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To announce that it's my birthday and I'm old [sad] - Warning this will be ranty

(109 Posts)
MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 21:43:48

And I want to moan. I'm sitting here with a shitty cold and feeling distinctly miserable.

ds is watching crappy Derren whatsisname which is boring and dd is asleep.

What happened to my life?

usualsuspect3 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:44:52

I bet you are not as old as me.

Happy Birthday wine

MrsDeVere Fri 16-Nov-12 21:45:53

I think you are utterly luffly.

Happy Birthday utterly luffly Maryz


MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 21:46:39

I think I am usual.

I'm 50 today. Funnily enough I don't mind being 50. I didn't mind being 40 either.

My mum says 80 is the difficult one, because you might not make 90 and if your body does your brain won't and vice versa.

A cheerful bod is my mum grin

Anonymumous Fri 16-Nov-12 21:46:56

Happy Birthday, Old Person. xxx

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 21:47:25

<snogs MrsdeVere>

You gave me too much wine earlier. I've nearly finished the bottle and it doesn't mix well with Nurofen Cold and Flu blush

claraschu Fri 16-Nov-12 21:47:38

Happpy Birthday. Maybe the best is yet to come. Maybe you are will be old and wise!

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:48:47

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to yooou
Happy birthday dear Maryz
Happy birthday to yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooou! grin

(I was just sitting here thinking of starting a thread "AIBU to wish Maryz Happy Birthday, especially cos she needs cheering up"... But it felt a bit cheeky... blush )

Well look on the bright side. You're not as old as me and whilst I might not have a cold I have got the most frightful flatulence, I'm banished to the kitchen and nobody wants to be my friend!


Happy birthday MaryZ!
Here's some wine and [flowers] just for you.

Oh - and Happy Birthday

Maryz xxxxx

Happy Birthday lovely lovely wise woman! ((hugs)) xx

Or thanks even

I decided last birthday that there wasn't a chance of me growing older gracefully feck it I'm going down kicking and screaming with a large glass of red in my hand. In my head I am forever young blush.

Happy Birthday wine

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 21:50:39

Oh, lufferly, thank you all.

<feels all warm and snuggly inside which could be a fever starting >

You must be very old Badger.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 21:51:53

Self-indulgent, attention-seeking threads are obviously the way to go grin

My typing is getting a tad wobbly. I wonder if I'm pissed [ponders]. I suspect I might be.

RustyBear Fri 16-Nov-12 21:52:07

You're not as old as me!

Fwiw, I felt very old when I hit 50, but once I'd got past that milestone, age began to matter less. I'm now 56 and still feel the same age as I did 6 years ago (but then I've been on Mumsnet ever since 2006, so maybe time has stood still....)

usualsuspect3 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:52:45

I'm 53 grin

Passes Maryz [flowers] just cos of you xxx

RustyBear Fri 16-Nov-12 21:53:21

Happy Birthday by the way. thanks

Have some wine though it sounds like you don't really need any more...

usualsuspect3 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:53:50

I did have a massive wobble about being 50, but now I don't care.

juule Fri 16-Nov-12 21:54:37

You don't know me but I think you are wonderful Maryz smile
So a very a happy birthday to you.'re not as old as me grin
Good grief that rhymes shock

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:55:25

If you can't be a tiddly bit tiddly on your burpday, what's the world coming to?!

BluelightsAndSirens Fri 16-Nov-12 21:55:41

Happy birthday


Oh we don't have a cake one do we? <Hopes MNHQ are reading>

You will have to make do with a biscuit my love

juule Fri 16-Nov-12 21:55:54

Oh forgot the thanks

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:56:56

MNHQ we need cake for Maryz's birthday!!! angry grin

juule Fri 16-Nov-12 21:57:00

Here ya go &#127874;

LadyBeagle Fri 16-Nov-12 21:57:00

Oh Happy Birthday Maryz my love thanks.
I'm way older than you, the 50's are great though.
You can now tut and give catsbums mouth with impunity, especially in supermarkets and all other public places.
Sorry about the cold though, and I hope your dcs were good to you.

BluelightsAndSirens Fri 16-Nov-12 21:57:29

thanks not fucking [flowers]

MNHQ that needs bloody well looking at whilst you sort out [cake]

P.S I luff you all x

Shaky Fri 16-Nov-12 21:58:10

Happy birthday Maryz thanks and wine

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 21:58:32

Thank you all. You are all luvverly people. Even if most of you haven't managed the thanks emoticon yet I'm looking at you bigheartedwoman grin.

I'm glad to see a couple of even older oldies. I keep talking to people on here and discovering they are 22. Or on the teenager boards and discovering they are about 35 shock.

usualsuspect3 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:58:35

Theres nothing like a nice tut to make you feel better.

juule Fri 16-Nov-12 21:58:42

Blast it. All those numbers were cake humph

Dawndonna Fri 16-Nov-12 21:58:46

Happy Birthday Maryz, hope you feel better soon!
Have some wine and thanks

dementedma Fri 16-Nov-12 21:58:56

49 in January....oh dear

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 21:59:25


My family are throwing me a party tomorrow.

I'm not good at parties.

I might have to drink more wine

BelleDameSousMistletoe Fri 16-Nov-12 22:00:40

Happy birthday! Hope your cold clears up.

wine cheers!

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:00:47

<tuts> at all the drunks.

127874 cakes, juule? Yum.

49 is a crap age dementedma. You might as well be 50.

I will wear wellies to the supermarket and poke small children with my stick.

Happy Birthday and hope you have a great party tomorrow. Much older than you, BTW! thanks

Here Maryz,, (chucks a bottle down south) xxx

Rollercoaster has banned me! (again) Cheeky fuckers!

Enjoy Chink chink! xx

Mintyy Fri 16-Nov-12 22:01:11

Aw cheer up you poor old trout wink.

Actually what I meant to say was Happy birthday to my dear fellow 1962er wine. We are now two of the wise old owls of Mumsnet and no mistake.

nellyjelly Fri 16-Nov-12 22:01:13

I am 50 next birthday. I feel your pain.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:01:48

<narrows eyes at BelleDame and refers to this hmm>

You must be very old Badger

Only two and a bit years older than you! But some days I feel every day of 86!

MrsDeVere Fri 16-Nov-12 22:02:39

You are older than me
Hurruh! wine

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:03:08

Yup, Mintyy, we can gang up on all the newbies, 'cos we is old venerable.

bighearted, how did you manage that? I never got banned from RC despite my best efforts. I didn't think anyone read any of the posts over there.

WorraLiberty England Fri 16-Nov-12 22:04:12

Happy Christmas to you

Happy Christmas to you

Happy Christmas dear Maryz

Happy Christmas to you

grin [win]

<< Legs it >>

WorraLiberty England Fri 16-Nov-12 22:04:53

[win] ?? shock

There's a wine thief about

Fuck off Maryz grin
Hol on a minute..thanks thanks thanks

Seriously, You are wise and loverly, and when i grow up, i want to be like you xx
Happy Birthday xx

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:06:01

And to think I backed you and your Krew up Worra shock

I take it all back, you are a bjig bjully.

<pats MrsDeVere on head in patronising manner>

There, there dear, when you are as old and wise as me you will understand yada yada yada ...

CaptainBarnaclesDaddyman Fri 16-Nov-12 22:06:25

Maryz you're gorgeous and your typing has a lovely Irish lilt! Happy birthday and enjoy the booze grin

WorraLiberty England Fri 16-Nov-12 22:07:05

Why would being as old as you make us understand yoda?

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:08:19

Speak like Yoda after 47 we do. grin

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:08:25

Thanks, Beardy.

flow, how old are you? Because you are becoming very wise indeed.

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:09:11

(I identify with Yoda. I think it's the wrinkles)

Teahouse Fri 16-Nov-12 22:09:22

Happy Birthday thanks wine

In a few years time I will be 50 but both my DCs will have left home by then so I will spend it totally alone.

Wine must be the way to go...oh, and chocolate - why is there no emoticon for chocolate?

WeAreSix Fri 16-Nov-12 22:10:30

Happy birthday!! wine thanks

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:11:40

Hahahaha, bless you and thank you. But I dunno about that: I make it up as I go along... Or listen to you... smile

I'm 47.
A nothing age.
A prime number, though I'm no longer in my prime. Or maybe not yet.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:15:27

Teahouse, ds2 has just presented me with the biggest bar of Galaxy I have ever seen shock.

He is helping me eat it.

Nearly there, flow. Another three years and you will have made it.

Thanks WeAreSix <slugs more wine>

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 16-Nov-12 22:17:17

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MaryZ, although I should be wary of you as a Scorpio. Most enigmatic with a nasty sting so I understand.

50 is the new 30 btw thanks and wine

47 is nothing!
My nana always said to me "Big, never think you're old when you're young"
I looked at her like hmm
I understand that now! grin

She was the Lady of Dundalk! xx

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:18:39

Tell DS2 to bugger off buy us ALL chocolate buy TWO bars next time! grin

Does Galaxy go well dunked in wine?!

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:20:53

Funnys, never listen to horoscopes: they're no match for Scorpios nonsense grin

And be careful what you say: there are a few of us Scorpios round here! > mwahahahahaha <

Feck off flow how very dare you??
Kitkats are better! grin

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:22:15

Hmmmmm... Kitkats... Yes, I can see their absorbent powers may be better...

What about FLAKES and wine?! grin

Trills Fri 16-Nov-12 22:22:29

Are you being unreasonable?

Why, do you think telling us that it's your birthday is a question of reasonableness?

Actually you probably shouldn't tell people online your birthday, they could use it in dangerous ways.

<serious face>

Littleblue Fri 16-Nov-12 22:24:27

Happy birthday !!! wine

flow now theres an idea for tomorrow night!
Great stuff! grin

I'm 40 today!!! Not wine o'clock here yet (overseas) but I will be joining you in about 3 hours. wine

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 16-Nov-12 22:29:53

Happy birthday MaryZ. You are only as old as the man you feel. grin

Or wish to feel...

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:30:25

I have had to give up wine. It has been making me ill. sad sad

There is an alcohol-shaped hole in my soul...

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 16-Nov-12 22:30:50

And YABU to feel old. Blows raspberry at Trills. 50 isn't old.

Trills Fri 16-Nov-12 22:31:10

If it is your birthday does that mean you will be embracing Christmas fro tomorrow?

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:32:23

>looks very stern<

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:33:38

'Tis ok Trills, I absolutely accept that I'm being totally unreasonable, on may levels.

I may have to get mnhq to delete this thread so the next time I'm pissed off i can pretend it's my birthday and have all sorts of people be nice to me

Us Scorpios rule da world grin.

And yes, Galaxy is very good with wine. Much better than flake, as all the little bits don't fall in.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:34:37

And no, sorry Trills, I don't do Christmas until after ds1's birthday, which I'm not going to tell you for security reasons but is in December

It is, in case you haven't noticed STILL FUCKING NOVEMBER.

GreenyEyes Fri 16-Nov-12 22:35:06

winewine and more wine

Happy Virgday Maryzed

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:35:08

In fact, I may have to change my name again [ponders]

but may be too tiddly

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:35:46

Oh the bits. I didn't think about the BITS... sad

I suppose if you're going to tolerate bits in your wine, you might as well go the whole hog and tip in the Coco Pops! grin

GreenyEyes Fri 16-Nov-12 22:36:01

Yes happy Virgday hmm

And happy birthday as well hmm

WorraLiberty England Fri 16-Nov-12 22:36:18

I posted your 50th Birthday card this morning and the Postman said, "Worra, she really only needs one!".....

So here it is

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 22:38:21

arf at Greeny. I thought you were trying to tell me something (I'm not sure what though)

I shall take that in the spirit in which it was meant Worra. Whatever spirit that was [snurk]

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 16-Nov-12 22:39:16

I as a Capricorn and rightly and properly scared of Scorpios. I am a bit scared of DS1 as although he is a Sag, his due date was Scorpio <quiver>

WorraLiberty England Fri 16-Nov-12 22:39:43

Vodka mainly grin

Honestly, see you and flow (sigh)
No class, none!
Flakes are the best bit! you know, where it melts and everythang!! grin

(shakes head and away for more wine grin

Yellowtip Fri 16-Nov-12 22:39:54

Happy Birthday indeed MaryZ. You've had a lot on your plate. I'm truly in awe.


merlin Fri 16-Nov-12 22:40:43

50 is the new 21! I joined the club just last month and today I had a lovely compliment from a researcher who topped me in the supermarket and did a double take when I told her my age- she didn't believe me! And I didn't have a lot of makeup on! grin

merlin Fri 16-Nov-12 22:43:20

And I meant to say Happy Birthday and hope you feel better soon! X

merlin Fri 16-Nov-12 22:44:10

Topped me? Yes because she was jealous of my youthfulness!

SoleSource England Fri 16-Nov-12 22:46:26

Happy Birthday

50 is tbe new 35 x

oldbootface Fri 16-Nov-12 22:50:33

I'm a bit blush about being 50 next year and having an 8 year old DD. Anyone else feel the same.

nokidshere Fri 16-Nov-12 22:50:35

Happy Birthday thanks & wine

And you are still not as old as me smile

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:50:42

Melts, big? Melts?
Are you drinking mulled wine, then?
Hmm.. Mmmmmmmmmmm grin

Whacha reckon, Maryz: mulled wine and Galaxy?! Since MNHQ haven't bloody provided cake!

toriap2 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:51:22

Happy birthday maryz. Hope your cold gets better soon

Happy birthday maryz it's mine two weeks tomorrow I will be 31!!

corlan Fri 16-Nov-12 23:01:05

Happy Birthday Maryz.

The best is yet to come wine


i hope this works xx smile

well, i tried to do a birthday cake! grin

But the sentiment is from the oul heart anyway! And it was Chocolate an all!! xxx

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 23:22:40

Thanks all, especially all the <ahem> mature posters.

<ignores Scoose envy>

laughs at bigheartedwoman

I think I shall now stagger off to bed before dh gets home and realises I'm a tad, erm, under the weather. These nurofen thingies are great grin.

<falls over>

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 23:29:10

Oh that's good big!
Let me try too...

. i i . i i. i

flow4 Fri 16-Nov-12 23:30:48

'Mature'. Interesting choice of word! hmm grin

HoneyDragon Fri 16-Nov-12 23:31:03

Happy Birthday and goodnight you booze addled old baggage! thanks grin

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Fri 16-Nov-12 23:31:54

<snogs HD>


Bed is a very long way away.

SantasStrapOn Fri 16-Nov-12 23:35:00

Happy Birthday Maryz my lovely winethanks

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Fri 16-Nov-12 23:35:13

I am quite shock at this thread. In my head you are all 27 and I am the oldest one here by aaages <slurps gin through false teeth>

Icut, feck the false teeth..use a straw!!

Or if else fails, use sterident mixed with gin! That'll soften them up! grin x

SantasStrapOn Fri 16-Nov-12 23:42:51

Lord Occam, I'm 45, I left spring chicken ground long, long ago.

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Sat 17-Nov-12 00:09:28

Omg sterident and gin <boak>

I am 41, in fact, and my teeth are all my own --so far because I am too scared to go to the dentist-- grin.

But I really did think everyone else was v v spring-like and smooth <eyes wrinkles sadly>.

Littleblue Sat 17-Nov-12 00:17:36

I'm 43 and a half.... do I get a sticker? grin

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