Friday, January 13, 2012

The Best Goddamn Birthday Present Ever

So my birthday was this week. I turned 38.

*silent scream*

Let's move on, shall we?

I didn't really do anything exciting to celebrate this year, besides get laid. Holla! The Captain, whose birthday is 4 days before mine because apparently someone just has to hog the spotlight every fucking year, and I decided not to exchange gifts this year. Which is good news and bad news for me. Good news because I suck at gift giving. He probably would have gotten a book about pirate ships. Again. But bad news because I love receiving presents. Luckily, his parents came through for me and got me a kindle and ohmygod I am reading the shit out of that thing.

Anyway, so it's two days after my birthday and I'm getting kind of frowny face because now I'm 38 and all I have to look forward to is turning 39 and then...well, you know. Get ready for a blog post two years from now about how I did nothing but sob and eat two whole birthday cakes, is what I'm saying.

And then? Something amazing happened this morning. I received a totally unexpected and awesome birthday gift from my good friend Kristine at Wait In The Van.

Was it Ugg boots? A new iPhone? A toaster? Shut up, I love toast.


It was a blog post Kristine put up featuring herself and her best friend singing "Somewhere Out There" in 1989. This thing is so much genius that I assumed she posted it specifically for me and my birthday week. Yes, I get a whole week. I call it every year, so it totally counts.

Click here to go watch it. Maybe save it for later tonight, because once you see it, the rest of your day will seem dull and not nearly as fun.

p.s. Kristine, your vibrato is the stuff legends are made of.


Ducky said...

Well happy born naked day to you! And why stop at claiming a week...take the whole damn month! I did that last year for Irishman. Every other day he recieved a gift until his birthday day and then he got the big one. It was so much fun! I love giving gifts!

Kristine said...

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.

Ed said...

Happy Belated Gladyourstillalive Day!

I got you THIS...*points to nothing*

p.s. You're still a year older than me.

You're welcome.

Miss Yvonne said...

OMG please call my voicemail and sing that to me.

Miss Yvonne said...

I would except then everyone would be all judgy because I should be sharing the month with my husband.

He ruins everything for me.

Miss Yvonne said...

You gote the same thing last year, damn it.

Also? Shut up, youngster.

Eva Gallant said...

So you got a new Kindle! I want one! If you go to, click on books, then click on Kindle books, and type Eva Gallant in the search bar, you'll find the 2 books I published on kindle! They are only $.99 and $1.99--check them out! and Happy birthday week!

Gia said...

happy (belated) birthday!!!

Sandra said...

Holy woman! Your sidebar is pretty impressive!
Anyway, read your post, loved it, think you're funny, and delightful, and good for you for taking an entire week for your birthday. For some reason I find that acceptable, yet when my friend's husband claims it's his birthday week, it annoys the hell out of me. Must be a gender-bias issue I have.

nova said...

Whoa, happy super late birthday! I've heard people say their 20s sucked, their thirtys were awesome and their forties are the best yet. Don't even sweat it.

kyouell said...

Happy late birthday. I've never been so happy that my husband's birthday is months after mine.

My dad told me that the 9s (29, 39, etc) are worse than the zeros and they have been for me, but that could just be the power of suggestion.

I didn't get married until 38, birthed my first at 39 and my second at 41. I completely wasted my 20s and 30s being boring. From my cheap seat it looks like you're doing it right. Just insist that your 40th birthday be A.VERY.BIG.EVENT after The Captian turns 40 so he can't steal that.

Miss Yvonne said...

Whoa, a published author is commenting in my blog????

Miss Yvonne said...

Stupid men and their stupid ideas. Psshh.

Miss Yvonne said...

Here's hoping those people were right.

Miss Yvonne said...

Oh don't you worry. I've already told the Captain that I'm expecting big things, and not his penis....nice try, mister.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!! I'm sorry I missed it but lucky you getting a Kindle!! Woo-hoo.

Off to give a listen to Kristine.

xo jj

Logical Libby said...

Happy birthday! And you should be eating cake every day...

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