An Amazing Person Deserves an Amazing Bday

I am loving today. Why you ask? Well a list is obviously the answer:

1. It is Friday. That goes without explanation.

2. I washed my hair today, so I feel prettier than I did yesterday. Clips aren’t really that cute of a look on me.

3. The smoothie I made this morning had the perfect amount of ice and milk. Sometimes I go crazy and have a banana ICEE. Which isn’t always what I want in the mornings.

4. My co-workers gave me an easy task…that I may still be putting off. No big deal.

and

5. IT’S MY DEAR MOTHERS BIRTHDAY.

That’s right, the momma y’all have read about and LOVED (don’t lie) is turning yet another year older. I called her this morning around 745 (I was leaving for work. I can’t believe I left that early either) per our usual “drive to work chat” and she didn’t answer. So I was like, oh it’s her birthday I am sure she is talking to someone else. So I tried back 5 minutes later (my patience sometimes is a bit short lived). Still no answer. So I was like, UGH I NEED TO WISH HER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. So I left a possibly annoying message on their home answering machine saying, basically, HI I TRIED CALLING. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAVE FUN. I’M ON MY WAY TO WORK. UGH. HI BOSSMAN. (I sounded nicer than this may come across)

Then I get a call a little later and my mom is like, hey sorry I was shaving my legs and didn’t know what that racket was in the background. Oh. That would be me. Her darling child is the so-called, RACKET. Ha. You’re hilarious mom.

Anyways, I love my mother way too much and it has been said that I am her twin. Well. I can only hope this is true. IF it is true, then at the whopping age of 40 something (I can’t give away too much) I will still do the following (two lists in one post. Such a great day):

1. Shave my legs– I never want to be that person who doesn’t want to shave because it’s difficult to reach. She shaves her legs every weekend. Even in the “winter”. I am not going to say that’s more than me, buuuuut it’s more than me. By about 200% more.

2. Go kayaking– My parents went kayaking today. They are such BALLERS.

3. Wear dresses with boots and know you look fly– She will tell me the next day what she wore to dinner and be like, Lou (hostess) said my outfit was trendy. I said, “I know, right?”. Love it.

4. Text people songs they should listen to– Some of my favorite songs have been compliments of my momma.

5. Be hilarious– I can’t explain how hilarious my mom is. The post title is actually a text back to Avalon, after Avalon wished her a happy birthday. Mom stop it stop it, you’re just too much.

Those are only 5 of many things I hope I will do and essentially, one day, be my mom. Looks-wise I’ve got that ON LOCK. Let’s just hope everything else comes along as well.

Happy Birthday Momma Boo! Love you lots and lots and more!

-T

PS. It was Avalon’s mom’s birthday the other day. Aka January is the best month ever. Cause our moms are awesome. And young. And hip. January should be Mel and Marge Month. And no, they don’t like to be called by those names. So don’t try.

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Take It, You Chair

This weekend was filled with a smorgasbord of things I love. There also were negatives points, I admit, but I am trying to see the silver lining. The optimism. The HAPPINESS in life…so here we go.

Things that are awesome/things I love/no work on Monday yay! edition:

1. I have free HBO for a few months. BALLIN. Just rediscovered this gem the other night. Might have watched some Ice Age 2 (whats the name? idk). But that’s neither here nor there.

2. Came home, after having a delicious dinner with the parentals, to see that Titanic is on tv. Uhm. Idk about you but I love Leo in this movie. Like legitimately LOVE HIM. So I watched for a minute or 40. I caught it at the part where the boat is sinking (duh) and Jack is handcuffed to the pipe and Rose is frantically searching for someone to help MEANWHILE everyone else and their mothers (literally) are getting onto life boats. UGH. I die. I also noticed, for the first time ever, that Kathy Bates is in this movie. How did I not know this? She also has a great line…”you don’t see this everyday”. I laughed, cause DUH, KATHY BATES, DUH. Clearly you don’t see a GINORMOUS SHIP sink after  RUNNING INTO a glacier. A ship deemed The Unsinkable, no less. Anyway. Its also at this point in the movie where you want to rip out Billy Zane’s eyeballs…while playing a little tonsil hockey. IM JUST SAYING, he is a  hot bad guy. (Sidenote: whilst googling, look at this horrible picture I found. SO SAD. Also NO, I did not “click to see”. Perverts). So anyway, back to Titanic…Rose is trying to find someone, no one is helping, she punches a worker- he starts bleeding IMMEDIATELY (fake) which makes him say to Rose, “to hell with you!”. Who says that? So, way to go Rose. Blew your chances of help. Now the only thing left to help is an ax… Getting me to my #2 LOVE of the weekend. Right before Rose is about to take a whack at Jack’s handcuffs, Jack grabs her shaking (she’s in freezing cold water, remember) arm and says…”Listen, Rose. I trust you.” Uhm, come again Jack? I can’t hear you through MY TEARS. It’s at this moment, every time I watch this movie, that I can’t not cry. His love for her is so great. And it’s not like I don’t know what ends up happening, but still. Ugh Jack,  if you only knew she’d hog up the entire board and let go of your hands a mere 30 minutes later! I love him. And she loved him. Just not enough.

3. Watched The Back-Up Plan for the first time. I, too, am the biggest chick flick nerd EVER. I knew I was gonna like it, and ya know what? I LOVED IT. With the exception of wishing J.Lo’s bangs weren’t parted in the middle, she was great! I have mixed feelings about her ever since her Jenny From the Block video has her TOPLESS on a boat, with Ben Affleck…not okay, Jen. Not okay. Nonetheless, loved it. The guy in it (name?) was HOT.( Sidenote: I think chest hair is making a comeback. Just me who thinks this? Anyone? Anyone?… Bueller?) Well, regardless he was just perfect. Maybe too perfect…they end up doing it in a cheese barn. Yes, Avalon, you heard me right. CHEESE BARN. As in,  BARN FULL OF DELECTABLE CHEESE. Which made me love the scene even more, cause lets face it. Cheese is da bomb.

4. Guess what? Chicken Butt! I got a present from the two most exquisite friends ever! Loved it! And the box (thanks Ben) was the icing on the cake. You never can underestimate the happiness that ensues after receiving mail/packages from friends. Yes texts are fun. Yes email is convenient. But nothing is better than coming home to a box (or envelope) with the address handwritten from a friend or relative. It’s so comforting, ya know? Anyway. Ya know what else is awesome? My new pair of undies. HAHA. We have gotten to that stage of friendship, where there are zero boundaries as to what presents we will find in our Toy Story box o’birthday presents.

5. Finished another disk of How I Met Your Mother. This is a new addiction people. It came on fast and is severe. Side effects? Wanting to date Jason Segel. SHUT UP. I know you see his thingy (yes, I am a child) in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. But I DONT CARE. Love him.

I can honestly think of a thousand, or only 3, more things to add to this. But they seriously are all about tv shows and movies, and I can’t have everyone think that all I do is sit at home and do nothing..even though it’s true, it doesn’t need to be so blatantly obvious to our readers (ha). Hopefully your weekend was super duper awesome! Also. One last thing…

I trust you. HOW INTENSE ARE THOSE WORDS. I feel as if Titanic deserves its own posts. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

-T