Monday, November 17, 2008

I wanna talk about me: the finale

Today, at 8:29 a.m., I turned 35.

I know, did you feel the universe celebrating?

I have had a fabulous day, felt loved and adored, and am pleased to be another year older (though there is no evidence to say I am actually a year wiser. Just ask McKay's teacher).

In honor of this, here are a few things I have learned this past year. May it help you, as it has me:
  • Biggest lesson of the year: Never run up the front stairs without clothes on. Getting caught by the UPS man will be horrifying (though, probably more so for him).
  • A little cookie dough will cure what ails you (unless what ails you is chubby thighs. Then it's the worst thing possible and should be avoided at all costs).
  • When wanting a haircut, it is wise to listen to your husband when he tells you NOT to cut your hair. He will turn out to be right.
  • Road trips are a great way to spend a vacation, and are most fun when children are not dying of the plague and old ladies wear depends, as god intended them to.
  • My husband is a good man who loves me in spite of myself. And I'm kind of partial to him, too.
  • It is still 900 degrees and humid here in the summertime. Apparently, that doesn't change just because I wished for it last year.
  • Money spent on broadway musicals is always money well spent. Shows I've seen this year include: A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Sweeney Todd. All were excellent. Go see one today.
  • Taking pictures makes me happy, even if I'm no good at it.
  • Living life surrounded by family who loves you and friends who you love is the key to happiness.

So, happy birthday to me. I promise to stop talking about myself now.

At least, for a day or so.

59 comments:

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

A great big happy birthday wish to you. It sounds like you had a great day and thanks for sharing your life's lessons with me.

Zana said...

I can't believe I'll be your first commenter...I'll hurry before I lose my place. Oh happy day for you! Sounds like you know how to pack a year full of fun...bring on another one!!!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

BRAVO SIS! Sounds like a great year of learning and growing.
My favorite all time post...the UPS man. That's one for the books!
Glad to hear it was such a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY! Happy birthday sis!
xxxooo

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday, so sad my little one won't be sharing your day. Hope you had a good day.

Tia Juana said...

I'm glad you had a good day! I'm really blessed to have you as a friend.

Lindsey said...

Aww, VERY happy Birthday to you! Goodness that year went fast! I love those little blogging memories! I remember them all! Glad you felt loved and adored today..as well you should!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Christie.....Happy Birthday to you!!! And many more!

Glad to hear your day was great! You deserve it!

Li said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! Glad to hear it was a good one. :)

Jeanelle said...

Happy happy birthday! I'm glad it was such a great day for you!! I still love the UPS man story. Thanks for the reminder. ;)

Kimberly said...

Happy birthday! I have enjoyed your stroll down memory lane. Here is to another great year.

Christy said...

Happy Birthday, Stie! It's been fun celebrating with you.

Alissa said...

well, happy friggin' birthday!

i'm sure that you made the wish that next year, you could take all your blogging friends that have NEVER been to a broadway musical, to one.

what? you weren't thinking of me?

i'm shocked.

Muncey said...

Happy Birthday!

Dan wanted to send you a singing UPS stripper guy but I talked him out of it.

Holly said...

Happy Birthday!!

Michael said...

It was a great walk down memory lane. Let's hope that your kids can finish out this year without dying of the plague, and that next time you board a bus, all the old women are wearing adult diapers.

This one had me laughing out loud, and I did notice something a little different this morning at 7:29 AM (I think we're an hour behind you, but I won't get into the complications this poses in how old you were exactly when).

Happy birthday, and here's to many more!

Tristan said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it was fabulous!

Lauren in GA said...

Happy Birthday, Christie!!! I loved reading and reviewing all that you have learned. By the way...you take beautiful pictures!

I believe I did feel the universe celebrating!

Terra said...

Happy Birthday. We are officially the same age though I am 5 months older but whos counting right? I loved reading about little you and plan to "borrow" the idea in 2009! You have a beautiful family and a wonderful life...enjoying getting to share a little with you.

Terra

Annemarie said...

Awww!! Happy Birthday Stie Stie!!! Pleeeaaaase keep writing about yourself...I've loved it!

AD said...

Happy Birthday! I'm actually kinda sad that the "me" posts have come to an end--what fun and entertainment they provided us! Hope you have a great year.

anna jo said...

happy birthday, stiesta! wish we could be there to celebrate with you {to share in that cake... I'm just sayin'}

love + miss you and your cute little fam!

Chatter said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!! I will still argue that getting your haircut was definitely not a mistake. I LOVE it!! And please don't stop talking about yourself because that would only make Dan happy and you wouldn't want to do that.

Hope your day was wonderful!

Jenibelle said...

Happy Happy Birthday Christie dear....

Have a wonderful, wonderful birthday, you are terrific!

By the way, you are terrific at taking pictures!

brooke said...

Happy Birthday! You have the best stories. Thanks for making me smile with every post. ps. I like the hair.

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday! 35 looks great on you. And I think a little cookie dough even makes chubby thighs seem better. :)

marta said...

happy happy birthday to the stiesta, the woman who always makes me laugh. you are a beauty, inside and out. have a fabulous day. you deserve it!

gab said...

Just keep on posting those hysterical memories, Stie! That's what blogging is all about.

Hope you celebrated royally. Love ya!!!

Kenny and Linsey said...

Happy Birthday. I loved talking about you!

Woman Interrupted said...

Oprah says (and Halle Berry concurs) it all starts when we turn 40, so happy -5!!

ashli said...

Happy Birthday Christie! I have loved reading about YOU! You are such a talented writer (and photographer too!)
Hope the next year is all that you want and more!

Michelle said...

Happy happy birthday to you! Your naked UPS story was funny and really made my day (too bad that really didn't happen {wink wink}).

momy4him said...

happy birthday stie! have a wonderful day- you definitely deserve it-being seen naked by a ups man makes it so- go all out, and have some fun!

is that a brown tee you're wearing in the cake photo?! lol

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! I've enjoyed your walk down memory lane. Have a wonderful day.

byebyepie said...

And many happy returns. I mean, not literal returns that the UPS man would have to come get.

Dalene said...

Please, please, PLEASE can I look like you when I am 35?

Dalene said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Bridget said...

You are a beautiful 35, friend. You look fabulous. So glad I know you. Have a happy, happy day.

Susy said...

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite bloggers you inspire us readers! You are a clever writer about pretty funny stuff..So once again have a great year.

Amanda D said...

So many leasons learned this year! ;) Glad to hear you had a great day. Happy belated birthday!

melissa ( : said...

Hope your day was great!!!

Lisa-Marie said...

Happy Birthday to you.

I feel though, that I must make two corrections. #1. Your hair is darling. #2 You are good at photography. VERY good.

Now that we have that covered....may the new year bring you much joy!

Lisa-Marie said...

Happy Birthday to you.

I feel though, that I must make two corrections. #1. Your hair is darling. #2 You are good at photography. VERY good.

Now that we have that covered....may the new year bring you much joy!

Michelle said...

You my friend, have the coolest b-day in the world. Not simply because you are YOU (good nuff) but because you share it with my very most perfect child, Hans.

LOVE YOU!

Christina B. said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday! It is definitely a day for the universe to celebrate. I am so glad that someone pulled you out of that fountain when you were a kid!

Can we have some encore editions of I wanna talk about me? :) It seems too soon for them to be over!

Oh, and I agree. You are a great photographer.

Robyn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! I hope I look as good as you when I turn 35...not that that's old...ha ha! You really do look fabulous! Hopefully your day was great. Calories don't count on your birthday.

Diane said...

Happy Birthday cute girl! 35 really is a good number! I'm glad your day was a happy one!

andrea said...

are you wearing your brown shirt OVER a white shirt?
just checking.
happy birthday mama. have a good one!!

Rae said...

I totally felt the universe celebrating this morning! I even joined in singing loudly to the radio while blow drying my hair! Hope you enjoyed my song!! :)

Happy birthday, my make-me-pee-because-you-are-way-too-funny friend! I guess I should pick up some depends next time I'm at the store. Me and the old ladies!

Here's to all your wishes coming true!

Holly said...

Happy, Happy, HAPPY Birthday!! (Though a day late--sorry)

You make the blogoshpere (and your real world too I'm sure, but don't call me Shirley) a better place!

Julie From Inmates said...

Hey girl - Happy Birthday. I'll be joining you in the ranks of 35 in about 3 weeks. Enjoy whats left of your day!!! =)

D-dawg said...

Happy Birthday Stie! Great list of things you learned. I need to go back and read all of these great posts.

TravelinOma said...

I was totally having a breakdown on the day you were born. It was the day Micah was due. You left him up there Stie! But I was so proud that the good little babies weren't scared a bit and came immediately when their mom called. I hoped you were all setting a good example for Miggs to just jump into life.

Congratulations on 35 awesome years. You've made a huge difference in the world--at least in my world!

diane said...

Happy Birthday Christie! I hope you ate doughnuts. I will eat some in your honor.

Becky said...

Oh...wow,...you have caught up to me in age, now. (For a few months anyway). Happy Birthday yesterday and thanks for being a good blogger- it's always fun to see what is on your mind and to read your funny stories. Hey, I got Wicked tickets- I will finally see it, and it will be my very first one. I know, ...but I do what I can.

Ilene said...

Happy Birthday!!

A lady in my ward growing up got caught in her birthday suit when in the garage by the water delivery guy (he opened it for the delivery). She freaked out and in a panic grabbed a football helmet and put it on. Well, at least her head was covered.

AMY said...

Sorry I missed the big 3-5. You've learned a lot of valuable lessons this year, and been invaluable in sharing them with all of us (your adoring fan club). Here's to many, many more years of diet coke and cookie dough (they do cancel each other out, you know).

♥Maren said...

Don't you DARE stop talking about you... what great memories! Or not so great... but your children and grandchildren (and your loyal fans) will be SO gratful! YOU - my friend - are a ROCK STAR!!!

Kristy said...

Happy be-lated Birthday!!! I was like, wow, we're the same age...& then I remembered I turned 36 in June. Since losing my mind, life is more interesting! LOL

Glad you had a fabulous day!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday! That is a beautiful cake there... did you make your own birthday cake? Or was Josh the creator of that masterpiece?