Age Versus Beauty


It was a beautiful spring day, after a long, snowstorm-filled winter.  It was also my co-worker’s birthday.

As my co-worker (whom I shall call Penelope for this post) entered the office building that morning, the security guard sang out, “Hey, Penelope! 60 today?

In a huff, Penelope responded, “Hell, no – 50!

The security guard had no way of knowing it was Peneloope’s birthday.  Properly chastised, he apologized:  “Oh, I guess they must have changed the weather forecast.

Everyone in the office had a good laugh when the story was told around the coffee machine.

Today, in Western New York (after a long, snowstorm-filled winter), it’s supposed to reach 67 degrees.  Today is also my birthday.  Can you guess what birthday it is based on the prior story?

You probably guessed wrong.  Mother Nature seems to have learned her lesson since that day.  Today the outside temperature and the birthday match.

May your day be warm and beautiful today, too.  Dare I say that spring is finally here?


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28 Responses to Age Versus Beauty

  1. Jane Fritz says:

    Lol. Great story. Happy birthday, CM! Btw, are the buds on your trees really that far advanced? You’re ahead of us, it must be a birthday present for you!


  2. simplywendi says:

    May your birthday be a very blessed day, bringing you lots of smiles. 🙂


  3. Tippy Gnu says:

    Happy birthday! If global warming continues, maybe the temperature will always match your birthday, in years to come.


  4. Happy! Happy!
    Hope the weather cooperates and you have a great day…


  5. willowdot21 says:

    Wishing you a very happy Birthday Sis💜💜


  6. Have a great birthday!


  7. You better not say spring is here. I’ve heard more winter is coming. Sorry!



  8. Well, I’m one day late, but happy birthday! And happy spring. I think spring birthdays are the best.


  9. joey says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a GREAT day!
    I don’t care how old you are, but I do feel a bit sad for Penelope, losing ten years in the time it took Security Guard to speak one sentence! lol
    I’m not old enough to want the weather to match my age. Five-ten more years. I’ll blog about it then.
    It’s warm enough here to have the door open for the doggy, but not warm enough for cats to window sit 🙂 We’ll take it!


  10. markbialczak says:

    I hope you had a wonderfully warm birthday, CM!


  11. Jane says:

    Happy Birthday Fellow NYer. I love wearing woolies in the morning and shorts in the afternoon.


    • That’s about right, Jane. I love that photo that shows a WNYer lying outside his house, wearing a winter jacket on the top half, which is lying on snow, and shorts on the bottom half, which is in sunshine with green grass. Only people from the northern climes can truly appreciate that photo.


  12. I loved the story! Happy Birthday—whatever the temperature!


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