Birthday Wishes for ellipticcurve

OK, Folks, you know the drill. Allright everyone, let’s gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and join Sheriff John in singing the Birthday Cake Polka for ellipticcurve… but wait… the Sheriff’s not on today. Instead, we have a funny looking group of guys, and they are singing:

Once a year we celebrate
With stupid hats and plastic plates
The fact that you were able to make
Another trip around the sun

And the whole clan gathers round
And gifts and laughter do abound
And we let out a joyful sound
And sing that stupid song

Happy birthday!
Now you’re one year older!
Happy birthday!
Your life still isn’t over!
Happy birthday!
You did not accomplish much
But you didn’t die this year
I guess that’s good enough

So let’s drink to your fading health
And hope you don’t remind yourself
The chance of finding fame and wealth
Decrease with every year

Does it feel like you’re doing laps
And eating food and taking naps
And hoping that someday perhaps
Your life will hold some cheer

Happy birthday!
What have you done that matters?
Happy birthday!
You’re starting to get fatter
Happy birthday!
It’s downhill from now on
Try not to remind yourself
Your best years are all gone

If cryogenics were all free
Then you could live like Walt Disney
And live for all eternity
Inside a block of ice

But instead your time is set
This is the only life you get
And though it hasn’t ended yet
Sometimes you wish it might

Happy birthday!
You wish you had more money
Happy birthday!
Your life’s so sad it’s funny
Happy birthday!
How much more can you take?
But your friends are hungry
So just cut the stupid cake

I must add: For those of you who have never met ellipticcurve (Nicole), you’re missing something. She came into our life around 3 years ago, and very quickly became a part of our family. She’s a work colleague, a good friend, an older sister to our daughter, and just a really neat person. Her interests are congruent to ours, and we just enjoy being around her. I think every couple develops one or two truly close friendships that remain throughout their lives, that form the extended family that you choose to be with, as opposed to your real family (who you must be with). With us, ixixlix and her family are one, and ellipticcurve is the other. So, although many birthday wishes here on LiveJournal are proforma, I want the world to know that this one is especially really heartfelt.