8 October 2014

Googled

How did Miss Google know it was my birthday today? See above. That's how Miss Google appeared to me this morning and when I rolled my cursor over her graphics, a little box magically popped up saying "Happy Birthday Yorkshire Pudding".

So my dear Miss Google I would like to say thanks to you my secret darling. Others have completely forgotten my birthday - from my forgetful son in London and my brother in France to former school and university friends. Even Sheffield City Council has forgotten the great day in spite of the fact that I worked for them for nigh on thirty years. It's true that Shirley and Frances didn't forget nor Jill from next door - whose seventy first birthday is co-incidentally also on this auspicious day. And when I checked my email I found that the kind and very thoughtful people at "Go Compare" had not forgotten either:-
To any bloggers out there, rather than hearty birthday greetings, I would prefer money instead. This can be sent to me via snail mail or through my PayPal account. May I thank you in advance for your generous monetary gifts. Now if you will excuse me, I am going to have a birthday shower before I treat myself to a birthday breakfast at the local "Toby Carvery" where I shall read my birthday newspaper and sing "Happy birthday to me - you old git!"

26 comments:

  1. Happy 73rd birthday YP. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Grrr! Carol - you are so naughty! Thanks.

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  2. I have just emptied my egg money out of the jam jar by he sink
    I am sending you its contents
    £ 2.43 and 10 american cents

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    1. Generosity is your middle name John! Thanks old chap!

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  3. Your post today reminds me of that old proverb, "He who tooteth not his own horn getteth his own horn not tooted".

    Nevertheless, in honour of this great (albeit annual) event, and knowing that you undoubtedly prefer the coin of your realm to mine, I have instructed my staff to send you 50 squid.

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    1. Squid is too rubbery for my liking. Can't I have clams instead?

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  4. Happy Birthday. Have a good one.

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    1. I receive your message with joy and humility.

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  5. Well Happy Birthday YP. Hope you have many more ! Sorry no money but none to spare with sons wedding next year and perhaps a holiday too

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    1. Your refusal to send me birthday money is very disappointing Helen. I shall remember this when it is your birthday!

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  6. Penblwydd hapus, YP! Remember, 70 is the new 50. ;)

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    1. No need to swear at me Jenny! So if 70 is the new 50 what is 61? The new 16? (Looking forward to the day you blog once more!)

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  7. I did not forget your birthday, I've never known when it was. Now I know. Next year you can expect a rooster basket on your front porch.

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    1. Will the fellow within be plucked?

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  8. Happy Birthday YP...enjoy your special day.

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    1. Thanks and thanks for dropping by again Libby. Missed you.

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  9. It's your birthday? Well, Happy Birthday from across the big pond YP!!! May your day be filled with joy and cash!!

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    1. Thank you Kelly. You are so kind.

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  10. Sorry I'm late, but I was (and still am) firmly in the grip of a big fat cold and spent most of yesterday on the settee, watching mindless telly (all I could handle), wrapped up in a blanket and drinking copious amounts of tea.
    As it (not the tea, the cold) has affected my voice, I won't be singing "Happy belated Birthday"; also, I find it difficult to get all those extra syllables for "belated" into the song.
    But anyway - I do hope you had a great day and your bank manager will be happy with the substantial amounts of money that have come pouring in to your account!
    (Of coursee Miss Google knew your birthday because you probably have given her a lot of your personal data when creating this blogger account, or an email account.)

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    1. Sorry to hear about your cold Ambassador. I have had one too! But it didn't spoil my greedy enjoyment of last night's fine meal. You seem to know a lot about Miss Google. Perhaps you ARE Miss Google!

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  11. Happy Bidet old Cock!

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    1. Thank you for this traditional Maori birthday greeting Kate!

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  12. I've missed this one so in case I forget Happy Birthday 2015.

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  13. Happy birthday - better late than never, they say. The money's in the post, I think.

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