Saturday, June 07, 2008

If You Can Value The Worth Of A Person By Their Birthday Gifts Then I'm Exceedingly Valuable!

Unexpected Presents From People Whom I Adore......I'm Not Sure If I'm Deserving Of Such Niceties But I Sure Do Love It!

The talented Melissa from Mejojac's Memos used her phenomenal jewelry making skillz to craft this lovely bracelet and earrings set specifically to match my new dress.

And as if that wasn't enough she fed my sox addiction just a little bit more with this bevy of sock beauties. Thanks Melissa!

Aubrey sent these scrumptious orange gloves just in time because they'll look amazing with the gown I picked out to wear to the Mean Mommy Ball. Gloves are important when reprimanding children, husbands, competitive clearance rack hags who won't shove off even when you subtly elbow them, and annoying dogs that bark all night because they won't leave any tell-tale fingerprint marks. Thanks Aubrey!

My favorite Arizonians of all time Nancy Face and her stunning bride-to-be daughter, Lauren Face sent this happy little(and VERY generous) Target gift card featuring an oozing, slimy blob. That's right, I'm no longer a blogger. I'm a blobber now. Not pictured is the ginormous bag of Skittles also mailed alongside the card.
If you ever need someone to make candy evidence disappear my mini-Infidels can and will get the job done. There's wasn't even a discernible trace of rainbow colored streaks left behind when the mini-Infidels wrapped up 'The Skittles Hit.' Thanks Face Ladies!

Jean Knee proved conclusively the theory I scientifically hypothesized after watching Saturday Night Live......A Party In A Tube Is WAY Better Than A Dick In The Box. Truly.
The best part was the envelope stuffed full of enough funds to pick out any one thing my heart desires at the dollar store. Jean Knee knows and understands the real me. She also sent balloons with a warning that they aren't to be used as contraceptives. I might have read the note a little too late. Ooops. The tube was also jam-packed with lots of polka dot confetti. I opened the tube while sitting on my bed. I'm now sporting an all-over polka dot look for the Summer 2008 season. Thanks Jean Knee!!!

And in Sox-Crazed Maniacs News I thought you all would be interested to note that almost half of us received or gave a variation of the ever popular faux Converse high-top socks as modeled by my daughter. Several received socks that look like cowboy boots and I noticed a LOT of frog motif socks popping up at Sox Exchange participant blogs. At least two people received the exact same pair of pink-striped seahorse socks and another two received knee-high socks with flames on them.

Maybe Alice can work her graph magic and come up with a funny chart for us to signify the final sock duplicate tally. Think about the enormity of the soxy swap situation. The 22 ladies who participated represent different religions, different ages, different geographic locales and yet we all demonstrated a scary sense of like-mindedness when left on our own to blindly pick out socks for our buddy. Weird.

If you haven't received your socks yet, e-mail me and let me know. I had a great time organizing this, ladies. Thanks. It went so smoothly that I'd really like to get a Christmas Ornament Exchange together in November. :)

19 comments:

Melissa said...

Yeah for fun gifts! And I think the bracelet works well! HURRAH for crossing your fingers and hoping for the best :)

Suburban Hippie said...

Birthday loot rocks.

April said...

Happy Birthday!

Bee said...

AWESOME!! You truly are loved by many.

And I meant that in THE most innocent of ways. Not in the whorey way at all okay? ;o)

joanna said...
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joanna said...

I have been approached before about a sock swap, but I refused to do it. I guess I am a party pooper. It looks like fun, though.

nora.lakehurst said...

Happy birthday girlfriend! So I didnt let anyone down. I PROMISED Stacey that I wouldnt post any pictures of her baby. She made me. I have pictures so yeah I guess you will have to wait. But I love all the socks. They are so cool

Millie said...

It's awesome that so many sweet people gave you such great stuff! :) Happy Birthday again!

jams o donnell said...

Happy Birthday EWBL! Yoo got a great haul of cool sock there! Many happy returns

Tracy said...

Those were all great gifts! I didn't even know it was your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday Elastic!

And you can totally count me in on the ornament exchange. I had so much fun with the sox!

Hey It's Di said...

Gosh, am I the only one who doesn't know where you live to send you a gift? Are you afraid I will stalk you or something:) Well, I hope your Birthday was sweet regardless!

I'm loving the whole sox thing and viewing everyone's stash of wild & sexy sox. Thanks for being the Sexy Sox Secretary & Supervisor:D

Hey It's Di said...

I'll take those legs in the last picture!

aubrey said...

sweet birthday gifts, elastic! and WHERE did everyone get those cool converse socks? if they were where i went shopping i totally would have bought some for my sox buddy!

Palm Springs Savant said...

wow awesome awesome awesome. such cool friends and such!

great sox btw

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

My birthday was in May. I'm just really procrastinatey about posting the blog equivalent of a THANK YOU note.

Diana- Annie of Anniethology started a project last year called Good Mail Girls and then Melissa and Tori started their own Good Mail Girl lists hence my address and birthdate being in circulation. :)

I figured that nobody should have to be exposed to my cankles and varicose veins so that's why my daughter stepped up as the sock model du jour.

Aubrey- I don't know where everyone else got their socks but I found mine on ebay. I bought TWO pairs. One for my buddy and one for myself.

Nancy Face said...

Looky at that holy haul of PRESENTS! And I don't care what you say...you deserve them all! :D

The jewelry is perfect! The socks so soxy! The gloves so orange-y! The blob so blobby! The party-in-a-tube so partylicious! :D

Woo hoo! :D

Nancy Face said...

I am SOOO excited about the ornament exchange! :D

Nancy Face said...

I seem to be using an abundance of happy grins today. :D :D :D

Lisa said...

Birthday loot winner!!!! Yay!

Love the jewelery!