Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, GinaB

GinaB comes by here every once in a while to say hello and post a comment. She can't come every day because she's got a lot on her plate, but I'm always glad to hear from her.

A few things about GinaB: she's a businesswoman with a frivolous streak, an artist, a generous and loving wife, friend to every kid she meets and somewhat of a genius in her career as a technical writer. Technical writing's like speaking a different language, and it brings her language count to four: English, Techspeak, Spanish and French.

GinaB is also a supportive big sister who goes to such extremes as having margarita parties when her little sister speaks a word or two on an obscure TV show--even when her sister's lines may or may not be cut. (At least you still get to have the party!) Speaking of which, GinaB's genius extends to her parties, and her annual cookie party is famous in the north Dallas suburbs.

Evidence of GinaB's frivolous streak is her extensive Barbie collection. She's got at least a hundred of them, all in their original boxes. She's already seen this photo. I took it in South Pasadena before Laurie started her Glimpses of South Pasadena blog, so for this special occasion I'm hoping Laurie will forgive me for treading on her turf. Some months ago, this display was in a shop across Mission Avenue from Buster's.

Happy Birthday, Gina.

21 comments:

USelaine said...

Yay GinaB! Sister to my sistah!

dina said...

Mazal tov on GinaB's birthday.
Long live the sisterhood.

Rose said...

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear GinaB!
Happy birthday to you!

xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks, P, and bless you all. I love my birthday, and am thrilled when it is observed!

I must make one correction, though. I am much, much younger than Petrea.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

altadenahiker said...

Aren't you the sweet one? And that photo is pretty special. I'm trying to figure out which one you are. Was your big sister bossy? Mine was. Go on, you can tell me. I won't breath a word.

Anonymous said...

hey, altadenahiker, I'm here, too!

ginab

Petrea said...

So...bossy? Er, ah, why, gosh. My memory's not so good. When we were little kids I just remember that she was a good dancer.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

You and I are riding the same wave today (sort of) as are Laurie and AH (sort of). I posted on my big sister also... and a happy birthday to yours.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, pasadenaadjacent. I now have big cute sister as my desktop display!

ginab

tr3nta said...

HAppy birthday... :-)

Cafe Observer said...

P, you're such a wunderful sis.

But, after all the blue ribbons you placed on your sis, you failed to mention her special blogging skills!
And...,friend of Dogs.

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, GinaB!

altadenahiker said...

Happy Birthday Gina. (Was your littler but older sister bossy? That's ok, you can tell me. I won't breathe a word)

Anonymous said...

Haha. No, Hiker, P and I are not bossy. The other sister, though, that's another story . . .

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. It has been a lovely day. Y'all are good folks!

ginab

pasadenapio said...

I like her already!

babooshka said...

GinaB sound like a cool lassie, despite barbie who has always somewhat scared the hell out of me.

Ms M said...

Back in the days when some Barbies had that "chic" look... fun!

And I hope you have a marvelous birthday, GinaB!

Bernie K. said...

Wait, I've lost count … how many sisters are we talking here? Three? Five? How does that affect the Barbie count?

And who got Skipper?

Petrea said...

Thanks, everyone! Gina had a great birthday, and loved your messages.

There are three sisters and a brother, Bernie. (Stuart's birthday is election day but we'll have to wait for May for the Margot tribute.) As for Barbies: I'm not sure if Margot still has hers. Stuart has mine, I swear. I stored them with him ages ago and now he "can't find them." Unhuh.

Mademoiselle Gramophone said...

How did I miss this?

GinaB you're the best sister! My sisters would never throw me a party for any reason--throw me out of a party or banish me to the children's table, yes.

There are so many songs about sisters and sisters of song, thinking of Barbie is only a short skipper to the Lemon Sisters. -at least for the lonely Welkophile

Virginia said...

Well I am such a day late and a dollar short !!! Forgive me Gina B for missing your happy day. Belated but sincere wishes for many to come. Any sistah of Petrea's is a friend of mine too. My granddaughters would LOVE to get their hands on your Barbies!!!
V