Monday, May 10, 2010

You've Got A Friend

Sorry I've been a little lax on posting lately. I just am having trouble coming up complete enough thoughts to make a decent post or coming up with enough time to write it!
So, Friday was my birthday and I had just been bumbling through the week because usually for me, birthdays are not much of a day for excitement. I usually spend it by myself or ask a friend to go out to eat with me because I don't want to stay the evening alone. Anyway, this birthday turned out a bit better than many in the past few years. I got home from work Thursday and saw a package by the gate. I knew I had not ordered anything and couldn't believe that anyone else would have sent me something. I mean, I usually get a card from my Mom but that's about it, so unless Grendal had figured out how to order stuff online I figured it was something put there by mistake.
Turns out this little critter was inside and it was meant for me!! Isn't that the coolest thing you have ever seen. It is the beautiful work of one of my long time readers, Page Candler. You can view more of her work here. If you have the means to collect such art I believe you would be delighted with the craftsmanship and beauty of her work. She had told me a while back that she wanted to send me something that was just really me! What's funny, is that the guys would tell you that 'hands on the hips' pose is me down to a T! Especially when I get aggravated at them about something. And the way some of them skirt around me, you'd think I really did have big fangs like that. Now, the neat part is that Page didn't know it was my birthday and had actually had this guy sitting in a box for some time. I just love it and he occupies a place of honor on my shelf in the living room. I want to tell you that all of you wonderful readers, whether you've ever commented or not, help me a lot sometimes. The fact that you all are interested in what I do and all my craziness helps me to think maybe I'm not so bad after all. I am considered very odd or even kind of an outcast by many that know me in real life, even my family, and your friendship really gives me a feeling of belonging somewhere.
So, I went to work Friday in a good mood and all the guys had birthday wishes for me and one of the sweeties even bought me a king size chocolate bar! They know me pretty well. I won't say which one it was because if the others find out they'll have a fit and really rag me about it. LOL!
Then, after work I talked Allen into taking me to a Mexican restaurant and proceeded to stuff myself and get tanked on margaritas. It was a lot of fun and we went to a book store. Maybe not what my dream birthday would be but hey, it was a good time.

*James Taylor


HermitJim said...

That's a pretty good gift...and timely as well! Isn't it funny how things work out?

Nope, you're not considered crazy from this end! Interesting perhaps...but not crazy!

Happy belated Birthday, my friend!

myamuhnative said...

Happy Belated Birthday Annie!
That is one cool creation.
Don't worry about folks that think you are crazy- they just don't know what they are missing in life!
Poor things ;-)

ErinFromIowa said...

I think you are awesomely normal! Happy Birthday Annie!

Hayley said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Sissy said...

If I'd known, I'd baked you a cake! Belated good wishes, Annie.

Now that 'green' creature is perfect. Perfectly perfect. I'd like to have its sister or should I say its litter mate?

Wouldn't it be a dull world if we were all exactly alike, thinking the same way?

Read that first quote of Teilhard de Chardin's or maybe let your family read it and know how valuable you truly are. Let them read comments to your blog and they will know how beloved you are to others.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! thank you sir! I appreciate that.

Hey Mya! that's right! thanks!

Hey Erin! thanks a bunch!

Hey Hayley! thanks!

Hey sissy! thanks! isn't it just the cutest thing?!
My family is actually aware of the blog but they show no interest in it. I've tried.

Beau said...

All I can say is "Wow!" And Happy Birthday of course!

Wendy said...

Happy birthday! And what an awesome surprise! So nice :).

Personally, I like your strong independence and self-sufficiency. If that makes you odd or differnt, then I say, Vive la difference!

edifice rex said...

Hey Beau! thanks!!

Hey Wendy! thanks, I appreciate that.

Jenn said...

All of my friends are square pegs. It's something to celebrate, and boy do I know how hard that can be.

Your new Droca (I meant to spell Draco, but I think Droca is funny, now!) is a hoot. Love that look.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jenn! Droca! that's his name now!
and yes, it can be hard sometimes!