Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shameless Birthday Post

I grabbed this shot while walking down El Centro yesterday. (See tiny me reflected up there at the bottom of the round mirror?) When I saw the image, I realized it had a few qualities I really like. It's happy, it's silly, it's weird, it's imperfect, it's off-kilter, it's unsettling, it's casual, it's unpretentious and it's carefree --all good things to celebrate today, on my birthday!

Now, where's my cake?

29 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Ok, Happy 25th B-Day LA, part 2!

Laurie said...

Not yet, Cafe! I'm only 45!

Sally said...

Happy, happy birthday, Laurie!

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Mister Earl said...

Happy Birthday, Laurie. The round mirror shot is great!

pasadenaadjacent said...

it's little Laurie looking through her rear view mirror. Happy birthday darling! shameless posts are the best!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Laurie. I hope you get some cake!

altadenahiker said...

Happy Birthday to a shameless girl who is practically perfect in all possible ways. Yay!!

Wayne said...

Yeah, where's the cake?

Happy, Happy LA!

Yakpate said...

Happy Birthday, Laurie!

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dbdubya said...

Feliz Cumpleanos, Laurie. That is a wonderful, whimsical shot.

Jean Spitzer said...

Happy birthday!

Trish said...

Hippo Birdie, Two Ewes!

Have always loved that angle with the mirror...glad you caught it---celebrate in style---in SoPas of course! ;-)

Double "D" said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY, youngin. It's a great shot to celebrate your birthday with. Now, about that cake ... I think you can guess what's coming here. That's right, if you look over your shoulder there's an apple pie following you with birthday candles and party hats, horns and streamers. Have a wonderful day Laurie and thanks for your very inspirational comments about Wyeth.

Keith said...

A Very Happy Birthday, Laurie! Celebrate all those qualities you listed with that cake.

Judy Williams said...

This is awesome. Love your hand and your grin at the bottom. Happy Birthday darling girl.

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taney said...

Happy Birthday!! It actually took me a while to figure out what the picture was. From a glimpse, it looked like the mirror was zooming into something. After a few minutes of staring, I realized that it was a mirror by the side of a building. LOL! I hope you enjoy your day! It's the weekend. Time to celebrate! (=

dbdubya said...

Double D is right. There can be no cake for Laurie. It must be a hot apple pie and since it's your birthday, make sure to have it a'la mode.

Mister Earl said...
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Shanna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURIE, my precious sister/niece !!!!

Fintippivot said...
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Fintippivot said...

Wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday & MANY happy returns of the day! Thanks for showing me the world through your eyes day after day... a real pleasure!

Shadow said...

Happy birthday beautiful you!!!
May life bring all your best wishes and all the happiness you can bear.
Live long and full of health so we all can have the pleasure and the honor of having you in our world even if it is this cyber world, but as long as you are in it we will be more than happy.
Big happy birthday kiss to you, I’m afraid I’m too far away for baking you your so well deserved birth day cake, sorry...

-K- said...

Hope you had a fun day and that the coming year is a happy and healthy one for you.

TheChieftess said...

Happy, Happy birthday Laurie!!! I love the whimsical nature of this pic...especially the tiny self portrait in the mirror...sounds quite psychodynamic!!! Hope you had a lovely celebration!

Laurie said...

Golly gee, people. Thank you!!! You made my birthday even better. I really appreciate all of your lovely sentiments. You're the best.

Til tomorrow.

Petrea said...

AAAAAAAAAAH!!!! of all days to miss!

Happy birthday, dear Laurie.

Virginia said...

Allow me to add the 27th comment and add my good wishes. Hope you had a fabulous day.I love your wonky little shot as well!!! Is there any cake left or did W eat it all?
V

Laurie said...

Thanks, my dear and wonderful friends. I've been happily celebrating (and eating cake) all weekend!

Jeanie said...

Happy belated birthday Laurie! Mine's the day after yours, go Leo :~)