Monday, July 30, 2012

To the tune of Sandra Dee (with heartfelt apologies)

Look at me, I’m forty-three.

Lousy with obesity.

Won’t make the bed,

Cos’ I’m sewing instead,

I won’t; I’m forty-three.

 

Just here to say it’s my birthday

bloody hell hip hip hooray

I’m getting old

but it’s better than cold.

I sew another day.

 

As for you, you troll or two

I know what you wanna do…

hate me you must

I’m no object of lust.

I’m just plain forty-three.

 

Look at me , I’m forty-three

short and round and quite crafty

I sew up stuff

and I fill it with fluff

I do; I’m forty three.

happy birthday

105 comments:

  1. Brilliant!!
    Happy Birthday man! Have a great day

    Rach x

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  2. Ha ha, love it...!! Have a good one you old bird you.. :o)
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  3. 43 and a talented song writer too... Happy birthday!

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  4. Have a Very Happy Birthday Jodie!

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  5. Hehe, love this! It made me laugh :)
    Happy Birthday!!!!

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  6. So many hidden talents :o) Happy Birthday xx

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  7. For this and so many other reasons, I just love you. Very glad you are turning 43 and not the alternative (the cold one - unless it was being THE cold one, in which case I'd say BITE ME!)
    Here's to many more. xxx

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  8. Wishing you a most excellent and happy 43rd birthday Jodie. You are one of a kind brilliant!!!

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  9. Happy birthday to you, you lovely nutter. Mwah!

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  10. Happy Birthday! Ive been 43 since May, its not so bad.

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  11. Oh how I love you!, Happy Birthday Jodie! Love Lara

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  12. Happy Birthday Jodie. Love the song and can't wait to see what you come up with when you turn 44.....wicked grin.

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  13. Happy Birthday to you! You aren't just 43, you are a national treasure.

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  14. You gorgeous 43-year-old, you! Happy happy to you, lovely.

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  15. Love it! Happy, happy birthday Jod

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  16. Excellent... Happy Birthday....
    Hugz

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  17. LOVE IT! pretty witty and clever for forty three :D
    happy birthday jodie!
    xo

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  18. Didn't you just turn 40? Where did three years go?? Wishing you all the best!

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  19. Tee hee - love it. Hope your day is as fun as possible, Jodie - what a shame we can't turn on the sunshine and blue sky for your special day.

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  20. In less than two months I will be singing that exact song.

    Kind of excited. But too sore and grumpy to bang on too much about it. Shall stick to singing the song.

    xxxx happy birthday my lovely friend.

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  21. Great song, i'm still laughing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!

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  22. Oh happy birthday to you! As a 43 year old, I say- 43 is a great age...well, for this year. Then next tear 44 will be a great age.

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  23. Oh, that is so funny! Love the little party picture at the end, too! :):):)

    p.s. You're still a youngster in my book.

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  24. I love it Jodie - Happy Birthday!

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  25. Oh. And a very happy birthday to you! (oopsie!)

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  26. Ahh, very funny. Those words have a certain resonance... Happy Birthday. I am still chuckling to myself making up a Sandra Dee rhyme for my own 44.

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  27. Happy Birthday lovely Jodie.

    I love your new verses, I think my favourite is 'I sew up stuff and fill it with fluff'. Classic!

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  28. Hope you have a very happy day, and enjoy being a prime number!

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  29. Oh my that was wonderful. Many happy returns!

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  30. You make me happy. I just thought you should know. :)

    And I do hope you have the happiest ever of birthdays!

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  31. Happy 43rd Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day and that you get very spoilt.

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  32. Happy HAPPY birthday, Jodie. Remember 43 is only 34 in dyslexic years!! Wishing you a year full of joy and happiness equal to that which you give all of us...your readers. :) mdmontalvo@yahoo.com
    BTW....whatever happened to the "cheeky sperm" you promised???

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  33. Very creative Jodie. Have a fantastic birthday.

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  34. From Priscilla(ish)
    A birthday today
    Let's pack the 42 away
    You have lunch and tea
    It'll be ecstasy
    A birthday today
    Hip, hip, hip, hip hooray

    Had to modify it a bit. Hope you have a wonderful day (and that you have seen Priscilla).

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  35. Very Sandra Dee is right--great changed to the lyrics! 43 is a good number...I was there a few years ago. Those 40s sure passed in a blur. Sheesh.

    Happy Happy Birthday!

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  36. Have a great day Jodie - you make me laugh every time I read a post (well most of them - maybe not the sickness ones!).
    Enjoy being 43 and I hope there's some craftiness in your day.
    xx

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  37. You are just sooooo multitalented - Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! Honestly I so love visiting your blog there's always something that makes me smile :-) To many more happy years to come filled with creativity and laughter!!! xoxo

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  38. Hip hip Hooray! Hilarious!

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  39. Happy Birthday young lady. Have a brilliant day, very best wishes.

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  40. Happy birthday, you are so talented!!

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  41. Are you making fun of me Riz?
    Some people have no sense of humour.

    Happy Birthday you spring chicken.

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  42. Happy birthday and now you've got me singing that song

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  43. Happy Birthday! Great song - I'll be singing it all day now xxx

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  44. Many happy returns and hope you had a wonderful day.

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  45. Hey clever girl hope you have had a very happy day with more to follow - I am a firm believer in making birthdays last as long as possible with presents extending at least two weeks!!!!

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  46. well now we know its your birthday
    we want to say
    have a great time and eat cake all day
    I hope people surprise you
    and gifts abound
    and that you are able to be spell bound
    Wrap yourself in the warmth and caring of friends
    and dont forget to share those dividends with your blog friends
    Wishing you SEW much happiness and
    and the best in the year that you are fourty three

    Monique x

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  47. Happy Birthday Jodie!!!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day! :)

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  48. Brilliant Jodie, perhaps a good one for Assembly. I sang all the way through.

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  49. Look at you, not 42
    making soft stuff - woohoo!
    You write a blog
    You've got a dog
    We love everything you do.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  50. haha... Big happy birthday to you lovely lady. What a fabulous 43 you are!

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  51. Aaahhh, you're a spring chicken yet!!! Happy, happy birthday, may you sew forever more.

    Linda. xox

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  52. Happy birthday you young whippersnapper!

    (From the advanced age of 50... ;) )

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  53. LURVE the poem... Happy Birthday to you.. I hope you had the BEST day x

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  54. Happy Birthday...hope there was lots of cake!...

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  55. Happy birthday you old goat...from a only very slightly younger one. Hope you have a wonderful day with lots of sewing and stuffing!

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  56. Happy Birthday RockStar!

    You've only 2 years on me ;-)

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  57. Happy Birthday! Hope the family spoilt you witless!
    Cheers

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  58. WOOHOOO Hurray!! Yippee!!the alternative to aging is not pretty!! At one time I think you and I were both 43, but I think I passed you somehow, I turned 45 this year? ; )

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  59. Hip, hip hooray, for your creative birthday!
    poem. Sorry, that part didn't rhyme....
    HaPpy BirThdAy!!
    :-}pokey

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  60. THAT'S HYSTERICAL !!!!! Happy Birthday !! Can I borrow that song? (except I have to change it to 53 ---- YIKES !!)

    P.S. I just found your blog and just love it -- CRACKS me up every time ! LOVE your sense of humor !

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  61. I laughed and laughed and laughed. Best post ever. Happy Birthday. Look at me I'm 55, crazy, lazy but still alive. (my mantra)

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  62. The best post I've read in ages!

    Happy Birthday!

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  63. Love it!! Happy birthday!!

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  64. Brilliant post, hope you have a brilliant day!

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  65. You are rocking the whole bloggerworld!!! Fantastic!
    Happy Birthday to you!

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  66. One of my favourite poems for your birthday:

    Four Friends

    Ernest was an elephant, a great big fellow,
    Leonard was a lion with a six foot tail,
    George was a goat, and his beard was yellow,
    And James was a very small snail.

    Leonard had a stall, and a great big strong one,
    Earnest had a manger, and its walls were thick,
    George found a pen, but I think it was the wrong one,
    And James sat down on a brick

    Earnest started trumpeting, and cracked his manger,
    Leonard started roaring, and shivered his stall,
    James gave a huffle of a snail in danger
    And nobody heard him at all.

    Earnest started trumpeting and raised such a rumpus,
    Leonard started roaring and trying to kick,
    James went on a journey with the goats new compass
    And he reached the end of his brick.

    Ernest was an elephant and very well intentioned,
    Leonard was a lion with a brave new tail,
    George was a goat, as I think I have mentioned,
    but James was only a snail.

    A A Milne

    Cheers ears!

    xxxx

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  67. Huge Happy Birthday Jod! Love the song :o) xxxx

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  68. Happy birthday, lovely lady! remember you can be any age you want...there are no birthday police! well, unless the neighbors call and complain about the rowdy party going on at your place! ;p

    what do you think? drunk tank for numero 43?! yea, thought not. ;p

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  69. Ah, that's given me the best chuckle all day! I've already said it, but i'll say it again- happy birthday! We (Sib and I) heart you!

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  70. Happy Bbbbbbirthday Jodie!

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  71. I love your little song. Happy Birthday. I hope you have a beautiful day filled with all the nicest things you like.

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  72. Hip hip hip.....Happy Birthday you mad woman !! Xx

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  73. Hip hip hip.....Happy Birthday you mad woman !! Xx

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  74. Happy birthday, have just finished sewing Smith, the grandchildren all want him but I'm keeping him for myself!

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  75. Happy, happy birthday. I loved this. Really loved it. Big smiles.

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  76. Love the tiny party hat! Woo hoo! You're just a pup! ;) My theory is that any event that has cake as part of it, is a good thing! Cheers!

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  77. Happy Birthday Jodie!!!
    I was once 43, it's okay ... !

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  78. good for you, girl! You just keep on doing it and happy bd!

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  79. Hip hip hooray! Thanks for reminding me what I have to look forward to later in the year! But right now I say suck it up and IN and keep stuffing!
    PS I am at home with a sick 4 and 6 year old, but I hope you are out celebrating or at least at school demanding the kids bring you treats from the canteen...do the food police allow twistie rolls anymore?

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  80. I'll be keen to plagiarise that in 3 years...in the meantime, I will just keep humming it round in my head and have a giggle.

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  81. Happy birthday, you silly silly woman :)

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  82. Superb!! Have a very Happy Birthday!!

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  83. You may be 43 but you've still got it... hilarious! Love that little song Jodie. Happy, happy birthday.

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  84. you are the best! happy belated birthday lady now forty-three xx

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  85. I love it... happy birthday... hope it was awesome...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  86. Is that all? You wild young thing you! You're fab and forty-three, if not 23...except in public if you can get away with it. Admit to nothing!

    I'm older than you, I'm 25...-ish! ;)

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  87. A belated happy birthday from someone who was 12, and therefore in high school, when you were born!

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  88. Happy birthday Jodie & party finger on, love Posie

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Hellloooooo !!!!