Friday, September 19, 2008

Fun Fact Friday-The Birthday Edition

*24 short hours and I will enter into a new decade. I’m searching for a damn snappy title. Like a theme-the Decade of Song, The Decade of Laughter, The Decade of Anti-Wrinkle Cream, The Decade I Host My Own TV Talk Show, The Decade of Cheap Wine and Beer Farts. Which one do you think will win?

*Today the lovely staff of the entire medical center dressed in black-mourning for my lost and misspent youth I imagine. They also featured a surprise Mexican menu buffet. It was really supah.

*I still have not received my crown/tiara.

*I ate more than 1200 calories for lunch ONLY. I guess that means Sugar Free gum and water for dinner tonight!

Subtitle: Little known Facts from the First 50 years.

*I was hit by a car while crossing the street to school one morning when I was in 2nd grade. I was rushed to the ER, where I hadn’t suffered any serious injury and my cool older brother (4th grade) used this opportunity to tell all that were concerned that I had several broken bones and perhaps a near death experience. Cool way to turn a situation around Joe! My class made me Valentines that started out to say “Dear Jacquelyn, Sorry to hear you are almost dead.” I saved them for years, they were great.

*I was quite the entrepreneur growing up. My BFF and I often tried to sell different homemade projects to raise money for an often coveted item. We sold coffee cans of freshly pulled grass to feed to the pony in the pasture behind my house. (Clue: not a very successful money maker) One of my favorites, was when we dug through the trash, finding all kinds of glass bottles, (ie: shampoo bottles, salad dressing etc.) and soaked off the labels, filled them with food coloring and water and RESOLD them to our loved ones and neighbors. Hence we are both still gainfully employed with retirement far on the horizon.

*Most of my childhood and adult life, I have always had long or shoulder length hair. Once, the summer before 5th grade, I got it chopped off , much lik the very style I wear now (look over at the picture in the sidebar) I seriously thought I was sassy and sexy with this sleek new do. Until my dentist appointment, the doof Dr. thought I was my older brother! Um, started growing it out from that moment and until my early 40’s wore it shoulder length or longer. Could have been the lack of boobies. Still waiting for those to grow in.

That’s enough random crap about my first 50 years so far…notice I left out my single years/my teen years/LAST YEAR! HA!!!!


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I can see you having a big party and being the Queen of All Things this weekend. I hope you get your tiara and scepter!
I actually had to stop and think really hard the other day about how old I am going to be this year. Sad, I had to do the math to figure it out.

Mimi's Toes said...

Fifty is really nifty! Welcome to the club....You had a very exciting life growing up. Wow, near death? Happy Birthday and don't forget to EAT CAKE!

Dianna said...

Happy Birthday Lady*!*

Come on, don't leave us hanging... Gotta fill in ALL the blanks*!*

Carbon Based said...

Hey I don't remember that. But then again I am older and wiser AND I am more practiced using the "senior moment" defense than you. ;)

Love ya Sis

Robin said...

“Dear Jacquelyn, Sorry to hear you are almost dead.” Too funny!

I hope your b-day was as fabulous as you are!!!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi, I'm Debbie. Happy Birthday! You have a fun blog. I will be back. Stop by and visit any time! (:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Wow- I hope you had a great birthday. Sounds like you did! And wow about getting hit by a car! You must have angels around you!


My Wonderful Men said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Funny the way the kids in your class put it in the cards, you almost died! but hey glad you're alive. Like hey see ya soon back in class what ever. Kids are so funny.

I'm glad you are still here goodness who would I read on my lunch hour and laugh so hard at.

Oh and by the way on your birthday you can eat what ever you want you don't have to count.

Fannie said...

Better late than never, Happy Birthday!