Friday, October 05, 2007

Zowie, It's My Birthday!

I'm 51 today. So help me celebrate. Write me a limerick, a mixed metaphor, a crazy line of some kind. Come on, be creative!

This week's CFBA Blour: The Trophy Wives Club by Kristin Billerbeck

TTWC is about the gut-wrenching throes of grief, self-doubt, love/hatred and the desire for revenge. Why all these emotions at once? The main character, Haley, has been cast off by her husband for a younger wife. Her reactions aren't pretty, but they're quite understandable.

Still, you can't live the rest of your life drowning in the negativity. There comes a time to move on, quit blaming, start taking hold of your own life. That's what Haley needs to learn. And there's a God who is oh, so willing to help, if she'll only let Him.


Unknown said...

There once was a woman named Brandilyn
Of whom everyone was a big fan-dilyn
But her name doesn't ryme
Which gives me a hard time
Sending a birthday wish ... without a mandolin (?)

A good attempt at 8:00 on a Friday morning. Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

There once was a woman of note
Whose fans read all that she wrote.
She's wise and witty
And still remains pretty.
Fifty-one? Must be a misquote!

Happy Birthday!

Carol Umberger

Anonymous said...

Another year of ... wisdom, tears, suspense, intrigue, LOL joy, additions, subtractions, backwards, forwards, and ongoing.

Life. Happy Birthday with yours.

Kristy Dykes said...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Brandilyn,
Happy birthday to you!

I could NEVER beat the three already submitted, so I won't try. But I DO wish you a wonderful day. My dh's bday was Saturday. We celebrated in San Juan at our daughter's home.

Thanks for your hard work on this blog. It means a lot to us.

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Yay, love those limericks. Thanks!

Julie Carobini said...

happy b'day to you
happy b'day to you
cha-cha-cha ...

(I still have three kids at home :)

Have a fabulous day, Brandilyn!

Oh, and I've read TTWC, and the write up is right on :)

Chawna Schroeder said...

There once was a writer named Brandilyn,
Who killed off people as her livin'.

But "Happy Birthday" we'll still sing,
Giving her lots of bling

And a sign for her hot tub: "No Swimmin'!"

Happy Birthday, Brandilyn! I hope it's a great one.

Karen Eve said...

Have a wonderful birthday Brandilyn.

Southern-fried Fiction said...

She's a writer of mayhem and death,
whose readers are holding their breath.
But with fifty one candles to blow,
She needs them all to go
To her home by the lake
To help eat the cake
In Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Domino said...

Some will say that 45 is simply not enough.
46 through 48 are years that can be tough.
49 is just a rock on an endless path through time.
50 is a scary one. But while you're on the climb.
51 is fascinating, regardless of your goals.
It's an age that's worth it, and fairly free of trolls.

I'm all out of limericks this year. My apologies. But Happy Birthday anyway. Enjoy!

Winter Peck said...

Happy B-day fellow Octoberian! This is coolness, mine is in three days, on the 8th.

Angie A. said...

Brandilyn, my husband refuses to allow me to write limericks(he says it's for the good of mankind), so I'll sing our church's birthday song:

A happy birthday to you!
A happy birthday to you!
Every day of the year may you feel Jesus near!

A happy birthday to you!
A happy birthday to you!
And the best year you've ever had!

(Was I on key?)

~ Brandilyn Collins said...

Oh, you all were wonderful. Thanks so much!

Jason said...

Once Brandilyn decided to go
For an adventure out in the snow
But the trip wasn't great
Her ankle did break
For a while she was moving slo-mo

Happy birthday. Thanks for all you do with your blog.

Susanne said...

A belated birthday to you,
May you be blessed in all that you do,
May you see God's hand and favor
As all of His life for you you savor
Happy birthday to you.

Hope you had a wonderful day!

LaShaunda said...

Happy Belated Birthday Brandilyn,

I hope it was one of the best.

Thanks for all you do and may the Lord bless you to continue to do more.

Margo Carmichael said...

Brandilyn's now 51
And her writing here's hardly done.
Readers wither in fear,
But we know she's a dear,
Heightening ACFW's fun. : )

Wishing you many more blessed birthdays--and fun ACFW conferences!


Karen said...

Brandilyn is a thriller reader's best friend.
She'll scare you to the end.
Unless you're a chicken who can't make it past page ten.
Then you'll have to read her blog then.

Happy belated b-day!!! Here's looking at you kid. ;)