Tuesday, January 05, 2010

4th Annual Show Michelle The Love Day (For Swank Swag)

It occurs to me that, what with all the talk about great romances and sex and pretty young boys here in the pink, there simply never is enough time to remind ourselves of all the wonders that is me.

So once I year to celebrate my birthday, I like to take a break from my continued and meteoric rise to mediocrity and give you a chance to reflect on all the things you love about Michelle Buonfiglio. Hence, I welcome you to our 4th Annual Love Day, in which I encourage you simply to offer in the comment boxes below flattering comments to me and about me in exchange for a shot at prizes.

Feel free to praise me in any form: poem, haiku, limerick, romance plot involving my life story, etc… And remember our motto: All praise welcome, the more outrageous the better, and feel free force it, feign it or create it from fantastic whole cloth.

Since our first Love Day, I’ve tried to offer you prizes of my favorite things. This year, I’d like to share with you love that includes some from my most special place: Nordstrom.

Grand Prize: $75 Nordstrom Card
1st Prize: $50 Nordstrom Card

2nd Prize: $25 Barnes & Noble Card

3rd Prize: $15 Barnes & Noble Card
(Non-US residents may rec've alternate prizes)

Please make sure your email addy’s available in your comment box or blogger.com profile to enter the contest!

Let the Love begin! And please, don’t thank me. Just go forth filled with all the beauty of having been touched by my life for one day.
TOMMOROW: LAURA KINSALE GuestBlogs at RBTB, kicking off her "Lessons in French" cyber tour! Guaranteed you will not expect what she has to reveal about her eagerly awaited new novel or the current state of romance!


Vanessa Kelly said...

Oh, darling Michelle, I'd love to compose a haiku in honor of your illustrious day, but the early hour and the cold in my head simply defeat me! So, let me just say that I love your kind nature, and all the ways you support writers no matter what stage of their career they may be stumbling through.

I love the fact that your hair is always perfectly coiffed, no matter what tempests of controversy or winds of change swirl about you. It makes me pea-green with envy!

I love the fact that you are Italian, which is an accident of birth, of course, but a felicitous one at that.

Have a glorious day, Queen of the Bellas!

Sissa said...


"Michelle, my belle.
These are words that go together well,
My Michelle.

Michelle, my belle.
Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
Très bien ensemble"

Ok, yes i did steal that from the Beatles. And yes i usually do sing that song to my bunny Rachel to the tune of "Rachel my belle come and get your nummies as well", but tiss the thought that count. For thy song fits so well for your eloquent composition. Thy words that filter down through the blogosphere on a sweet melody of "ode to joy". Thy roman numeral type fills me with the words of literature. Thy words of thy beautiful heart fitted in a box whose margins could not be used for school papers. Therefore all i have to send to you on your blessed day of your birth is six grouchy yet serenading bunnies dressed up as cupids, a goldie retriever the flute, a cocker mix playing the harp, and a beagle puppy dancing for your pleasure.

As the British empire likes to say "Long live the Queen".

Portia Da Costa said...

Many Happy Returns, Michelle. Have a lovely birthday!

You look utterly divine in purple! :)

amy kennedy said...

Wow, some true words there.
I'm in the middle of composing a Limerick...what rhymes with escritoire? Just kidding. I think.

You always make my day Michelle. Always.

The Reading Frenzy said...

Happy Birthday to the Queen Bella herself.
Hmmm. How do I love you let me count the ways.
1) you are the genuine article
2) A friend to all romance readers and writers alike
3) Your Beautiful
4) Your articles are something that makes my day special
5) You're generous with yourself to the causes that mean a lot to you
6) You have a loving family
7) I just do!!!

Many Happy returns Michelle
From one of your most devoted fans

The Reading Frenzy said...
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Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Amy, unfortunately, I think abbattoir may work, and if you're describing my writing, maybe a slaugherhouse reference is appropriate.

Buongiorno, Bellas, and Happy Love Day! Oh, you're just embarrassing me with all the flattery!

Nessa, you are kindness itself. I've always felt that at least I had my hair going for me. Or, at least I have hair. That's saying something. I like the idea of saying that no matter what life tosses my way, my hair is always clean when I leave the house. Take that, big, bad world!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Jedisakora, your ode reads like a medieval pledge and goes so well w/my quasi-medieval queen garb! How lovely to have the entertaining band of animalia. And, oh, the tiny swaths of silk draping the cupid bunnies are just darling! Grazie mille!

Oh, Portia! Thank you. Well, it is the color of royalty. And so many have said I'm a right royal...

amy kennedy said...

There once was a Bella from P.A.
Who thought: there must be a better way.
Up against the escritoire
Thinking of Heroes -- debonaire
She's now Queen of the quodlibet!

Phew! I'm only guessing that quodlbet rhymes with way! And, no, I did not know what it means -- but now I do: a subtle or elaborate argument or point of debate. It's a little iffy (escritoire - debonaire)-- but I hope you get my drift Michelle.

Mujerluminosa said...

Dearest Michelle,
Celebrate the deliciousness that is you!
Happiest of birthdays!

Gram said...

Happy, Happy...
I say it's good to be Queen, especially in Royal purple.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, o queen of bookdom! May you stay warm because it's cold outside, baby! All the best from one Chicagoan to another...

Laura K lkubitz60609@yahoo.com

Jade Lee said...

Oh Michelle--how does one honor the best? I can't give you something less than the best--that would be insulting. So I can only say that in your honor today...I will do my best! Or try to at least.

Happy Birthday Michelle from your devoted fan, Jade Lee!


Playground Monitor said...

Of course you're dressed in purple; you're the Queen! OUR queen!

I've been such an absent friend the past months. Divorce will do that, especially when the husband decides not to honor the settlement agreement he signed and you get served with divorce papers the day after Thanksgiving. I've killed several trees now with all the paperwork that's been generated. I need to come up with a method for a more "green" divorce.

But I digress. Happy, happy birthday and I look forward to seeing your loveliness in Nashville this summer (provided I'm not in court that week -- ugh).


Scorpio M. said...

I just found this blog yesterday and today you've brought me smiles & laughter as I sit in my cubicle reading your sweet, funny words. No greater compliment is the ability to bring levity to another.

Happy birthday!


Sarah M. Anderson said...

Michelle, lovely and talented, gives a hell of a presentation and looks darned good while doing it!

Happy Birthday!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, to the queen of all things...


Leigh Duncan said...

While I am still a young woman I shall wear purple
With a purple crown that blurs a bit but suits me very well.
And I shall spend my income on novels with hunky men
And gorgeous women, and say we’ve no money for lunches.

Jenny Joseph's poem "Warning" is one of my favs, and I hope no one minds the liberties I've taken to turn it into a tribute to you, O Loveliest Queen of The Purple Crown.


Erin McCarthy said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle!!! You look awesome in a tiara, and may your day be filled with hot men and calorie-free cake. :-)


katsrus said...

Don't you look lovely in purple today? My dear, dear girl you are funny, talented, sweet, fun, & adorable. May your day be filled with love and friends. Happy Birthday to you!
Sue B

Julie in Ohio said...

I couldn't let the day go by without stopping in to say a quickie HIPPITY HAPPITY BIRTHDAY, MICHELLE. I can't believe we've been singing your praises for 4 years. You haven't changed a bit in that time. Well, your hips may have thinned out a bit, your smile is a bit more white, and I'm sure your buttocks wasn't that firm before. But other than that, not a thing has changed. You are still as wonderful now as ever.



pjpuppymom said...

Happy Birthday to the Queen B
With all good wishes for thee
In beds, on boats or up against the wall
With dukes, firemen or Scots dressed with braw
May you have all of these and more
On the day we all adore
Do you think you could share a few with me?

Happy Birthday, Michelle!


EmilyBryan said...

Oh, my dear Michelle! I love the fact that you're a soprano, which automatically renders you a superior being! Hit those money notes, girl. If it was easy, anyone could do it!

Seriously, I love that you're so very down to earth about life and love and you refuse to be negative about anything.

Sending birthday hugs,

Caridad Pineiro said...

Purple suits your regal nature and queenly stature. May your birthday be most joyous and filled with great pleasure, many gifts and many more friends!

Happy Birthday, Michelle!

Ann Christopher said...

Have a wonderful day! You do have some chocolate lined up, right?

Musings by Mimmi said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle ~~ and I must say, you look RAVISHING in that Royal Purple!
It suits your Princepesa persona!!
May the book fairy visit you today and shower you w/ wonderful, HEA stories!!

Lori Foster aka L. L. Foster said...

Wow, purple is definitely your color! I want to see that outfit for real at the next Get Together! LOL
So... nice things to say about you - how about your great wit and incredible style, and the utterly remarkable way you pitch in for our Get Togethers! Especially the last one where you ran the show, and ran yourself ragged (I'm sure) to emcee all the video we shot!? Pretty incredible of you, huh?
:-) I sure think so!
Thank you, a million times over, for all you do for the romance community.

Big, big hugs of appreciation, and wishes for the best birthday ever!


Stephanie said...

Thank you for all that you do. You pull people together and do it with a style of your own. That's the best part. Have a happy day and enjoy it to the fullest.

traveler said...

Happy Birthday! May all your dreams come true. Best wishes for a wonderful day filled with fun and great food. Love that photo.

Unknown said...

Absolutely love your picture! Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!!!! May all your wishes come true!!!!!


Myrin said...

I wish the happiest of all birthdays to you, Michelle! I hope you did get my email a few days ago - again, my email account isn't working as it normally should.
I wrote a little poem to your greatness, inspired by some guy called T.S. Elliott and some cats he used to write about. I hope you like it!

Her eyes were like diamonds wonderfully gleaming,
She gave a great smile and her teeth were all beaming,
And when she looked out of the pink from her area,
You never saw anything more beautiful ... or merrier.
And what with a glare of her eyes and her teeth,
All dukes, lords and MPG fell to their knees,
She looked to the sky and she made a pose to admire,
And every last one of them shuddered with desire!
And when all the ladies returned to their house,
There wasn't left even a single male mouse!

All hail and all bow to the Great Michelle Buonfiglio!!!

Fedora said...

Mere words aren't sufficient to convey the utter fabulousness that is you, Michelle! Have yourself a merry celebration, and enjoy the aptly laudatory words along with the hot guys and appreciation! And you *do* look spectacular in a purple tiara! You wear it well!


Anonymous said...

From one Queen to another, Happy Birthday! This is my DIL's birthday also. And yesterday was my sister's! What a popular time for birthdays!! I am Queen of the Munchkins, so dubbed by my 6 ft. Canadian friend. I hope your special day is filled with joy, love and special treats!!

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Happy Birthday" means much more
Than have a happy day.

Within these words lie lots of things We never get to say.

It means we love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.

It means you mean a lot to us,
And that We’re proud of you!

Happy Birthday Michele, may your
Birthday wishes come true!

Jennifer D. said...

Have a fun and fabulous Birthday - I love the tiara! Hopefully, your day will be filled with lots of laughter! Celebrate in Style.

Jennifer D. said...

Darn it! I forgot to leave my email addy. Well, it just gives me an excuse to wish you a Happy Birthday again!! May a yummy cake be in your future.

email - jend451@gmail.com

Nancy said...

This isn't inspired, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Michelle! I hope to meet you one day soon.

Meantime, I'll stay tuned for the fab ways you support writers and books. Thank you!

Nancy Haddock

PS - Great as you look in purple, I see you in a warmer color. Maybe it's me. Maybe it my lack of coffee today. :)

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Happy birthday, Michelle! I love this idea for celebrating your birthday. It's cooler than birthday cards. LOL. And the picture is to-die-for! You look fierce in purple, diva... ;-)


Jane Sevier said...

Your fabulousness goes without saying, Michelle. It's good to celebrate it in honor of your natal day. Hope your celebration has been divine.

Tamara Shurling said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday! I may just have to steal it! I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you and filled with many fantastic things.


bison61 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Michelle! You are the best-I think we should declare a national holiday where we could just sit back study and worshop you from afar

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Mina Wolf said...

I LOVE your taste in books!

Diamond M said...

Our romance belle
I bring you birthday greetings
from the south.

May your day be as special as you are.

Happy Birthday

Anonymous said...

Girl! you are the best of the bestest!
And I can certainly be bribed by your beyond compare prizes... except I don't have easy access to Nordstroms... So I'll take the other... My birthday is at the end of the month & I'm wayyyyyyyy older than you... Enjoy your day! You deserve it!
Cate @ girlygirlhoosier52@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

When I investigated what invention coincided with your birthday, I had thoughts of the printing press, or the steam engine or even the "can't live without" tube of lipstick. Alas, the only thing I found was that on January 5, 1965 the slogan HOME OF THE WHOPPER was trademarked. Can you change the date of your birth by any chance?

Happy Birthday!!


Kelli Jo Calvert said...

All great and awesome people were born in January! Today is my birthday, also. I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Cris Anson said...

Love the tiara and the purple! You are indeed royalty, Michelle. Thank you for bringing humor and joy to the reading public. May your birthday be as stupendous as you are.



Simone Laurence said...

Que bella, Michelle! Though I only know you from afar, your love of romance, your adventurous spirit, your kind and generous heart, your wry sense of humor, make me feel as though we are sisters of the heart!
Happy, happy birthday!
PS Happy 5th Birthday to Marley, our chocolate lab!

Anne B said...


Roses are red
Daisies are yella'
Happy Birthday to you
Our favorite Bella !!!!!

Have a wonderful day today and every day of the new year.


PS. I would have used purple but I couldn't find anything to rhyme.

Monica Burns said...

Birthdays may come and go,
But you, Michelle, will always make us go O!
Eye candy, hot reads
You always happy to share books with sexy deeds

Coming to RBTB is like sitting down with a BF
We can dish romance every time we have a yen
But let’s not forget the reason we’re here.
Michelle brought us together, which is why she’s so dear.

Let’s face it, the woman RAWK’S
And personally, I love heroes named Hawk
Which is why I closed this ditty
With a request for more man-titty

Have a wonderful, wonderful birthday Michelle. I hope it’s everything you want it to be.

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday Michelle
Your blog sure is swell
When I want a good book
I just come here and look
And I know that I will find that and great fun as well.

I hope you have a great day!

mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Michelle. May your day surpass your expectations. You are the Best!

Becke Davis said...

Sorry I'm late to the party. I was just doing a radio fundraiser where my Christmas story -- you saw it here first -- was performed as a play. I read Frida's part; Rowena Cherry was narrator and Aiden, Keri Stevens was Ginny and Loretta Wheeler read Joey's part. I'm a nervous wreck!

Anyway, many, many birthday wishes to Michelle! I hope you are having lots of cake and ice cream. Or would it be profiteroles for you?

Darn it, Jedi, you beat me to it. Now I'm going to have to think of something original and the cold is dulling my brain.

What can I say about Michelle? When I first met her I was intimidated -- she was, well, Michelle, she was this former beauty queen, she knew everybody in the business -- I felt like a computer geek meeting Bill Gates!

I shouldn't have worried. Michelle is as much fun in person as she is online -- maybe more! We talked and talked at Lori Foster's event, and then at RWA National, I got to know Michelle better -- it was a hoot!

Here's a virtual toast to my wonderful new friend -- Happy Birthday to you, and many, many more!

cheryl c said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Michelle! You always brighten my day with your WICKED humor. :-)

Thank you for bringing smiles, laughter, and a shared love of books and hot men to our online world of romance!

castings at mindspring dot com

Jo Davis said...


My today bring lots of pampering, chocolate, wine or other fun bev of choice, dinner, and presents!!!

You deserve to be waited on hand and foot, not just today but every day!

Have a spectacular day full of smiles, my friend. :D


Pamela Keener said...

Happy Birthday to you Michelle! You are looking young and regal in your purple crown and gown. You are truly the Queen of Romance. I look forward to checking your blog daily to see what new romance you are trumpeting. Your input is highly regarded as well as your crazy antics.
Love & Hugs,

Unknown said...

Well, you know I've been a big fan of your for years, so happy birthday!!

Donna MacMeans said...

Oh Michelle, my sweet -

I shall always remember the gentle glide of your fingers through my feathers...the sweet brush of your lips on my comb. Happy Birthday, my bella. I shall count the days until we meet again.

The Golden Rooster

Keri Stevens said...

There once was a blogger, Michelle,
Who's heart, hair and writing so belle
did make my chest heave
and all my tears leave
And all of my manly bits swell.

(oh, em, gee, I KID YOU NOT: My captcha is "prell.")

Anna Campbell said...

How to extol the glory of Michelle?
So smart, so cool, so savvy, so belle!

Yeah, it's VERY early in the morning here in Australia and that's about as far as the poetic inspiration goes! Michelle, thank you for everything you do for romance, thank you for being such a great buddy, thank you for putting together the fabulous Bellas, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

All praise I give to MB!
Without her life is MT!!

Pat L. said...

Happy Bday all knowing and wonderful lady in fuschia - love the tiara.

May you have many, many more wonderful bdays.

Melanie Murray said...


You had me at "carriage scene." I hope you are having a GREAT day, doing nothing but reading romance after romance...

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Michelle, you are awesome and looking so pretty today! You are just amazing!


Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OH, my! You all are really good at this! It's all too much; you've got me blushing quite prettily, I must say!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

And, my goodness, the poetic tributes! One knows one has reached the pinnacle of respect in one's field when one's dedicated disciples create art praising one's love of manhoods. sigh.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

And grazie for the compliments upon my frock and head gear! Each year I try to dress for the day in some uniquely suitable attire. Perhaps I'll post a retrospective of year's past...

I'm just so shocked no one's mentioned anything about cover models in Birthday Suits...

Keri Stevens said...

Sigh. Okay. I'll try again:

Buonfiglio's Army of Brutes
Kneel before her in their birthday suits.
She says "It's my day,
so I'll dress that way,"
And the eRom is chockful of glutes.

(captcha is tribrut. I swear, I swear I swear.)

Miranda Neville said...

Happy birthday Michelle. I am so impressed by all the poetry and will not attempt to emulate/surpass it. Let me just say that you are as kind as you are beautiful. And yes, you do look great in purple.

Rekaya Gibson said...

Happy Birthday!



Michelle Buonfiglio said...

That's more like it, Keri. I was very disappointed in you last time.

Pamela K, we will love having you here.

Oh great Golden Rooster from RomanceBandits.blogspot.com! You were such a flirt, the way you shake that comb of yours at any chick in the vicinity. It was an honor to pet you, you precious bit of poultry.

Happy Birthday, Marley the Chocolate Lab! Here's hoping you have a little extra kibble to nibble tonight! Live large!

Annonymous, I kind of like that the slogan "Home of the Whopper" was coined today! I have to share that my actual birthday is Jan 3, but I wanted to make sure we still had a party.

I think, if I remember correctly, the original idea of Love Day came about because of the tradition some Italians follow of giving friends gifts on their own birthdays. So I wanted to share my birthday with the Bellas and give some gifts. I think we had a scavenger hunt the first year, and I gave copies of my fave books, like "Witch of Blackbird Pond," Possession," and some Madeline Hunter medievals...

Then I got addicted to the flattery, and , well...

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle. Will Fabio Cannavaro be coming over later to celebrate your birthday?

Playground Monitor said...

Okay... cover models in birthday suits.

When do they get here? And can we touch?

David B. said...

Happy birthday, my big sack of sugar!

Love, MPG

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Oh, Jane! You remembered! It's so exciting, because this summer is FIFA World Cup time! Forza Italia!!! Thank you for reminding me and offering the lovely Canna break.

Oh, hi, MPG.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Marilyn, you get first dibs and, yes, you can touch the merchandise before you buy... : )

throuthehaze said...

Have a fabulous Birthday Michelle!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Maryfranc said...
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Maryfranc said...

Your daily e-mail brightens my day.
Hope your birthday is the best ever.


Jane said...

There's no way I can forget Fabio, he is one of your boyfriends.

Anonymous said...

So glad for you that your birthday is AFTER the big holiday season so that you have a chance to get fabulous gifts for the day itself. You give of yourself to all of us and we appreciate the hard work you constantly put in to provide us with interesting and timely information. Many Happy Returns!


Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I was just kiddin, MPG. I was so distracted by the Cannavaro reference. You know, I want to tell everyone what you gave me for my birthday,but it just sounds so vulgar. : )

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Julie in Ohio, we so miss you around here and hope your family is doing well! Thank you for noticing that I am, indeed, getting lovelier as I age. But not smarter, and I noticed you graciously omitted that part. Thanks for that, too.

Unknown said...

A thousand returns,
To desire what you may,
A very happy birthday!!!

LUV you in purple, it is your color!! Another GREAT contest from you!! Thanks, Sue

suehussein AT Aol Dot Com

Gabriella Edwards said...

Romance at a glance
Books with a hook
Mystery or history
The hotter the better

Nothing too tame
And Michelle’s hardly to blame
If Fabio chats her up in bed.

Paranormal always rocks
Alpha wolves with big …canines
We can always take stock
In her fabulous book finds

Michelle there’s no parallel
When it comes to your blog
Your wit's the sh**
That keeps people agog

Visit, chat, play
But remember it’s your day
Happy Birthday, cara
From your Cincinnati paisana!

Keri Stevens said...

My wee limericks have been trumped by Italian goddess Edwards.

It figures.

Annie West said...

Michelle, Happy Birthday! I hope it's filled to the brim with sexy men and warm hugs and triple chocolate cake, and not a calorie in sight. Have a terrific day.

Gabriella Edwards said...

Keri! My darling, nothing about you could ever be trumped! And, um, you have swelling manly bits? How could I miss that?

Keri Stevens said...

It's all in the scaffolding, Gabriella m'dear. Who says underwire just for chesties?

Not that Michelle would know anything about these things because she's naturally perky all over.

Gabriella Edwards said...

*snort* You'll have to show me!

Yes, and despite all that natural perkiness, Michelle is still so likable. What's up with that?

mrsshukra said...

Happy Birthday from Hawaii, Michelle! Fabulous birthday photo!

maered said...

A few words, painless and short,
It’s your birthday, be a sport.
At your age, you look great,
Have you been, lifting weight?

Wish you health, and all the best,
Joy and laughter, I suggest.
Happy birthday, one more time,
Times are tough; here’s a dime.

This is just to say that you, your blog and your perfect hair are awesome! Happy birthday!


Suzanne Ferrell said...

To one of my favorite bloggers about sexy men...er Romance heroes!

There once was a girl with a brain
Who thought literature a pain
She stumbpled upoin
A man with a cloth on his loin
And a fan of Romance she ramained.


robynl said...

The praises have been sung
My dear, you're looking so young
What a lovely purple gown
To go with 'Your Highness's' royal purple crown.

Happy Birthday Michelle!!!


Unknown said...

Michelle is under a Spell
With all her words of wisdom do Tell
She gets under your Skin
With Romance from Within

Becke Davis said...

Our paisana Michella,
the queen of the Bellas,
has gotten us hooked
on Romance: B(u)y the Book

Sometimes she's sweet
and sometimes she's tart
but we always can find her
at BN's Heart 2 Heart

The stories she features are
cream of the cream
with hot-blooded heroes that
make our blood steam

For Michelle's birthday my wishes
are all for the best
And a new year that's filled with
good luck and good . . .

Becke Davis said...

Okay, I know that can't compete with Rosie and Keri's contributions, or all the other wonderful verses of praise here, but I had to give it a shot.

Cindi F. said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! You look about 21 years old to me; is that correct? Kisses!

Emily S. said...

Happy Birthday Bella! I hope you have a wonderful day!

P.s. That is a lovely purple crown ;-)

Jackie said...

Happy 18th Birthday Michelle!!!

In your very sweetly innocent flapper like Princess Diana costume you remind me that Romance is inspired by simple things like the brightness in a lovers expression when their "one and only" comes into a room and judging from the picture you posted at the top of the page you are thinking of yours and have the most anticipatory expression on your face...
I am going to say that for your birthday you are going to be lavished with praise and immersed in extravagant jewelry that is befitting of your radiant beauty and witty personality. If you do not mind my saying so you could truly have a career in modeling or in front of the cameras as a leading lady in the movies... Have a good one and hold onto your humor so when tomorrow comes and your day is over you still have a reason to smile when you behold your glorious self in the mirror....

Jackie B Central Texas

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! You have a wonderful blog, I read your blog posts on google reader. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Pat Cochran said...

Today our Michelle,
is well and truly trey belle,
on her day natal!

(oh well, I tried!)


Pat Cochran

Gannon Carr said...

Michelle, you are the queen
Of fashion, romance and all things in between.
Hot men in kilts, breeches or nothing at all
Are the subjects of your chats that keep us in thrall.
Each day at RBTB is a treat with you here
So happy birthday, bella Michelle and grazie mille, m'dear!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

omg,I so need to put my kids to bed. But Bad Mom here can't stop laughing at your tributes! I'm getting younger and more beautiful by the comment!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Just so's you know...

Tomorrow's Laura Kinsale's visit boasts some generous prizes from Sourcebooks! Check em:

2 Grand Prizes: Copy of Lessons in French + Laura's entire Sourcebooks Library, including upcoming May reissue of "Uncertain Magic," + Godiva chocolates (because they're French!

5 More Prizes: Laura's complete Sourcebooks Library: Lessons in French, Seize the Fire, Midsummer Moon, Prince of Midnight

10 Extra Prizes: Copy of Lessons in French!

TJRussell said...

Well, on this wonderful day, my birthday btw, I would like to say you have a fabulous tiara, all purple and everything wonderful. I dearly wish I'd gotten one for my birthday. :-)

Sue A. said...

Michelle, I'll always remember you for your selfless generosity. I wish I was a wordsmith so I could honor you on this special day the way you should be! Luckily you're surround by authors. Let's make a great one!

Mitzi H. said...

I Will NEVER Forget Your Birthday as it falls on the same day as my (one and only) Beautiful BOY. He's 33 years old today and I swear you two could be twins.....You both are smarter than the average bear, dedicated to your family & friends, trustworthy, always on time for work, love to debate (all) issues, pay your bills on time, keep your room clean, can not say no when a friend asks for help....And most important "One of the best people anyone could wish for as a friend or a son". Happy Birthday!!!

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

Theresa N. said...

Happy Birthday!!

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Just saw your comment and I'm off to work. Email me seattlesnoops at
aol dot com

Thanks and home you had a grand day. Not sure if I won or Marilyn P or not but if I did, Cheers! xx

Anonymous said...

happy birthday u are kind and many great authors have come and by and gave great interviews
thanks very much

great prizes as always
thanks again happy new year 2010
kim h

Pam P said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! That's an interesting tiara, you'll be setting a new fashion trend.

Eva Gale said...

I don't want to be entered, I just wanted to say Happy Birthday Bella!

cara elliott said...

Another cup of coffee might bribe the Muse into more flowery language, but since she's being particularly lazy this morning, let me simply wish you many happy returns. You do the BEST blog—thanks so much for sharing your pithy humor and love of books with us all!

SheilaBee said...

How do you show Michelle love? by naming your daughter Michelle! Hope your birthday was as fabulous as you are!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Bday to a grand dame! Your look wonderful in purple.

Helen L.

Unknown said...

i really love this blog:))

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from warm Arizona-I think we have th warmest temperature this week. It is really nice outside
Hope you get all you want on your birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, oh awesome, all knowing purple lady.

Rose G.