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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hippo Birdie Two Ewe!

No wait, hold your hippos! It's actually "Hippo Birdie Two Me."
Yes, today Yours Truly ages another year. Lots of fun things planned, but best of all, my Best Friend Katja comes to visit on Tuesday for two weeks!!! This year Katja brought up the good point that we were no longer very little and were maybe approaching adulthood. She suggested we give each other thoughtful presents that help do good in the world, since both of us have it pretty good. I adopted a baby gorilla in her name (through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund), and she got four little girls in Africa school uniforms and one baby immunizations in my name (through Unicef). She's very wise, Katja is. Because now we both feel like we got presents, and there's others in the world, both human and simian, who did also.

Hippo Satyr Day to all :P

P.S. There are several different organizations and ways to give "another kind of gift." For example, World Vision has great ideas.



Blogger Jarod said...

Hey, Happy birthday!!
(full chorus singing, confetti release)
Do something naughty for your birthday, it's the law

August 18, 2007 10:56 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Happy Birthday, Anniina!!!
I wish you were here so that I could sing a traditional folk song for the occassion.

August 18, 2007 11:18 AM  
Blogger Mophia said...

Happy Birthday! And... good ideas!

August 19, 2007 12:32 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

1 day !!!

August 20, 2007 2:36 AM  
Blogger risa bear said...

Hippo Birdie! Honor dish Okay shun under ope mini mow!

August 20, 2007 1:42 PM  
Blogger Katja said...

Tää lähtis nyt lentokentälle :) Nähdään muutaman tunnin kuluttua !!!

ps. toivottavasti olo on jo parempi ?

August 21, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger Acre said...

Happy Birthday!

August 21, 2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger Scrivener said...

Happy belated birthday!

August 22, 2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger stefanie said...

Happy birthday!

You are, indeed, officially an adult, if you're willing to forgo presents in the name of making someone else's life better. Good for you.

August 22, 2007 9:48 PM  

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