Thursday, February 11, 2010

No More Big Pens, Please!

So today I'm another year older :D I'm expected to say how much wiser I've gotten and how much I enjoy getting older since I am so much more at peace with myself and comfortable in my own skin. But I don't like to lie.

Plus, the morose side of me sometimes fixates on the Pink Floyd line "one day closer to death." Bad, bad. Refocus. Refocus. On the positive side, I have two guys who love me and who spent some time in the shop downstairs decorating what I believe will be a fancy ice cream cake. Hoping no lead shavings made it in the mixer along with the icing mix.

Went ahead and ordered this little baby for my gift:

VC and I took it out for a spin yesterday and listened intently as we drove to the same grocery store that we normally go to - as if we didn't already know how to get there with our eyes closed...

Why did I order my own gift you ask? To avoid a repeat of the year I got this:
A Really Big Pen. An eleven inch pen. The picture doesn't do it justice. Trust me. Up until this point, I had thought it was the younger of my two guys who picked it out. Come to find out that was not the case. The big guy picked it out all on his own, coincidentally the same year that I received these for Christmas.

Which is why I no longer take any chances leaving the birthday gift to chance :D

All in all I think it will be a good day...

P.S. to the person who developed sudden onset arthritis coupled with laryngitis since you had someone else sign your name to my card and would not get on the phone to wish me a happy birthday -- "You cut me deep, Shrek. You cut me deep." But when are you gonna learn you can no longer control me with your silence....

36 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy Birthday lady!!!!

I'm such a dork - my hubs got me a GPS for my birthday too & I have to keep it on & put in teh address to EVERYWHERE I go, like I've never been there before... & when it tells me another way to go, I still dont do it - I'll yell, that's not how I go!!!! I love fighting with machines :)

~Kristen~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderfully fantabulous day!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry but I had to laugh at the Really Big Pen!!! Typical guy thing to do!!! It is a smart move picking out your own gift. I like to email lists to my hubs WITH LINKS so he has no excuses!!! lolol

You're awesome chickie and you deserve an awesome day!!!!!

Yankee Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

About being wiser...

I think it's hard to see wisdom in yourself and much easier to see it in others. And I see that you are overflowing with wisdom. The fact that you do not want to spend all of your time online while missing out on time with your family: very wise. All of the thoughts and commentary you make on the lives of famous people: very wise. That you know you cannot leave gift giving up to your boys: very wise.

See? You are wiser every year.

McVal said...

Happy Birthday!!! I got a GPS for my birthday last year and love it! You've got to go do the Geo-caching treasure hunts. They're fun! Your son especially would love to go hunting with you and your GPS!
Have a great day!

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday! Congrats on your huge pen.

alessandra said...

Happy Birthday Carma!
A little suggestion, send the Big Guy, to some "how to choose the right gift" training ;)

angelcel said...

Hey, Happy Birthday!

I'm just trying to imagine your face when you received that big fat pen. :D

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Happy Birthday!
I love picking out my own gifts, that way I'm sure to LOVE it :)

Aunt Juicebox said...

Well, Happy Birthday! A GPS is a great present (even if you ordered it yourself)! We did the same thing when we got one, we used it for all the places we already know how to get to. lol We had fun changing the voices and stuff too.

Randi Troxell said...

HAPPY- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

hope your day is beautiful!!!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I could see the big pen in person, that is hilarious. Not a great gift, but hilarious to see :-)

Have a very wonderful day!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Happy birthday Carma. Hope you have a great day.

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Enjoy your day!!!

Don't let others spoil it!

Christina said...

Happy Birthday!! Wow... A Big Pen... that is a new one.

Maybe the person had Amnesia and forgot how to write or spell their name?

Tracie said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you are having an awesome day!

(I buy my own birthday and Christmas presents, too.)

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday!

I bought my hubby a GPS for his b-day...cause he gets lost in a paper bag ;)

Hope you have a great day

Michele said...

♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU♫ ♪
Hope you have a great day!!!

That pen is hysterical!! How does one write with something that HUGE???

Anyway, hope you have an awesome day!!!

Lisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Love the pen...I have one around here somewhere...you'd think as big as they are you wouldn't lose it!

Joy said...

Happy birthday gorgeous!

Monique@Mommyhood Exposed said...

Happy birthday!

I'm loving that big pen! I don't the hubs pick out anything for me anymore-I received a stripper pole for Christmas last year. He thought it would be fun. Maybe BEFORE I had a child...but swinging around a stripper pole with sagging belly skin and cellulite isn't my idea of a good time;-) Plus we have a tiny house and no where to set it up.

Anyway-hope you had a great day!

Laura said...

It's your birthday!?!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Hope you had a great day! :)

Salt said...

It's your birthday!? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LADY!!! I hope you had a beautiful time today.

That GPS is so necessary. I have no idea how I ever got anywhere before without mine. MUCH better than a giant pen, I'd say. :)

Date Girl said...

A really big pen? Hahahah, that's horrible. I have always wanted a GPS system. Do you like it? I have heard good and bad things about having them. Hope you had a happy birthday!!

♥ Katinka said...

Stopping by from SITS and wishing you an awesome day!! :)

Amanda said...

That is one great pen. Happy birthday my dear!! At least you are a year wiser! ;)

Blessings-
Amanda

strokeofliving said...

Look at it this way, the really big pen reflects a really big heart. Since you are a humorist he thought you'd appreciate the gesture. According to your post you kind of do, I guess...

Happy birthday to ya!

Miss. Ardeth Blood said...

Happy Birthday

I saw you came over to my blog (I think from SITS) so I thought I would come over to yours.

Hope you are having a great weekend, and congrats on the belly dance article. I'm trying to learn myself to no luck at all.

Mike said...

I actually want a "big pen"...it would be hilarious to pull that out to sign a contract or something...

"Why, Bob, that is a really small pen you have there... (snicker)...it's so cute"

AmericanTribal said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Thank you for stopping by my blog... I think it's really neat that we found each other through SITS and I'll tell you why :).
You are only about 40 minutes from me (I'm in Charlotte) and I LOVE belly dancing. I've been doing it for 11 years now and it's the best thing I've ever done for myself. Congratulations on being featured in that article, that's so neat!
I've been looking for a class in the area to attend but haven't found anything yet.
What style do you do? It looks like American Tribal from the costuming (that's my favorite style!).

Eva Lyford said...

Happy belated birthday!

Mommyof2girlz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetheart!!!! That pen is hilarious...I would have bought my own gift as well...lol Hope you are having the best day ever!

Julie said...

Happy birthday! Hope it was a great one. The giant pen reminds me of this Christmas my family got me a humongous remote control, cause my vision for reading sucks,and I'm always losing things. They thought this would fix me up good!

Big Mama Cass said...

unless that really big pen was used to write me a really big check, I would be totally peeved

Happy Birthday!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness. I have a family member who is notorious for giving not-so-great presents if I don't specify what I want. I feel your pain. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Kaylen said...

Happy Birthday!! Mine is next week!
I hope I get something as fabulous as a Really Big Pen. :)

The Grasshoppa aka: Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

OooooooH. Happy Belated BIRTHDAY.
I was out of comission of sorts last week.

LONG story.

Hope you are having fun navigating.

Sounds like "someone" with a sore throat need a tick tac?!!

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