Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Today is my birthday and the deluge of  happy birthday wishes has been in full force since I got out of bed. Facebook really makes you feel loved.

At my age, not much hoopla is made about my birthday. I'm at that age in the middle of my life where surviving another year has no real significance. In a few more decades, people may start to make it a big deal again. Probably because they will be surprised I made it to the next one.

All my ice cubes are deadly now.
Thank you, Bexstar.
My first Facebook birthday greeting came from the other side of the world. Becky Delport of I'm Just a Girl, the same woman who recently sent me brass knuckles and ice cube trays to make bullet shaped ice, wished me a happy birthday at 5 last night. I felt extra special until I realized that New Zealand is 17 hours ahead of us. Becky got the Facebook notification already, but it doesn't matter. Becky is awesome and I might just add meeting her to my Bucket List. Kirsten and I have wanted to go to New Zealand for a long time (Kirsten wants to move there) and having a local to show us around is always the way to go. Plus, her last blog post was about wanting people to come see her. I think she meant women to hang out with, but I'll ignore that part.

Monday, I got a card from Misty's Laws. Not an e-card, but an actual greeting card in the mail. Once I got past the initial "how did she get my address" moment, I opened it to discover this.

INSIDE:
Kinda makes you wish I hadn't opened it in the store, huh?
Happy Birthday
Misty found my Awards Fairy! I think this picture must be from earlier in his career. When I met him, he was much heavier and had less hair. Plus, I've never seen him smile.

Dude WriteRight before going to bed last night, I got an awesome gift. I dropped by Dude Write to check out the latest post and found that I was the recipient of the Diamond Man Card this week. This card is awarded to the post which gets the most votes from the readers. I got this for my September 13 post Call Me Maybe.

Also last night, since my daughter is working now, she took me out for dinner to Cracker Barrel. She told me as soon as she got out of school that she wanted to go to Cracker Barrel. I mumbled something about being poor and having homework and she said, "You're birthday is tomorrow and I'm buying." Well, that changes everything. We had a great time.

Shameless self-promotion
It is still morning and I don't know what the rest of the day holds, but it's looking good. If any of you are feeling guilty and now feel like you need to get a gift, I know exactly what I want. Click this link to head over to Amazon and purchase ALL CRACKED UP for your Kindle or Kindle Cloud Reader. It's only $2.99 and is filled with funny stories from various bloggers around the blogosphere. I am one of them.

I knew I could work that plug in somehow.

28 comments:

  1. Happy 53 birthday preach!!! Hope it's a great one...ps I still have that walker that you can use!!!

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    1. Thank you. I should be okay for at least a few more months.

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  2. Happy Birthday to you! What a great card.

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  3. Way to sneak in a plug for the book! Soon we will all have a six pack to celebrate! In the mean time, enjoy your birthday!

    P.S. I'm wishing my kids were old enough to take me out for dinner!

    P.S.S. I'm actually wishing they were old enough to get jobs and help pay the bills!

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    1. We had a downtime with money for a few weeks and things got really tight with the bills. I mentioned to my daughter that the cable and internet might be off for a few days. Her eyes got real wide.

      "How much do they need?"

      "About ninety dollars."


      She handed me the money right then. I paid her back when the check came in, but that was awesome.

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  4. Congrats on the book release, living another year, and the Diamond Man Card! You're definitely deserving of the Man Card considering the circumstances you had to go through to write that awesome post.

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    1. Thank you. I believe I came out better than her.

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  5. Happy birthday, Brett! Hope you have a great day! Eat lots of cake :-)

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    1. Thank you.I'm not really a cake person, but I usually get some pie.

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  6. Happy Birthday. I hope you have fun on your special day. Those ice bullets are interesting. You could shoot someone on a hot day and the evidence would be gone before the police arrive. Not that there's anyone in particular I want to shoot. Well, maybe....

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure I will.

      I caught a TV show once where someone was stabbed with an icicle. They had trouble without the murder weapon.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Brett.
    Lots of good things happening in this post. Well done on the man card. That was a great story, it got one of my votes.

    I think everyone should buy at least a couple copies of All Cracked Up! At $2.99 it's crazy affordable, not to mention an awesome read! :)

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    1. Thank you, Ken.

      I am just now finally buying my copy.

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  8. There are A LOT of birthdays this month, at least with people I know. haha Happy birthday! I hope the rest of your day was even better than your morning.

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    1. Thank you. It has been a good day. Not very eventful, but nice and quiet. I was able to get a lot of work done.

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  9. Happy birthday and congrats on the man card! I was so glad you won!

    I've already purchased the book, so I actually got you a gift a couple of weeks ago. Your welcome. (congrats on that, too!)

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    1. Thank you. And thank you for getting the book.

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  10. Happy Birthday :) ... and what a sweet daughter :)

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    1. Thank you and she is very sweet. Gives me almost no trouble.

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  11. Man, that is a sweet card. I bet the stalker, um thoughtful person, who got that for you saw it MONTHS ago in the store, immediately thought of you, and has been holding onto it to send to you because she knew you would love it and know who was on the front. I mean, if I could guess what that person was thinking. And I think I probably can.

    Glad it was a good low key day. At our age, that's about all you can ask for, right? Except for maybe some pie. ;)

    Oh, and can you tell Kirsten that I LOVE Cracker Barrel. My bday's in February. You know, just in case she's feeling generous around that time. ;)

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    1. It was great. As soon as I pulled it out, I yelled, It's the Awards Fairy!"

      My daughter almost never reads my blog, so she didn't understand the significance.

      It was great. Thank you.

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  12. This is what I get for being behind in my reading list.

    Happy birthday for the other day :)

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    1. Thank you. It was only yesterday. You're not far behind. I don't read my blogroll everyday.

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  13. I'm late on the birthday shout out but am just. Ow getting around to blogs this week. The way I look at it, it is your birthday month so keep the celebration going!!!

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    1. Quite all right. Still celebrating here. It has been a good month.

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  14. One of the bonuses of living in the future, I can always get in on the happy birthday wishes first for my international man-mates & bro-ladies. I really like to win at everything so this works well for me. Cheers for the shout out Brett. Bx

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    1. You were definitely the winner. Thank you.

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