you have to remind me of that on my birthday?

"a year of fearless adventure, expanding love, abundance and dreams coming true." Yeah, that would work. Love you tons. ;-)

Angela Corbett said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!!! I hope it's fantastic! I'm also glad you found an excuse to post that picture. ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

Happpy Bday! Your family sounds amazing. What a great wish :)

Enjoy the day & the upcoming year - I'm sure it will be full of laughter and success!

Cynthia Schuerr said...

Happy Birthday Debra! It is our rite to celebrate ourselves and "bravo" for doing it in such an eloquent fashion.
Enjoy the day, the year, oh what the heck, your whole life.....and Happy Holiday to you.:-)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Happy Birthday, Debra! Hope you have a fun day.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Alan Orloff said...

Happy Birthday! Go easy on the cake (and on Brad Pitt!).

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Happy birthday! Another reason to like you: my birthday was Wednesday. :)

Jody Hedlund said...

Didn't you just take a shower for your hubby's birthday recently? Guess you can celebrate again with another shower? ;-) You know I love you! Have a wonderful day!

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

Happy birthday!!! Guess what? It's my wedding anniversary. These coincidences are getting crazy. I very much hope to meet you soon and give you a birthday hug in person!!

GhostFolk.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Don't forget to read your horoscope for today. :-)

suzie townsend said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

Karen Walker said...

I know you will have an absolutely wonderful birthday celebration, Debra. Enjoy! And thanks for the hot hot hot photo of Brad. Yum!
Karen

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to my bestest BFF! I wish you a day to command the world (which I know you think is your right anyway) and serve as Empress of the Universe. I feel like Queen should be singing a song to you right now.

Take care and enjoy your day! And thanks for reminding the rest of us about the importance of life's milestones.

Love ya!

Jan Morrison said...

of course you celebrate and let everyone know! That's what us Sags do! Mine is Monday! Have to if we are going to get our due in a world gone HOLIDAY NON-SPECIFIC SEASON mad!
hope you had a great day!

~Jamie said...

happy birthday crazy lady!!!

Amy Sue Nathan said...

Happy Birthday! I wish I celebrated big and little things BIG like you do! I am all over birthdays -- hats are a necessity, as is a cake too big for the number of people eating it. I am a big celebrator when it comes to my kids - but I'm more tentative for myself. I enjoy watching you -- maybe I can learn to celebrate myself -- which I do with my kids but it usually ends there.

Sara ♥ said...

Happy birthday!!! And congrats on having such a super awesome family :-) I'm blessed with one similar. (Though they won't go as far as to celebrate the entire month of September as "Saradise" like I do for my birthday each year... sigh)

WendyCinNYC said...

Happy birthday, my friend!

Journaling Woman said...

Happy Birthday, I say under duress! Just kidding Happy Birthday.

Oh and Brad Pitt grew up here in MO about 30 miles away. uh huh! No I don't know him but I know someone who use compete against him in speech meets, does that count?

Voidwalker said...

Happpy Birthday!

And yes, I am also grateful that you had a reason to post that picture of Christina Aguilera............ moment of silence for her amazing beauty............... Ok I'm back. Anyway, have a wonderful birthday and many more to come!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Happy Birthday, Deb! Enjoy it.

gayle said...

Hope you had a wonderful day!! You are very lucky!!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

A big happy birthday to you!!

Wishing you lots more birthdays with big celebrations that seem to never end!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Debra! That is an impressive list of birthday buddies! One day people will add Best selling author Debra Schubert to their list!
(My birthday buddies are so lame, I can't remember anyone who is born on my bday! I think Ryan Phillippe. Whoopdedoo ;)

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DebraLSchubert said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. My birthday has been magical, and your good wishes added much to the awesomeness of the day. Virtual hugs to all! ;-)

PS: Caroline - My honey's b-day was also Wednesday!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Happy Birthday, gorgeous! This year ahead is going to be the best one ever!!! XOXO

Pen Pen said...

...Is telling people it's ur birthday wrong?! ...I just don't support that-Kill Joy people!! I prepare people a month in advance and give constant reminders. I actually had a client who was a baker come bring me a professional cake after I had been making my day known for weeks! :) AHAHA!!

I LOVE CHRISTINA!!! :)

AND- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Here's a video for you! Paste this in google and watch it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-coB1dnfx_E

Corra McFeydon said...

LOL. Thank you for that Brad Pitt picture!!!

(And happy birthday.)

:)

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nsiyer said...

Many many happy returns of the day, Debra. I agree you need to love yourself and acknowledgment is important.
A great day and celebrations!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Perfect! Put Beethoven and the Boston Tea Party on your husband's birthday list.

Anita said...

I think the cake looks more delicious than Brad.

Happy Birthday (a little late, but it's the thought, right)!!!

It's always fun visiting your blog...you've got some great stuff going on, woman.

koralee said...

Happy Happy Birthday my faithful friend...I am a few days late..I hope your day was amazing and you got every little thing you wanted. You deserve the best...you have such a sweet soul. xoxoox

Scobberlotcher said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to you! May this be the year of wonderful new adventures for you.

A.J.Johnson said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays.

Best Regards,
A.J.

Kelly H-Y said...

Happy Birthday! (Sorry I'm a few days late!)

Nelsonlouu said...

LOL. Thank you for that Brad Pitt picture!!! (And happy birthday.) :)

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