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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

TT: Happy Birthday To Mememe

Thursday Thirteen Awesome Graphic

Thirteen Things about Rashenbo #3
TT Edition #72 12/21/06

Today is my birthday. So, I'll just make a post for 13 all about me and my presents and whatever tickles my fancy.

1. From my husband: A Keurig Special Edition B60 coffee pot. It's one of these machines that has little cups and I can have coffee... and tea... and hot chocolate... it's SOOO cool.

My cool coffee machine

2. My husband was reading my blog and saw a reference to the new Lecter book... so he got me: (I'll be following up with a review soon!)


3. The next thing my husband got me is a $15.00 gift certificate to itunes to get more music for my ipod!!! :) What should I get? No folk... no rap...

4. My mother is sending me a $100 gift certificate to Michael's to buy some scrapbooking supplies so I can try my hand at scrapbooking... course... I may not actually buy scrapbooking supplies *wink*

5. Work gave me the panic day from hell. I had this great idea that I'd wake up, get the kids on the bus, then slide back in bed and sleep in till 8:30 and then wake up, shower and THEN get to work... but no... 7:30 I get a crisis call and ended being the flame controller on about a dozen issues till about 5:40 this evening. Nothing like your morning shower at 6pm and boy did I need that shower. There is a reason deodorant exists.

6. A birthday memory from my past... I remember my 18th birthday so well. First off, it was the first birthday with my husband. He bought me the crappiest sweater he could find. Wow... it was terrible, I nearly shocked myself to death it built up so much static with its fake chenille (sic?) powers. Anyway, my mother gave me the best Christmas card ever that year... it was a rip off of a romance book and I laughed so hard. I still remember that card. Then she made me my FAVORITE cake - devil's food cake with cherry pie filling and then iced with melted hershey bars... oh yeah. Unfortunately, I had the flu. In true teenager fashion - I couldn't let it hold me back. I remember throwing up in the kitchen sink moments before I strolled out the door to spend the evening with my boyfriend and friends at a party. (Yes.... I wasn't nearly as smart then as I am now. I also recovered so much faster.)

7. One year I really, REALLY, wanted a particular book. I believe it was a Dean Koontz book... anyway. My mom gives me my present and I'm totally excited... I rip off the paper and I say, "oh yes, I wanted this. Thank you, mo..." and then I looked at the cover... it was a book I ALREADY HAD! Oh... the pain. I tried not to let my face show my expression... I know I failed my mom said, "what? I thought that was the one you wanted - you were so excited." And then... she started laughing her ass off and told me to open it up. It was the book I wanted and she grabbed the book cover off my old book and switched it. All she could say through her laughter was, "you should have seen your face".

8. My 21st birthday was six weeks after the birth of my first daughter. If you've delivered children you know what the six week mark signifies... nuff said.

9. This year I got myself a new blog layout. I really like it... What do you think?

10. I signed myself up for a membership at Backspace The Writer's Place.

11. Anyone who has a birthday so close to Christmas knows the joy that is the "combined gift". Yeah... you gift givers know who you are... Hi Rashenbo... I hear it's your birthday... Happy Birthday AND Merry Christmas... here's a mug for ya, it's for both ha ha ha. I'm over it now and really don't mind... but it's tough on the kiddos and teens can be real resentful of it. Even if they tell you it's ok. Unless it's a car, or a trip to Paris, or a new computer... it's not ok...

12. I came home on Christmas day, December 25th, 1976 in a large red stocking from the hospital. My mother still has that stocking in her hope chest. I have my very first winter cap... it's this red knitted thing - it's in my cedar chest... with my signed Spiderman comic... yes, it was the REAL spiderman, not some faker dressed in costume... :P~~~~

13. I'm really looking forward to my year in the realm of "30". I think it's an interesting place and I am looking forward to meeting my fellow 30'ers. Naturally, we are the best age ever... as anyone born in 1976 knows. Those other years only want to be as cool as we are... and if you didn't know... that's the year of the DRAGON... by far the coolest. You tigers just think you are cool. Neiner, neiner, neiner.

Oh, I found this great site today and I wanted to share this blogger with you guys. His blog is awesome. I think I'll keep him for my own and call him George. I was laughing so hard I almost snorted my beer... and that would NOT have been good... although, it might have made for an interesting post! :)


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42 Comments:

Blogger Lindsay said...

happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Rashenbo,
Happy Birthday to you...

my TT is up too

9:21 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Again, happy birthday!

Neat memories here, babe. LOVE the swapped out book covers. Not going near the 6-week thing... *wink*

9:23 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Mikala said...

Happy Birthday!

Happy TT!

I'm up!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm wishing for number one for Christmas myself. Happy Thursday!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Laughing Muse said...

Happy birthday!!

If you like female vocalists and composers, look into the single off of Lisa Gerrard's "The Silver Tree".

9:38 PM  
Blogger Airam said...

Happy Birthday!

And thank you for visiting my TT #2!!

Yours is great!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous kristarella said...

Happy birthday!

That book thing is hilarious, I can't imagine my mum doing something like that!

10:23 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Happy Birthday!

your #8 cracked me up!

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Chickadee said...

Yea, I would imagine that it sucks to have a birthday so close to Christmas. I dont have any friends with birthdays close to the holidays, but if I did, they would NOT get the combined gift!

My 13 are up.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Never That Easy said...

Happiest Birthday Wishes!

I love the idea of you coming home in a big stocking (and that your mom still has it... aw)!

And your new layout rocks, btw.

:)

10:48 PM  
Blogger Gette said...

Six weeks! Woot!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

well happy birthday to you. my 1st born's was the 19th.
thanks for visiting my tt.

10:53 PM  
Blogger elementaryhistoryteacher said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Happy Birthday!
Here's to your next 30 years!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

I'm 30--plus a few years! Great list. The cake story could be developed into a short story (include the recipe) if you haven't done that already.

Thanks for visiting my TT, and Happy Birthday.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Duchess said...

Happy Birthday. Love the idea that you came home from the hospital in a Stocking!

Happy TT

4:41 AM  
Blogger Sanni said...

*singing* "Happy Birthday to you, Haaappy Biiirthday tooo yooooooou..."

Good for you you canĀ“t hear this =)
May all you dreams come true!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,
San
P.S.: Please visit my TT #6 - Thanks a lot!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
I loved the memory of your mom and the book. That is PRICELESS!!!!
Thanks for stopping by my T13.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

6:18 AM  
Blogger i am jen [with1n] said...

Happiest of Birthday's to you!!!
I am so loving that coffee maker...I made the Mudslide Coffee the other night! It was great! Hoping all of your wishes come true!!
Thanks for visiting, and Happy TT!!

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anele said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Great memories and I love the coffee pot!

My TT is up too!

Hugs,
A. xox

7:02 AM  
Blogger Zmrzlina said...

Happy birthday :-)

And we share a TT item this week.

Oh, and check out Vienna Teng when you visit iTunes. She is amazing.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Happy birthday to you!

I couldn't comment last week because blogger was acting up - surprise surprise LOL

8:06 AM  
Anonymous colleen said...

I love the part about coming home in a red stocking! Have a great birthday.

Mine are leaving crumbs.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Happy Birthday!

I've never had a baby... what does the six week mark signify? Something unpleasant I'm guessing.

8:34 AM  
Blogger JO said...

happy birthday! and merry christmas!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Fun list! Happy birthday.

Thanks for stopping by She Lives.

And Merry Christmas. (They should always have separate gifts.)

10:05 AM  
Blogger Rene said...

Happy birthday! Funny, I almost bought that coffee maker the other day, but decided to wait and think about it.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

$100 gift card to Michaels!!!

*drooling*

Lucky girl.

Happy Birthday!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

Happy Birthday!!! My birthday was yesterday and my husband's birthday is Christmas Day - so I can totally relate to the combined gifts! lol

Thanks for coming by my blog - I hope you had a great day yesterday (and today!)

1:36 PM  
Blogger Wylie Kinson said...

Hey Rashenbo - I'm returning the visit. First, Happy Birthday! I'm a Dec babe too (as is my first born) so I know what those combined prezzies are about. And I am SO NOT OVER it.
Loved your memories list. Brought back a few of my own!
Dean Koontz's 'Watchers' is one of my all time faves!!
Notice you're from MN. I grew up in Thunder Bay, ON - just over the border and spent many long weekends in Duluth. A REAL vacation was going to Minneapolis. Ahhh, good times.

1:51 PM  
Blogger N. Mallory said...

Happy Birthday. :)

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Sophisticated Writer said...

Happy Birthday! And you have such great gifts! Happy TT!

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Janet said...

#7 cracked me UP!!! Happy Birthday :-)

2:33 PM  
Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

First off, Happy Birthday!!!!!! Second, Yes, I love the blog design. The picture of the moon is awesome. Love your list. The coming home in a stocking is so sweet. My birthday is December 5th, so I know what you mean about the combo gift. Have a wonderful birthday and a very Merry Christmas!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Joy Renee said...

oh, the gotcha with the bookcover was priceless.

i watched a nephew grow up with that birthday/xmas issue so i feel for you. sorta. because on the other hand, i grew up in a home that did not celebrate either. which is why it is so hard for me to find the holiday spirit each year.

but I made a stab at it with my TT this week, by playing Santa with a collection of web gems--fun or useful things that are free.

And thanks to your nod to Fireflies in the Clouds, I am feeling jolly too. His post on baby products just about gave me an out of body experience.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

A good TT list. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Firefly said...

Thanks for coming by my blog for a visit. Happy Birthday! Thirty's not so bad. I just turned forty-one. I think the most difficult birthday for me was my twentieth birthday. I realized I wasn't a teenager anymore and mourned over that for a while. Don't ask me why. It just seemed sad at the time. After twenty, every birthday is easy. You just accept that you can't continue being a teenager. Year after year after year... ;p

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Barbara H. said...

Happy Birthday!!

LOL @ #7!! I'm sure your mom had a great time pulling that off!

Sounds like some neat birthday gifts!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous she said...

Bonne Fete.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Caledonia said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I'm a December baby too!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Snarkattack said...

My bad! I'm so sorry, I've not been keeping up with your excellent blog. But a very happy birthday dear writer-blog pal!!!

3:56 AM  

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