Happy birthday, Bob

When the bluebird of bitterness was hatched back in 2011, no one dreamed that we’d still be here eight years later, primarily because no one had any idea that we existed. Well, the joke’s on them, because we’re still here!

This year’s celebration was delayed a few days by circumstances beyond our control. First there was a huge blizzard that shut everything down…

…then one of our interns got picked up for flying with a suspended license, and had to be bailed out…

…and then we couldn’t agree on what type of party to have. Fanny and Fifi wanted to have a fancy dress ball.

Murray wanted a murder mystery party. He saw one on TV once and he thought it sounded like fun.

Laverne and Eulalia said that was the stupidest idea they’d ever heard.

Thornton wanted to have a pool party, but the heater on the pool is still broken. (Otto was supposed to get it repaired, but as usual, he forgot.)

Penelope suggested a wine tasting party, but since we only drink Bluebird Bitter™ around here, that suggestion went nowhere.

In the end, Bob told Ada, Hannah, Eve, and Nan to handle it.

Hannah hired the photographer. Her friend Laticia tipped her off that this guy would work for peanuts.

Ada ordered the flowers. Her friend Charlene recommended this florist because — according to Charlene — he has great taste. And she was right! All the floral arrangements tasted great!

Nan was in charge of the entertainment. She put together a great variety show…

…with a couple of tap dancers…

…a figure skater…

and a comedian.

Eve handled the refreshments.

As usual, Vinnie offered to help. 

So did Eloise…

…and so did Rex.

Great Uncle Norbert and Great Aunt Phyllis flew in from Sydney…

…and Cousin Chester flew in from Cambridge!

A grand time was had by all…even Otto and Bob!

 Here’s to another year of high-flying featherbrained fun!

65 Responses to Happy birthday, Bob

  1. ksbeth says:

    happy 8 and here’s to many more!

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  2. DeniseVB says:

    Glad you’re still here. ❤

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  3. This was so much fun to read…entertaining and amazing and educational as well. Thanks. 🙂

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  4. Sadje says:

    Happy birthday! What a sweet, fun post. Love the birds.

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  5. Good to see that everyone got along, and no feathers were ruffled.
    Happy Birthday!

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  6. Adrienne says:

    Happy blogoversary, BoB. Great post. Here’s to many, many more years.

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  7. Now that’s a party. Don’t remember when I first got here, but I’m glad I did.

    As a birthday gift to Bob, your distant cousin “the Turk” is coming up there from Oklahoma to help with after-party clean-up.

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  8. Love your family! LOL. Lots of fun and Happy Anniversary.

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  9. Happy Blogoversary! Looks like a great party!

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  10. Adorable! 🙂 Happy anniversary!

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  11. Rosemaryflower says:

    Superb party. I am so happy that everyone was able to make the party. Congratulations on 8 years and here’s to many many more.

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  12. Bonnie Hefenieder says:

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great party.

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  13. msjadeli says:

    Congratulations on 8 years!

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  14. Jennie says:

    I love this! And, happy 8 year anniversary.

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  15. Congrats! Another fun post.

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  16. Happy Birthday, BoB! Keep the laughs coming!

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  17. Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday, Dear Bitter Bluebird…….
    And Many More, Too!


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  18. Tricia says:

    Happy blogging birthday BoB!

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  19. Jules MomCat says:

    Our four Fuzzy Feline Freeloaders are woefully sorry they missed the party, but “Happy 8, BoB!”

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  20. rednig says:

    Uh, hm. No, Bob’s hatchday is April. He was hatched some time ago. Maybe yours is a different Bob, but… Can your Bob do 150 push up at a time? Maybe while guzzling a quart of coffee. Um, can your Bob run 5 miles as a warm-up? Maybe put on a blindfold and take apart an M4, M16, AK47 at the same time, clean them, and put them back together and they work like new. Has your Bob ever been to Maui or Iraq? Hm. Can he tell you all the stars who played in Green Beret? The major battles in Vietnam, Korea, and Iraq? Well, they sound so much alike… Major one! Is your Bob an expectant father? (Ya HOO! Revenge!!!) (cough) Excuse me.


  21. egorr says:

    Hippo birdie, two ewe
    hippo birdie, two ewe.
    Hippo birdie, deer ewe,
    hippo birdie, two ewe!

    And many more!

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  22. Happy Birthday, all you birds.

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  23. Happy Birthday!! It looks like a swinging time (and if I could figure out how to post a pic in the comments, there’d be a canary on a boidie swing, singing “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” you’d SEE it.) Sadly I cannot do pictures, so here’s the AUDIO file.

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  24. Dawn Renee says:

    Too much cute happening!

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  25. colonialist says:

    Happy birthday to a fabulous (and colourful) family!

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  26. Citizen Tom says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Clever and funny post too.

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  27. Will S. says:

    Happy BlogBirthday, BoB!

    I can’t remember the date at present, but it was also in 2011 that I started. 🙂

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  28. Gregoryno6 says:

    Congratulations! Blogging seemed so easy when I started. Now, having seen so many fall by the wayside, I have a different opinion.

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