Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Birthday, the Hobbit Way

To the astonishment of her family, her friends, everything that moves (and several things that don't), Charley Robson has survived another trip around the sun. This brings her total of survived rotations up to 17 - her longest record yet!

She doesn't know who's more surprised - herself, or the stool she just tripped over.

And now, reverting from third person before I confuse my split personalities any more than they already are, I give you .... THE OBLIGATORY BIRTHDAY POST!

Words cannot express how long I have been deliberating over what to write here. 

1) Should I give you an update on my life right now? - Nah, I'm not doing anything beyond revising, and I've whined about that enough already.
2) Should I do a special post about birthdays? - Pretty pointless, considering they're nothing special. Everyone has them after all.
3) Should I write a deep and meaningful post all about the trials of growing up, complete with examples from my own life, all topped off with an inspiring but blatantly obvious message? - Tried. Failed. Bought the t-shirt. Twice.

Nah. That's not going to work.

And, after much deliberation, I decided to follow in the small hairy footsteps of the Hobbits, and do a backwards birthday. 

This is my birthday present to all of you.

Enjoy!





- Charley R

20 comments:

  1. Yep, those hobbits have definitely got it right. ;) Thanks for the gift, Charley - the video is great! Happy, happy 17th birthday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Heehee, thank you! Glad you liked it :)

      Delete
  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Does this mean we all get to punch you seventeen times? ;P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you want to ... come get me suckah *laughs hysterically*

      Delete
  3. Happy birthday! :D
    I have a quote-present for you, as it reminded me of the quote in that video.

    “Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”
    ― John Green

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, I LOVE that quote! And John Green, actually, hee hee :)
      Thank you very much!

      Delete
  4. Well, many happy returns. As my little sister might say, "You're old!"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I am. And planning to get older yet! xD

      Thank you! :)

      Delete
  5. Live long And Prosper oh great and powerful Spookster!

    (HUZZAH - there's are rousing cheer and raised glasses in Elo's head, including from the Villains.) :}

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. D'aww, I love you! All of you! Except Jackie xD

      Thankees muchly - you too! :)

      Delete
  6. Feliz cumpleanos! And thanks for the video!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gracias! And I'm glad you liked it :)

      Delete
  7. Happy Birthday wonderful, wonderful person! :) :) :) So happy to be able to "share" this birthday with you :) Lord bless, and thank you for a hysterical post, too! Love the vid xD Wish we lived nearby-- I would give you the BIGGEST hug <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thank you so much!
      As for the huggage .... some day .... some day ;)

      Delete
  8. "Draw swords!.... Salute!.... Three cheers for the Lady of the Tower!"
    "Huzzah!"
    "Huzzah!"
    "Huzzah!"

    "Best wishes madam, from the company of soliders, hunters, warriors and vagabonds who keep me company. And a very happy birthday from myself. :)"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. *salutes in return*
      Thank thee, noble sir, and thank thine companions too! :)

      Delete
  9. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! And thank you for the present. The shrubbery to the ni made me laugh out loud.

    *hugs*

    ReplyDelete
  10. Well done on surviving. I'll try and beat your record.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck - I have a head start! xD

      Delete