Friday, November 15, 2013

Miller Time Friday: Happy Birthday Barry!

It was 51 years ago this fine day that Barry came into the world.  He is quite the man, and he has quite the following here, beloved as he is by women who would like nothing more than for him to drop by their house and do a little painting (and yes, I DO mean painting!)

A few glimpses of our Man Friday:





Dani - did Mr. BP ever crawl into that nook?

 
Happy Birthday Barry!  We love you!!!!

It is also my good friend Mary's birthday, she of the insightful blog rewired.

Mary is who you want to be when you grow up!  She is smart and elegant and witty.



Mary's the one with the nice legs in this picture.  No offense, Barry and Mike....

At a dinner party we were all at last weekend, five of the nine guests were Scorpios.  I am waiting for Coulda Shoulda Woulda to tell me what it means, but I am quite sure it means nothing good....

In honour of the Scorpios in my life, shall we make the following:

Scorpion

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Squeeze the lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with the lime wedge.


The recipe should end with: GOOD LUCK!
Happy Birthday Barry and Mary - stay safe out there!

68 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Barry! Big fan here, but don't let it go to your head. My husband is a Scorpio too, I wonder if we need a Scorpio wives commiseration group :) Just kidding, he's quite dreamy, just like your Barry.

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    1. I think scorpios are supposed to be very passionate but with a bite! A very sexy crew!

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    2. That explains it, as my husband is certainly very sexy, though I must admit I am biased!

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    3. Of course one of the sites I looked at described them as: Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding!

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    4. Happy Belated Birthday Barry! Dani PB told me tonight so I had to come see and shownuf- wendy done blogged about it. But as a fellow scorpio I prefer the passionate with a bite description to this transient, willful, unyielding- I'll take the purposeful. though.
      also I hear Barry was down in our neck of the woods and didn't do the pop in.. do you mind? what are we? chopped liver?

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    5. B lovely - I hear you girl!

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  2. Happy birthday Barry!! You two make an adorable couple!

    Ps I don't want to perpetuate the scorpion myth bc the second most questioned sign is Gemini who you know a few of! But must have been an interesting night with lots of post party dissection of the power dynamics and serious energy?? ;)

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    1. CSW - you called it right! we were 5 scorpios, 1 Leo, 1 Capricorn, 1 aquarius and 1 virgo. It was quite interesting!!!

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  3. My warmest and best wishes to Barry for his BDay (very close in age to Mr. Funky :-) ) What will be the celebrations? Mr. Funky hates big celebrations, so I also plan his BDay parties in tiny committees. Enjoy the weekend Wendy!
    PS: Are Scorpions really bad?

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    1. HI Steph - we are having a quiet dinner at home with the kids and the girlfriend. We have had two social weekends in a row celebrating others' birthdays, so this is kind of nice...

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    2. Wow that's quite progressive of you to invite Barry's girlfiriend to the party:). Lol

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  4. He is a gem and keeper. Happy birthday, Barry!! Count me as one of the followers.

    Barry is welcome to tinker chez moi any time ... at the present we seem to have a problem with ... well, quite a few things that could keep him busy for days, perhaps weeks and months!

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  5. Happy birthday Mary and Happy birthday to your man. My son is also a scorpion but doesn't really fit the mold at all. Have a lovely week end.

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  6. He could be like the Littlest Hobo - going from place to place, fixing their problems, then moving on...

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    1. That's exactly what I had in mind, make mine your first stop! Southern California ... I'm just sayin'

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  7. I'm a Scorpio, as is my mom. I think the passion/sexy part (maybe true, I think I'm a prude though) is really an offshoot of the Scorpio trait of loyalty. Once you are in my inner circle, you are in it for life. Nobody messes with the inner circle. So I don't just passionately love my husband (in bed? LOL giggle), I passionately love my daughter, my friends and my students and anyone who messes with them is going to hear it from me.

    On another note--Barry is the handsomest. I love his glasses.

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    1. Oh Danielle - you made me laugh out loud!

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  8. Happy Birthday Barry!
    He looks like a good one to have at home!
    Scorpios are great,my dad is one.I would say they can be stubborn if they really want something,but otherwise they are caring and sweet!

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    1. Ina - stubborn? That explains a lot!

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  9. Fully paid up member of the Barry fan club, Happy Birthday Bazza!

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    1. I wish you could swing by - we are having chocolate cake with boiled frosting and greek food for supper! And maybe some prosecco...

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  10. Happy Birthday Barry! May your fan base continue to grow. He should be writing a book, too, and spill his secrets. Imagine going on a his and hers book tour.

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    1. Can feel you shuddering here, can't handle two A-Listers!

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  11. Happy Birthday to Barry! You make a beautiful couple and it is evident how much you love each other. So sweet!
    Have a beautiful day and wonderful celebrations!

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    1. Thanks A! Oh we do love each other, though we frequently want to wring each other's necks as well!

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    2. The sign of a great marriage. I mean, you never sink into boredom, right? :)

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    3. Sounds like my hubs and I:). Never a dull day.
      Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. Happy Birthday Barry! Loving those cute pictures. Where is that nook Barry has squished himself into? We are all big fans of Barry and shall toast him properly! And Happy Birthday to Mary who I've not met but who I am sure is lovely!

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    1. It's the little nook in the wall off the kitchen in Chateauneuf-de-Mazanc! Both he and F put themselves in there rather frequently....

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    2. Happy Birthday to the wonderful Barry! Tall, handsome, smart, integrity handy-- he's got it all + you.

      We lived a neighborhood once with a widow, divorcee, and a woman whose husband was always out to sea; MLane was the default husband who fixed the leaks, cracks etc., as in " can I borrow the husband this afternoon"? Source of endless giggles

      Quiet weekends are most welcome.

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    3. we have a lovely friend across the street, that "borrows" him as well!

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    4. That's where it is! It looked familiar but I couldn't quite place it, how could I forget... hilarious, no-one in my family thought to do that funny enough!

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    5. Dani - I am not sure if that is because M wasn't with you. Young men start things and father follow suit...

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  13. MARY & BARRY Well they share their day with Petula Clark, Jonny Lee Miller of Elementary fame and Chad Kroeger (sp.?) of Nickleback. Not sure what that says either.

    Regardless, many, many happy returns of the day to both. An extra hug and toast for Barry the B., please. Happy weekend WMM and enjoy the "balmy" temps.

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    1. P.S. If your good friend didn't share with him, this comment would, of course, be tagged THE TALL GUY (CAKE THAT.)

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    2. hA!

      I am going for a long walk in about an hour - it is amazing how warm it is ! Rob Ford's hot air has blown our way!

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  14. I totally LOL'd at the photo of Barry crammed in that nook! he he he Hope Barry has a great birthday today, you two look like you have lots of fun. Have a good weekend!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Barry! Loved the photos! Quite a few of my friends are Scorpios - they are each very complex in their own way, but a lot of fun to be around!

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    1. I think half of the group we hang out with regularly are scorpios!

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  16. I think the perfect gift for him would be a power tool or two so he could finish some more projects for you! Hope Barry has a great birthday. He's a keeper!

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    1. SC - I think he has all the tools already!

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  17. Happy Birthday to Barry, and to Mary!

    By the way, loved Shopping Celle's comment further up about the girlfriend!

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  18. Sending birthday greetings out to Barry. Hope you will celebrate in fine style. Cheers!

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    1. just think, this time next year there will be babies at your house for these celebrations!

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  19. WMM, in addition to tools Barry also has "Nigella," and you, jammy sod!

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    1. Oh he wishes he had the real Nigella - quite the crush on her!

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  20. I'm waiting for the report on the birthday festivities!
    Higs,
    WFF

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    1. Very refined! Greek food, a $50 bottle of bordeaux, chocolate cake and then the birthday boy wanted to watch Love Actually! I like higs, but then, you and I are likely at the still behind blue boobys...

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  21. You are all so very kind...it is nice to have you in our lives. I am glad to share the wonders of Wendy, she has so much to give.

    Be good to one another,

    Barry

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  22. I'm a bit late, but Happy birthday Barry!
    I'm surrounded by scorpios, and I must say there's no a dull moment....
    It's J's birthday on Monday, and another very good friends birthday today, so the weekend will be full of gluttony!

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    1. I am going for another long walk today to work off the cake!

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  23. Happy Birthday Barry! We have a dinner group we have been getting to get her with for over 30 years. Out of the ten of them, I'm the only one who is not a Scorpio! The conversations are lively and fiery. I survive only because I'm a Leo:))
    Happy Birthday to Mary too...who I will now be popping over to meet.

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    1. hi Jennifer! we've had a lovely weekend - last night was Mexican food - homemade green enchiladas and then Superman! That must be a fun dinner group!

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  24. I'm also a bit late, but Happy Birthday to Barry, and also to Mary!

    WMM, your Barry is a gem. :)

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  25. Coming to this late having just returned from a rousing university football game. Thank you for the kind words Wendy and the birthday wishes from everyone. Scorpios love the attention!

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Kindness is a virtue...