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Hi, friends.  Adam sent me a hilarious picture of a little dog.   We like funny looking animals.  So I was playing on my phone and adjusted it a bit.   Enjoy!

Birthday Boy

It’s a birthday boy!

Hipster Dog

I totally knew about this dog, like, months ago before anyone else knew about it…

Balla

He’s a balla, yo.

Diva

Diiiiivaaaaa!

Funny Little Dog: A Variation on a Theme

You’ll understand in 6 minutes

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Aw, shucks, brother.

Aw, shucks, brother.

I’ve been a bit late today on the post because I had to draw this for…….OUR BIRTHDAY!!!!   I say our because I have a twin brother.  And yes, I am the older twin.  By 6 minutes.  But anyway that gives me older sibling authority, as a self-declared privilege.  I think it’s written somewhere, too.

Anyway, a thing I like to do sometimes is tell my brother things and say he’ll understand in 6 minutes when he’s old enough.  Ok, honestly I haven’t done that too much but sometimes I’ll pull that one out.  This cattoon represents that.   Plus, he actually got to eat his cake at the same time as me…I’m not that bossy.

Another funny story: my mom loves that scene in the movie City Slickers where Billy Crystal’s mom calls him in the  middle of the night at the time he was born to recant the tale of his birth.  I mean, my mom really loves it.  She threatens to do it to us every year (since I was born at 4:44 am and he was born at 4:50 am) but I don’t think she actually ever has.  But I have.  Muahahahah.  I called my brother last year and set my alarm to call this year but decided to just text him instead since I was too tired to talk. Hahha.  The message went like so….

Too tired to call but almost happy birthday too me.  …..then you!  Happy Birthday! 

It was a little early, as you can tell so I lost my discretion with my “o” usage.

Anyway, Happy Birthday to US!

P.S. If you’re interested in the video, here it is…

I never really wanted this as a present but if I did, this is how it would have been.

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Oh, boy!

Oh, boy!

As the title says, I totally never wanted a pony as a present (although I did horseback riding for a pretty long while there).  However, I imagined what it would have been like if I did want a pony.  And it would have been awesome.

Best birthday party, EVER!

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Champagne and caviar dreams.

Champagne and caviar dreams.

 

Last weekend Adam and I drove the hour or so to his cousins’ house for their beautiful daughter’s first birthday party.  She was cute and sweet, walking like a champ around the several elderly folk there.  No, they weren’t grandparents; just the friendly retirees from the neighborhood.

One guy left saying, “It’s too early for cocktails and too late for a nap, so it’s not a good time for me.”  Hahaha.  The party wasn’t all that wild I suppose, and most of the guests left after an hour, BUT…it was still the best party ever.

Namely, it was because Adam’s cousins recognized that this party needed a balance of baby and adult fun.  Yes, there was a fluffy party hat; yes, there was another baby there; yes, there was a cute cake in the shape of a one; and yes, there was champagne.

That’s right.  Champagne.  Best. Idea. For a baby’s party. Ever.

Bonus: because most of the guests went home for a nap there was champagne to spare for little old me.

Looks like someone had a biiiiiirthdaaaaaaay!

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Put on your party pants, people!
Put on your party pants, people!

 

That’s right, I married a younger man.  Gasp!/Oh, snap!  And today we are now the same age again for 4 months and 2 days.  Note: I did not make Adam wear a funny hat, nor did I steal his birthday cake.  But I imagine Duncan would if it was Smudge’s birthday.  And, ok, ok, I’ll admit when Adam opened the Good ‘n’ Plentys that his brother got him, I did ask him if I could have some even before he opened them.  But at least I asked him first.

Bonus for the weekend was that Adam’s brother came into town to celebrate with us.  I have detailed the exciting events below using my cell phone.

 

Lee and I are a like a tornado of instant gratification.

Lee and I are a like a tornado of instant gratification.

 

Firstly, this program I downloaded for my cell phone is rad.  That being said, Lee and I started out on Friday as I picked him up from the airport and we went shopping for presents for Adam.  A bit late?  Perhaps.  Still able to be accomplished?  Yes.

I knew of two major things I wanted to get…but when Adam came home from work, there were about 15 items on the table for him to open between what Lee and I got him, ranging from emergency solar/crank-powered radio/flashlight/usb charger, to Good ‘n’ Plentys, to honey, to POM juice, etc.  But, in our defense, these are all things Adam would love and appreciate.  And he did.  So there.  We finished up the evening chatting and with me falling asleep on the couch while they had brother time.  Big surprise on my part.

 

Yum

Yum

 

Then we got up leisurely and went to breakfast.  The reason our eyes are all squinty is not because it was bright or we were hung over but that it’s hard to make tiny dots on my cell phone screen.

 

Lookin' good, Adam!

Lookin' good, Adam!

 

We then took a trip to REI, one of the only stores Adam can stand to browse in.  Because it’s awesome.  It’s all outdoorsy and the sales are pretty decent.  See, I usually get way engrossed while browsing in stores; it caters to my ADD tendencies and I focus in on seeing every item.  Needless to say, Adam doesn’t shop that way and gets a bit annoyed with me when we go into stores.  With this store it’s different and Adam had fun.  He got some birthday hiking boots, which leads to the next part of the adventure…

 

Someone mistook us for a pack of wild animals.

Someone mistook us for a pack of wild animals.

 

We went hiking.  Woo!  Nothing much to say about that except I ran a little experiment.  I like to say hi to people as we pass them; you know, a little shared moment of “hey, we’re all hiking and enjoying the outdoors together, man.”  I generally expect some sort of acknowledgment from people but I’d say that 90% of people ignored me.  In the words of Michelle Tanner, “How rude!”

 

Scrumtrelescent

Scrumtrelescent

 

We came home and got all dolled up for dinner and then we went to dinner.  It was very tasty and had a good atmosphere.  When I awkwardly asked the server if they do anything for birthdays, things got ugly.  Well, not entirely, but he came back and said his manager asked him if Adam’s birthday was today or not.  Since this was Saturday and not today, we said so.  He then said that they only give free dessert if it’s the actual birthday.  F’real?  That’s a load of crap if you ask me.  Do we really look that deviant that we would try to pretend our way to a free dessert?  Perhaps so…but we weren’t this time.

 

This is how happy Adam WOULD have looked if he got free dessert.

This is how happy Adam WOULD have looked if he got free dessert.

 

‘Nuff said.

 

GAAAARRRGH!

GAAAARRRGH!

 

The evening ended with Adam and Lee competing against each other on Gran Turismo.  Adam loves this game and plays it for hours on end.  He is teaching his brother the ins and outs of it so that he has a new gaming buddy.  I’m cool with this because he’s gonna play it anyway and at least I don’t have to pretend like I’m listening when he tells me about the cars in the game and stuff in the races.  Sorry, but it’s true.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love you and though this wasn’t the most exciting of birthdays, you’re set on candy and random stuff for a while and got a bit of exercise, family time, gaming, and food!  Couldn’t be better, if you ask me.

I’m writing this post from the future…

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Rawr.

Rawr.

Oh, crap.  No I’m not, I meant to say that I’m writing this post for the future.  Less exciting, more true.

(WARNING…extreme ADD tendencies below, jumping all over the place to tie together some sort of incoherent theme – turn back now if you dislike how my brain operates)

So it’s actually Friday night and I just got off the phone with my friend Sarah, discussing what we were going to eat for dinner.  As I popped another Cadbury  Mini-Egg into my chomper, I told her how I’m postponing dinner now that I’ve eaten a bit.  P.S. – I did not buy $47 dollars worth of fresh and delicious chocolates (this was how it was described on Amazon, hahaha).  I did, however, get scammed into spending more than I wanted to on stupid candy at CVS; that place lures you in with it being all new and having the latest and greatest “As Seen on TV” end caps.  Then they grab you by the whatever-you-have and take your dolla dolla bills.

The reason I chose this drawing to post today is that I am now in Ohio (or will be by the time this is posted….writing in the future is weird…) for Adam’s mom’s birthday!   Woo!  Happy Birthday!!  It was a surprise (still is at this time…again, really weird) so I couldn’t post this yesterday (tomorrow) or else she may have been tipped off.  Surprises are so fun!

I assume that we had cake at this shindig to end all shindigs so I present this cupcake monster as modeled off of Adam’s extraordinary love of all things sweet, specifically, cake, cupcakes, gummy orange slices, dark chocolate, Milk-Duds, spiced gum drops, old-timey jelly beans (*gag*), etc.  I called him a cupcake monster when he was ravenously consuming cupcakes and not giving me attention.  I hope that I got/get to call Adam a cupcake monster yesterday/tomorrow.

I too have a sweet tooth.  I was really good for a while about focusing this adoration of treats on fruit, which I also love  and is probably much better than eating candy as a dinner substitute.  This has come to a bit of a screeching halt and a 180; I am turning into a candy monster!!  With all the sweets I do like, I don’t actually like cake that much.  I mean, if it’s there and not dry or has nasty frosting I’ll eat it.  I just won’t go looking for it.  However, my friend Lauren made a…get ready for it…funfetti cake with funfetti frosting!!!!  Who knew such a thing even existed!  I knew about the funfetti cake but to my joy I got to experience the moist (sorry if you hate that word…an oddly disproportionate amount of people do) and exciting combination of the two together.  It. Was. Magical.

With all this talk about sweets and a whole dedicated drawing, I’d totally be embarrassed if this birthday event turns out to be a no-cake event.

Did I mention that included in my favorite movies are Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate factory?   Yes, I have love for both, if you were wondering.  Also, I would love to live in that big room with candy everywhere.  It’s my secret fantasy dream goal.

Ok, enough rambling.  I think I need to go balance the sugar pulsing through my arteries with some real food now.