Honie Briggs

Seriously!

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People with birthdays close to the holidays say they get short-changed because if their birthday falls in December, they get the combo birthday/Christmas gifts/party, and if it falls in January, everybody is all partied out. Well, not this year baby! Today it’s a birthday bonanza for my loyal follower. He has asked for some specific gifts and he’s gonna get ‘em. That’s right; just for today I will never get mad at you again, never think you’re a jerk and always think you’re funny. Just for today I will always do what you say and call you boss. Just for today there won’t be any condolences for the passing of your youth and the kids won’t be allowed to call you an old fart. Just for today.

Now, for every other day I will complain about your snoring and other bodily noises, I will make you wait for me in the driveway with the car running while I decide which shoes to wear or try to remember where I left my glasses/purse/cell phone. I will ask you the same question over and over until you stop pretending you can’t hear me or I will ask and answer my own questions. (I know how you love that.) In the years to come I will continue to let you hold my feet while we watch TV, reset all the clocks when the power goes out, and open jars, wine bottles and doors for me. (I know you secretly wished that.)

Today I’d like to tell you how much it means to me that you leave sticky notes telling me how great I am and to remind me to pick up your Claritin. You should know that in addition to being my loyal follower, every day you are my best friend, my protection and the love of my life. On the day that you were born the angels got together and decided you were made for me. Thank goodness you convinced me to wise up and realize they were right! Happy Birthday! (Hey, stop and pick up the cake on your way home, would ya?)

I love you nine hundred, seventy-four million, trillion, gazillion!

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30 thoughts on “For My Loyal Follower

  1. And the award for most amazing wife goes to….that’d be you. 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I graciously accept. Of course, my loyal follower is pretty amazing too.

  2. How nice, how sweet. Now what to do? You have ruined it for the rest of us with spouses in the same predicament. Oh, never mind. You are a lovely wife and you loyal follower is fortunate. Happy Birthday to him

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      There’s always an ice cream cake. HA!

  3. Lil Fafa says:

    What a nice post–even if your old man is 4 years younger than me.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Yeah, I gave you some bad intel. It’s only 3 years. I must of momentarily blocked out how old I am. I hear the memory is the first thing to go. Love ya, Lil Fafa, see you soon.

  4. artsifrtsy says:

    My Pop once gave me a combo Christmas/birthday gift – he gave it to me in October and my birthday in February. I’m glad I could save him a couple stamps.

    Happy Birthday Loyal Follower!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Lorri. Funny! Gotta love the economics behind the combo.

      1. artsifrtsy says:

        Hey, at least he didn’t forget 🙂

  5. Helen Ross says:

    Nice post Honie. Made me smile and appreciate the love of my life as well.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Helen. Good, it’s nice to know a post of mine this week gave someone a smile.

  6. ldsrr91 says:

    A nice slice of life, thank you so much for sharing that with all of us.

    LDS

  7. Carrie Rubin says:

    This is great! I should send my husband to this post, since he has a birthday this weekend. I could just say, “Ditto!” 🙂 Happy Birthday to your guy!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks Carrie. Ditto, and pay no attention to those people who photo bombed your birthday post. HA!

  8. Happy birthday to loyal follower and hope he enjoys his day – you have set the bar pretty high for wives everywhere

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I think I pretty much have wife of the year cinched up. Just have to let him win at words with friends a few times between now and December. How hard could it be?

      1. glad you have a plan – ha ha

  9. iRuniBreathe says:

    What a wonderful day. A Happy Birthday-day for Mr. Honie and one non-sticky-noted, good-behaviour day from Mrs. Honie. Fun for all.
    My birthday is the same week as Christmas so I know all too well the combo gift. Luckily, though, it is BEFORE Christmas when everyone is still buying gifts. I have family/ extended family who have birthdays just after the New year and I always… forget.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Yeah, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! My brother’s b’day is in January too and he always got the shaft. (happy belated b’day to you.)

  10. I see the man Honie is a Seinfeld fan. That makes him aces in my book!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      He is aces. Although I’m not sure he’s too happy about being referred to as the man Honie. It’s okay, Mr. Petruska, he’s from New York, he can take it. (like a man Honie)

  11. Happy happy happy happy happy birthday, Mr. Honie!!! I am pleased to share a birthdate with you. I hope you have an awesome day, at least as awesome as the one I’m having!!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Madame, I am so happy you were born. Tell your mom thanks a bunch for the gift that you are and I am sending all of my extra special mojo and good vibes her way.

  12. The Loyal Follower says:

    For today, AND all other days you are the love of my life! Thank you Honie!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I know. I know. For better or worse, through dentures and depends as long as we both shall remember our names. I know. XOXO

  13. Le Clown says:

    Dear Loyal Follower,
    Happy birthday! And how dare you share the same birthday of the great Madame Weebles. I expect an apology.
    Le Clown

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Dear Le Clown,
      We have a “No Apology Necessary” policy here, but we are nothing if not flexible. So, please submit your request to woman@idon’tneedviagra.com for consideration.
      Thank you

  14. Brigitte says:

    Honie, tell your other half Happy Birthday! Who are those beautiful people in that picture? They look like good people and I know good people. You deserve him and he deserves you — isn’t it nice that it works out that way? Mine darling’s is next month. Now, go attend to that honey of yours and do all that good stuff you said you were gonna do. Happy Birthday Honie Hubs.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      The photo is from a birthday long ago and those beautiful people are our kids. That year, I think, was a birthday/Christmas combo year. Thanks for the birthday wishes, and you’re right, we do deserve each other.

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