Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Birthday party woo hoo


Come on in and join the party!

I've got some wonderful nibbly things and desserts for you to enjoy.

In addition to the things seen in the slide show, a traditional birthday party at my house often included a big 5 gallon bucket of ice cream, cheese curls, A&W root beer, two sets of grandparents and assorted aunts, uncles and cousins.

I wanted to put up some music for the day, but I know that some of you might stop by and visit while you are at work and I don't want you to call undue attention to yourself by blaring loud music. Feel free to quietly sing Happy Birthday to me under your breath.

This morning I was was rudely woken by my husband bellowing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN"

The day continued to get better when I hobbled downstairs and opened the amazon.com box that has been sitting on my table for a week. It was two books from my best good friend Sanna. Even though they came early I waited until my birthday like a good girl. I got a biography of Julia Child (from my wish list). I can't wait to start reading it. I don't mind admitting that when I was growing up I used to drag out all my play dishes and pretend that I was on a TV cooking show just like Julia Child.

I also received a package from my friend Cory in Florida. It is a nice packet of notecards. Would it be weird if I sent a thank you on the very cards she sent me?

And finally, this had nothing to do with my birthday but....this morning I was watching the weather channel and the news anchor informed us that Pensacola Florida is having a mullet festival. Turns out they were talking about the fish, but for a brief second, I thought that all the red-neck men in America were planning to descend on Pensacola and have a contest to see who has the fiercest mullet.

Thank you for coming and sharing my birthday with me today.

Before you leave, have a "Nejyerftini" -
30mls Lemon Vodka
15mls Cointreau
fresh orange juice


Food compliments of Melody of Trapdoor


Anonymous said...

happy birthday jen!!

Erin said...

Oh, the food all looks incredible and those pictures of you are so cute : ) Hope you have a happy, happy birthday!!

Gillian said...

Happy Birthday to you
You live in a zoo
You look like a monkey
And you smell like one, too!

And many more
On Channel 4
And Scooby Doo
On Channel 2
And Frankenstein
On Channel 9

Hope your real birthday celebrations are as fun as your virtual one!

Allknowingjen said...

Hope this year is even better than the last.
In your honor, I am wearing an orange shirt today (truly!) and I never wear orange. Thanks for the chocolate treats!

mk99 said...

As Pink said, Let's Get This Party Started!

My toast to you [while lifting my nejyerftini]:

May each day bring you the joy and laughter that you bring each one of us, and may all future oreos contain no calories for you.

I too am wearing an orange tunic with copper beads in honor of your day.


Anonymous said...


J E N !!!!!!!!


i am p. said...

happy birthday, ms. jen! i am drinking wine in your honor. i hope you like shiraz.

of course, iowa has a REAL mullet festival every year. it's called the Iowa State Fair. woo!

Gnightgirl said...

Happy Buttday! I visit at TrapDoor's request. Hope your day rocks!

Jen said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Jen! I can't have the special martini since the stupid doctor won't allow alcohol while I'm carrying a baby (I guess it's supposed to be bad if you drink alcohol while pregnant, blah, blah, blah) so I want you to have two, yes TWO for me. Get really sloshed and then leave drunk messages on my blog letting me know how fabulous your birthday was! It will be like I'm there celebrating with you! Cheers to you!

Misty said...

Happy Birthday you lovely lady! I hope it was absolutely magnificent!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm a day late. The food and drinks are still tasty, if not slightly stale.

As for the mullet festival you were thinking of... THAT one takes place in Jacksonville.

smtwngrl said...

Happy birthday! Can't wait to try the Nejyerftini. And I think it's totally appropriate to send a thank you card from the very card set you received. That's what I'd do.

Also pictured a large gathering of mullet-sporting red-necks.

betsy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Ok, this is a day late. I stopped by yesterday but spaced on leaving a greeting. Oops! Hope your day was fabulous!

Liz said...

Since I can't drink cointreau or vodka, I just had an OJ in your honor.

Happy Birthday!!! Awesome party.