Some might think that celebrating a birthday for eight days would get old after a while; but, no, it doesn't. None of it gets old. Party hats, streamers, balloons, gifts, flowers. Nothing stale about any of that. If you have tried celebrating your birthday for a week(+) and it isn't a jolly good time, I would suggest that you are, perhaps, not doing it right.
Little Sir reminded me of this bit of fun, I am sharing it with you because, well, "music is awesome" (also, is it just me, or does anyone else think the Yo Gabba Gabba writers are brainstorming ideas while on some sort of designer drug?).
Every year, there is one particular sort of gift that I can count on for my birthday. Books. I am a bookish sort of person, which is probably for the best considering my trade is archives and libraries (yes, both, there is records management as well, but let's not dwell on that). Last year I got a lot of great books for my birthday, I suspect this year's haul will be just as excellent. I guess we will have to see about that tomorrow. But take my word for it, I am sure I will see a great bunch of books to add to my bookshelf and spend time with this summer, like Wildflowers of America (worst segue ever, just go with me), which I have to admit was purchased with home decor in mind, not coffee table or book shelf adornment. The librarian in me is embarassed to admit this, but I am going to rip this book apart (with a razor blade, maybe some thread, actually) for the plates and frame and hang them around my house. It is operation "make the house a home" time, after all. And hey, aren't I resourceful?
Since I have books on the brain, it makes since that today's gift would be a book as well. If you are a knitter, it's a good one. If you are not a knitter, sorry, I've got nothing for you (aside from my wit...) Rowan's Purelife Autumn... It was so great, and I liked it so much, I bought two copies of it. There is something to be said for redundancy, I guess.
If you want to add this fine book of patterns to your collection, please tell me a funny birthday story, joke, anecdote, whatever. I will also happily take fun birthday themed links (see above video of the Ting Tings for reference). I will take comments for this post, and all Novakkah posts, until 11:59 EST (or 2359, should you prefer that), Thursday, May 12th (that would be tomorrow). Please leave your responses on the appropriate post. One entry per post/person. I will show you what I have to gift each day and let you know what you need to tell me to try to get it. Giftees will be selected on the 13th and gifts sent out shortly thereafter.