Happy [insert appropriate festivity]

So it’s Valentines Day and a shared birthday – the hair free Mr Sevitz and I both have birthdays today so gelukkige verjaarsdag to Adrian and penblwydd hapus to me.

So how best to celebrate? Avoiding the news broadcasts for one. Finding some good links for another. Well maybe not completely avoiding the news pages – there are some lovely stories about if you dig deep enough.

Let’s start with this Berlitz advert sent in by non blogging Jane. I haven’t found it on any Berlitz site but as soon as I do, I’ll link to that page instead. In the meantime, it’s a 1.5mb non captioned clip. If you can put to one side the irony of poking fun at a nation whose inhabitants speak far, far better English than most Brits you will enjoy.

I’m dithering over whether to post this next link because on the one hand if it’s genuine it’s quite cruel but everyone who has seen it has laughed uproariously while sympathising greatly with the young man involved. Again, you’ll need your speakers on to “enjoy”, if that’s the word, the film to the full effect.

And now one for the canucks – Worth 1000’s contest entitled If Canada Ruled The World.

Lastly, a wee bit of culcha with a list entitled 100 Best First Lines from Novels, many of which are making me want to dash to the library and grab a handful of those I’ve not yet read. For example:

76. “Take my camel, dear,” said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.
—Rose Macaulay, The Towers of Trebizond (1956)

So, what else should we be celebrating today? And are there any good news stories out there to cheer our souls?

15 Responses to “Happy [insert appropriate festivity]”

  1. Adrian
    February 14th, 2006 16:13

    Happy Birthday fellow celebrater!

  2. Neil T.
    February 14th, 2006 16:23

    Happy Birthday Daisy!

  3. susan
    February 14th, 2006 16:25

    Oh happy heart and flowers flaming candles on a cake day!

  4. Clair
    February 14th, 2006 16:25

    Hippy happy burpday!

    *gets a small conga line going*

  5. doobyus
    February 14th, 2006 17:05

    Happy birthday Daisy Belle and Happy Valentine to my secret Welsh crush…


  6. Lyle
    February 14th, 2006 18:04

    Hppy Birthday, and all that gubbins…

  7. Richard
    February 14th, 2006 22:15

    Happy Birthday Daisy!

    Here’s a good news story, or at least an amusing news story:


  8. Leah
    February 14th, 2006 22:53

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAISY and you beat us at the rugby at the weekend to boot!

  9. Croila
    February 15th, 2006 00:41

    Oh heavens, I’ve only 15 minutes left before midnight, so I better get in quick and say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”!

  10. felicity
    February 15th, 2006 16:32

    belated happy birthday daisy dear. can we all pretend that we got loads of valentines cards, or do we have to own up that they were birthday ones?

  11. Knock Knock Mary
    February 16th, 2006 04:27

    Oh Gawd! I missed your birthday. I send you all good thoughts and happy ideas – a huge bushel basket full and overflowing. You are wonderful!

  12. briggy
    February 16th, 2006 10:14

    belated happy birthday flower :-)

  13. daisy
    February 16th, 2006 14:45

    ~big cheesey grin~ Thank you everyone!

  14. Nancy
    February 16th, 2006 21:16

    Hapy Birthday – sorry I’m a little late, but I’m so glad to see you back here. That potato soup recipe looks gooooood.

  15. Andrea
    February 18th, 2006 00:20

    That’s what one gets for not checking one’s newsreader every day, whoops.

    Happy (very belated) birthday, Daisy! All the very best to you.

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