Friday, December 10, 2010

And Many More

Happy birthday, my beautiful sister Judy. May this year be filled with many moments as carefree and happy as this one...

Update: not to steal lovely Judy's thunder today, but my mysterious hinting yesterday is revealed! Just scroll down and look for my familiar mug shot in the news section, or directly click here to go right to the story...

20 comments:

Judy Williams said...

AWWW!!! Thanks. I remember that day and how much fun we had.

Mister Earl said...

Happy Birthday, Judy. Great photo, Laurie, capturing the magic.

Congratulations, Laurie, on your well-deserved whatchamacallit. You have become one of the valuable assets of South Pasadena. You are one of the pillars of the SGV blogging community and a voice of reason, hope, and appreciation of this (mostly) wonderful little town we have here.

This internet is a powerful tool. How powerful it is here in South Pasadena we don't fully know yet. We've certainly used it to speak out on some of the problems we see, and we'll be using it more and more as we go forward. You are right at the center of it all.

Inspired by you and others, we've really created a little community within the SGV community. It's been a privilege to get to know you and Jon and Little Bit (and Judy, and Dixie Jane from afar). It was right here that I met a character called DBW who invited me to put on a suit and hear you speak at a Rotary meeting. Little did I know where that was going to lead!
It was here that I met many of the other bloggers who have now become friends - good people who want to bring a little more beauty, a little more reason, and a little more humor into this crazy world.

Mazal Tov, my friend! (That's Chinese for "Don't let the bastards get you down.")

altadenahiker said...

She's always been my role model.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved Image Award.

dbdubya said...

I echo everything Mr. Earl says except for his interpretation of Mazal Tov.

You have been an inspiration for more people than you realize. Your photography and writing are both top notch, and you are an exceptional friend. You truly are a positive image for the good people of South Pasadena and no one deserves it more than you.

Mazal Tov is Bulgarian for "Off with their Heads!" "Illegitimus non-carborundum" is Latin for Don't let the bastards wear you down."

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Judy!

Thanks, you guys. I'm flabbergasted by this turn of events. It's a huge honor, and I'm not quite sure I'm up there with former winners. Not yet, anyway. Give me a lifetime in South Pas to add my voice to those of so many great people and good causes and maybe I'll measure up. I'm humbled about all of this.

Jean Spitzer said...

Happy birthday, Judy. Great shot.

And wow, Laurie.

dbdubya said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday, Judy. Although we haven't met, I know you through the world of blogs.

Anonymous said...

Happy bday to Judy, whose daily comments are always so wonderful.

A big congratulations to you, Laurie, for a well deserved Image award. You are one of South Pasadena's treasures.

Karen, a loyal reader and fan

-K- said...

Happy birthday, Judy and congratulations Laurie! Its an award you truly deserve.

Bellis said...

Happy Birthday, Judy, from me as well. South Pas already has a Jane Apostol Day. I'm hoping they'll also have a Laurie Day.

TheChieftess said...

Happy Birthday Judy!!! You fellow Sagittarian, you!!! I knew there was a cosmic reason I feel like I've known you forever!!!

Congratulations Laurie!!! A well deserved award for you, my dear!!! Wish we could be there to see you honored in person!!! You're awesome!!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I think I've found myself eating the Chieftess' dust in every blog I've commented on today. I promise I'm not stalking you!


Happy Birthday Judy. Is that you in the photo? and congratulations Laurie. Well deserved.

TheChieftess said...

LOL PA!!!

wv: patag...PA tag...you're it!!!

Mister Earl said...

Karin: She's been a role model to you in everything, other than her short physical stature.

Laurie/Judy: Someone stole someone's thunder today. Is that the story of your lives? ;-)

Judy Williams said...

HAHAHA I'm thunderous with hurrays today. Laurie's recently announced award is like an extra present!

Yes, that's Little Bit and I running in the park over by the walking man sculpture. I know it has a name, but I can't remember. The one kitty corner from Busters.

Judy Williams said...

I should have said Little Bit and me.

Thanks everyone for your warm wishes. :)

Shanna said...

In the midst of all the excitement,I must have forgotten to click on Publish to get my comment to show up.

So.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judy!
and CONGRATULATIONS Laurie!...my two wonderful sister/nieces.

Jim said...

Happy Birthday Judy! So, are you two months younger than me, or 10 months older?

and Congratulations LAURIE. How great is that? Plus you just got the Patch column. Looks like a good year for you.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated, Judy. And wow, Congratulations, Laurie!