IT’S MY BIRTH MONTH. plus a giveaway.

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?

31 thoughts on “IT’S MY BIRTH MONTH. plus a giveaway.

  1. free stuff is good!! Favorite birthday memory??? Hmmmm. One birthday I had flowers & a cheesecake delivered to my office & I also got a singing telegram the same day! That was a pretty good one.

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  2. I loved when I was little my mom tied balloons around the house….I thought it was the coolest thing ever!ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  3. My favorite birthday memory was when my friends threw a little surprise party for me. It was excellent and I never even saw it coming.

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  4. My favorite birthday memory was a slumber party with my friends when I turned 10. We ate pizza, chips, and ice cream, watched a video, and laughed all night.mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. my favorite birthday memory was the first birthday I celebrated with my husband (bf back then). He took me to a gorgeous revolving restaurant in downtown Phoenix for dinner, and the desert was Creme Brulee with a chocolate thingy on top that just said “happy birthday” it was perfect and romantic!

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  6. oh, and I am a follower of micandjazz!!! Love to read your posts! You are also on the link on my blog!

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  7. My favorite birthday memory was when I was five. We traveled a lot that summer, and most of it was in the US. I was the cute little 5 year old niece from Canada who was born on the 4th of July! Everywhere we went, my relatives threw a birthday party for me. Even in Canada. In Chester, Montana, the gift I received was a full scale cowgirl outfit. I still have the cowgirl hat to this day – 42 years later!! It was a great summer for a five year old. What a memory.

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  8. My favorite birthday memory was when i was 16 and all my friends got together to take me out for tea and dessert. They were broke as a joke so it meant so much that they all got together to do that and it was fun.jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  9. i could never narrow it down to one birthday favorite but a great one was turning 4 & having a my little pony party! i wore a huge frilly pink dress that my mama made & got my first bike (a revamp of my brother's, thanks to dad)! 🙂

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  10. My favorite birthday memory was, in fact, my last birthday (31!) when I rented a lazer tag joint for an hour and invited all my oldish adult friends to run around like maniacs shooting eachother for an hour. It. Was. Awesome. And my favorite birthday party to date.

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  11. I can't find your “follower” box, but I'm pretty sure I am a follower of your blog.

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  12. I facebooked your bloggity blog.

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  13. My favorite birthday was my first as a mother (I turned 23) and I realized how important our mothers are in relation to the celebration. Why don't we celebrate them on our birthday? I am a follower… I LOVE reading your postings!! Happy Birth-week, by the way!

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  14. Oops, was the “follower” part supposed to be a separate comment? Here it is!

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  15. Happy Birthday week and Happy Birthday friday! 26 ain't so bad! 😉 My favorite birthday memory? That is easy. My 21st birthday. I had a huge birthday dinner with friends at the Olive Garden. Then the next day, my dad, my best friend, and I hopped on a plane and went to the Bahamas! It was a fun and good time in my life when I was happy, I was healthy and confident, and I was with people I love. THAT was a good birthday!

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  16. Favorite birthday memory: The last birthday before we got engaged, Ryan got me the most thoughtful, handmade binder of my favorite music in guitar tabs with special notes and thoughts from all the friends I had just left in Trinidad. I think it's the only time I've ever cried opening a birthday present.

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  17. So where's like the follow this blog link and stuff?

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  18. As for a favorite b day memory, that's tough because my memory sucks but the time Duffy ate my entire cookie cake and I got a used trumpet was kinda memorable and stuff. Enter me!

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  19. Consider yourself FB'ed, biz nizzle! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  20. Follower I am.You are linked in my family section.I love little kids birthdays when they aren't expecting the moon, and are just totally excited about every little thing.I had a great 40th birthday where my Hubby sent me and my 2 sisters to NYC for a long and awesome weekend.

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  21. It was a dark, dreary night in Madrid. I had six chickens left, and Charlie, I didn't know where the seven of us where going to find a bed that night. I turned the corner onto La Salsa. Cluckster, the smallest of my chickens, was having a hard time keeping up in the rain. “Slow down, will ya” he yelled to me. “Oh sorry, Cluckster. I forgot you were on crutches.”Cluster shuffled along on his tiny wooden crutches. I couldn't tell for sure, but I think he swore at me under his beak.The rain started to tear down ferociously. I was worried for my chickens and my self. I opened up my wallet. It was soggy. I had sixteen yen left. Not enough for a hotel. Looking up, I saw a light on in the next corner, at the local roller skating rink. They might take us in for the night. But the chickens? Who knows.”C'mon guys, let's try this place out.”The seven of us were starting to smell. I could smell us. We smelled like a bad jamon y queso sandwich that had been run over by a marathon of runners.I knocked three times at the door of the old roller rink. The door was soggy, and covered with old rusting gold and green posters. DISCO. DANCING. USA. Just as I was about to turn around back into the rain, the door creaked open and an old hand shot out. “Come in.”The chickens followed me as we walked down a hall, full of cobwebs. “Thank you,” I muttered, coughing.”Anywhere to sleep will be just fine. My chickens and I are just grateful for your kindness.”The small figure didn't respond, just kept walking down the hall.Panic struck me suddenly. Was this guy just looking for an easy, anonymous chicken dinner?We turned around the corner, hesitantly. It was pitch black. I was prepared for us to meet our fate. And poor old Cluckster, he'd be the first to go as the weakest among us. “SURPRISE!!!!”The lights switched on. Hundreds of people were yelling. Balloons filled the ceiling of the roller rink. All my friends and associates were there, from the last 1000 years of my life. “Did you guys know about this?” I asked my chickens suspiciously.They all looked up at me sheepishly. “You GUYS!” I said.This is awesome!People came up and piled my arms up with birthday notes and presents. From the corner of my eye, I saw Cluckster throw aside his crutches and throw on a pair of roller skates and hit the rink.That little fake cripple. This was turning into the best surprise birthday party from the future ever.The year was 3029.

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  22. y0 – i'm a follower!

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  23. The best birthday memory that I can think of at this time (yah… old age is tickin with me too, woman and it's takin' it's toll on the mind!) happened only last year when I went to Mexico for Lexi's Bachelorette party… the week of my birthday. i did NOT want to go on a boat and be stranded in nowheresville, mexico on MY birthday. but alas, i sucked it up and ended up having the time of my life. i spent the day in the sun, meeting new people, eating and drinking and being merry, walking around ensenada, a man even made me a special balloon hat! the cell phone God's shed their light on me and i was able to receive my birthday wishes from the United States and even got a call from brother in Japan… this one will be hard to top! 🙂

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  24. Phew! I almost missed it. I've been in the mountains camping with lots of teenage girls! How's that for fun?!? My fav birthday memory was my sweet sixteeen surprise party in the canyon.

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  25. Dannielle Malmstrom July 16, 2010 — 3:40 pm

    My favorite Birthday memory was when I was 8 and my mom rented me a Limo for the night (powder blue) and I loaded all my friends up and drove all over Anchorage(we lived in Alaska at that time) and we got to go anywhere we wanted. It was pretty fun taking a limo through the McDonalds drive through and ordering through the sunroof. We were a bunch of silly girls fo sho!

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  26. My favorite bday moment is when my twin and I had ab teasure hunt birthday and Mom hosted. It was a Ducktales birthday and there was lots of candy. I still wish I could go back!

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  27. My favorite b-day moment was my sweet husband took me out to Salt lake… we ate good food, shopped, and had a night on the town!

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  28. My favorite birthday was probably my clown party where allll my siblings dressed up and we had a giant circus in the backyard. It was beautiful

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  29. I am a follower, so this is my second comment… cause I'm awesome!

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