Monday, March 13, 2006

Birthday surprises

I had my first surprise party this weekend. It was awesome. I'd just briefly mentioned to L'Ailee and a couple of my friends that I hadn't had one! So she pushed me out of the house, and I went to the park and a couple of museums until she called me to tell me I could come home. She had a cab waiting for me when I got there and said we were going to dinner, assuring me that I looked just fine even though I was in jeans and my "Living In Fear Sucks" T-shirt and she was in the backless dress I like. ("Which one?", I can hear her say.) It was just good friends and good music and good liquor...and an underwater theme to the decorations, because I'm a surf-loving Pisces. Very cool. Very, very, very cool. I about cried, and then I partied for hours. I didn't even have to clean up--it was at my best NYC friend's house!

But the best surprise was at home. L'Ailee and her best friend did something that I've been wanting for ages. They painted aqua stripes onto the living room ceiling! I loved the patterned ceiling look, but got no cooperation. It looks truly excellent now.

Thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes, too! Hugs and gratitude all around. My birthdays were all horrible when I was a kid--I was sick, or nobody showed up, or whatever. And I always felt like I hadn't done enough with the last year. Around about the 25th one, I decided that I needed to stop dreading my birthday and take the opportunity to have fun somehow. It's about dang time.

19 comments:

dondon009 said...

About dang time is right!

I am so glad you have a wonderful birthday.... and aren't surprises just the best ever?

HUGS~

My word verification is bunsup.... How in the world did you know?

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Oh, how great. Everyone should have a surprise party at least once in their lives. I had one, and that was enough for me though, LOL!

~Deb

nancy =) said...

cracker you are such an awesome woman and deserve nothing but the bestest birthdays!! glad you had an awesome surprise =)

peace...

p.s. that dondon is such a hoot =)

cats said...

awe, ain't it great to have a wonderful spouse who spoils you?

dondon, my word verification was tlapq... you get all the cool word verifications!

alan said...

Glad you had a great birthday!

I managed to pull off a surprise party for my wife's 50th...really shocked her completely. So far no one's gotten me, but when you're birthday's 4 days after Christmas it's hard to pull off a family party anyway...

alan

Clandestine said...

Oh sounds like so much fun!!

xoxo

sttropezbutler said...

YIPEE!

A fun time was had by all!

STB

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Happy, happy, joy, joy!! Glad this one was memorable, my dear. And I enjoy surprises as well. Sounds like this is one birthday you will alays look back on with love.

Zoe said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday.
This was my first trip to you blog. I'm loving it.

Tai said...

Happy happy BIRTHDAY!

Glad it was so lovely for you!

Trudy Booty Scooty said...

Glad they were able to surprise you! Happy Birthday!

BostonPobble said...

I've been away. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Glad it was a good one. {cracker}

cats said...

my mom just sent me pictures of 16 pandas born in china. drop me a line and i'll forward them to you.

cmnessel@yahoo.com

Inanna said...

Oh man, I missed your birthday!!! Happy belated one darlin'!

www.kimmy.cc said...

happy happy birthday CL!

Nancy said...

What a nice story! Happy Birthday Cracker. You deserve it! Glad you had such a fun time with your friends.

CTB said...

Happy Birthday Cracker Lilo! Just checking in, heen;t been here in a while. A patterned ceiling... thats creative but sounds rough on the back..wonder how they pulled that off.

CTB said...

"heent"???? I swear it did NOT say that.. damned type gremlins..

Blogzie said...

That so wonderful and the best part of all is that you were surprised!

You are so loved and adored and rightly so, dear one.

I've never had a surprise party, not too sure if I ever wanted one, although maybe I secretly lie to myself about that one.

So glad you had a great birthday!

xx00xx