Some of you are probably aware that I am a big fan of my own birthday. Usually, July 1st hits with a fanfare of birthday festivities and proclamations and all sorts of huffah. Since I’ve gotten older (not that old. just a little oldery) the celebration has been downsized a bit. Turning twenty three just wasn’t quite the same as turning my sweet sixteen, know what I mean? Last year I had a GLORIOUS birthday with purple helium balloons and an amazing, legendary shark cake. Quaint, but perfect.
We have so many family birthdays in July that I can’t hog it all to myself anymore, which is 30% depressing, 70% okay with me. Well, maybe 40/60. 50/50? I shall simply celebrate my BIRTH WEEK instead of my entire BIRTH MONTH! Yippee! Today is Monday, July 12th, and I turn 26 on Friday, July 16th. We have all week to part-ay.
To kick off my Big BirthWeek Celebration, I am hosting another giveaway! Exclamation point! This giveaway is sponsored by CSN Stores, and if you haven’t been to one of their online stores you are seriously missing out. They have tons and tons of products- housewares and table lamps, gardening stuff, grills, mountain bikes, shoes, baby crap, you name it, they have it. Plus, lots of items are shipped for freeeeee. For this giveaway (since it is my birthday and all), I was going to pick something specific from a CSN store to give away… but then I was thinking, what is everyone going to want? MONEY! So the winner will receive a $60 gift certificate to any CSN store. Today I would buy a Kalencom diaper bag. Tomorrow maybe some Melissa and Doug baby toys- Isabelle gets bored so easily with hers.
Here are the entry rules, peeps:
1. To enter, leave a comment telling me about your most favorite birthday memory.
2. You can get another entry by leaving an additional comment if you are a follower of micciandjazz.blogspot.com
3. You can get ANOTHER entry by posting to this bloggity blog on facebook or twitter or whatever social network you prefer and then notifying me via comment. (each social network = additional comment)
4. You must be a resident of the US or Canada. Sorry, Mexico, better luck next time.
5. Contest closes July 16th at 7 pm PST.
On my *birthday* I’ll pick the winner via random generator. Sound good?
Even though I don’t FEEL older, I can tell that my brain isn’t as awesome as it used to be. Sometimes I do embarrassing things, like say the word “emergentness” in adult conversation, fully confident that it is a real word. Or, remember that one time I thought I could jump up the brick at the Chipman’s house? And I beefed it? Fairly hard? I guess I’m not very athletic either. Aaand I just had to check with Jazz to make sure I’m not turning 27 this year. See what I mean?
K- ready set goooo!
PS I just re-read my blog and realized that I had listed the number three twice. 1, 2, 3, 3, 4. Isn’t that how it goes?