Happy Birthday, Janie Jones!

5 Dec

There sure are a lot of birthdays in December.   I guess we know what bloggers’ parents like to do in March.



This is Rosie the Riveter.  In America, she’s a famous World War II icon.


My friend Janie Jones, who has a birthday today, is not really called Janie Jones; it’s a pseudonym.  She uses Rosie the Riveter’s picture, sort of: it’s a facsimile she drew to make sure the nasty SOPA people (remember them?) can’t lock her up:



I can see her building planes and munitions because she’s tough, after the things life has thrown at her; though she’d rather tell a joke – usually dreadful, and therefore hilarious to me.


I have always liked her blog but I liked it even more way back when I was awarding Cowabungers (remember them?) for the blogger who left the best comment of the week in here.  To stay clear of the SOPA police (you must remember them), she didn’t use the image that was her award which I had stolen from elsewhere on the internet; instead, she drew another facsimile:



Janie put it in her sidebar and gave it the title:


Winner of the Coveted CoWAbunger Award, October 10, 2011


See that?  COVETED.


I like Janie Jones a lot.




I Like Janie Jones A Lot: A Birthday Poem


I like Janie Jones a lot.
Of plenty she’s not got.
She works real hard
though it be ard
uous to raise alone a tot.
Dedicated parents are scarce
in this selfish universe,
but selfish she is not.


I like Janie Jones a bunch.
One day I’ll buy her lunch.
I might even tease her
with a single Malteser
she won’t be allowed to munch.
Dedicated poems can be ard
uous to write but not hard
this time.  This line is the punch.


Sorry for the weak ending, Janie.
I know it’s kind of lamey.


Happy birthday, Janie Jones.  I hope the future’s rosy.


Happy Birthday Single 7"

Happy Birthday Single 7″ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


21 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Janie Jones!”

  1. sharechair December 5, 2012 at 14:52 #

    I don’t understand… what do bloggers like to do in March? 🙂 🙂 🙂


  2. speccy December 5, 2012 at 14:59 #

    Ah, this is great Tilly! There’ll be warm smiles in the great white north today 🙂


  3. laurieanichols December 5, 2012 at 15:08 #

    Happy birthday Janie Jones, I’m a Jones as well.:)


  4. bevchen December 5, 2012 at 15:14 #

    LOL, this is brilliant!! The cowabunger picture is pretty cool too.


  5. ditchthemarriage December 5, 2012 at 15:28 #

    Love it! I have been fighting against SOPA too! Sounds like a good friend. 🙂


  6. vivinfrance December 5, 2012 at 17:45 #

    What is SOPA? Happy birthday, Janie. Enjoy the poem – we don’t see so much Tilly-poetry these days.


  7. Janie Jones December 5, 2012 at 18:02 #

    Love it. It has indeed put a huge grin on my face, and now I’m infected with giggles. Thank you heaps and gobs.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 5, 2012 at 18:04 #

      My pleasure! Going to make steak, egg and chips with huge chip butties now, in honour of your birthday.

      Though I prefer fries, myself 🙂

      Have a wonderful day, Miss Red Riding Hood.


  8. terry1954 December 5, 2012 at 18:12 #

    good poetry writing!


  9. Tom (Aquatom1968) December 5, 2012 at 21:40 #

    Happy Birthday Janie!
    Fun poem, Tilly!


  10. kateshrewsday December 5, 2012 at 23:19 #

    Fabulous poem, stellar birthday present. And that arduous enjambment-perfect.

    Happy birthday, Janie!


  11. Grannymar December 5, 2012 at 23:52 #

    Happy birthday Janie Jones, that was one great pressie of a poem.


  12. benzeknees December 6, 2012 at 23:36 #

    There certainly are a lot of birthdays in December – mine on 4th, Guaps, my mother’s & Janie’s on the 6th. Happy Birthday Janie! Great poem Tilly Bud.


  13. Katharine Trauger December 7, 2012 at 02:00 #



  14. eof737 December 9, 2012 at 05:27 #

    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Birthday to you Janie! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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