Sunday, 15 August 2010

I say it's my birthday: I really had a good time...

The weekend is over and so too is the RWA annual conference held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Coogee - more on that during the week.

I am exhausted. But TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY. I wouldn't usually promote the occasion, but for my brother-in-law.

I have more than a few brothers-in-law on Spanner's side of the family, which is Catholic - "say no more". But this is my sister's hubby and my ocean-swimming mate, Davo.

For many years Davo penned poems aka pomes for relatives' birthdays. I haven't received a pome for a couple of years, so it was a pleasure to open my present from my sister, Davo and two nephews - a MasterChef oven mit, wine glasses and groovy inner-west necklace - and find a pome in my birthday card.

I'm sure Davo won't mind if I share it with you. However, I have taken it upon myself to blank blank the age (it's my blog and I can do what I want):

Speakers of Russian
Dutch and Tagalog
Tune into read Shayne's
Birthday blog
From Serbia, Mauritius
And maybe France, they
Thrill to the swim of the
Queen of romance
In Guam, New Zealand
And Mandalay
They comment, "Happy Happy
blank blank birthday."

PS: I make no apologies for my vanity.

PPS: The Tagalog is an ethnic group in the Philippines - I had to Google that one.


Mon said...

Happy Birthday Shayne, you sexy thing! *wink*. You're such a lovely person, and you deserve to celebrate your birthday in style (pity you were stuck at the conference with us!).

Massive thanks for the copy of Little Gems - I reread the story and remembered why I loved it so much. You deserve to be in that anthology, chicky babe. Can't wait to see what you write next.

:-) Mon

Shayne said...

Hi Mon,
Thanks. It was great to bond over the weekend.

Can't wait to see what you write next.


Anita Joy said...

Loved being able to share your special day for the last two years Shayne, guess your family can have the next few... just as well it's Monday next year hey ;) 'cause you might as well warn them now I'm draggin you to Melbourne mwahahaha

Shayne said...

Hi Anita
Dunno about Melbourne. Not unless I've got something to show for it.

And the Dr Evil laugh doesn't scare me one little bit.


Eleni Konstantine said...

Oh I didn't know it was your birthday Shayne. Happy Birthday for Sunday!!!! And I sat right next to you - you even helped me fix up my tickets for the Silver Lunch. Lovely to chat with you.