Thursday, February 22, 2007

13 Things That Make Today a Happy Birthday!

Today is the day I turn 35! Following are a few things that are making this one hell of a celebration!

1. Free Caribou Coffee!! They emailed me a coupon, so I can’t wait to enjoy my caffeine high – for FREE!! I wonder if that includes extra espresso shots?

2. No snow! After a barrage of snow this winter – including another bout of the evil white Winter’s spawn last weekend – it was 60 degrees today. It all melted! No snow on my birthday! The angels are singing!

3. Dairy Queen ice cream cake – Best freaking ice cream cake ever! The gooey chocolate, the crunchy chocolate middle. Oh yeah, baby! This is my birthday cake every year!

4. All new Grey’s Anatomy! They’re not really going to kill Meredith off are they? ARE THEY?!!!

5. Unexpected presents – A Starbucks gift card from Andrea, complete with coffee mugs; a coffee clock from Heather, plus an iTunes gift card! I freaking love presents! And my friends rock!

6. Eli, my 4-year-old, has promised to give me the biggest, Biggest, BIGGEST kiss EVER!! I can’t wait!

7. Eric is going to give me a massage . . . with the Smitten! Woo hoo!!

8. Eric has promised to cut his hair short and let me call him Went the whole day. I think he’s kidding, but isn’t he sweet to indulge my unhealthy obsession?

9. I left my birthday celebration with my friends the other night with a purple chianti mustache. Now that’s the sign of a good party!

10. Chocolate nachos! Cheeseburger in Paradise, here I come!

11. Laptop computer – My sweet, sweet husband bought me a laptop computer!! Can we afford it? No! Did he have to put it on credit card(s)? Yes! Do I care? Hell no! I’m getting a f*cking computer!!

12. I took the children in for haircuts, and they were actually well-behaved! Now that is not only a nice gift, it’s a miracle! It could have had something to do with the fact that their respective stylists were holding them in place, but still!

13. My blog friends! This last year, I have made some amazing friends, which I never expected when starting a blog. Here are some of their wonderful birthday presents: Look at what Morgen gave me! And Sadie! And Desert Songbird! And Sanni’s tribute brought tears to my eyes!

I love all of you!!! Thank you for helping make this the best birthday ever!!

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Raggedy said...

Thursday Thirteen has come to an end.
I have enjoyed my visits here and consider us friends.
Thank you for sharing your thirteens with me.
The comments you left me filled me with glee.
It is hard to believe it is really true.
I am trying very hard to not be blue.
Happy TT'ing!
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YoungMommy said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am so glad you had a fantastic day!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Happy Purrthday! Ice CREAM sounds yummy...Mmmmmmm!

scribbit said...

Peanut buster parfaits . . . . drool . . .yum

Happy birthday.

Lizza said...

Came over from sweet Sanni.

Happy birthday, Neila! Sure looks like you're having a great day.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Char said...

Happy Birthday! Did you hear that 35 is the new 21? Go celebrate.

Matt-Man said...

A most Happy Birthday to you Neila. Clink Clink and Cheers!!

Maggie said...

Congrats on the new laptop. SWEEEEEET!

you must take pictures of your new baby and show us. I hope the vacuum doesn't get jealous!

Desert Songbird said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Neila! Live it up today (and the rest of the week) - you deserve it!

BTW, you must get photos of the Great Eli Kiss - it's sure to be one for the history books!

Morgen said...

Hot Freakin' Happy Birthday!
A new laptop AND free coffee!!!
You deserve all the best on this day, and everyday!
My TT is dedicated to why I love you, my friend, at
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Jenny said...

Happy Birthday girl! You deserve a wonderful one and enjoy every second of it!

Sadie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

I LOVE DQ ice cream cake too! It's my FAVORITE.

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A.J.Reams said...

Happy Birthday. Wow, free coffee, a laptop and a massage with a smitten (yes, I had to click the link. I had no idea what it was.) Could the day get any better for you?

SQT said...

Awww Neila, you deserve it. A new laptop! Woo Hoo!

If I had thought of it (and how thoughtless of me not to) I would have put a tribute to you on my blog; something Wentworth Miller. All Wentworth all the time. Okay, that really would've been for me, but it would have been a great excuse.

Happy happy birthday!

Sparky Duck said...

Happy Birthday! Though lets not forget you are older then me :)

#3-Coldstone cakes are tastier
#4-Doubtful but not out of the question
#8 Eric is very understanding, er I mean Went is very understanding.
10-CiP Rocks
11.Laptops Rock more!

lisa said...

A very happy birthday to you!

Peanut said...

happy birthday!!!

NAncy said...

HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday.

No, they did not kill her off, but I cried thru the whole episode.

That coffee sounds awesome!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Great list! Hope you had a wonderful day. :)