Thanks to the kind folks on Facebook and email offering birthday wishes. It's a blast reading them! And so uplifting to me. I appreciate all of you.
I read in Wikipedia today that the Queen, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, has an Official Royal Birthday cake. The nerve! How did she get one before I did? I'll bet she doesn't have one like this. Bzzzzzzzzzz!
Here she is inspecting the last Trooping of The Colour at Buckingham Palace
She has nothing on Queen Mimi Pencil Skirt of Bloggingham Palace of The Internet.
Here's my Trooping of The Colours. Salute!
Queen Elizabeth's birthday is actually April 21st, but it is celebrated on all kinds of different days throughout the calendar year depending on province, region, or whether or not the Queen has used all her frequent flyer miles for that month
Even if my own mother doesn't. She called 3 days ago with a hearty, "Happy birthday!" in my phone ear. "Why, thank you Mother, but you are 3 days early. Today is Daddy's birthday."
"Oh. I always get those mixed up."
I do take issue with the fact that Queen Elizabeth has her own parade. Here's the Royal Family in a not-so-recent balcony picture. They don't look like they're having fun.
Even if Queen Elizabeth II does wear better hats than her Royal Internet counterpart and even if she isn't descended from Cherokee southern blood and even EVEN if she can't get all those birthday wishes on her Facebook wall 'cause it's private (Epic Fail, Queen, Epic Fail!!).....
I'll bet her mother knew when her birthday was.
But then again, maybe not.