QUOTE OF THE DAY (OR MORE): "No, no. You don't understand. This is an '89 Calico. I'm pretty sure that exceeds the Kelly Blue Book value. The cat's totaled." --A comedian whose name I forget talking about a vet who presents a $3,000 bill for a 12-year-old cat

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Surprise! Surprise again!

It has KILLED me not to blog about such a blogworthy subject, but I finally can now.

Get this: one of my best friends and her husband both turned the big FOUR OH this fall, and they each planned a surprise party for the other. How funny is that?

The whole plan was quite convoluted; I avoided talking to her just so I didn't mess anything up.

His surprise party came first; as everyone had gathered in their home, waiting for him to arrive, she depravedly made the rounds, proclaiming for all to hear: "he hasn't even SHOWERED today. ha ha!"

We just all nodded to ourselves and thought, knowing her turn would come in a couple of weeks. "Ha. You just wait."

Sure enough, last weekend, as she thought she was coming to listen to a band, she ended up entering a room of friends and family and a canine, some of whom had traveled 500 miles to attend.


That pooch? One of her surprise presents. This makes her FOURTH dog. (They also have 3 cats, 2 horses and 2 goats). Did I mentioned she's depraved? I love her anyway.

Her party fell on the same day as the husband's and my 16th anniversary, so we were grateful for the party...

There they are, the two 40-year-olds, each the surpriser and the surprisee in turn.

Things got a little crazy when the band played Sweet Home Alabama (3 times)

You can dress her up, but, well....
Happy Birthday, friends!


  1. That's actually really cute. And who doesn't want a dog for their birthday??

    P.S. Wait- they've had TWO goats? I mean, to each their own, right?

  2. What fun. Duel surprise parties, what a howl.

    Glad y'all had a good time.

  3. So much fun! I love it when surprise party actually works out.

    We're having a surprise party next weekend for my Father-in-law, I just hope it will stay a surprise but I'm doubtful...

  4. Yeah, 40 is the new.....er...something. I'm glad you'll had fun!

    Happy Anniversary!

  5. What a nice surprise! Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I was sitting here thinking: "Wow! 40! That's really gettin' up there." And then I realized I'm 37.5. (sigh)

  7. looks like a great party! loved the pics! thanks for sharing and for stopping by the crib

  8. That's awesome!!!! I would have been dying trying to not spill the beans.

  9. Too funny! At least she knew she was going out and didn't show up totally disheveled.

    Happy Anniversary! Sixteen years? Damn. We'll be 10 in July.


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