Happy birthday, Bob

It’s been eleven years since the bluebird of bitterness was hatched, and Bob, Nan, Eve, Ada, Hannah, and Otto all agreed that we were overdue for a party with the office staff!

This is Blanche, who works in the mail room. She was in charge of the invitations, which she sent out via Twitter.

Ada hired a photographer for the evening. Unfortunately, his camera was broken, so the only pictures we have are what was caught on the hotel’s security cameras.

This is Seymour, our Avian Resources guy. He made the party hats, and everyone agreed he did a great job!

This is the caterer Eve hired. He was recommended to her by her hairdresser’s boyfriend. Or was it her next-door neighbor’s parole officer? I forget….

No one knows who this kid is. She just happened to be passing through the hotel courtyard while the party was going on. She stopped long enough to snap a few pictures, then moved along. Otto thought she might be from the local TV station.

Smoking wasn’t allowed in the hotel, so Leonard and Marvin had to go up on the roof when they wanted a smoke.

Hubert and Horace are our branch managers. Nan put them in charge of entertainment.

They hired this trio to provide the music. They were good, but loud! My ears are still ringing.

Everyone raved about how good the food was — especially the bird’s nest cupcakes. Yum!

To no one’s surprise, Ralph drank a little too much. Ralph is the reason we always have a designated flier.

Otto got a stomach ache from eating too many cupcakes. He claims he only had two, but Otto is notoriously bad at counting, especially where food is concerned.

By then Bob was having trouble staying awake, so everyone agreed it was time to call it a day.

Glad you were able to share in our celebration!

67 Responses to Happy birthday, Bob

  1. Adrienne says:

    Happy Birthday, BoB. You rock!!!

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  3. jenny_o says:

    I love your account of the birthday party! Very similar to your inspired photos on the right side of your blog, which I’ve always loved as well)

    Can we still get a party hat like Seymour’s? Probably not, but they sure are blingy 🙂

    Please ask Leonard and Marvin to be careful smoking on that roof – it looks kind of flammable!

    Happy Birthday, BoB 🙂

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  4. That is such a clever way of showing your celebration. Loved it. Happy birthday.

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  5. jono51 says:

    Happy birthday, Bob! I love branch managers!

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  6. Bridgette says:

    Such a lovely post!

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  7. Blanche darling, who does your cut & color? Marvelous! Happy birthday Bob!

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  8. Happy Birthday. Great party so I’m told. It’s nice to have an update on the staff. Does the caterer do ballet in his spare time? That is beyond the best attitude I’ve ever seen.

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  9. Those pix and captions are hilarious. Especially liked sleepy Bob.

    Many happy returns.

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  10. atimetoshare.me says:

    Happy birthday Bob. It looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for brightening everyday with your fun blog!

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  11. Corrie.S.P. says:

    Congrats! That’s a huge achievement!

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  12. Rosemary B says:

    what a great party.

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  13. egorr says:

    Hippo Birdie Two Ewe, BoB!
    Eleven years, eh?
    You’re just barely hitting your stride!!

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

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  15. John Holton says:

    Happy birthday, Bob!

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  16. Congratulations (and many thanks)!

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  17. Paul Sweet says:

    Happy birthday, BoB!

    and many more!

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  18. msjadeli says:

    Happy Birthday to The Blog. You have provided many laughs along the way. Thank you!

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  19. Yvonne says:

    11 years! You are amazing. How I wish all of your loyal followers could have been there for that party. ❤

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  20. Herb says:

    Congratulations on the anniversary!

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  21. Happy Everything, Bob! Wow! Eleven years is a big deal. Sorry I missed what looks like a terrific party. The photos here are outstanding and hilarious not to mention the transcript of the party. Perfect.

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  22. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote says:

    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday, Dearest Bluebird….
    And Many More, Too!
    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
    We Love You, BoB! ((HUGS))

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  23. ali redford says:

    Happy birthday, and thank you for sharing this (and all you share) with us! 🎂🎆

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  24. Kate says:

    Thankyou for all the goodness you have spread around the world across those eleven years, especially the last two !!!
    Happy Birthday BoB Blog and helpers from Australia 🥰

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  25. V.M.Sang says:

    What a wonderful party you all had. No wonder Bob fell asleep. I love Seymour’s hats.
    I think smoking on a thatched roof is a bit dodgy, though! 😂😂😂

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  26. Widdershins says:

    Huge Happy Anniversary to you all. 😀 … my day would be a little less shiny if your email didn’t arrive in my inbox every day. 😀

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  27. Salvageable says:

    Happy birthday, Bob, and warmest wishes for many more! J.

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  28. Lisa Beth says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY BABY!! 🎉 We love you and your gorgeous crew. Party hats are fabulous! Many more Bitter Bluebird Bob, press on! 🎂

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  29. Jennie says:

    This is wonderful!! What a great birthday party!

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  30. ibikenyc says:

    Congratulations, Happy Birthday, and many happy returns!

    Thank you for all the great laughs! 😀

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