So maybe that’s not pretty enough. Here’s a corrective: it’s also Mary’s birthday today, so congratulate her on putting up with me for so long!
Happy B-Day trophy wife… I mean Mary!
Trophy wife FTW!
For so long? I thought she must be the young second wife that you recently snagged!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (Has it been a rollercoaster ride with PZ or what?)
PZ–I’m soooo jealous! That you got to see Galapagos iguanas, that is. Congrats and Happy Bithday to Mary!
PZ, this has probably been asked and answered, so you can be annoyed with me if you want. But I’ll ask anyway.
What kind of camera do you use?
I just got an Olympus E-410 and a couple zoom lenses.
Me very pleased.
And happy birthday, Mary. At my request, I was able to spend #50 in Yellowstone. It’s great to be able to spend milestone birthdays in unusual places… It was my first trip there.
That’s a herd of some ugly cats!
Happy birthday Trophy Wife! Hope you get a big sparkley present. ;o)
Happy birthday Mary.
Thanks for putting up with PZ.
Happy Birthday Mary!
Mine, too, and Bill O’Reilly, and Joe Perry, and my favorite – Charles Kuralt (who actually won a Peabody award):
“I think liberalism lives — the notion that we don’t have to stay where we are as a society, we have promises to keep, and it is liberalism, whether people like it or not, which has animated all the years of my life. What on Earth did conservatism ever accomplish for our country? It was people who wanted to change things for the better.”
Many happy returns to Mary! I don’t know why my wife puts up with me, either, but I’m glad she does.
Happy Birthday Mary and many, many more years of health and happiness.
Another Virgo! I was born on the 20th of September.
Be sure and give PZ some consecrated crackers for his soup!
Here’s to good women with bad taste in men!
Without them, we’d never get off the street.
Happy Birthday Mary, may your life be filled with Calamari.
Looks like a bunch of Democrats figuring out how to handle Palin.
happy birthday to mary, and happy iguanaday to the iguanas.
You forgot to mention the herd of reddish-orange crabs in the background.
What cool iguana camouflage !
Happy birthday, Mary!!
Arrrrrgh!! Mine eyes!
What a horrible creature!
The iguanas are nice, though.
In response to JohnA #11:
George Bernard Shaw put it best (as usual) when he said:
“A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment.
An unreasonable man adapts his environment to suit himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on unreasonable men.”
We therefore have a duty to keep being unreasonable. That’s why I support PZ. Happy Birthday Mary. I hope we get a blog post from yourself some time.
Of course, I use ‘unreasonable’ in the sense of what society at large sees as unreasonable. I do know that PZ is (and most people on this blog) are on the side of reason. Just thought I’d better clear that up, in case I am subject to unreasonable criticism
PZ uses a Nikon D50. I know this because he blogged about it and I bought one myself a few months later, because I’m such a follower.
Mary, Happy birthday and thanks for putting up with all of us taking so much of your husbands time.
Happy birthday, Mary
Happy Birthday! May the Lord’s glorious blessings bestow bountiful grace and…. you know what? I can’t keep this up. I don’t know how the fundies do it! Happy Birthday, in any case!
…it’s also Mary’s birthday today, so congratulate her on putting up with me for so long!
Quite a bit of sexism and arrogance to assume that your wife was only born once she began to put up with you!
Just kidding. Happy Birthday, Mary!
it’s also Mary’s birthday today, so congratulate her on putting up with me for so long!
Yeah. Among other things, the Hammer Horror thing, I totally get. (My wife has to put up with me watching those, too.)
Happy birthday, Mary!
Ooh, look! Baby Godzillas!
Oh, those iguanas are amazing! Happy birthday Mary.
Girls like swarms of things, right?
Happy Birthday Mary
May your husband treat you with dinner, dancing and plenty of carats.
I told Mr Shrek on my birthday I wanted something with at least two carats in it and the bugger gave me a plastic bag filled with carrots. Mind you on our first anniversary, being the traditional “paper” one, I gave him a six pack of bog rolls so I guess I deserved it.
Do you have any friends named Peter?
(OK, silly reference which I’m sure I’m about the 1000th person to make.)
so congratulate her on putting up with me for so long
Shouldn’t that be congratulate you on her putting up with you for so long?
Hppy Birthday anyway, Mary.
Happy Birthday to a fellow-Virgo. You are very lucky to have a Virgo in your life, PZ; we are the best at pointing out others’ faults (and our own, though we don’t like anybody else to do that.)
Have a great day!
Happy, Happy Birthday Mary….
Happy, Happy Birthday Mary!!!!!
Happy birthday, Mary! Now cross your arms and place your hand against your cheek (a la Jack Benny) and say, “I’m 39!” What, you don’t remember Jack Benny. Hey, you are young!
Best wishes, Mary.
(Not that wishes are worth shit, but it’s the thought that counts.)
(Not that my thoughts can affect anything outside my self.)
(Not that my self is any thing, but perhaps an emergent property of my wetware.)
Anyway, “happy birthday!”, you grok?
La-breithe mhaith agat!
PZ love the photos – keep them coming!
Happy birthday, Mary. For putting up with PZ for so long, you must have the patience of a saint.
Hail Mary, full of birthday cake,
PZ is with you.
His ink and his tentacles comfort you,
Blessed is your union
But not blessed is the cracker.
Many happy returns!
Happy birthday, Mary! Youguana swarm too, or just go out for dinner?
Happy Birthday, Mary.
Happy Birthdy Mary! And thanks for keeping PZ (somewhat) blunted with your womanly wiles. I cannot imagine how nasty he would be were it not for you.
Many happy returns, and hopefully he appreciates you as much (for *seriously* different reasons) as we appreciate him.
Remind us again to congratulate her on that during your next anniversary
Happy Birthday though!
Happy Birthday, Mary. Same birthday as my wife. Great minds apparently DO think alike.
Just wanted to get a Happy Birthday wish of my own in there too! And cool iguanas.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! I had a great day!
A little late, but ¡feliz cumpleaños! I hope PZ showed you he knows how lucky he is to have you!
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