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23 January 2009

five oh ------> 49er forever...

yeah...tomorrow I turn Fifty.

I figured I might as well own it.
Fifty.
I don't feel fifty.
Half a century old.
I certainly don't feel old.

I  have a lot more I want to do in my life....
....with my life.

tonight we are having a 49er forever party....
to celebrate 49er's.

the team,
those who came to California for gold,
and me.

One of the things I am most looking forward to is have all three of mine with me at the same time.

Sugar Cookie, Little Missy and the Bear Cub.

The last time we were all under the same roof was last year on my birthday. I have spent time with each of them...and all combinations of two of them...and the three of them have been together a couple times...but with their traveling...and my traveling...and school...and work..and all that has transpired....this will be the first time in a year. Let's not do that again.

a portion of the invitation they sent read:

On 24 January 1848, gold was discovered by James Marshall, a foreman building a lumber mill for pioneer John Sutter.

The San Francisco Forty-Niners Football Team was named in homage to the prospectors of the great California Gold Rush of 1849.

This year on the 24th of January, katherine will turn 50 years old. Believe it or not. Please join us in celebrating the last day of katherine's 49th year !

In the spirit of participatory celebration, we would love to see everyone dress in accordance with our "49er Forever" theme (e.g. football, gold miner, red & gold). We won't have a bouncer at the door refusing entrance to those not thematically attired, so please feel free to come "normal" if you prefer.


So... tonight we party.  The kids, the folks and a couple dozen close friends.  It's also a sorta kinda coming out party for my Mama.  (ohhh ahhh)

If you're in the area....please stop by!!

34 comments:

Mimi Lenox said...

oooo....a party! What kind of cake? Chocolate? With thick icing? Vino?
Have fun! What a great idea for a fifty (which is the new 40 ya know).

Oh. I almost forgot.

Standing. Pencil Skirt blowing in the wind. Clearing Throat. Singing.
"Happy Birthday to you...happy birthday to you...Happy Birthday dear 49er...Happy Birthday to you!"

Stepping down.

P.S. You look much younger than 49. Seriously.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Have a blast Katherine. I remember my 50th. It seems so long ago too. I love your 49er party idea too. Just enjoy being 49 this evening.

I'm singing this for tomorrow morning:

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Katherine,
Happy Birthday to you.

Big hug honey. :)

Mike Golch said...

Happy Birthday youngun!

Mo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
*HUGS*

I, Like The View said...

was this yesterday? does that mean that today you are 49+1?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

hope the party was excellent and that you enjoyed your three all together

(-:

XXXXX

Dave said...

There's nothing wrong with being 50. Not if you're still breathing.

Mel said...

Ohhhh......a PARTY for you!!
(AND for The Mom!! Wooohoo!!)

Welllllll...let's make noise!

*releases balloon and tosses confetti*



*ahheeemmmmm*

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to YOU
Happy Birthday HAPPY Birthday
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthdayyyyy
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthday
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Birthday HAPPY Birthday
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthdayyyyy
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthday
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Happy Happy
Happy Birthday HAPPY Birthday
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthdayyyyy
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthday
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Happy Happy
Birthday Birthday Birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YouUuUUuuuuuuuuuu


:-)

Happy Happy Happy
Birthday Birthday Birthday to YouUuUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUuuuuuu

(((((((((((( katherine ))))))))))))


:-)




((((((((((((( the mom )))))))))))))
(cuz I CAN dontchaknow!)

I, Like The View said...

singing along with Mel!

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to YOU
Happy Birthday HAPPY Birthday
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthdayyyyy
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthday
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Birthday HAPPY Birthday
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthdayyyyy
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthday
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Happy Happy
Happy Birthday HAPPY Birthday
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthdayyyyy
Happy happy happy Birthday
HAPPY Birthday
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Happy Happy
Birthday Birthday Birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YouUuUUuuuuuuuuuu



XXXX

craig andrew said...

Happy Birthday!!!! C:)

Linda said...

So, did you survive the party and the transition from 49 to 50? I found it to be relatively painless myself all things considered though it is one of those numbers that makes you sit back and go "AUGH!" especially when you wonder how it snuck up so quickly.

I am sure that you will carry your new age with grace and beauty and humor and no one will ever know that you aren't still a 49er (or younger!).

Have a happy one!

Desert Songbird said...

Great idea for a party. I wish I could join you for the festivities, but I'll just stop and say best wishes as you enter the next part of your life.

Happy Anniversary of your birth.

The Teamster said...

for the record...I'm quite a bit younger than Katherine....smiling....

I'm in my 40's.....

crazy working mom said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear "youngin'"
Happy birthday to you!!!

Jeff B said...

Is The Teamster still breathing after that comment?

Bwahahahahaha

A very Happy Birthday wish to you.

Travis said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Go 'Niners!

we're doomed said...

Happy birthday. Your not getting older, just better, really. Please look at my Red Skelton comment.

Matt-Man said...

Dammit. I just frickin' emailed ya because I knew it was coming up. Damn sorry. Anyhoo, Happy 5-0 to ya Kat. I hope you had a great birthday. Cheers!!

Sandy B and Dick said...

There is life beyond 50! Actually, I prefer my age to forever be 'Plenty Nine!' Congrats...

Mel said...

<-- daddy used to tell her "you can go to hell for lyin' just like you can murdering and thievin'..."

NOT that I'm sayin' the teamster isn't being honest, mindyou.....

(k......YES I am! LOL)

Dana said...

Damn! I'm late with this and I probably could have stopped by!

Happy Birthday!!

katherine. said...

Mimi: yes my fave...chocolate nutloaf with chocolate icing..home made! thank you! (wind and skirt and singing...all marilyn monroe?)

Sandee: not THAT long ago..thanks!

Mike: thanks...oldster?

Mo: thank you!

katherine. said...

ILTV: it was saturday here. smile.

dave: deep breathing no less. smile.

mel: the harmony with you two was perfect! (and yes you CAN)

Mr A: hey stranger...thanks!

katherine. said...

Linda: thank you for the kind words...the transition has been just about painless...so far.

DS: smile. the next part indeed!

Teamster: and I am quite a bit wiser...I've always liked younger men.

CWM: coming from your youth that is a compliment. thanks for joining the choir.

katherine. said...

Jeff: I am benevolent in my old age. smile.

Travis: oh yeah! thanks.

doomed: thanks...I will!

mateo: smile...the series of emails/comments made me laugh...thanks.

Sandy and Dick: yeah..life is good...thank you.

katherine. said...

mel: he is in his 40's as he claims....but only for 95 days longer than I am.

although he looks MUCH older!

dana: DAMN! that would have been fun! thanks.

Bond said...

DAMN I MISSED IT!!!

So sorry...never again....

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

50 is not so bad...truly, I did it a few years ago!

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to You, Katherine! I hope you have a Wonderful Day!

Ena ;-D

rebecca said...

Welcome to the Superbowl 49er....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...by golly...Happy Birthday to you!...

The CEO said...

I'm not going to sing to you and blow out your eardrums, and I'll be back for the other posts you snuck in on me while I was gone. But I will wish you a Happy Birthday!!!!

I swear you don't look a day over 32.

{{{{{ Katherine }}}}}

Anonymous said...

I'm here from Matt's.

Happy 2nd 49th. I am SO doin' that!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'm here from Matt's.

Happy 2nd 49th. I am SO doin' that!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

dadshouse said...

Happy Birthday!

When I turn 50, I'll have to have a Raider Forever party... not sure it will hold the same meaning as your 49er homage.

Starrlight said...

I turn 40 in two weeks. Well less. Or as I like to think of it, my second 39th ;)