Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

And the winner is... Shan! Who, oddly enough, was the first person to submit the correct answers. I guess the lottery picker (the site I used to pick the winner) liked you! If you will email me your mailing address, I will pop the package in the mail.

And, here is a somewhat birthday meme, stolen from Catherine:

30 years ago I...
... celebrated my 5th birthday. I was in Kindergarten, but I am afraid I don't remember it much beyond that. Except that may have been my birthday when I got a puppy and then it got hit by a car soon after.

20 years ago I...
... celebrated my 15th birthday. I was in grade 10 and I believe I had a sleep over party.

10 years ago I...
... celebrated my 25th birthday. I was in Japan and a bunch of my Japanese girlfriends went to a Mexican restaurant in Roppongi, flirted with the cute South African waiter, drank plenty of margaritas, then went to karaoke!

5 years ago I...
... celebrated my 30th birthday with my four-month-old baby girl and finally getting sleep because she had started sleeping through the night.

2 years ago I...
... celebrated my 33rd birthday. It wasn't particularly memorable other than my boss at that time bought me a fabulous cheesecake (which I much prefer to birthday cake).

1 year ago I...
... celebrated my 34th birthday. We went to Hibachi Steakhouse where we all were unsuccessful tried to catch shrimp in our mouths. It was my first time there and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 month ago I...
... was in Baltimore at Stitches with my friends.

1 week ago I...
... had a meltdown while on the phone with my mother because everything in my fridge was rotten or beyond its 'best by' date.

1 day ago I...
... annoyed my husband by rough-housing with my daughter. Hey! How was I supposed to know she would take a face plant into the carpet?

1 hour ago I ...
... volunteered in Willow's class.

And right now?
...trying to decide how I am going to hide the delicata squash into the mashed potatoes for dinner...

Happy Birthday to me!

Oh - and the correct answers:

1. Canadian.
2. Irving Layton
3. 35
4. I'd accept anything from paranormal romance to sci-fi to mystery
5. Canada, Japan, and USA

11 comments:

tara said...

Happy Birthday! I love you!!

Catherine said...

Ah Roppongi! I've been there. What I mostly remember is this really huge spider sculpture.... so basically to me roppongi means spiders.

This was a cool meme to do on your birthday because you can actually remember your birthdays! That's so sad about your puppy though! :-/

cpurl17 said...

Ah! I still got your birthday wrong

Holly said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is beautiful!

Bea said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday deeeearrr Jooooo! Happy Birthday to you!

You know in case no one sang to you already.

Cheers,
Bea

Bezzie said...

Gah the father-roughhousing makes me edgy too!

Happy Birthday!

But don't lie, you're really 11. ;-)

Zonda said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Shan said...

Woo Hoo! Happy Birthday to you, dear Jo, and happy winning to me!! Ha ha!! Thank you!

Mailing address forthcoming.

Great meme, by the way. I am always the one who accidentally hurts my children by playing too rough with them, too.

Say said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Ed said...

Happy Birthday