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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to Moi!!!!

I survived turning 35. I wasn't sure I was going to, but I did. It helped that my hubby wrote me a rockin' birthday haiku, and performed it for me, with gestures and everything. (You'll understand why it was so entertaining when you read the haiku at the end of this post!) Then he gave me a bunch of money to go on a shopping spree for the whole day. Granted, it was by myself, but what better way is there to spend a day than buying new clothes for a trip to Europe?!

The shopping spree itself started out very depressing, though. I went to Target because they had a cute dress there- NOT ANYMORE! There was only one left, and it was a size 6- like I could fit into that! I'm not an elf! So then I headed up to the outlet stores in Park City. I can always find something cute there- WRONG! I don't know what is wrong with the rest of the world, but these 70's fashions are NOT flattering! Unless you're a toothpick with empty space where your tummy should be, you just look pregnant in these gathered, empire- waist, knit fashions. And what's with all the busy prints? I'm 5'3", for heaven's sake! If I wear those busy of prints I'll be overtaken by them!

So, sadly, I drove back down the canyon- albeit a beautiful day, and ventured over to Fashion Place mall. My luck changed when I found some darling new dresses- perfect for Europe! And a very cute skirt! In fact, I found so much stuff I had to limit it. I mean, I can't pack THAT many outfits, they only allow 1 suit case!

When Merritt got home, we went to Jordan Commons to buy tickets for Prince Caspian before going to dinner. We found out the movie wasn't playing as late as we thought, so we had to bag dinner. However, we hadn't eaten lunch that day, so we were all starving! So, we got the most expensive fast-food ever at the theaters, and ate it during the movie. This is a disaster waiting to happen if you know me at all. I can always be found with at least one spot on my boob from spilling. I am a complete clutz when I eat! So, sitting in a darkened theater, trying to focus on the move while eating fried rice and sweet and sour chicken with a tiny plastic fork is not only tricky, but downright dangerous! I can't tell you how much rice I found in my cleveland when I got home, or how many pieces of chicken rolled down and flew off my lap. Sadly, there was someone sitting in front of me who got the brunt of my dinner on his head! Happily, he had a 3 year old kid climbing all over him, so he had no idea it was my chicken hitting his head and not his kid!

The movie was awesome!!!! I mean, I cried at least twice! And that wasn't because I had lost another piece of my $10 dinner- it was a really good movie! Eason loved the action scenes, which is disturbing when he leans over and asks when there's going to be another war scene because he loves the swordfighting. If you get the chance, see it in a big, stadium theater! It was incredible!!!! Right up there with "Lord of the Rings"!

So, all in all, it was a great birthday. I almost forgot I am now mid 30-ish. I put on one of my new dresses so I can feel like it's still my birthday today. Thanks Merritt and Eason for another great birthday! And thank you C.S. Lewis for the great story made into a great movie to help me forget I am 1 year nearer the grave!

Birthday Haiku

Sucked, squeezed, pushed, compressed
bulging, crowning... tugging- PULL....!!!
Woosh! wipe, snip, SMACK! Waaaaaaahhhhh!!!!

(note following haiku: I hope this birthday is better than your first!)


Loralee Choate said...

I can totally picture Merritt performing that Haiku!


I was totally going to call you yesterday as a surprise, but got knocked on my heiny by the whole "You have two weeks to move"


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Jess said...

Yea...Happy Birthday! Your Birthday Haiku is hilarious.