Wednesday, October 19, 2005

They say it's your birthday. We're gonna have a good time!

Last night my li’l brother took me out to dinner. I had a gigantic steak burrito. Mmmmmm. Burrito. At this rate, I’m going to need someone to buy me a moo-moo and a bottle of Pepto after all these delicious eats.

This morning, I woke up find two dogs squished on either side of me. Z-girl was stretched out like a giant pillow and I had my arm around her. Yes, I was spooning my dog and there is nothing dirty about it.

At my nightstand my husband left me a card with a cartoon drawing of a dog blowing a bubble gum bubble out of his butt. Of course, I laughed and even thought it was sweet Lrudlrick misspelt my name again on the birthday card. 9 years folks and he still gets it wrong. At this point, I find it endearing.

Then my sound track began. Every morning, I have some soundtrack playing in my head. It’s like an iPod has been surgically implanted into my brain. This morning it was the Happy Birthday song they make the waiters sing in TGIFridays. Yes, I know this was rather lame but it made me smile.

As I left the comforts of the puppy pile, I shuffled to the kitchen to try the cooled down pie I made last night.

Pie #2: Too lemony.

Back to the drawing board folks.

As I passed the dining room, I stopped and a giant Grinch smile formed. Lrudlrick had plastered the dining room with birthday banners, streamers and table decorations! I couldn’t stop smiling.

I went back to getting ready for work. By this time, the iHead shuffle moved onto Do you want to? -- Franz Ferdinand.

I watched the ‘This Day in NYC History” on NY1. They mentioned the market crash in ’87, of course. I also learned that the Concorde flew to NYC for the first time in 1977. I don’t share my birthday with any NY celebrity but I did find out that I do share it with John Lithgow, Evander Holyfield and Jon Favreau. Of course, the Jon Favreau thing was the highlight in my mind. “I got you the ball! I got you the ball! I got the ball!”

Shuffle: Golddigger -- Kanye West. Is it just me or is Jamie Fox really milking the whole Ray Charles thing?

When I arrived at my office, I was inundated by IMs, Emails, cards and Calls from friends and family. Thanks guys. You truly know how to make a girl feel loved.

Tonight, Lrudlrick has the night planned out. Word has it it’s a quiet one-on-one night. It should be fun. I’m going to try not to focus on the pie which has consumed my free moments.

Shuffle: When I Dream -- The Teardrops Explodes