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Happy birthday to me

Here is an overview of past birthdays since today is one such.

Yes, it happened: in the early hours of today I got the best present that no money could buy. In the first half Luka Dončić scored 27 points, the same as all of the Suns combined. It only got worse (for the latter). Just one clip to illustrate the defence. Jason Kidd, the coach for the Mavs, was mic’d:

I reckon that now, with Luka and the Mavs making the final four of the whole of NBA – and how! – I may as well shut up because you will start hearing about them for yourselves, finally, wherever you are.

I’ll go quieter overall after Thursday when my one year of daily blogging is complete. The year went well and was over in a flash, but I need to get out of this chair.

Not quite yet. Today we have a look at some photo evidence of past birthdays starting with my 40th in chronological order with commentary.

And today? I didn’t take any photos. In the evening amore came home with cake, cannoli and the gift of a new green tunic. After the full moon fast today, breakfast guaranteed.

And now? On to more years and new victories. On Wednesday night it’s the first game in the Western Conference finals: Luka and the Mavs vs. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. I hope you don’t have any family there.

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

78 thoughts on “Happy birthday to me

  1. Two important things today:
    1)Luka scored big time and the Mav’s won!! **I looked at the sports section first thing this morning**
    2) Manja’s birthday! Happy Birthday, my friend!!! 🎈🎁🎂

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    1. Selmaaa! How lovely to hear from you. Just about to go to bed. Another birthday came and went. I’m so glad that you like the selection and can feel the love. ❤ I always feel yours too. Be well and thank you so much for all your miracles.

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    1. Guess who I got the idea from, Sarah. 😉 I remember your post vividly! This year it started with the huge bang of that basketball victory but then it was really quiet. I’ll make up for it. I need more people. To Slovenia soon. Thank you!!

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  2. Luka + Eurovision = Fun Birthday. I’m so glad your basketball dreams were answered. It’s neat to see the photos of birthdays past. Also, the blurry image of you with Amore is the BEST EVER. OMG look at you two. Congrats on almost an entire year of blogging every day. I could not do it. No, more correctly: I would not do it. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Crystal. I will remember this birthday forever. And it’s not over yet. Tonight Luka and the Mavs are in San Francisco for the first Conference final game. I’m so glad that you like that blurry but happy shot. 🙂 It’s been a while since we took any like it. As for blogging every day – I do not recommend. You’re right. Too much time is spent sitting.

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  3. I love this portfolio of joy and love! I love the portrait your Dad took of you by the ocean (and the one with your Mom too). My favorite, though, is the portrait of your Mom leaning her head against the wall, with another bouquet of flowers in a glass of water. So sad when they say goodbye. But the photo tells me how proud of you she is.

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    1. Ahhh, what a nice thing to gather from this photo of my mom, Carol Ann. She reminds me here of a moment when we played a kind of pantomime and she had to show the word “fleeting”. She gave this kind of look and I guessed immediately. 🙂 Thank you!!

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  4. You sure know how to have memorable parties, and how to celebrate milestones. I love the photo of you and your mom on the beach. That must have been a great surprise. But the one on zoom in 2020 will most likely be the most memorable. Donna

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    1. Oh yes, Donna, that first birthday visit was exceptional in every regard. It was sneaky! I almost fainted when I saw my parents in front of our home. 🙂 And yes, the 50th birthday will be memorable too in a different way that I envisaged. Too bad it didn’t include you too! 🙂

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  5. ❤ This is all so very lovely ❤ The Answer cake, the birthday procession, the online birthday get-together…cosy vibes. It made me feel happy-sad too for various reasons. Happy Birthday to you again, MM 🙂

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