Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

November 27, 2006

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional

I turn "twenty-twenty two" officially at 11:20 p.m. I have the distinction of sharing my birthday with Jimi Hendrix and Carolyn Kennedy, and every once in awhile, it falls on Thanksgiving which is always fun. One time in college, when I got back from Thanksgiving break and was showing my roommate/spiritual twin/sisterfriend the stuff I got, she says, "You spoiled little brat! You get presents for Thanksgiving???" I was stunned and stammered, "but....but....but it was my birthday!" Needless to say, she was eating crow for a few days. Now, 23 years later, we still joke about it. Michelle - if you read this, I love ya babe!!
And I suppose I should do a pre-emptive strike before "Anonymous" leaves some torrid scenario about me and Michelle as roommates, which he is prone to do frequently, so "keep it in yer pants, dear, it wasn't like that!"
Speaking of "Anonymous", I've no idea what hubby got me as I won't open any pressies till I get home, but hopefully there'll be something Vincent-related!!
So happy birthday to me, and here are some tasty pics from Eliza, thereel, eBay and others who I cannot recall but you know who you are!


  1. Anonymous8:30 PM

    While we are speaking of growing old, then morality go green (green cemeteries)!
    And by the way, I'd bet the last name of our maternal grandparents was Masciarelli. Guess who....

  2. Anonymous8:40 PM


    Mom is working on getting that card out to you. You know how she is... I suspect you'll see it sometime between Yule and New Year's. :D

  3. Happy Birthday JoJo!!! Hope you have a fabulous day :)

  4. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Happy birthday Jojo and remember, age is just a number!

  5. Happy Birthday to the youngest 20-22 I have ever come across.

    I don't know about "morality follows" Brian - "mortality" certainly does!

    Hope you had a brilliant day and lots of Vincent to ..uh...PERK you up!

  7. Oh jojo... I am days behind and playing catch up.... I am sooooooo sorry.....hope you had a wonderful wonderful wonderful birthday....

    lotsa luv ann xxxxx

  8. I have to apologise for being late,but HAPPY BIRTHDAY anyway :)

    Hope it was a good day,and that "anonymous" spoilt you,just a litle bit!!

    Eliza xxxxx

  9. wow way late! happy belated bday to you! i cant even say birthday month, as it is already december!