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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's My Birthday Today!

Today is my birthday, and my dear sweet dh started early (Major Bonus POINTS) by giving me my card last night (aha early shopping...additional bonus points). It is hilarious. On the front it says," A long, long time ago..." in a Star Wars manor...and when you open it, it plays the theme from Star Wars and says, "you were born." It is a riot. And he is so cute, he played it this morning when I was coming down the stairs like I was Miss America!

My bff, Mandy, is taking me to a brand-spankin'-new mall today. I think it opened about a week ago! Neither of us really has any extra cash, but we just want to check it out, have lunch, and goof off.

I like to take a picture of myself on my birthday. I'll do a lo about it, too. I started a lo last night but I got a whopper of a migraine which severely interrupted my night. However, I do believe that a celebratory day of scrapping is in order...perhaps tomorrow? Not sure what the fam has planned for tonight!

I'm sharing two things with you I found recently on my blogging adventures. I absolutely love this freebie created by Andrea so I have included a link for you in case you didn't see it yet. You may know her as Boyervillescraps. Check out Andrea's free kit

As a fan of Chris Daughtry from the day he opened his mouth on AI for the very first time, I have been sorely disappointed in the contestants until I saw David Cook. Holy Schnikes (a line from my favorite movie, "Tommy Boy")! He is one talented dude!

Want to see a star being born? Watch this video!

Now, did you know today is the 50th anniversary of Tab Mad Libs. Have you ever played those? My best friend in high school, Terry, and I used to play them all the time. I guess we were dorky! LOL! But the game I remember the most is when she used every form of the F-word to fill in the mad lib. We laughed and nearly peed ourselves. I guess as it was completely forbidden, it made it funnier. I'd type it, but I don't want to be completely offensive on my blog. You can use your imagination to make the noun "F" into verbs, adverbs and such.

One more garden saga:

I was attacked by Fire Ants again. Innocently leaning over to examine a stupid cigarette butt thrown by an errant passer-by, I had my hand on the ground to brace myself and felt the tell-tale burning sensation. When I looked down there were about five on my hand and WORSE, there was an army attacking my shoe and crawling up my pants leg. I felt a sting on my ankle as I was madly wiping them off my hands and feet and pants. This was a sneak attack. No mound. No warning. I drowned that bed in fire ant killer. I"m sure I killed all their aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, friends and assorted remaining relatives and all future generations. I sucked down two benadryl and my regular allergy pill and tried not to notice the cottony feeling growing in my throat and the numbing of the back of my tongue. I really was not in the mood for a trip to the ER. This of course, caused me to start to hyperventilate. I'm such a dork. To calm myself down, I looked up remedies for fire ant bites, which includes washing the remaining poison off your hands (I did) and applying ice to control the swelling (I did). That appears to have worked two ways...calming me down, giving the benadryl time to work and it did keep the swelling down.

And finally, can you guess my age? If you can, I will give you a little freebie I made. It's an embellie, and it's a surprise, and no you won't hurt my feelings if you guess what you really think.


Barb said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great day!

I loooooove David Cook! He's a star already!

evitangel said...

thanks for stopping by and happy, happy birthday to you!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday and I make it a point to never guess a woman's age after the age of 21!!! We are all young and beautiful women in my eyes.

Those fire ants can do some serious damage. You must live further south to have those. They are bad here in Florida, but they were worse in Georgia for some odd reason.

Have a Great DAY!!!!!!!!!!

Sassy said...

I hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Have a joyous birthday!!

Char @ DigiScrapChat said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a terrific day! And glad the Fire Ant attack wasn't worse...

I'm totally awful at guessing ages, but I'm going to say 29, cause I like that number! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm a day late, but Happy Birthday!!!! I'll guess 28??

Loved the story of your DH and the card. DH bought me a musical card one year, we still have it and bring it out for an airing once in a while :o)

movefearlessly said...

happy birthday - hope u have a wonderful day - stay out of the garden! can't guess ages - have a rule against that!

DawnMarch said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you had a great day!

onehm said...

I hope that your birthday was EXCELLENT! ;) Tell your hubby that card sounds amazing!

Melanie said...

Im so sorry I missed your birthday Leigh. Sounds like you had a great day.

I had a giggle at the card, cheeky DH.