Wednesday, November 12, 2008

thirty five

Well kids... today is the day
I officially become OLD
thirty five

Look what I got
from my pals at work!

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This was some good cake! - Thanks Ann
(like the sticky note says..
you're the greatest person I know)

Ann made me these too! - She's a Culinary Expert
- See for yourself

Envy my goods!

And to top it all off - Angela A.K.A 2fools
Just emailed me the greatest poem ever written:

Happy Birthday, my dearest pal
for the friend you were and are right now.
When I needed you most, you were right down the street!
When my parent's starved me, your mom let me eat.
Milkbread and lemonade was all I had-
but dinner at your house was MEATBALLS AND SALAD!
We laughed at the table, your dad got pissed off
"YOU'LL CHOKE" he would say, "Now KNOCK IT OFF!"
Holidays were rarely a joy, so I'd trot down to your house
to make a gingerbread boy.
Remember the time we went to your Aunts?
"Let's go sledding!" you said, "Me in the back, you in the front!"
"OH SHIT!" I said. "This hill's too high, If we go down it, my friend, we'll surely die"
"Don't be a baby!" You evilly grinned, "I'll give us a push and then I'll jump in"
Off like a rocket we flew off the cliff, no way to steer, I was scared stiff!
" in the front" echoed again - "I'll kill her" I thought "once we get to the end"
But we squeaked through the branches of every white birch, escaped with our lives
and didn't get hurt!
We stopped dead on a stump and busted our rocket,
and laughed as we limped in the house for hot chocolate.
Oh the good times we shared, my best friend and I
I'm glad we both made it to see 35.
We're still just as cute and funnier still
and not a day more mature than when we were just girls.
We're older but wiser and still just as close - so raise your glass all you Slackers
and let's make a toast!
To The Greatest Blog of All Time, no writer can beat her!
Happy Birthday, Jen - from your best friend and readers :)
We love you!


mixednut said...

Bravo 2fools!
Happy B-day Jen!
35 is not old.

Blue Beak said...

Angela is a genius. Happy Birthday Jen!

Some Guy said...

Looks like your birthday is off to a great start! I hope it just keeps getting better, Soul-Sister!

ps- That poem was excellent!

Anonymous said...

I basically steal what everyone else said.

Hope you have a great day!

Miss Alex said...

Happy Birthday My Blog Buddy...that cake looks

SkylersDad said...

I hope your birthday is the mostest awesomest ever!!

Jim said...


Dr Zibbs said...

Happy B-day.

Just Dave said...

Great poem. Have a fantastical birthday.

2 fools said...

Thank you everyone! :) It was from ALL of us! We love this girl, don't we? Who fills our days with laughter and sarcasm? Who brings us blasts from the past that make us feel 140 years old? Who gives us an outlet every Tuesday for this tragedy we call employment? That's right - the Slack. Take this all of you and EAT from it, it is blog of the new and everlasting covenant. Oh wait... that's something else, anyway - it's the best blog, and she's the best girl in the whole world. Amen.

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

Happy day, nice cake. I always wondered if Timmothy Horton donuts are good

Anonymous said...

HBD!!! Love your blog, love that cake!

Lynda said...

Happy birthday! I'm older than you (by a few months), you spring chicken you.

That poem is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Jen, You always make my day (c:

Anonymous said...

... although I have to admit, I've always been a bit disappointed that Angela didn't turn out as well as you did. She could have really been something..

Jennfactor 10 said...

All the best Jens were born today...

Happy Birthday!

kat said...

Long time lurker, first time commenter. Happy belated Birthday. Those are some really yummy things you got to enjoy there. Hope you had a great day.

Jen said...

Thanks kids!!

Jenfactor -
LOVE that Profile Pic !

Kat -thank you!
& WELCOME to the Slack!!!

Jen said...

Lynda - where ya been?!!

2 fools said...

No, I didn't turn out as well as Jen did, it's true - but I'm gonna be something someday - you'll see. I'm gonna be a great big shining star...'ll see.

Anonymous said...


Micgar said...

Happy Belated, jen! Damn-come on! Old!? You're still young!