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February 23, 2012

A Bit About Me, February Edition

Wow...is it my birthday...again?...already???

My birthday is today, February 23rd, and on the 23rd of each month, I share a little something random about myself. So here 'goes!

35) I have been using the same key chain – the logo for The University of Alabama – since I was a senior in high school.

I was invited to a meeting of the local alumni association, where I won it as a door prize, and I have used it ever since. Last year, I thought I lost my keys (which were later found on my aunt’s mantle…in Alabama…after we were home from our holiday visit). I was upset over the expected expense of having to replace my car key…but more so over losing my key chain. I’m happy to report it is safely back in my possession…and hopefully will be for at least another 18 years.

36) One of my favorite birthday confections of my youth was a giant chocolate chip cookie (made in a pizza pan).


I bought a pizza pan specifically for the occasion a couple of years ago, and made one for myself. It was SO good. But…I have hesitated to make it again, as Hubby doesn’t care much for it, I don’t want to give the girls too much of it…and I surely don’t need 7/8 of a chocolate chip cookie pizza!

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Happy birthday to me! And I may not be making myself a giant chocolate chip cookie, but I think I'm going to treat the girls and me to some donuts this morning. My last group of work buddies usually got donuts from a locally-owned donut shop when someone had a birthday. (I'm a Krispy Kreme girl at heart, but - alas - we don't have one of those in town.) I haven't had donuts from there in over THREE YEARS! I think some blueberry cake donuts will hit the spot...and I think the girls might kinda like them, too. :)

And over the next couple of days, I'm really looking forward to getting together with a few friends, and a nice dinner out with Hubby and the girls. Wish us luck at their first "tablecloth" restaurant!!!

11 comments:

Johanna said...

Happy birthday, sweet friend! I have so loved reading these get to know you posts. I hope your birthday is as fabulous as you are. :)

Julia said...

Blueberry cake donuts are our girls' favorite (the one or two times they've ever had donuts)---in my head they were ever so slightly better for them, because of the blueberry factor. Ha!

A very, very happy birthday to you, friend! I hope it's full of much love and laughter (and a really good naptime :))

Deanna said...

Happy birthday, Mandy!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend.

I laughed at your Krispy Kreme reference...I have a friend who has lived in Texas for about three years now. Every six months or so, she begs for someone on FB to send her some Krispy Kremes! They are addictive.

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

HAPPY birthday to you Mandy! I hope your day is off to a great start so far. I'm sure your lovely ladies will be good to you all day long. And -- I say go for the chocolate chip cookie - you deserve it!! :) It's been fun learning about you with your monthly edition. Fun idea! Here's to many, many more wonderful birthdays with your beautiful family! :)

Jill said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy those donuts!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Happy birthday, my dear friend.

If I were there, I'd happily take you and the girls for doughnuts.

Have one on me!

and CRAZY about that keyring!

D wanted a chocolate pizza for desert on Sunday and I (mistakenly) said, "oh I can make that" so I better have a bash at it soon!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

strongblonde said...

yea!! happy birthday :) glad you get to have some fun this weekend.

and donuts?? those can NEVER be bad, right?

Mandy said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

I hope your doughnut, but more so your "tablecloth" dinner, is fantastic! And being a cookie girl myself I see absolutely no problem with a pizza sized cookie. Your birthday is only once a year!!

Barbara Manatee said...

Hope you had a fabulous day, Mandy! A giant chocolate chip cookie (fresh out of the oven) sounds heavenly! So do donuts! ha!

Wow...same keychain for 18 years? that must be a good sturdy one!

Enjoy your weekend celebrations, too!

Dakotapam said...

My birthday was Thursday as well...the big 4-0. The hubby planned a surprise party that was super fun! Happy birthday to you!