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July 12, 2006

12 of 12 for July 2006

Hope everyone had a happy 12 of 12. Mine was spent mostly in recovery from an amazing birthday gathering (details to come... with many, many fun photos). But, once Chad inspires you to do the 12 of 12, you must remain so inspired.

Click any photo for a larger version. Enjoy!

First shot of the new day... still at Dan Tana's. "Hey, Mike, what time is it?!?" And yeah, that IS where he keeps his pocket watch. (We stayed for another two hours, natch.)

Finally home, just past 3am. Keith says he's proud of me for having managed to drink gimlets for nine hours straight without getting outrageously tanked. Good girl!

Something like 4am and I'm approving comments left on my blog and checking out the new friend requests at MySpace. Yippee!

Good morning! It's 8am. Salema is happily stretched out beneath our bedroom's best work of art. Hee!

Now, this is this month's bonus pic which is based on the word LIKED, as dictated by the Random Word Generator. Why this pic? Well... I obviously LIKED running my fingernail through this red-frosted mini-gluten-free cake made by the amazing Babes McPhee for many hours yesterday.

See that? Stained! I am STAINED under the fingernail! Love it!

2:30pm. Keith and I leave grease-pencil love notes on the mirror to the bathroom door sometimes. While Quinn was here, we included him in the tradition. (Top to bottom: my note, Quinn's note, Keith's note.)

3pm. The haul. Seriously. This birthday booty was insane!!!!! Man! I have the COOLEST friends.

3:03pm. Now, I can't recall who gave me this cute bag filled with candy. Shoebox? Peow? Who brought this cuteness? Does anyone remember? I thought I was doing a really good job keeping up... and I did, if this is the only thing I missed.

How I spent most of the day. *teehee* I propped my feet up and relaxed. Finally. See, y'all! I *do* know how to take downtime. I swear! (Note to AnnaVO: La Costa Pedicure still rockin'.)

7:20pm. Okay, with that much play, it's time for the workout! To the beach we go. Sportsbra, socks, and shoes from Mitchell (present from birthday two years ago) at the ready. Yeah!

As we head out, I see that Cray Cray has put her Bay Bay back out (it was down the day after I blogged about it... making me certain neighborlady is a BonBlogs reader). "Is it Cray Cray Bay Bay or Cray Cray's Bay Bay?" I asked Keith. "Cray Cray, Bay Bay, all the Say Say," he replied. *snork* He's funny.

9:11pm. Back from the walk, there's two deliveries! One from my kickass intern Julie (A basket of gluten-free cookies, y'all!) and one from William Morris. Man, my birthday rocked this year. And I love that I can walk to the beach at sunset with my honey, return to work and treats, then share it all with you thanks to the 12 of 12.


Posted by bonnie at July 12, 2006 10:40 PM


Hope you like what I got ya. Happy bday. Sorry I couldn't stay and thank you for understanding.

Posted by: Amy at July 12, 2006 10:51 PM

Where were the batteries? -- oh, yeah, needed them to run the camera! Glad you had a great time at the party it was Fantastic!!!

Posted by: Laura at July 13, 2006 3:50 AM

Great pix! Happy birthday!!

Come check out my 12 of 12 :)

Posted by: Teena at July 13, 2006 10:06 AM

Pics are great! Thanks for being a part of it! And Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Chad at July 13, 2006 11:33 AM

Yeah! Great Pics. I LOVE the cray cray pic. Being from the South (Texas) I have seen so many of these. Have to admit, didn't think they migrated this far west, but I guess their owners do. Disdurbingly enough...I have seen them designed as animals too...

Posted by: Shea at July 13, 2006 12:16 PM

Grrr...of COURSE the day I decide to not do 12 of 12, Chad makes the rounds...

But sooooo glad I made your "liked"!! woo-hooo!!

(and I'm pretty sure the candy was from Peow)

Posted by: babes at July 13, 2006 2:18 PM

Well, for once the South was ahead of the curve. Those creepy BayBays have been a staple at all of the local craft fairs for the last 10 years at least.

And I'll bet POCA has at least two or three scattered through the halls of her humble abode. Or, they could just be her creepy children trying not to look at the tacky decor.

Posted by: Joni Author Profile Page at July 13, 2006 5:11 PM

You deserve a rockin' birthday!!! So glad!!!


Posted by: Ellenlisa at July 14, 2006 1:40 PM