"Happy birthday to me/that's how it ought to be . . ."

Sliding in just under the wire in the Cook family "birthday month" of March, I'm celebrating my 28th today. My mother noted on the phone when we spoke this weekend that I've been with her nearly half her life now. I find that a humbling thought.

In honor of the day, I take it upon myself to post something that brings together my childhood self and my present-day self: Raffi's "Bananaphone" song, remixed with images from Dr. Who and Torchwood. I find it hilarious and disturbing in equal measure; Hanna declares it deeply, deeply wrong.

Thanks to Diana for disseminating this video via twitter.

And thanks to my family for, serendipitously, discussing Raffi and this song just days before Diana found said video, so it was fresh in my mind.

Now it's off to open presents!


  1. I feel like I should have read "Birthday for Frances" on your answering machine instead of the bumbling message. Oh well, happy birthday!



  2. Happy birthday, Anna!

    So you're also an Aries! ;) That's probably why you feel the need to dye your hair red every so often - getting in touch with your inner fire sign and all.

    Happy 28, and many more.