Tag Archives: birthday

Today you are you

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One cake
Two cake
Red cake
Blue cake

Black cake
Blue cake
Old cake
New cake

This rhyme might have worked for fish,
But not so much for birthday wish…
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Seven come eleven

It’s 7-11 Day — free Slurpees for everyone!

I just discovered a 7-11 down the street.

(It only took me nine years to find it.)

March Madness is…

march madness

  1. Having a panic attack mid-afternoon when you fear you may have missed one of the Sweet 16 games.
  2. Breathing a huge sigh of relief when you realize they don’t begin until after 7pm ET. Geez.
  3. Keeping your birthday open because you don’t know the game schedule yet.
  4. Wishing the games would just get here…and wanting them to last forever, all at the same time.
  5. Being grateful every day that you are an alum of the University of Kentucky!

GO BIG BLUE! #BBN #TIMEFORNINE

Sweet Sixteen

Happy Birthday to my amazing cockapoo dog Rory!

At 16 years young, you’re still the leader of the pack.

Love you!

85 and counting

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A very happy 85th birthday to Bob Newhart, my favorite TV psychologist, innkeeper, Papa Elf and librarian!

Funny is funny is funny.  — Bob Newhart

Sticky celebration

The Sticky Egg is 5 years old today!

(All gifts accepted — cash, checks, gift cards, candy…especially candy.)

Thanks for sticking with me all these years!

Will it go round…

I know today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Day. I pay my respects and send my love.

But for lunch today, I had the good fortune to have a popcorn ball.

popcorn balls It was part of a popcorn-themed gift basket that my brother and sister-in-law generously gave me for my birthday.  I fully expected to find different flavors of popcorn in the box, but the popcorn balls were a sweet, sweet surprise. Our family used to make them from scratch for Halloween when I was a kid.  I have burned my hands many a time shaping those popcorn balls.

Good times.

I just did a quick Google search — there is a National Popcorn Day in January, but no individual celebration for the popcorn ball itself.

Oughta be a law.

 

Punking a prankster

For those of you following up on yesterday’s post, I played a prank on my best friend this weekend that was 30 years in the making.

john james youngShe tricked me into believing that she was dating John James, star of the TV drama Dynasty, when we first met in college. We have laughed at the memory over the years, but I finally found the right moment — and resources — to give her a little payback.

Her family planned a surprise birthday party for her on Friday, and I flew in as part of the festivities. Bad weather delayed the actual party, which meant my little surprise became the appetizer.

I told her I was dating someone new — ‘John’ — but was purposely vague on details.

Then my phone rang.

The actual John James was the on the other end of the line.  I had found his manager’s number, and John graciously agreed to be a part of my “wonderful, evil plot” to get back at Caroline.

John and I chatted briefly to establish our relationship, and then I passed the phone to Caroline, speaker on so I could listen to her ‘pass judgment’ on the new guy.

She soon complimented him on his ‘radio voice’ and asked if he had worked in media.  He ‘fessed up to being a producer and an actor, cleverly mentioning he once performed in the musical Promises, Promises near her hometown (where their photo was taken oh-so-many years ago).

She soon realized they knew the same musical director who conducted the same show at the same theatre…Wait a minute, who did you say you were?  

She believed he was the real John James quickly enough, and even thought we were dating for a moment.

To the victor go the spoils!

John James CarolineA huge thanks to John James for making my redemption possible.

The best laid plans part deux

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The party’s over…

It was a day late, but twice as fun. I donned a tiara, a sash — Miss Cellany, cause I do love a good play on words — and jewels courtesy of the woman of the hour.

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The setting was beautifully adorned and the speeches hilarious and heartfelt.

I am so tired I may have to leave it at that.

The best laid plans

It was the 50th birthday party that didn’t happen.

Well, not as planned.

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I flew to Cincinnati today to attend a surprise party for my best friend from college.  Her family had gone all out, and she was totally in the dark.

Then the weather dumped its own surprise on us — ice and snow that made the roads too dangerous.

So we had to reschedule the party for Saturday and let her in on it.

Poop.

A smaller group of us ended up at her next door neighbors house tonight for an impromptu dinner, which was loads of fun…so really, she is getting TWO parties.

Surprise!!