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A Summer Of Birthdays

The Empire celebrated not one but two momentous occasions very recently.

The month of May holds the birthdays of the Prince of Stanley as well as the Prince of Albacore! Not only are they in the same month but they are a mere eight days apart!

As such, these two birthdays were rejoiced and heralded by everyone living within the borders of this great nation. Great feasts were held in their honour with gifts and music.

Many friends of the two princes came to join in the festivities. The Prince of Stanley had a sleepover while the Prince of Albacore opted for a family campout in the backwoods wilderness immediately behind the palace.

All that being said, it was an expensive month to try to balance the budget and maintain the infrastructure while still jubilantly commemorating these events. The best part is that the Queen has a birthday in June while the Duke grows another year older in July. It’s a non-stop cavalcade of birthdays throughout the summer. No wonder we never get anywhere.

It’s My Birthday, We’re Gonna Party

Yesterday was a milestone day in the New JeffLand Empire; it was my 35th birthday. This occasion happens only once per year so when it does, it’s generally celebrated as a momentous event by all of the citizens of the NJLE. Of course, we’re going to ignore the birthday debacle of 2008 where I spent my birthday alone on the sofa on a Friday night.

Anyway, my birthday was largely spent in relaxed comfort with the royal family in various locales. After the regular sports grind that goes along with weekends, we headed home for a couple of hours rest. Before we could get any festivities on the go, we would have to pick up the Duke.

It had been decided that we would go bowling for my birthday and when we got to the bowling alley, we discovered that there was an hour wait before we would be able to get a lane. Since we had additional things that I wanted to do, we figured it was ok.  We put our name down for a lane and headed out into the mall. I wanted to look at some puppies and, of course, no one had any objections so we went to the pet store located only a short walk from the bowling alley.

We are a dog family and loved oohing and ahhing the furry little pooches behind glass.  (Caveat: all dogs come second in cuteness to our own Sir Rufficus of Endor.) We wished we could take home one of the little gaffers but, alas, they are expensive and simply not in the JeffLand annual budget for 2010.

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