Thursday, March 26, 2009

You Say It's Your Birthday...



On a chilly March night thirty-five twenty-five years ago, a very pregnant woman stood in the kitchen talking to her friend on the phone. She was 10 days overdue (can you imagine??? I would DIE!!!) Suddenly, a gush of warm water hit the floor...her baby (me)had finally decided to show up. Late and with a messy floor. Not much has changed. Eight hours later, that woman had enough contractions to head to the hospital. There she begged the doctor to administer a general anesthetic. (Epidurals were not to be had in Michigan at that time.) The nurse begged the woman not to do general anesthsia, but the woman was not to be deterred. So finally, the anesthetic was administered and the lady conked out. The next thing she remembered, she was in the hallway at the hospital, and a little basinette was next to her. In it was a giant, pink shrimp. That's how she remembers it, at least. And then she fell back asleep. The next morning she awoke refreshed and renewed, having slept through the entire thing. Lucky girl. And the giant shrimp turned out to be the most beautiful, wonderful, awesome baby ever born, at least that's how I remember it. And I was there, so I should know.

So that is the story of my arrival on Earth. Thanks for everything, Mom.

And now on to the good stuff. The presents. What did you get me? Here is what I got you...

It's just a few of my favorite things: Chocolate covered marzipan, Blockbuster gift card, homemade soaps, George Clooney, ColorStay lipstick in a nice neutral color, cute spring socks, and Twilight sweethearts. These may or may not be left over from Valentine's Day, but I found them at Blockbuster a few days ago while buying the gift card, so if they are, don't blame me! In order to be complete, this gift pack should really contain Coke and cheesecake too, but they don't ship well. Sorry.

So that's the birthday loot. And guess what? Most of you don't even have to do anything to win these presents! Everyone who has commented on my blog during the fabulous month of March will be automatically entered into the drawing for these fine prizes. However, to boost your chances ever so slightly, everyone who comments on my blog today (on any of my posts) will get an extra entry. In case you're not good at math, that means TWO for some of you!!! Your odds are getting better. It's my way of saying thank you to all my loyal readers, friends, bliends, and blesbians. And to encourage the lurkers and blurkers, those of you who lend your support in a more...silent way, you can win too. Just come out of hiding today and say hi (and hopefully tell me how you found my blog), and you'll be automatically entered as well. So to make things clear: Already commented? Entered. Commenting today? Entered. No comments? You suck.

I will be announcing the winner of the birthday hoard of gifts tomorrow morning just before I head out of town for my birthday getaway to warmer climates.

Best of luck to you, and THANK YOU for being there for me. You're the BEST! (And yes, I mean YOU.)

p.s. I know I said I wanted a German chocolate cake, but on second thought...


35 comments:

Shauna said...

AWESOME!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)
♥ HUGS :)

Chelsea said...

Tom Selleck's chest hair looks yummy!

Happy birthday! I hope it's a fabulous one!!

Logan said...

Hi. My name is Logan. And I am a "Little Pink Houses" blurker.

Happy Birthday!

tiburon said...

Count me in!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kami said...

Brilliant...a giveaway on your birthday! Haaaappy Birthday Arianne!

ps. good luck to Kelly...and I thought I was bad about my birthday. I got nothin' on you. :)

Mindi said...

hb to my lovely arianne!

i would like one thick slice of the selleck--chest hair or 'stache, preferrably.

rock it out and we'll party tomorrow!

Martha H. said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope it's a fabulous day and that you do something fun.

Tiffany said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a great idea. I hope you have the best day ever, including an appearance by The Selleck himself.

André said...

That George Clooney cake looks a bit more like Mr. Selleck. Is there a Ferrari hidden in the cake?

erica said...

Happy Birthday!

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

Can you make that cake for me on my birthday? You've got about 6 months to practice up...I want my chest hair a bit thicker though. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it's everything you ever wished for. Love ya!

Kristina P. said...

Happy 25th! You don't look a day over 26.

Heather said...

I LOVE THE CAKE!!! That is SWEET!
I am going to be 35, oops I mean 25 in June!
Hope your BIRTHDAY is a GRAND one!!
Thanks for the good laugh this morning!
Heather

devri said...

Hugs I hope you have a great Birthday.

I am 18 still.

veronica said...

Happy Birthday!

P.S. If I win the prize, I'll meet you somwhere past SLC and we'll go have cheesecake!

P.P.S If I don't win the prize I'm still going out for cheesecake. I'll miss you.

Kristine said...

Nice Cake! Happy Birthday Arianne! We should do a birthday lunch or dinner! :)

CaraDee said...

I think by having the word Twilight in your post, you have successfully been put at #1 on google search now. Way to go and Happy Birthday!
Now where are we going to meet Tom Selleck for lunch?

Ben said...

Best-little-sister-ever. Happy birthday. May your floors clean themselves, the children play quietly and constructively, and the soap scum on the shower walls disappear without as much as a scrub; for you on your birthday.

Isa said...

Happy birthday! We hope you have a great day! :)

rychelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

you have great taste in gifts.

and you're pretty.

and smart.

and FUNNY!

(does flattery get a girl anywhere around these parts?)

SO said...

Happy Birthday you pink shrimp! Hope it's a wonderful one!!

Shandra said...

I decided to honor the birthday wish and try to get rid of my blurker status. :) I found you through Koreena, you just kept popping up as a recommended feed on Google Reader and I thought you were funny, so I read you pretty regularly now. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

sarah marie. said...

happy birthday arianne! we love you.

Melissa said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday girl!!

And um, yummy cake! Just saying!

Have a grand time wherever you are going that is warmer, and see you Monday!!

xoxoxo and birthday wishes!

Karyn said...

My mom would have loved that cake! Magunum PI!

And those sweetarts aren't left over from Valentines Day. They reissued them for Twilights release. And the shelf live on candy like that is about a year.

And Happy 35th Birthday. It still counts as early thirties til next year. (And be greatful we don't do ages as they do in Asia.. you'd be 36.)

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!! I can't believe you are 25, you don't look a day over 22!

Tanja said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you and love me some Ritter Sports! Woo-hoo!

Can't wait to hear about your big day!! Enjoy.

Nicki said...

Happy Birthday!

Appalachian Woman said...

That first cake is the collest wildest thing I have ever seen of food.

I hope your day and your year - omgirl - are at least that!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Arianne!!! Too bad I dont live close we could do a combined birthday dinner! Maybe next time your in Austin, visiting your sister we can get together for lunch or dinner or something. :)

jennie w. said...

I guess I'll post an official happy birthday on this post, not yesterday's.

Christie said...

Have a great birthday and enjoy whatever your wonderful husband has planned.

L. said...

That "German" looks like Tom Sellick. I'll take one! And never fear, the real German Chocolate cake is on it's way as we read/write. I plan to eat half myself.

So GLAD I had you, Darlin' girl! You are the kindest, most infuriating, most thoughtful, most rebellious, most sympathetic, most wise and most like me of my kids- but without the ADHD (lucky you!). I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!

HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY EVER!

Shawn said...

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY----you sexy gal, you!

I hope it has been a hairy cake and more! (which made me laugh out loud for a few minutes, by the by)

Heh, heh. So glad you are here and alive and hope you get lots of presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MiaKatia said...

Happy Birthday!!! Can't wait to hear about your super fun fantastic birthday surprise.