"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Wednesday

I have something very serious to say...




Whenever I need a smile, I watch this. This short film, titled "Hi",  won a Honorable Mention Award from the 2007 Accolade Short Film Competition in La Jolla, California. It was directed by a talented cinematographer, Chris Hedeen, and you can see the start of some of his work here Saturday Night Special Productions .   The area in the last shot frame that you see is the St. Croix River; this is the river we used to live on. And another film note ~ the affection of the poor Guy's consternation just happens to be... my oldest daughter!

 AND its HER BIRTHDAY TODAY!

Yes, she is still just as petite and tiny in person as she is standing next to Joe in that short film, but dont let that fool you...shes a tough little cookie package. She has taken off her Drama hat, but has replaced it with high degree Culture ~ soon she will be graduating with an Anthropology degree from University of Montana (Go Griz!), and then she will be knee high in dirt somewhere, looking for lost civilizations, quoting Shakespeare and coming up with a skull or two...I love this kid.   Shes fun!

Soooo...seriously please, wont you join me in wishing a ~


 ~Happy Birthday to you, Abby Brita!!! ~ 



Now lets give this Gal some Cole Porter, cue the MUSIC!
  

 You're the top! 
You're the Coliseum! 



You're the top! 


photo by "Peps' Schwartz

You're the Louvre Museum!




You're a melody            from a symphony                 by Strauss! 


  
You're a Bendel bonnet,  A Shakespeare's sonnet,



You're Mickeeeey Mouse!


...


...



!






You're the Nile,                         You're the Tower of Pisa,




You're the smile

on the Mona Lisa!


I'm a worthless check, 


a total wreck, 




a flop!


But if baby



Photo by A. Lindstrom
 I'm the bottom,

Photo by Mr. Foresterman
 !



Photo by Olan Mills Studio

YOU'RE the TOP!

(shuffle shuffle, turn and jazz hand pow!)
~



We love you fiercely Forever, Pookie Star! 




~


17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Abby have a lovely day i am sure yo will have a spiffing time

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  2. Happy birthday Abby What a beautiful tribute to your daughter Feral. She is lucky to have a Mom like you and you are lucky to have a talented daughter.You can see the love. I love digging in the dirt great accomplishments. Congrats. Have a good one. B

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  3. Feral I forgot to say hilarious video made me laugh, I needed that. B

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  4. I see so much of you in her. She's a character and a beauty - just like her mom! Happy Birthday, Abby Brita!

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  5. They grow up so fast! Mine is graduating from law school this May! Great post...I love the way you do the pics! Happy Birthday Abby!

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  6. Happy Birthday!
    I can "see" the 'shuffle, shuffle,....'!!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your Abby. (I have one too!) A great tribute to her.

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  8. Wow! Everybody should read this post. What a wonderful tribute to your daughter. Happy Birthday to You!--Iner

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  9. HAppy Birthday to your beautiful Wonderful girl!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Abby! Anthropology! Wow, she will be digging in things with that. Very cool.

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  11. What a fun post! Happy Birthday Abby! Good work on the gene pool mom - she's gorgeous!!

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBY !!! I think your Mom likes you just a little bit.

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  13. Awww, how sweet! Happy birthday to you Feral and Forester's baby girl!

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  14. How sweet and loving! Happy Birthday to Abby! All the happiness in the world so mom will always have a smile on her face!
    xoxo

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  15. I have passed on the wonderful birthday wishes from all of you wonderful blog friends, because she is not near a computer this week..SHES IN VEGAS!!!!!

    5 of her friends made off with her and when i was talking with her last, she was $8. down on the penny machines (she refuses to play anything higher lol) They went to the "pawnstars" shop, have been sitting around a pool when its warm enough, havent veered off the main 'strip" as its "icky", and will be home tomorrow - ...ah the life of a college student on spring break...

    But momma is momma, will I ever stop worrying?

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  16. awww... that was so sweet!
    Happy long belated to your eldest (yeah I'm slow)

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  17. Adorable gal and sounds like she is creative and talented too! Happy Birthday 2011 . . . I am enjoying your blog.

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I am feral, so although I dont respond at all like most domesticated bloggers, I will try my best - Thank you for even wanting to leave a comment, as it may draw me out from the woods from whence I came!

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