Thursday, July 26, 2007


Happy birthday to you!
You knit socks in twos!
Happy birthday, dear Foooolllll!
Happy birthday to you!

Big birthday wishes to the Fair Isling half of the Two Sock Knitters, a wonderful fiddler, all-around great guy ... and my absolute favorite husband. He likes to point out that as he's my only husband, he's also my least-favorite one, but we know it doesn't work that way.
He tears into shellfish like a hungry raccoon, makes delicious red lentil curry and invents ridiculous imaginary creatures, such as the Dumbgeness Crab, which pinches people who are being whiny and stupid about things. He also names all the wildlife in the yard and creates backstory and independent lives for them. He talks in funny accents around the house and isn't embarrassed to wear skirts while he contra dances. He's very good at cheering me up when I'm down, and cats and dogs like him because he smells nice. He's reasonably organized and he will do things around the house I think are gross, such as fish wet food out of the drain trap. He eats a lot of cereal. A lot. If I had gotten my act together, I would have made him pancakes for breakfast, he's that great.


Gwen said...

Happy Birthday!

Sapo verde to you
Sapo verde to you

RobynR said...

Happy Birthday Fool!

the fiddlin' fool said...

Thanks, Meg, for this lovely post. And thanks to everyone else for the warm birthday wishes.

meg said...


Jen said...

Happy birthday, ye foole!

LaurieM said...

How much you askin' for him?

Happy Birthday Fool! In spite of the sales pitch, I'll bet Meg won't part with you for any price.

Franklin said...

Omigod, Happy Birthday, Fool! Many happy returns!

That is such a sweet tribute!
It almost brought tears to my eyes!
You are so lucky to have each other!
I hate you!


Thorny said...

How did I not know this was coming up? I'm a bad friend.

Happy birthday!!! May your day be filled with yarny delights and breaks for seafood and other delicacies!

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Cheesehead With Sticks said...

Delurking to say Happy Birthday Fool!

I knew he was cool, but it can't be denied now, we share the same birthday!

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday, Fool!

Dumbgeness Crab - that's a keeper!

Stephenson! said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Diane said...

Happy Birthday!

Eldronius said...

Ah that was adorable.

Happy Birthday!
(Herzlichen Gluckwuensch zum Geburstag!) - I probably mispelled that ;)

...and I wish I had neighbors like the two of you!

Anonymous said...

second bridget!

many many more happy birthdays!

(meg, you are one lucky chick!)

anne marie in philly

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!good to meet ya!