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Friday, 16 March 2012

Mumble-Mumble Years Old Today

I woke up.

It was just after 6 am.

I was tired.

Those damned birds were twittering outside the bedroom window.

I don't own a gun.

At 6 am, midway through the dawn-chorus when you are tired, really tired, that is when you really, really wish for a gun.

As I lay there in the early morning light a my mind raced. Thoughts came and went, none of which are repeatable here but mostly involved lots of little winged beasties being ... well, let's just say 'moved on'.

Eventually I got up. It was 7.45 am.

I fed the dogs, made myself a cup of coffee and went to watch the early morning TV news (on the BBC, because that lot on the 'other side' are rubbish).

I watched a woman playing a £3,000,000 violin and couldn't help but think "It's a piece of wood! Not even enough wood for a small fire! How could it have a price like that"?

I just wanted to trash it! Trample and jump up and down on it!

Then it dawned on me that I was feeling a little bit more grumpy than is usual for me. I was finding fault with anything and everything; the TV was too loud and too quiet (at the same time), the dogs were licking themselves too much (and too loud), my coffee was cold, and ... and ... and ...

Then I saw the envelope on the coffee table.

It had my name on it so, as you would expect of a grump, I ripped it to shreds, thus revealing the Birthday Card hidden within.

All became clear.

Grumpiness explained!


Mumble-mumble years old + 1.
I hate Birthdays!


  1. Violins are instruments best used after dark..no one wants that infernal screeching first thing in the morning. No wonder you were pissed off...the world hates you!
    Happy birthday grumpy

    1. Violins are ancient instruments of torture and should be banned for EVER!

  2. It's your day. Indulge your grumpy side if you want to. Sorry, but I am just compelled to say it:
    "Happy Birthday!"

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY You Old Fart !!
    My birthday is the 23rd, we will feel sorry for each other this month.

    big fat wet birthday kisses to you.

    1. Old Fart? I'll have you know each one of my farts is brand new!

      Birthday kiss gratefully accepted!

  4. Ten years from now you'll think back to this birthday--when you were young. Happy Birthday.

    1. Thanks! I'm still thinking back to when I was 40!!!

  5. The violin would make a very small expensive fire indeed. I won't say happy birthday but i will :-).

    1. Smiley's are good! They don't make me feel too old!

  6. Happy belated birthday! And think of it this way, if you're celebrating it (or in your case being grumpy,) it means you're still around! How's that for "glass half full!"

    1. Ah, but that part of the glass I want to drink is the empty bit!


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