10/11/2006

Et la Maîtresse fût



October 10th, 1978. Game One of the World Series. Yankees versus Dodgers, away game.

October 10th, 1978. Yom Kippur begins at sundown.

October 10th, 1978. My mom goes into labour. There is not a single doctor to be found at North Shore Hospital, on Long Island, NY. The Jews are home fasting. The Gentiles are in front of the TV. Hell, I think my dad was too. He didn't make it in time for my debut sur scène.

October 11th, 1978, 5:34 am. In the immortal words of Tristram Shandy, I am born. And so is a Mommy.

Happy Birthday to both of us.

photo by Musings Orchards

19 comments:

Autumn said...

Happy Birthday to a fellow libra!
Autumn

Matoo said...

Joyeux anniversaire ! :)

Neil said...

May this new year in your life bring great joy!

La Page Française said...

What a great story! Once again, happy birthday

Zemirah said...

Bon anniversaire!! I hope you have/had a great a day and enjoy great happiness in the year to come.

Jana said...

Happy birthday & have a great day!

A White Bear said...

Happy birthday, sweetheart!

fashionista said...

Ooh, you're a Libra! So am I! I was born October 11th at 8:14 am in 1979.

Joyeux anniversaire! I hope your day is filled with fun and joy.

--Sara

Miss Anna Louise said...

Lauren, hope you had a wonderful birthday! You'll have to add to you "Twenty-seven things" page! Anna

Alice said...

Happy belated birthday from *yet another* American in Paris...

All the best to you!

Maria Noland said...

Ca m'a fait pleurer! Happy Birthday Maîtresse!

Anonymous said...

To many more bougies!

fashionista said...

Looking at you "Twenty-seven things I see that you and I have number 23 in common.

--Sara

ParisBreakfasts said...

Ooooooooops
A day late :(
Well many happy returns for yesterday! Hmmm..what does that mean...that you get to return your presents without a fuss?
That gateau is somethin' else Lauren. What's inside those puffy white egg-shapes?
That is a decidedly FRENCH cake!
So Bonne Anniveraire :)

maitresse said...

thank you everyone! such lovely birthday wishes. and happy birthday right back atcha, fashionista!

Carol-- I thought it was a very stylish cake! but alas I got it from someone's flickr page (musingsorchards), I don't know if it's French or not :)

Gillian Young said...

Oh happy birthday you beautiful, sophisticated little thing you. I forgot your birthday was so close to mine, no wonder it was so easy to speak to you. Please drink a glass of wine and have a fine meal for me.

Thinking of you always,
G

ClavdiaChauchat said...

I've loved your blog for so long...and now I know why: we share a birthday! And a name! Wait that's strange...
Cheers to you :)

Anonymous said...

Dear heart - #20 of "28 Things" needs an update too - otherwise I have some explaining to do. :)

Julia said...

I'm sorry this is so belated, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY gorgeous girl!

I hope you had a lovely day and managed to pick up something fabulous from Le BM regardless of the stroppy, I mean strappy, incident.