Friday, October 12, 2007

happy birthday to m!

his birthday was dark and stormy, and he had to deal with registering the new car and boring stuff like that, but bean, boo and i feted him tonight with a feast that we like to call

A Taste of Topeka!

the first course: iceberg lettuce with grated carrots, bac-os faux bacon bits, and french dressing.

from the foreground: veggie franks and beans; vegan "tuna" casserole; veggie pigs in blankets; and canned great beans. it's the food of m's childhood!

thanks, david and ellen, for providing m with some presents to open!! and such nice ones, too:

m's birthday playlist: birthday, by the beatles; happy birthday, by sufjan stevens; happy birthday, by altered images; birthday, by the sugarcubes; and unhappy birthday by the smiths. can anyone think of more songs to add to this list? it's a nice one, but it does get a little repetitive. ideally, there'd be 15-20 good songs on it.

and last, but far, far from least, cocoapuff cake. don't you wish you were here??


Artemis said...


David said...

Happy Birthday m & l!!!

I would also have two songs by Jens Lekman: Are Birthdays Happy ("Are Birthdays Happy/or are they just a countdown death/is there need to worry that there might not be that much time left/I haven't lived my life yet") and "Happy Birthday Dear Friend Lisa" ("the jehovahs in their pulloveras" make an appearance in this song).

Also, Cibo Matto's Birthday Cake ("Shut up and eat!/Too bad, no bon appetite...Extra Sugar, extra salt/Extra Oil and MSG").

There is also Bright Eyes, Bright Eyes Happy Birthday To Me (Feb. 15) ("All eyes on the calendar/
Another year I claim of total indifference").

Anonymous said...

We're speechless at the pictures of M's feast!

Liz Woodbury said...

oh boy, thanks to my bruddie, i now have a 12-song playlist, all ready for MY birthday tomorrow!!