Thursday, May 25, 2006

The birthday season

It has begun. The birthday season (er, my birthday season, at any rate) is upon us. I'm leaving for a trip to Kentucky and Tennessee so that I can properly celebrate. My 35th birthday is next week and I thought a big celebration was in order, especially in light of all that's gone on for me over the last year. It's time to celebrate life!

As usual, I am running flight leaves in two and half hours and I am still doing laundry and burning CDs (I plan to do a lot of driving I think and can't be tuneless -- I'm including lots of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Over the Rhine, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle case you just had to know)...and, of course, blogging.

I hope I won't have to do a repeat performance of that time I ran through the airport barefoot (never had time to put my shoes back on after the screening) so that I could catch that plane. By the way, those little moving walkways? They're made of something like razor blades. Just in case you ever are running around an airport barefoot.

I'll be hanging with my cousin Anne (or, how we say it in our Norwegian family -- "cussin" Anne) and her husband and kids in Kentucky. I'm also going to be seeing Roy and another guy from Then my friends from South Carolina are going to drive to TN to meet up with me for an Over The Rhine concert (they have some mp3s here) and lots of fun on "the actual day" (that's an inside joke for family Mom gets a wee bit obsessed about celebrations being on "the actual day").

So here's my offer, left over and still good from my recent California trip. If you're a reader of my blog, or a GCNer (so, not part of the Phelp's clan, not an ax-murderer and not a crazy homophobe) and you're in the Nashville or Lexington areas, send me an e-mail.

All the rest of you still have time to shop!


  1. Christine. You're cool!

    Hope you have a blast on your adventure!

    Happy birthday season! 35 huh. I've got 3 yrs. to go (ugh). Is it true, that the older you get, the sweeter life is? You seem to enjoy yours, so I guess the answer is yes!

  2. Wow, how is that the outlaws in our families are both obsessed with celebrating on the actual day? Have a great time and say hi to Anne, Stew and the kids for me!

  3. Have a wunnerful, wunnerful time!

  4. Happy Birthday, Christine! You so do NOT look 35!

    I love Over the Rhine, hope you have fun at the concert! Maybe you can take some pics and post them on your blog, so we can all share in the joy of the birthday afterglow. :)

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Be sure to have some mint chocolate chip or chocolate chip cookie dough with your cake. Hehehe :)

  6. Thanks you all! I'm having a great time so far.

    My cousin has been fabulous (Dan, they send you their love too - they want you to visit - they think the world of you) and I'm enjoying my visit. Will update soon.

    Suzanne, yes I can't wait for the rest of my 30s and 40s. I think it's only going to be wonderful from here on out - especially because I finally know and love who I am.

    Ninja, thanks for the "you don't look 35!" - I know, I've always had a baby face. I actually welcome my gray hairs because at least people (especially in a work setting where I would like to be respected...years=knowledge...) get a clue that I'm not in my early 20s.

    I'll be sure to eat plenty of chocolate chips!

  7. Hope you're having fun, and your birthday season launches a fantastic year!

  8. Hope you're having fun, and your birthday season launches a fantastic year!

  9. Happy Birthday and best wishes for the year ahead!

  10. Happy B-day TAFKAA!!
    Hope its a great one.

  11. happy Birthday Christine!!!!!


  12. Wishing you the best for the coming year, Christine. Happy birthday on "the actual day"!

  13. You rock Christine! Milk this birthday thing for all you can! Safe travels.

  14. Wow everyone, thank you so much! I am so lucky to have such good and in real life (and those of you who are both). Thank you! :) I'll post about it soon, with pics, of course.

  15. We're the blessed ones sister! Hey reclaim theyself!
    Woman you is loosed!

    I'm still studying the manual from Living Waters you gave me and I can't get over it.
    I can't thank you enough for it. I needed to learn and I sure did.

    Wow, look at all the folks you picked up on the journey.
    Hugs my that I see your lovely face to put to all the intelligent posts-I sure envy those cheekbones of yours!