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  • I’m 36!


    birthday cake blog party invite photo

    Welcome to my Birthday! Today is the day. Help yourself to a nice piece of cake! Yes, that is my cake. Except that I put the words on there. The rest is totally edible. And the frosting? Buttercream, of course!

    I woke up at 6:00, and nothing happened. So far, turning 36 hasn’t proven any different from yesterday. Here are some non-eventful events that have (or have not) unexpectedly occurred today.

    • None of my Birthday Wishes have come true (yet). Bummer.
    • I do not have the urge to hide my age or pretend I’m any younger. (I thought I would. Can any of you old people tell me at what age this occurs?)
    • I didn’t spontaneously lose the rest of my hair color and turn gray. (it could happen.) (yes, I was worried about that, too.)
    • I had an uncontrollable, unexplainable urge to wear red today. And so I did.
    • I got a new zit. It’s all shiny, and red. Hey, do you think that’s why I had that urge?
    • My husband put gas in the car. What a man.
    • He also woke me up with kisses and happy birthdays. Again. What a man.
    • He ALSO wrote an e-mail to John Mayer’s management team to request John make an appearance on my blog today or something. Well. Like that’ll happen. (I’m still gonna cross my fingers in hopes that he’ll think I’m cuter and more lovable than Jessica Simpson, and that he won’t be able to resist the urge to check his new amps with a nice jazzy rendition of happy birthday and upload it to YouTube just for me.)
    • One of my girlfriends sent me a GC to Amazon for a backyard birding book I’ve been eyeing! She rocks!
    • My other bestest buddy send me a GC to John Mayer’s gift shop. Does that girl know me or what?! She also rocks, of course!
    • My Catybug was so sad about having to go to school and missing spending my birthday with me that she got sick! Isn’t she so sweet! (Damn flu.)
    • I did not fall down on the sheet-of-ice parking lot taking the Chickeymonkey to school!
    • My hubby is going to make me my Birthday Lasagne for dinner!
    • My nonfat vanilla latte tastes the same as it did yesterday! Yes I was expecting it to be better. I thought I’d appreciate it more. Sadly, that’s not the case.
    • No wrinkles have appeared today to mark my age. Somehow, I keep thinking I’m a tree, and that I’ll get a new “ring” every year. Phew, I’m glad I’m not a tree.
    • I didn’t break a hip. Thank God. I was worried. Fortunately, I have nothing to report on the Brittle Boned Old Lady thing.

    You are welcome to come over for dinner, cake and ice cream! I’ll even make ya a Purple Pig (which is the happiest most fun purple kool aid drink EVER)! I know, I’ve been a big tease the last few days, but aren’t you glad you stuck with me? NOW you can have cake!

    ::handing everyone a fork::


    Tommi said,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :wave:

    1.15.2007 @ 8:57 am
    phoenix said,

    *clears throat and sings offkey…*

    Now that you are deaf and all your windows are shattered… Love ya, gal and btw? Point 2?!? It never happens lol :raspberry:

    1.15.2007 @ 9:11 am
    kenju said,

    :thanku: Leanne, thanks for going to wish a happy birthday to SRP. I didn’t know it was your birthday too! I hope you have a happy one, and I’ll take a slice of cake, but a tiny one, please!

    1.15.2007 @ 9:20 am
    Nancy said,

    mmmm…cake! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday! :sing:

    I hope it is wonderful! I can’t wait to hear about all the love and gift you get.

    Wishing you a blessed year in all that you do!

    ps: the author of the theme, somehow, figured out it was not working and commented a lot. He seemed, um, perturbed. But, he figured out MY problem LOL! I emailed him nicely.

    Hugs and Kisses, LADY!

    1.15.2007 @ 9:32 am
    Hubby said,

    Happy Birthday Honey! :yahoo: .
    I dont have any novel bits of wisdom, or anything fancy to say, I just want
    to say I love You and Happy Birthday.

    PS, I hope the girls and I can make the Lasagna as super as you do.
    PSS, I am sure you wont be able to sit by and watch us do it.
    (I am hoping and betting on that)

    1.15.2007 @ 9:42 am
    Robin said,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Yummy cake… :thanku:

    1.15.2007 @ 9:56 am
    taba said,

    :lovestruck: happy birthday fabulous girlie!! i hope you have a great day! maybe if we all email john mayer about you he will take notice?? :bunny:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! xoxoxox

    1.15.2007 @ 10:02 am
    pamibe said,

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yahoo:

    LOVE the cake; be sure and save me a piece!! :winking:

    1.15.2007 @ 10:16 am
    srp said,

    :meow: A very happy birthday to you too!!!! I must say you are just a young thing! Today I celebrate the 24th anniversary of my 30th birthday. So, there you have it. I am mom to an almost 21 year old…. yes, waited a long time to have her…. so that keeps one young (or else makes you wonder what you were thinking when you waited so long to have kids). And I haven’t seen my real hair color for so long now, I really don’t remember what it was….

    Enjoy your German Chocolate Cake and candles…. we won’t have candles here..
    You know you are getting old when the candles start costing more than the cake or when the smoke detector goes off after you blow them out or when your neighbors see the flames from your cake and call the fire department.

    Have a great day!

    1.15.2007 @ 10:17 am
    Elle said,

    Happy birthday leanne. Many many happy returns of the day :yahoo:

    1.15.2007 @ 10:18 am
    Erika said,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU SEXAY 36!!!!! May the rest of your days be extra special!!! And may you know and feel the blessings of God who loves every itty bitty part of the perfect you!!!! I loves ya! :lovestruck: :yahoo:

    1.15.2007 @ 10:24 am
    Michael said,

    hi, leanne this is mike. just wanted to wish you a happy,happy birthday.
    hope you have a wonderful day.

    1.15.2007 @ 11:21 am
    Lindsey said,

    Happy birthday Leanne!!!

    1.15.2007 @ 12:07 pm
    Crusty said,

    :giggle: 36?!? Darlin’…. you’re just a youngin’!!

    “I do not have the urge to hide my age or pretend I’m any younger. (I thought I would. Can any of you old people tell me at what age this occurs?) ”

    ah… NO… us OLD people can’t tell you when this occurs. Us OLD people are adding years, not taking them away. “HEY! You silly-assed baby. Don’t you know I’m 96 yrs old and this cane is for battering heads, not standing upright!!”

    :yahoo: :yahoo:
    Hope you have a TERRIFIC BIRTH DAY…. and NIGHT!

    1.15.2007 @ 12:14 pm
    Raehan said,

    I love you so much I considered posing as John Mayer and saying “Happy Birthday,” but that wouldn’t be so nice in the end.

    Happy Birthday, friend.

    1.15.2007 @ 12:28 pm
    Stefen said,

    Happy birthday aunt Leanne. Have a very good, great birthday. That’s all I have. Sorry. love Stefen :cheerful:

    1.15.2007 @ 12:46 pm
    Leanne said,

    Aww you know you guys are making me all sniffly and I’m feeling SO LUCKY TO KNOW YOU ALL!

    Stefen, dude, you’re an excellent typist. I’m impressed! :good:

    Feelin the :lovestruck:

    1.15.2007 @ 2:07 pm

    Happy Birthday! Ah, 36, I hardly knew ya. I’m sittin’ here at 44 trying to remember anything from 36.

    Hope Mr. Mayer checks in on you. (But then again, maybe not. My sister got to meet Keith Urban almost a year ago and still hasn’t shut up about it. )

    1.15.2007 @ 4:33 pm
    YellowRose said,

    Happy happy birthday, you young thing!!! May all your birthday wishes come true!! :hug:

    1.15.2007 @ 4:59 pm
    Sue said,

    Leanne, I want to wish you the very best of happy birthdays :cheerful: You are still practically a youngster… I am 51 and it seems like just yesterday I was your age…… Hope your day was one of being spoiled rotten


    1.15.2007 @ 5:44 pm
    Laura said,

    That was the best calorie free cake I ever had and for once it didn’t go straight to my hips! Happy Birthday Leanne!!!
    that’s a beautiful cake picture, by the way. LOL!

    1.15.2007 @ 7:11 pm
    Patti said,

    Happy Birthday!! :meow:

    1.15.2007 @ 7:15 pm
    Rayne said,

    Happy birthday :slaphappy: :rofl: :raspberry:

    1.15.2007 @ 7:53 pm
    Jacque said,

    Hope you had the bestest birthday ever!!!!! I can’t believe you would actually think I forgot!!! What kind of smuck friend do you think I am ? Ha Ha. Enjoy the cake. Love ya :friends:

    1.15.2007 @ 9:05 pm
    Leanne said,

    You never cease to amaze and surprise me, Jacque. Thank you so much for taking the time to make one of my wishes happen.

    :lovestruck: :iloveu:

    1.15.2007 @ 9:08 pm

    happy birthday leanne!!!
    i’m 49 and i don’t have the urge to hide my age or pretend i’m younger, maybe that doesn’t happen until you’re in your sixties???
    hope you had a wonderful day, that birthday lasagana sounds awesome, save a piece for john;)

    1.15.2007 @ 9:35 pm
    AM1 said,

    Hey, happy birthday! It’s my dog’s birthday too (or really, the anniversary of the day we “rescued” her, since we don’t know her birthday). So we were celebrating all day — I hope some of that celebratory karma made your day great.

    1.15.2007 @ 10:25 pm
    Mrs. Flinger said,

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ll take a piece. You know, while I can. Before I try to lose this baby weight. Bring IT ON! :-)

    1.16.2007 @ 12:38 am
    Marie said,

    Happy birthday Leanne!!


    1.16.2007 @ 9:22 am
    Lisa-TheShizzle said,

    Happy Birthday sweetie!! I’m sorry I’m late (surprise, surprise). I hope #36 will be a fantastic year for you! (And me too! I’m only a couple of weeks older. :pleasantry: )

    1.16.2007 @ 12:25 pm

    Hey there! Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed it. 36 ain’t old. But I’m right there with you. I think every wrinkle, grey, and year is earned, and by golly I’m going to claim them! How nice that you got wonderful presents. Was the lasagna good?

    1.16.2007 @ 5:00 pm
    Lolo said,

    Happy Belated Birthday Leanne!!
    Lolo :yahoo:

    1.17.2007 @ 11:21 am
    Jeanette said,

    Mmmm. You know, cake does sound really good right about now. I don’t mind cake that’s a couple days old, either, and I know even though I’m late wishing you Happy birthday, you’ll still share, too! You’re just that kinda nice! :)

    So, yeah, happy birthday. :) :shocked:

    1.18.2007 @ 2:23 am
    Friglet said,

    Happy late birthday! Your birthday is the same day as my daughter’s. She turned 16. :)

    God help me.

    1.18.2007 @ 10:05 am
    MommaK said,

    Loser here. Just wishing you a very late happy birthday. I’ll never forget again, I promise. Yours is the day before my sister’s so it should not be a challenge – even for the dumbest of blondes ;)

    1.18.2007 @ 12:40 pm

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