Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Queen's Birthday Parade (I can Troop colors, too, ya know...)

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
 I'm sure it didn't take her long. There's only one color.
This frivolously expensive exercise is also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade. I say it ain't no parade without a clown. Do you see any?

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 I so just made that up .  It's been moved around depending on the whim of monarchs past in hopes of holding the festivities during decent weather. In England??! As long as she continues to feign confusion about the actual day, at least she'll get more presents. She's no dummy, that Queen. I feel for her. At least I know when my birthday is.

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.
Oh wait.  Wrong picture. That's King George VI reviewing his birthday parade. They don't look like they're having much fun either. I'd like to know how he's going to Troop those colors in black and white. Don't they know anything??

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.


Shannon said...

I think you deserve a parade! Happy Birthday Mimi!

ML, KC & Kitties said...

A very Happy Birthday from KC and The Cat Blogosphere!
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML & KC

KC said...

O, O, O.... Queen Mimi Pencil Skirt, can we cats haf a parade in honor of yours purrday???
We do parades really really good.
O, but no clowns, please.
No skeery clown allowed.
Just cats.
Well, maybe a few woofies.
O, gotta ask tha donkeys, too.
And tha buns, they might get jealous.
Lizzies... can't furget tha lizards.
And of course, mine purrsonal favorite, mine Voles.
I neffur go to any party wifout mine Box O' Voles.

Yup, Queen Mimi P.S., we could do you one proud parade, that's fur sure.
Love & Purrs,

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Akelamalu said...

So will you be having two birthdays from now on then? LOL

For years my Dad celebrated his birthday on 19th November then we found his birth certificate and realised his birthday was actually on the 20th November!

Happy Birthday again my friend. Have a great day. x

Kathy said...

Well,I enjoyed your parade.

The summer before my mom died, she called me on August 15 and said, "Happy Anniversary!" I said, "Thank you Mom. And Happy Anniversary to you and Dad. Today is your anniversary, mine is August 17."

Travis Cody said...

Happy Birthday my Queen!

Count me in to march in your virtual parade. I've even got a balloon with a Peace Globe for the color trooping part. But...uhm...just a thought from one of your loyal Bee subjects...can we not have clowns?

I'm not askeered of clowns. I just prefer not to have them.

There is so a difference!

Finding Pam said...

I agree with Travis. Clowns are scarey.

Happy Birthday to our Queen. I hope it is a lovely day.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Happy birthday and wishing you many, many, many, times many more to come. How nice that the Queen was able to participate with your celebration!

Smorg said...

I'm as tardy as a slug these days, but better late than never. Happy Birthday a bit late, Mimi! :oD

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Do you have two birthdays a year like our Queen does?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Mimi. Maybe someone will give you a crown for your birthday so you can have your own parade?

Karen Jo said...

Happy Birthday, Mimi! Herman is ready for the cat parade.

Mimi Lenox said...

Shannon - I will make you the Grand Marshal!

Mimi Lenox said...

Thank you to the Cat Blogosphere! Purrssss....

KC - I have no doubt it would be puurrrrfect parade. xxoo

Artemisia - Thank you!

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu!!! - Whoa... The exact same thing happened with my dad!! His birth certificate says something different than the day we always celebrated. That's crazy!!

Thank you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Kathy - That's funny. I'm sorry your mom is no longer with you. That's a giggly memory though! Thank you for commenting on my birthday post.

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis - Face it. There is no different. Bwaaahaaaaa

(and thank you for the loyal birthday wishes, Dancing Bee)

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - Actually, they can be creepy. Depends on the expression I suppose. Thank you for the wishes. It has been, and still is, a lovely day.

Mimi Lenox said...

Gracie - I thought she should get some attention. Smile.

Smorg - You are right on time. Thank you. Have some cake?

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-Luc - What do you mean YOUR Queen? I am your Queen! Bah!!!!

(and yes, I will have 2 birthdays....)

Mimi Lenox said...

Jan - I have a crown. I am looking at it right now. In fact, I should really put it on while we're having a parade.

Karen Jo - Thanks to you and Herman!

The Gal Herself said...

They only celebrate that other Queen because her face is on their money. We celebrate you with completely pure motives (we want to avoid the dungeon).

Enjoy your special day, Your Highness. I bow to you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - LOL!! A loyal (and honest) servant you are.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Mimi!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Happy Birthday from all of us!!!!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Happy Birthday from all of us!!!!

Mimi Lenox said...

- Thank you so much!

Wildwood Cats - Puuuuurrrrss and thanks to you!

bobbybegood1 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! From one Mimi to another. Cheers!!

okjimm said...

you are correct... no clown...ain't no parade. And those clowns need to THROW CANDY for the little kids. Boy, the nerve of that Queen, huh!

oh, and any parade worth it's stuff needs a middle school marching band too!
Happy Birthday &all!

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