Thursday, February 09, 2006


Queen, n. A woman by whom the realm is ruled when there is a king, and through whom it is ruled when there is not.

2006 Update: The daughter of a mother's son.

Tremble before my niece, Queen Payton Emily I.

Happy Birthday, your Highness!


Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

aw so cute

I have no definition I just wanted to be first, as long as I am awake and on the streets this early.

I think your definition should hold through eternity.

Sar said...

Happy Birthday to her royal highness! As a gift I offer a crown of sparkly hearts, as her cuteness has likely melted many; and girls, even royal ones, like sparkly things.

Queen - Payton Emily is The Champion of my friend.

Harry "broadcastellan" Heuser said...

Whether bestowed to keep up the quaint or put down the queer, it is unquestionably a title bespeaking acts of questionable entitlement.

Minka said...

Here is something one of my favourite writers wrote:

“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.”
-Terry Pratchett-

Happy Birthday, Payton Emily, may your kingdom always be ruled with wisdom, clarity of mind and the occasional eyelash-tear-motion. It gets you far, I think!

Indeterminacy said...

Suddenly, having a monarchy in America doesn't seem so bad.

mireille said...

A la Reine Payton Emily: Joyeux Anniversaire! xoxoxo

Doug said...

Thanks, Alice. I suspect it will last.

Sar, HRH Payton has comissioned me to tell you "We are pleased."

Clever, Harry.

Thanks, Monika. Payton gets further pointing than most girls get batting.

Indie, we'll see.

Merci, Mireille.

Mama said...

Happy birthday to my queenly grand daughter whose father was never raised princely but somehow ended up that way! I guess there is no hope for plebs in our family!

Congrats to the village as well-- Papa Andy, Mommy Lori, Bro Jacob, Grandpa Teve, Grandpa Senor, Uncle Dougie, Aunt Jenna, Uncle Jim, Aunt Sonia and all those on the other side of the kingdom, too.

And by the way Queen Pay Pay...."no more barking."

logo said...

Happy Birthday to the queen of hearts!

weirsdo said...

Happy Birthday. I like that royal robe you're clutching.

dddragon said...

How about a photo of her sitting on her throne, eh?

Happy Birthday to the Queen!!

Miz BoheMia said...

What a beautiful little lady and mighty Queen! Happy Birthday!

Loved your definition Doug!

I got no definiton but have a sistah that's a Queen! She may live in a world of Ice but is as warm as a Spanish summer day!

Awww! Bohemians are good at being gushy 'n mushy! YEAH!

Tom & Icy said...

Those eyes can penetrate your heart

Anonymous said...

What a cutie!! Happy birthday to the Queen!

actonbell said...

Long live Queen Payton Emily I!!! Happy birthday:)

Great definition--and it might be better for us if our First Lady were Queen. It would have to be better.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Huzzah! Huzzah! Birthday greetings and falicitations to her Highness!

Seriously, I'd buy her an ermine cloak to replace the knit and maybe throw in a crown and scepter for good meaure. I'm told you can't rule a principality without a decent crown and scepter.

Honestly, what's this royality business come to?

Doug said...

Hey, Mama. I doubt any of the Southbay Pascovers will drop by, so I hope you called to. For anyone confused by Mama's comment: Payton's grandma has two very vocal basset hounds. "No more barking" is one name Payton calls her grandma by.

Thanks, Logo and Weirsdo.

Ahh, Dddragon she receives her throne this weekend. I'll see to it that royal thronier gets a picture.

Thanks, Miz B. They certainly are.

Icy, the heart fairs better than the will.

Thanks, Jenna. Payton has an Aunt Jenna who'll probably try to take credit for that but I'll stop her.

It wouldn't be worse, Actonbell, you're right. And thanks.

Thanks, Poobah. Trust me, royalty is alive and doing fine without the Ermine although I'll be happy to send you an address for the cloak.

Sreekesh Menon said...

Happy Birthday Queen Payton Emily I

LeesahEm. said...

Happy Birthday! Anybody who rocks such a beautiful shade of pink is royalty in my book.

Harry "broadcastellan" Heuser said...

Clever? Maybe, but apparently way out of line and oblivious to the cheerful occasion. So, my best wishes to a queen entirely deserving of her title and my respect.

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to the lovely lass. What a doll!

Queen: Female rule in all its forms.

Anonymous said...

I will share all your thoughts with my gracious ruler (trying to stay with the royalty theme here). I assure you it is a pleasure and honor I could not have imagined to work for such a smart, funny, happy, gorgeous ruler with an iron will and a ruling fist to match. Thanks again for the notes.

Doug said...

Sreekesh, it's good to see a fellow pawn represent!

Thanks, Masil.

Thanks, Harry. I think technically the world is supposed to bow today, but I was prepared to let you slide until next year.

Jamie Dawn, that's a lot of forms.

To Payton's father: Why not introduce yourself, gorilla? I can't believe we were raised by the same people.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Happy Birthday Baby. Cute.

You will, you will rock them!

karma said...

happy birthday, Your Littleness.

Queens rule, OK!

SquareGirl said...

I thought something seemed quite special and majical about today! Happy birthday your adorable highness!

And Doug, please pass on a big hug and a kiss from me, assuming her highness permits affection.

Belinda said...

I tremble. She is totally tremble-worthy. What a pretty family you have.

Doug said...

Thanks, TLP. She already does.

They do indeed, Rani.

Squaregirl, Payton accepts affection gladly.

Thanks Belinda and Aw. If Bela and Payton met there'd be consequences and repercussions, no?

a4g said...

Queen, n. The long, thankless hangover after a hard night of princessing.

Happy Birthday, Queen Payton Emily I.

Doug said...

Great definition, a4g, and thanks.

ariel said...

in the reign of such a beautiful queen America is going to be the happiest monarchy!

Happy Birthday, Her Majesty, I brought you so many things but I think we should start with the icecream before it gets all melted...

AP3 said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Emily!