Thursday, December 31, 2009

39 Candles and Happy Hour New Year's Eve


If you've been hanging around for a while then you know that Otie and I host a Happy Hour every Friday. Otie has the Mr Linky at his site (yeah, I let him have control of it, kinda like the remote, you know the guy has to hold it to feel manly).

Don't freak out on me here, it is only Thursday. However since it's a) the last day of the year and b) my birthday and c) my blog,  I'm taking the liberty of posting early. Otie will have the linky up eventually, so be patient.

I'm really happy that although I haven't been posting or commenting much the last couple weeks it seems as tho most people have stuck with me. Thanks for that, really. Hopefully once the world gets back to normal I will once again have time to leisurely read all your posts and leave witty comments, as well as write my own intriguing and thought provoking posts.  What? I do leave witty comments. I make myself giggle, that's witty, right?

I think I mentioned before that Spud did a post on 39 things to do before she's 40. I think it is a fabulous idea and so I am stealing it. Although I've known for a while that I was going to it, I haven't actually figured out what I want my 39 things to be, so that will have to be another post. Just know that I'm gonna do it damn it. Really.

I'm so happy Julochka started her own 365 in 2010 flickr group. If you want to join contact her and tell her you heard of it thru me. I think it'll be a great way to improve my skills as well as be a motivator for me to actually use my new camera.

It may be hard for you to believe this, but I am one of those people that will just come over unannounced. I know that some people abhor this, but I don't care. I don't care if you're not dressed or if the sink still has breakfast dishes in it. In fact, it's nice to see that people actually *live* in their houses. I know mine usually has dog hair dust dinosaurs in the corners and dirty laundry piles. I figure if you aren't going to like me because I have too much of a life to spend the majority of it cleaning, then that's your problem. However, if I do pop up at your house, I don't expect to be invited inside. Usually I'll only do that if a) I'm stopping by to see if you want to walk the dogs with me or b) dropping off a gifty or c) I am visiting my mother in another city and know where you live but can't remember your phone number and we are on that side of town anyway so we decide to do a drive-by and see if you're home.  Luckily Sara is one of those people let will graciously let you in when you arrive...



I got home from my mom's house and found not one but two wonderful gifts waiting for me. Both were actually goodies from winning stuff from other bloggers. Spud sent me a wonderful snowman ornament as well as one of her fabulous post cards, and Iasa sent me this cool little wicker basket with a necklace inside and some chocolate! Thanks so much ladies! I totally heart you both.



I guess that's enough happiness for me today. Plus I have lots of things to do before the big event tonight. Okay, maybe the not-so-big event, but I still have places to go and people to see. Be sure you go by and see Otie and click his linky so that we will all know who is playing.

Oh and by the way, have a wonderful, safe, and Happy New Year!! xoxoxxo

29 comments:

julochka said...

happy birthday to you!! drink lots of champagne or at least really good wine to celebrate!

xox,
/j

otin said...

Well, Happy Birthday!!

I would let you come by any time, unannounced.

39 is not that big of a deal, next year is the tough one.

You know that I will always stick with you!

Brian Miller said...

happy birthday! happy new year! happy hour! wow there is a lot of happy around here...smiles.

Cristin said...

Happy Birthday!

Will raise a glass (or seven) to you tonight!

Doc said...

Happy Birthday !!!
enjoy your New years too!!

Doc said...

Oh yeah... save some drinks for me!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday!

And how could I not let you in? I don't get the chance to see you often enough as it is. :)

Fidgeting Gidget said...

Happy Birthday, my love! Have a fabulous day!

iasa said...

happy birthday!!!

Barb said...

Happy b-day!
I'm sad you went to Sarah's without me.

Jay said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Happy Birthday! I love it that you drop in. My motto is: You're always welcome. If the mess bothers you, don't come back. Next time it might be worse.

Mango Girl said...

First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Secondly, DON'T listen to Otin...you are just starting to ROCK in your 40's ~ BELIEVE ME!!!

Thirdly, Happy Birthday, again!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, too!!!!

Love & Best Wishes to you Bambi!

xo, Mango

...mmm... said...

Jsut wanted to come here and wish you a very happy new year, Bambi!

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday! omg, I do abhor droppers-in, but I'll come outside and talk to you, lol

Happy New Year!

CatLadyLarew said...

That is so cool that they have so many fireworks for your birthday every year! I knew you were special! Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

Michel said...

oh god god woman! That photo up top for the happy hour just made me vomit a little bit!!

There should have been a warning!

happy new year and birthday...that's cool. Everyone celebrates you!(and then hates you the next morning....it's nice to know I have someone officially to blame.)

McGillicutty said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR DARLING LOVELY FRIEND AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My thirtyninth year was the year of the bling, I vowed to bedazzle myself everyday and wear really big sparkly fake jewelry... and I succeeded!!!
Love and Hugs... I've missed you!!!

Betsy said...

39??? You're just a baby! ha! Happy, happy day! :)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You are so beautiful! I just realized that I have very few pictures of this Christmas.

Hugs!!

Lisa E said...

Happy Birthday and Happy 2010. I am so happy I found you in 2009. You are a smile in my day.
Hugz
Lisa E

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!!

Since you don't mind disastrous houses, you're more than welcome to drop in on me anytime you're in the area. I might put you to work helping me clean up, though. ;)

Happy New Year! Glad I 'found' you in 2009, too! :)

B said...

I hope you had a great Christmas and a great birthday! Looking forward to your list!

Jaime said...

happy belated birthday!

Eidothia said...

Belated Birthday Wishes. And that *live* in their houses bit rings so me-like! And yeah, you can find ample laundry, dishes in the sink, shoes everywhere but the shoe-rack - The only place sorted seems like my bookshelf. So you are welcome, to drop by for a cuppa tea and a choice of books :)

Polly said...

Belated happy birthday and a very happy New Year! I hope you had a great day.

your 39 things list is brilliant, how's the piano learning going, by the way? it's tough because of the slowness of the process, isn't it...

I want to do the 365 photo challenge too. I want to do it, but let's wait and see how long I last...

Px

Medora said...

Happy birthday!

willow said...

Happy Birthday!!! :D Oh, to be 39 again. Sigh.

Bee said...

I'm looking forward to your list of things to do before 40. I'm about to turn 43, but it just doesn't have that same momentous feeling about it, does it.

Happy Birthday to you, fellow Capricorn.