Happy birthday, Bob: Now we are six

When the bluebird of bitterness (a.k.a. Bob) decided to go into the blogging business six years ago, he asked his siblings Otto, Ada, Nan, Eve, and Hannah to join him. Since jobs for unemployed birds without any marketable skills were pretty thin on the ground, all of them eagerly accepted. Well, “eagerly” might be overstating the case a little… still, six years of long hours and lousy pay later, they’re all still here, and everyone agreed that it was an anniversary worth celebrating.

Nan handled the invitations, primarily because she’s the only one whose handwriting is legible. Everyone else’s looks like chicken scratch.

She sent them out by carrier pigeon to save on postage.

Eve headed up the decorations committee. She was on a very tight budget, but Eve has a knack for getting her friends to work for nothing and consider it a privilege to do so.

Her friend Louella was thrilled when Eve asked her to make the party hats. There’s nothing Louella loves more than making fancy hats.

Eve’s friend Skylar did the floral arrangements. He has a real gift for it… not to mention a brother-in-law who owns a wholesale greenhouse.

Hannah was in charge of refreshments. We couldn’t afford a caterer this year, but fortunately Hannah has lots of friends who are really good at hunting and gathering.

Her pals Ambrose and Earlene said they’d be glad to help.

So did her buddy Wendell.

Phoebe and Vinnie pitched in too.

Ada was in charge of entertainment. With such a tight budget, it was a challenge that would have scared off most birds.

But not Ada. She knew a barbershop quartet that would sing for any occasion in exchange for food and beer. She met them at her best friend Charlene’s engagement party last November.

She also has a friend who’s a stand-up comedian and who owed her a favor (she babysat his kids for him when he was in rehab), and she got him to tell some jokes.

To no one’s surprise, Otto didn’t get most of the jokes. Otto has always tended to be kind of humor impaired.

As usual, there was plenty of Bluebird Bitter on hand… maybe just a little too much.

When Bob has had too much to drink, he has a tendency to strike up conversations with inanimate objects.

Still, everyone agreed it was a great party… even the ones who couldn’t remember much the next morning!

48 Responses to Happy birthday, Bob: Now we are six

  1. Congratzulations to Bob and All the Gang. THANX for so many wonderful times. ~~dru~~

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:

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  3. Rosemaryflower says:

    It was an enjoyable and marvelous party! Everyone was so overjoyed to be there and part of the fantastical celebration.

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  4. Nancy says:


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  5. Chirpa, chirpa, cheep cheep! ❤

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  6. Scottie says:

    Reblogged this on Scotties Toy Box and commented:
    A wonderful tale told grandly with pictures. I was excited to get to each new part. Thanks for the laughs and the smiles. Hugs

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  7. Hap-hap-happy birthday. At hopping good time and everyone looked marvelous. ❤ 🙂

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  8. Tricia says:

    Looks like one heck of a party, and oh what beautiful attendees! Happy Anniversary!

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    🙂 🙂 and congratulations, BoB!

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  10. Happy birthday to all you birds of a feather!

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  11. Yvonne says:

    Hippy birdy two ewe! ❤

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  12. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Happy birthday Bob and his siblings who have do an amazing job on a very tight budget.. looks like a party to end all parties.. head over and help blow out the candles.. #recommended

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  13. The photos on your posts are always incredible, but on this one they just might have been outdone by the clever captions. I really LOVED it. Many chuckles.

    Happy Birthday to all – and congratulations. SIX!
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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  14. Amazing pictures!!!! Have a lovely weekend 🙂 claudine

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  15. Loved this post. Congrats to you, Bob. My favorite thought…that we all, at times with too much to drink, end up talking to inanimate objects. Golden.

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  16. Happy Birthday Bob. May you have many more blog post to enjoy, :).

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  17. Happy birthday to the funniest and most clever blog in existence. Well done, Bird!

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  19. The humor is great and the image of the indigo bunting on hot pink blossoms is gorgeous.

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