Friday, October 17, 2008

Randomness

I am really, really horrible about following through on these meme things that travel through the blogosphere . However, I have been tagged 3 times recently for the same meme that requires you to reveal 6 random things about yourself. Once I got the third one, I decided, ah what the heck. It'll be a relatively easy post as it is one that won't require me to spend an hour or more typing it. (Or at least it shouldn't.) Because we all know that I am freak that takes forever to write posts.

Oh wait, I need to stop and go watch "The Office." I'll be right back.

Okay, I'm back. Let's recap tonight's episode of "The Office" shall we. Dwight gave birth to a watermelon. Michael threw a baby shower for himself. And sadly, Jim and Pam didn't say "I love you" to each other at the end of their goodnight call. Sigh. Trouble's a brewin.

Now, where were we. Oh yeah, random things about me.

Alas Amy Kay , Julie, and Karen , I have procrastinated long enough. As you requested, here are six random things about me:

Here goes:

1. I wear a size 7 shoe. BUT, I wore a size 6 pre-kids. My girly girl doc said she went up TWO sizes after kids. That whole phenomena baffles me. Did that happen to any of you?

2.I am a die hard...I mean die-hard, Penn State football fan. I schedule my Saturdays around watching PSU play, because THAT is appointment TV for me. And, of course, I watch all the reporting on ESPN afterwards.

3.This is my right eye. Wow. The ends of my hair are really light right now and I look kind of blotchy...oh well. Hey, it doesn't get any more random than this peeps.





4. I wore braces for 7 years. YES, SEVEN, S-E-V-E-N years. I got them on when I was 13 and had them removed when I was 20. Do you know how many rubber bands I went through? Sheesh. I hated those things.

5. This is my 495th post. Yup only 5 more till I hit 500! Don't expect a big party and gifts. We have established how much I hate holding contests.

6A. I was born on October 17, 1963.

6B. Today, I am turning for...for...for...ugh, I can't get the word out...Connie, I need help,...ffffff-forty-five.

There I said it. Today I turn 45.

Woo hoo. Blah...blah...blah..boo hoo hoo hoo....

Now all of you are tagged. Go back to your blogs and scribble out your randomness for all of us to see.

Meanwhile, I am going to have lunch with the girls.

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114 Comments:

PhatMom said...

OOO OOO OOO! I'm first to wish you a very very very HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! WOOT WOOT!

Oh and my post is scheduled for that one day next week. Just thought I'd let you know. ;)

Have a great birthday! You are only as old as you feel!

Evi said...

WOO HOO....HAPPY 45 DEBBIE!!!!
We Love You!

Joyfulsister said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Debbie
Happy Birthday to youu!!

May God bless you
May God bless you
May God bless you
May God Bless youu!!

*smile* Have a happy, joyful day filled everything good cuz *U* desrve it!!

Your Sistah From Hawaii

Lorie aka joyfulsister.

SKELLER said...

Happy happy day, Debbie!!!

Hey, 45 is not so bad ... really! Debbie, debbie....
C'mon, say it's not so bad. I'll soon be there, too.
But not today. Today's it's just you!!! ;-)

Swirl Girl said...

I right there with ya babe- and 45 is the new black!!!

it's not so baaaaaad , is it?

Happy Birthday!

HeathahLee said...

Your first random thought reminded me of a line from "Steel Magnolias". Truvy says, "Well, in a good shoe I wear a size 6, but a 7 feels so good I buy a size 8."

Hope you have a birthday that is a fantabulous as you are! We love you!

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

MMMwwwwhhhaaaa haaaaaa haaa haaaaaaaa!

Surprise, girlfriend!

Are ya' still glad that I have admin privs on our blog??

Happiest of birthdays, girlfriend. Can't think of a girl who deserves it more.

xoxoxox,
your partner in crime,
-The Janitor

Denyse said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, my new bloggy friend!

Trish said...

Happy Happy day my dear friend!!

Love the right eye. Does the left look the same?

Many blessing to you today!

JourneytoFamily said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope you have a fantastic day today!!!

And my shoe size did go up 1/2 a size after pregnancy. Never went back, even when I lost all the weight.

Jennifer P. said...

Happy Birthday Debbie and her beautiful right eye :)! I gave you a b.day shout out on my blog!

Britt said...

Happy Birthday!

I now have the birthday song from my toddler's favorite tv show running through my head .. so you'll be getting wishes from me for the next hour or so :o)

I know grown-up birthday's aren't half as fun as kiddo birthdays .. but I hope your day is awesome :o)

Mrs. X said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You have the most beautiful 45 year old eye I have ever seen. As a matter of fact I never would of guessed that it was 45 because everyone knows true beauty is ageless. ;)

Have a wonderful, beautiful, fantastic day!

ladyfi said...

You're today's layover - surprise! And have a wonderful birthday!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Happy Birthday!! :) :) There is no shame in whatever number today represents. I myself have turned 26 for past several years. :)

Happy Birthday!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have fun with the girls!!! Sent you an email

Brenda Jean said...

SURPRISE! I'm stopping by to wish you a happy birthday you young peep! See, I am, shhhhh, 48, so I can call you a young peep. Go Deb, Go Deb, Go Deb!

Ruthanne said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!!!

BTW, my shoe size went up a size after I had children . . .

illahee said...

surprise!!

happy birthday, i hope it is the best yet!

illahee via BATW surprise layover. :D

CaraBee said...

Happy Birthday, Debbie!!

Yes, my feet are 1/2 to 1 size larger since I had my baby. I miss all of my old shoes. I loved my shoes.

Melisa said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Go get a massage or something! :)

Jenkins said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!
Have a wonderful, memory making day, filled with lots of love!
A special birthday hug from Brayden for all those hugs you sent his way (and his mommy).

Desi said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Jen said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope that you have an awesome day. Love all that you do for the blogging word.

Vicki said...

I have two little baggies of braces rubber bands left over. I use them to pull my little one's fine hair into pig tails. They work like a charm!

I love random posts.

Becky Welch said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! Hope it is a great one :D I turn 39 in January, so it will be my LAST one, I can't even fathom turning fff fff ffffortyyyy! YIKES!!

My shoe size went from 8 1/2 to a 9 after child birth. I guess all that weight makes your feet grow? I don't have a clue, but everyone I know has had it happen.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!!!

I hope Penn State gives you a
"W" for your birthday!!!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy!

Oh2122 said...

Happy to you! Happy to you! - That's courtesy of the Monkey. He can only get 3/4 of the words out!

I don't think my feet expanded too much after pregnancy. I think it helped that I was already a "curvy girl" so my feet weren't surprised by the added weight! Thank goodness, or I'd have spent a ton replacing my 30-mumble-something shoes!

Have a great lunch with the girls, and wicked awesome day!

Caution Flag said...

I hope that lunch lasts a good, long time and you get home safely afterward.

Yeah, my feet grew 1 full size after the babies. My neighbor's grew two sizes - and she lost her hair :(

Turning 45 isn't so bad, girl! It's 46 that's the kicker.

Happiest of days to you !!!!!!

Kori said...

Hapy Birthday honey!

Hope it's the greatest ever.

Rene said...

Debbie -- Happy Birthday!!!! I'll tell you what I tell the hubster every year -- I love you mostest because you're older than me!!! (not by much but you still are -- neener neener boo boo!) Only kidding -- I love you mostest because you are downright wonderful and cheery and just what I need to read to keep my spirits up! Have a wonderful day and keep staying older than me...k?

Lula! said...

It's my Fairy Blogmother's birthday and all I got her was this comment.

I am very sad.

We will be discussing this travesty very soon, Debbie.

Lauren W said...

Happy happy happy birthday!
Yay on nearly being at 500 posts!
Oh, and I'm totally with you on that whole braces rubberband thing... Those little buggers were the bane of my existence during my life with braces.
Anyway... HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ren said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope it's as great as you are!

Susie said...

What a great getting-to-know-you tag!! And it's a great day to do it! Happy Birthday!!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope you have a nice one! You crack me up with your randomness. Your eye?? LOL~ That's why I like you. laughter is good for the soul. Thanks, and enjoy your day!

Melissa Lester said...

Happy Birthday, Debbie! I hope it's the best one ever! And what can I say? In my mind, you will always be 25!

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday, Deb! And what a pretty right eye you have :-)

Drea (Monkey Monkey Underpants) said...

Happy Birthday (I'm over from BATW). I wish I had time to be more than a lurker, but I really love what you do over at BATW! :)

Michelle said...

And once again, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Debbie :)

I can't imagine seven years of braces. I would have gone nutty. Are you sure your orthodontist didn't have kids going through college at the time?

And I SO get the PSU thing. We're going on vacation on Sunday. AFTER the NU game. And they're away next Saturday but I will be watching the game on tv. And we get back in time for the next game. I even planned Mister Man's birth around it (ok, not really but it worked out well).

Enjoy your lunch!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I hope your day is a blessed one! Go have lunch with the girls and enjoy yourself. Happy Birthday.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Howdy and Happy Birthday!

I'm new to BATW, but I'm already enjoying it. You did a great thing when you put it together. And now that I know about your personal blog, I'll be back. :)

Steph

Shell said...

Happy Birthday, Debbie! One of my best friends is celebrating a birthday today as well. I hope you have a beautiful day.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Well Girl you enjoy your lunch with your girlfriends today and come home and read all this love we're sending you. We do think you are amazing and I'm so glad to have you in my bloggy life. I'd take you next door too if you'd move to Texas :)
Happy Birthday. and btw my shoe size went from 5.5 to 6.5 after 2 kids. 1/2 size each kid. Go figure. My waist did too and it won't go back down either. :(
LYLAS, Joy

Nik said...

Happy Birthday chickie! I hope you have a great day!

Nik said...

Happy Birthday chickie! I hope you have a great day!

Heather said...

Hippo birdie two ewes!
Hippo birdie two ewes!
Hippo birdie, deer Debbie,
Hippo birdie two ewes!

:D

Oh, and PLEASE don't think trouble is brewing for Jam - I couldn't take it! At least Michael finally asked Holly (Molly?) out. I got a little choked up at that! I was really worried that Michael would listen to Jan and *not* ask her out which would've totally sucked. Whew.

Hope you are having a fantabulous birthday - you deserve it!!

Cheers!

Deb Burton said...

Happy birthday, Debbie! And thanks so much for being a great host for all us bloggers and blogger-wannabes. You give us lots of love just by being YOU!

Jenni said...

I love the birthday plug! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The fun thing about blogging is not knowing how old everyone is when you meet them. Everyone sort of seems the same age, mostly. It makes you realize age has nothing to do with how great you are.

And I went up a 1/2 size with each child. . .good thing I only had two!

Sooz said...

Happy birthday Debbie!!!

Sidney said...

Happy happy birthday!

I'm still 47....na na na na na!

Jennie said...

Happy Birthday.. I finally clicked on the button for Blog around the World that I see every where, and I sighned up correctly, I think....great to find a new blog to read...

The Hultman's said...

happy happy birthday! I hope you like the surprise layover at your place! :)

Shruti said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Shruti

Cant Hardly Wait said...

Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 20! =)

Heather said...

Coming from Lizzy's blog, here to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Girl, 45 is young! You're not even over the hill. I have plenty of patients in their 90's still getting freakin' open heart surgery so they can live another 10 years!

Besides, for every hour you blog, you add one hour onto your life. I'm looking at living to be 100 by now...

Amy Kay said...

Debbie, thanks for the ramdom things. It's neat to learn more about someone. I used to be an 8.5 in shoes pre-kids, then went to a 9.5, and now that I have lost another 30 lbs in 6 months, I am back down to an 8.5. WOO HOO!!!
Happy Birthday, you're not old.
Hugs, Amy ;)

Mamasphere said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I gained a size after pregnancy, so ditched all of my pre-preggo shoes and stocked up on new ones. Now, four years later, I'm down a size, back to my original foot. I cry when I think of all those great shoes I should've kept just in case.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great day! Lunch out with the girls sounds wonderful... have fun!



I did go up 1/2 a shoe size after being pregnant. It baffles me, too.


And I sure hope no trouble is a-brewin' for Jim and Pam! This is one fairy tale romance that had better have a happy ending... or I will be livid!

Tracy P. said...

You just hang out with me and you can be young forever. :-) 45 was great, and 46, so far so good!

Have fun!!

One Wired Woman said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!! Woo Hoo!! ~Jill :)

Betty said...

Let me join the fun. Happy Birthday!!! from way down South.
Hope you had a great lunch with the girls and let yourself be spoiled today!

Me said...

Happy Happy Birthday! YAY! Hope you have a GREAT day!

Thanks for all you do, keeping BATW running, I love the little adventures you send us on!

Katy Lin :) said...

happy happy happy birthday! i hope you have the very best day! :)

Lady Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Debbie!

I'm not sure where I heard it, so I can't vouch for its truth, but I heard that women's feet never stop growing! Isn't that nice to know! LOL

Hey, don't forget the Michael & Holly hug!

Blog Stalker said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!

From a stalker...lol

Have a great day!

EmmaP said...

Suh-Prise!!! A Surpise Birthday Par-tay, BATW Layover-Style!!! Can I get me a Woo-Hoo???

Well, I hope you didn't have that entire bottle of birthday wine before you left for lunch with the girls!

Love your "random" facts. Things we have in common (sort of)...
i wore a shoe size 8 pre kids and know I am an 8 1/2!!!

I had brace on for 6 1/2 YEARS!!!!! UGH. I was told 18 mos- 2 yrs. but 3 oral surgeries, a handful of spacers, millions of rubberbands, and 6 1/2 years later they came off. I remember my teeth felt "wobbily" the day they came off... ahhh those were the days!

All right - enough rambling - have a GRRRRReat B-day!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Happy birthday, happy happy birthday. Happy birthday, happy happy day. Do we have a birthday here? YES, we have a birthday here. Birthday here...birthday here. YAY!!!

I enjoyed your random things about me blog. Enjoy YOUR Day!
Lynnette Kraft
PS My feet have grown ...shrunk...grown...shrunk...9 times! But, age seems to make my feet more boney (along with my face, which ISN'T a good thing).

Gina said...

When I say "The Girls" I am either talking about my female offspring or my boobs. Which one is it?
Happy birthday to you and your girls!

ohhollyf said...

Happy Birthday ! I did the Meme.

Tara @ Living A Dream said...

Happy Birthday Debbie!! I hope you have a terrific day & weekend!! Have a glass of wine for me! :)

Melissa B. said...

Happy B-day, Debbie! Now, 45 wasn't all THAT hard to say, was it? And 500 posts? Seriously, You Rock!

Wendy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Debbie! I hope you are feeling some serious BATW love today. Thanks for all you do for the rest of us. You always brighten my day. Have a wonderful day, yourself, today.

Stacey said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I hope you are having a fabulous day, and that you have many many many more to come!!

I wanted to say that the feet growing issue affected me too!!! Before my boys I had a size 7.5, but now I wear an 8.5 or a 9. NINE! That's HUGE for me and my "once I was a 7.5" mentality! :) The odd things that happen to us when we have our babies, huh?!

Ronnica said...

Yay for 45! Celebrate it! You're only 45 once...

Wow, 495 posts. That's admirable!

How cool would it be if my team met yours in the national championship? If it wasn't your birthday I would follow that question with trash talk.

Happy birthday again! I hope it's a good one!

stefanie said...

45 x Happy Birthday!

sassy stephanie said...

Happy happy Birthday!

Rhea said...

My feet grew after pregnancy also. I was a 6 and went to a 7. WEIRD. I hear that from so many women. It's bizarre!

Seven years of braces?!! That's just WRONG. So wrong.

Ankeney Tribe said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...just wanted to let you know that I DID post some new pics...thanks for reminding me. I didn't realize that it had been almost a month and a half!

Star Forbis said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

I hope your having a Wonderful day.

Mrs. Jones said...

That happened to me too!!! I was a size 7 shoe, and 3 kids later I'm an 8 1/2. My ring size, too. No one told me weird things like that would happen. My hair falls out after I have a baby. I really hate that one.

Happy Birthday, girlie! Be proud of your age! It just gets better as we get older. Twenties, schmenties.

~Heather

Marla said...

happy birthday!

Marla said...

happy birthday!

Marla said...

happy birthday!

LaDonna said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a fantastic day.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You are SO LOVED!!! And I am so sad that I don't get to be one of those girls you are going to have lunch with....maybe,...someday. :)

karin said...

Happy Birthday and I love what you do at BATW. Be blessed!

dianne - bunny trails said...

Happy Birthday from a new BATW reader! No worries on the 45 thang - I'm older and it'll be okay. Really. Trust me. Even though you don't know me. Ha! Ha! Ha! I am enjoying your blog. Glad Darcy sent us your way. :D

MelADramatic Mommy said...

Happy 45th and almost 500th post Debbie!

The Giggles Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
btw... my feet grew 2 size after kids too .... as if they weren't big enough before.......
Keep Giggling!

lynn said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Debbie! Hope it was a good one. Thanks for all you do with BATW!

Mrs4444 said...

Don't worry; I'm 45, and it's not so bad :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Z's Mom said...

Well, aren't you a little stinker just nonchalantly throwing in that its your birthday!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

And you have a beautiful right eye!!!

Louise said...

Happy birthday Debbie. I'll be catching up with you in the middle of November...45, hmmm, having sailed through 40 I have a feeling this one's going to be a toughie...

Veggie Mom said...

And a Belated Very Happy Birthday to You, Dollface! You light up our lives, ya know that?

Meagan said...

This is soooo late! Hope you had a lovely birthday, Debbie!!

Carolina Mama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! To you! Love the Right Eye Pic! And the shoe size! We have a few things in common. :) Have a great weekend!

Yaya said...

Happy Birthday!

Patti said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!!! Sorry I'm late wishing you a happy birthday but I've been gone on vacation for a week. I've missed a whole week of BATW!! :(

I hope your day was fabulous!!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

OK, sorry Debbie, I haven't read Aaaaaaall your comments, but did anyone else tell you your one eye is gorgeous?! How on earth do you separate your lashes so minutely.

WoW.

I'm just impressed.

Oh, happy B'Day, Friend!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Hey Debbie....I just tagged you on my blog as one of my favorite blogs to follow...Cheers!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

And yes, my feet grew while pregnant! Pre-kids I wore a 7/5 or 8. Now I wear at least a 9. So attractive.

cat said...

Happy birthday! And it was 2and a half shoe sizes for me too!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Debbie. Even though this birthday wish is several days late, its still comes with all the love in the world.

And speaking of love...THANK YOU so much for stopping over in NC for a layover. I got so much love its crazy! We went out of town early Friday morning, so I didn't get the chance to properly thank you. It was a great day!

Aubrey said...

Another Belated HAPPY Birthday wish coming your way! Hope your day was as wonderful as you are!

I went from a 7 pre-kids to an 8 after my three. Your list cracked.me.up! The eye picture was the best random one ever! LOL

Kathi said...

Debbie, I had no idea you were sooooooooooo old!!! and had such large feet!! Ha ha, I'm kidding of course. You are super young. In fact I would have guessed 37! Seriously! I'm an old raisin at nearly 49. Oh, and my feet are 7 1/2, they went up to 8 and then back down after the babies were born.

I never wore braces, though I should have on the bottom.

Oh, pardon me for stating my own six random things on your blog. I got carried away again.

Have a great evening. Kathi thanks for the encouragement you gave me last week.

Kathi said...

Happy Belated Birthday girlfriend!! Hope you did something awesome to celebrate. xoxxoxo

Michelle said...

Darn! I missed your birthday post last week. I'm sure the celebration is still going on, as it should for every woman.

Happy birthday, Debbie!

Oh, and I wore braces for 6 months and my feet didn't grow at all after 3 kids. Let's not talk about the boobs, though...

S'more of my Thoughts said...

Happy Birthday!!

Yes, I had smaller feet pre-kids. Went from a size 8 to a 10. Someone once told me it's because your arches fall/flatten and that makes your foot longer. Makes sense to me.

Domestic Executive said...

Belated Birthday greetings from the land of the long white cloud. Hope you had a ball and enjoyed this special birthday blog crack.

Hippie Family... said...

happy birthday!

Hippie Family... said...

happy birthday!