Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Not Christmas Yet

I know everyone says it is the Christmas season but to me it doesn't officially begin until December 1 (however with that being said I already decorated my house) ... because today is my birthday!  I had grand plans to write a nostalgic post about turning 36, but no one wants to hear that crap - plus who has time? 

Seriously I have never seen my phone buzz so much - between texts, phone calls, e-mails and facebook messages.  Thanks to all of you who sent me one!  I really appreciate the love!  But one question for you .. don't you think it's weird when random people from high school or college send you HAPPY BIRTHDAY notes on Facebook?  I think it is a bit odd, especially from those people who I barely talked to in high school and are friends with on Facebook but never correspond with.  Maybe it's me but it's a bit weird!  It does make me look super popular though!

Mr. ESPN wanted to make me cake balls for my birthday with the assistance of his two little sous chefs.  We discussed it briefly and I told him (very nicely) that cake balls were a little advanced for the three of them and suggested the box of funfetti cake mix and frosting in the pantry.  I could sense the relief in his voice.  Anyway Mr. ESPN and the little sous chefs made 19 funfetti cupcakes (which I iced b/c well Mr. ESPN isn't so good at that part).  Yes the box makes 24 - I am not sure what happened!  In addition to that lovely dessert, my buddy the Kingston Queen made this for me (from my post last week):

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

(although her white chocolate snowflake broke!).  Can't wait to dig in - she is an awesome baker!

OK - I better get back to work because unfortunately I can't slack all day, even if it is my birthday!!  Enjoy the last day of November!!


Allyson and Dave said...

I think it is very strange when you get Birthday messages from people you have not seen in decades. But then again I got mad at my husband for telling my twin sis happy birthday on Facebook and not me. Even though he was sitting right next to me.

And now I am going to add to the wierdness...Happy Birthday!!

Dee Stephens said...

Good for Mr. ESPN! I'm proud of him for thinking of something fun for the girls to do for you!
As for FB:
I think it's weird in general when people from high school who you weren't even friends with ask to be friends.
I just ignore or let them sit there.
In fact, I have started cleaning out my FB. I have a ridiculous amount of friends and it's not just b/c I go out and search for people.
It's because I've lived and worked in so many flippin places!

AZCottrell said...

Good Job Mr. ESPN! Matt says he'll stop by later with your "gift". Reciprocity and all that. ;-) Happy Bday!

The Lenzers said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And yes, the HB comments from all the FB people are odd. But such is the social network

starnes family said...

I took my birthday off my profile so it's not announced to everyone......and still got mega greetings. It's all sweet natured, I think.

Love the cake.

Happy birthday!

Brooke said...

I'm so glad you loved the cake and had a nice birthday!