Sunday, February 11, 2018

Breaking Down 69 / Descomponer 69

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

I WASN'T GOING to tell you how old San Geraldo is today, but the sparklers will give it away. (He's either 6 or 9 and based on his behavior, I'd say 6.) Anway, that's our friend Pedro with the birthday cake. We celebrated Friday night at Kathleen and Pedro's house.

Friday morning I asked San Geraldo if he wanted ME to bake him a cake. Without hesitation, he snapped, "No!" I pretended to be insulted (he knew I was relieved). But I bought something delicious and I found sparklers instead of candles. It took so long for Pedro and me to get a sparkler lit that we had to present them one at a time. We all sang in English with the 6 and then in Spanish with the 9. (Maybe San Geraldo is just too old to do the 6 and the 9 all at once anyway.)

NO IBA A decirte qué edad tiene San Geraldo hoy, pero las luces de bengala se lo darán. (Tiene 6 o 9 y según su comportamiento, yo diría 6.) Anway, ese es nuestro amigo Pedro con la tarta de cumpleaños. Celebramos el viernes por la noche en la casa de Kathleen y Pedro.

El viernes por la mañana le pregunté a San Geraldo si quería que yo le horneara un pastel. Sin dudarlo, él espetó, "¡No!" Fingí ser insultado (él sabía que yo estaba aliviado). Pero compré algo delicioso y encontré bengalitas en lugar de velas simples. Tomó tanto tiempo para que Pedro y yo encendiéramos una bengala que teníamos que presentarlas de una a una. Todos cantamos en inglés con el 6 y luego en español con el 9. (Quizás San Geraldo es demasiado viejo para hacer el 6 y el 9 al mismo tiempo).

MAYBE NOT THE BEST PLACE FOR THE BOX OF MATCHES.
QUIZÁS NO ES EL MEJOR LUGAR PARA UNA CAJA DE FÓSFOROS.
WE COULDN'T GET THE 9 LIT FAST ENOUGH. SO, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
NO PUDIMOS HACER QUE EL 9 QUEMARA AL MISMO TIEMPO. ENTONCES, ¡HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
FELIZ CUMPL.EAÑOS, WITH THE 9, CAME NEXT.
FELIZ CUMPL.EAÑOS, CON EL 9, VINO DESPUÉS.

SAN GERALDO PROTECTS SOME OF HIS "PARTS" FROM THE FIREWORKS.
SAN GERALDO PROTEGE ALGUNAS DE SUS "PARTES" DE LOS FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES.

37 comments:

  1. Happy 29th Birthday, again!

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    1. Travel:
      Ironic when the number of 29th birthdays you've had puts you over 40.

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    1. Chris:
      Bad allergy weekend. It's a good thing we celebrated Friday!

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SG! with many many more to go!

    you don't look 69, and I am going to ignore what your husband said about you. you are only 5 years ahead of me; these are our best years!

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    1. anne marie:
      He's 5 years ahead of ME, too! (And 5 months...)

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  4. Many happy returns to the youngster (in comparison with some of us!)

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    1. Wilma:
      He makes anything look good. So adorable.

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  6. 69 is a very good number!! All the best to your man Jerry, Mitch!

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    1. Jim:
      Long weekend of miserable allergies, but he's improving. Friday was a great birthday celebration.

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  7. AAh such fun on Gerry's 69th!
    The love and joy come seeping through with your posts Mitch
    and
    Gerry certainly shows it here.
    I can feel those sparks nipping at someone one's nips right now.
    Love it!!

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    1. Ron:
      Our time with Kathleen, Pedro, and Luke is always filled with love and laughter. A perfect way to welcome his GASP 70th year.

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  8. All double entendres aside, Happy Birthday, San Geraldo!

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    1. Debra:
      That's another double entendre my father used to use... "I got two words for you... And they're not happy birthday."

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  9. You can reuse them in 27 years

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    1. Adam:
      Ha! But they completely burned out at 69.

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  10. Happy 96th Birthday, San Geraldo!

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  11. Awwww, Joyeux anniversaire/Feliz cumpleaños/HB, San Geraldo!

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  12. Many happy returns to the rascal !

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    1. Spo:
      Poor boy's sitting and coughing! Allergies all weekend. Hope he's back to being a rascal in a day or so.

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  13. Happy Birthday to San Geraldo. He is fortunate you know how to pick out a good cake even though you may not bake

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    1. Cheapchick:
      And it's especially difficult to pick out a good cake when they never compare to what he creates. This one was entirely different from anything he does, AND it was delicious. What a relief.

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  14. Happy belated birthday to the good San G. (Hey, if he's a Saint, hasn't he got some miracles on record--other than picking the right spouse, that is? Inquiring minds want to know.)

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    1. A. Marie:
      Well, it's a miracle he's been able to put up with me for 36 years.

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  15. Happy birthday, San Geraldo, whatever your age.

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    1. Kirk:
      He'll probably forget over the course of the year. A few weeks ago he asked, "How old am I going to be?"

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  16. Happy birthday to SG! Ken will be the same age next month. And remember what Serge Gainsbourg and Jame Birkin sang: soixante-neuf, année érotique !

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    1. Um... JANE Birkin. I'm still reeling from Manhattam, apparently.

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    2. Walt the Fourth:
      Well, I hope Serge Gaimsbourg and Jame Birkim were right!

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday to San Geraldo!!!

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  18. A mere child!!!! Happy 30th anniversary of your 39th birthday blessed San Geraldo!

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