February 8, 2009

Photo du Jour - 40

It was a brilliant birthday bash!
I'm happy to report that even at the age of (almost) 40, I still have the stamina to dance and make merry until 3:30am. And happily, I woke up with no new wrinkles. Just a killer headache.

Mille merci
et gros bisous to all of our friends who came to help out and to celebrate! Pin It


Linda said...

Happy Birthday. I can hardly remember when I turned 40. You are just beginning.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi loulou..hey you never said it was your birthday..!!


You are still young, with loads of stamina..hey whats a headache when you have had such a brilliant night, just takes a little bit longer to get through it :-)

Take Care Anne

The Beaver said...

Joyeux anniversaire LouLou. 40 is the new 29 :-)

In twenty yrs time you will say it's the new 40 (wink)

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear loulou, happy birthday to you.

Nadege said...

"Almost forty"??? next year or in a few days? Happy birthday!

Valerie, En Bonne Compagnie said...

Maybe the headache is why they call it a birthday 'bash'.... We missed being there (the joys of night shifts in the Alps!) but hope they'll be another opportunity to make merry when we return. H A P P Y F O R T I E T H x x

Peter M said...

Happy Birthday LouLou...you don't look a day over 29!

squirrelbread said...

Happy Happy! Sounds like you had a fabulous evening - best wishes for a continued great week.

I WISH I was 40!! And that I was in France... I'd have come with Humboldt Fog, Taleggio and aged gouda in hand for the celebration.



wcs said...

Bon anniversaire! You'll have to let us know about all the food you had...

Loulou said...

My aching neck and back tell me that I am not just beginning! :)
Thank you for the birthday wishes.

Thank you Anne.
I'm telling everyone now! It is actually today. We had the party a couple of days early so we could throw it on Saturday. The headache was worth the fun!

It is??? Thank you for letting me know! Does this mean I can tell people that I'm 29?

Merci beaucoup!!!

I mean "almost" because on the day of the party I wasn't 40 yet. Today, I finally am. :)

You missed a good one...sorry to have to tell you. And you two were greatly missed.
See you in March my dear!

Aw...thanks. (eye cream is a miracle product, in my opinion)

I would happily share those cheeses with you if you came to France! I adore Humboldt Fog.
Thank you for the nice comment.

Thanks Walt! It was a mélange of cuisines as a few friends helped with the food...we had chips and salsa, pissaladière, smoked salmon on blinis, tapenade, goat cheese spread on toast and a wonderful, spicy, giant pot of chili. Followed by a killer chocolate cake.

MsGourmet said...

Happy Birthday Loulou hope you had a fabulous party and that the headache is not too nasty!

Dale said...

having just turned 65 I long for 40 again - thats when I started wearing pajamas! why I dont know!

enjoy your youth - I still am! Dale

Allie said...

Happy birthday!

croquecamille said...

Joyeux Anniversaire!

Loulou said...

Ms Gourmet
The headache was a bit nasty, but so worth it!
Thanks for the well wishes.

I still don't wear pajamas...should I start? :)

Thanks hon!

Merci cherie!

martha said...

Palju Õnne LouLou - 40! That's a good start. I remember my 40th - back in the mists of time. I wish you as much fun and as many adventures in the next 25 as I've had in mine.

Alyssa said...

Feliz Cumpleanos Loulou!
Bon Annif!

Wendl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Forty is FABULOUS! How old were we when we became friends? Has it really been so long? Here's to 30+ more years!

Veronica said...

Happy birthday! Never mind about the headache -- looks as if you had fun. Great picture :)

Loulou said...

Thank you. I plan to continue taking many adventures and having lots of fun! :)

Merci beaucoup!

We were about 9 or 10? I don't remember! But here's to 30 more my friend!

It was a great evening and I'm so glad that so many of our friends were here to celebrate with me. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Dale said...

you devil you Loulou - saves time if you dont!!

Betty C. said...

What a great shot! I love the angle. Happy Birthday to you. 40 is nothing, btw!

Loulou said...


Thanks! So far, so good.

Garry said...

Happy Birthday! and I hope that your celebrations continue in New Orleans - what with the time difference there must be some justification for the celebrations and GIFTS to continue.

In regards to the "no pajamas" comment --- will we be seeing another "full moon" picture?

Loulou said...

The celebration will continue in New Orleans and in Spokane. I have several friends who are also celebrating their 40th in the next couple of weeks so we will be making merry.
No full moon pictures of that sort here! :)