Tuesday, January 13, 2009

10 Things Birthday!

Apparently linear isn't going to work for me. My brain is still scrambled from so much fun. I'll probably do more than one of these today. Tonight I'll do some pictures. I know it's what the public wants and I'm working on it, I promise.

1. Zelda came all the way here to surprise me. I was so surprised I may have cried a little. I don't know how she did it, her whole corner of the internet was in on it - Chrome, Gert, MGirl, Seth (does Seth have a web site?), Facebook. Worked like a charm, I never guessed. She stayed until midday yesterday so the party rocked right on.

2. MamaKizz, SoDivine, Queen Bee and Pony Express worked like dogs with me on Saturday to put the finishing touches on the place. Curtains were ironed, toilets were brushed, floors were mopped. What is that line from Annie? "Make it shine like the top of the Chrysler Building!" And we did.

3. There were two cakes and both were delicious. One was ChemE's recipe executed by Pony Express and then MamaKizz made a German Chocolate cake with that delicious nuts and coconut frosting that I could eat with a spoon. You know it's going to be a good day when you're scrubbing the bathroom with one of your best friends and your mom comes in and feeds you a spoonful of frosting.

4. The only other person who cried (I think) was MusicKid. Can't blame him, there were a lot of people around and it was a little overwhelming.

5. I'm pretty sure that every single performer did something they'd never done before. They were all fabulous. We covered torch songs to puppets to talk of colonoscopies. I sang, I danced, I laughed so hard I should have brought a change of underwear.

6. I told people not to bring presents but they didn't listen. I got a few pieces of beautiful jewelry, some hilarious gag gifts, a couple of movies and some disposable cameras to use during the evening plus a photo album to collect them in. Flashes flashing all over the evening.

7. Did I mention that there were over 30 people in attendance? This thing was huge! I've never thrown a party that big before. Due to weather and health complications there were a few cancelations, too. Can you imagine what it would have been like if everyone had been able to come?

8. Kath made (and transported to both venues) Bailey's Hot Chocolate. I have only one question for her: Why have we not had that before? That was delicious!

9. Speaking of things to drink, the gentleman at the wine store suggested half a bottle of champagne per person so I bought a case for the discount, knowing that we'd have some left over. Yeah, if by some you mean about one bottle. So I'm guessing everyone enjoyed my choices.

10. I had fun. So, so much fun. As Chrome said to me this morning, "let's do it again!
(But not soon...I need a rest!)" Amen, my sister.


  1. Sniff! I'm crying because I COULDN'T be there (and, looking back, it's a good thing I didn't try. The weather was so bad Saturday into Sunday that I may have only been getting home today, you know?).

    I'm SO happy you had a wonderful time. No one deserves it more.

  2. OH Lawd but it was a brilliant EVERYTHING. I was so excited to execute the surprise. So excited to meet your peeps. I doubt I'll ever get over MamaKizz and SoDivine. Those two....QueenBee needs some time with your tiara for that trip.
    I guess we all have to go back to work today. I guess we do.

  3. Sounds like a complete success!