Monday, November 03, 2008

Many happy returns

Monday before the Melbourne Cup is a de facto holiday here in my home town. Honestly, the state government really should just declare it an actual public holiday and be done with it, because almost NOBODY goes to work today. Some workplaces shut down so their staff can have an extra-long weekend, and many other people take RDOs, a day's annual leave or a good old-fashioned sickie.

After all, it's a long time since the Queen's birthday way back in June, and you can't live forever without long weekends, now can you? (we used to have a holiday in September, but don't get me started on how THAT one got Jeffed, along with the Easter Tuesday bank holiday....)

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah....the point of this is Number One Son's 21st birthday. My firstborn was actually born on Cup Day - and very inconveniently, I might add. It's the ONLY time I've ever missed the running of the Cup. In fact I didn't even get a bet on, since I was otherwise occupied THE ENTIRE DAY.

We're celebrating the momentous occasion tonight - yes, on a Monday, since tomorrow is a holiday. So I need to get my A into G and get moving. I have a cake to pick up, a nail appointment, and then I shall be busy cleaning and organising food all afternoon. I'm looking forward to the glass of champagne at the end....

On that note, I'm off!


MTB Girl said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! I hope you all have a great party.

My nephew was born on Cup day 2 years ago, and his brother is due tomorrow!!

Alistair is not happy that he has to share his birthday with those horses this year, but he doesn't mind the public holiday. :)

Debstar said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to favourite No.1 son.

Unknown said...

Aw, happy birthday to the firstborn son from me and Jase. Give him a big squishy hug and lots of embarrassing mum kisses. In fact, after 21 years of parenthood you are entitled to get completely shit-faced on champagne and behave disastrously. nya nya. Don't hold back.

SeLiNa said...

In QLD, Melbourne Cup day should be declared a pub hol. No one is at work, most offices close at midday and head to the track.
Then I'm pretty sure more than half aren't there the next day either!! LoL
Happy birthday to your boy!!! Hope you all have a nice day :)

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