May 23 08

again. (oh yes, that’s right. it’s not the first time.) (i can remember many a time getting pulled from class with a phone call from my mom apologizing for forgetting. back in the olden days when we didn’t all carry cell phones)

and i don’t even have my very own long duck dong. or my very own king of the dipshits to give my underpants to. or my very own Jake Ryan.

(swoon)

but i do have my friends. friends who really are my family. friends who will pick you up from the airport. friends who will tell you when your muffintop is pouring out of your jeans. friends who will meet you for coffee when you need to talk. friends who will lend you their Zelda for months and not even ask for it back. friends who will let you crash at their house all day with all three of your monsters children. friends who take you bowling just because you love it. friends who will stock their kitchen with your favorite bakery cookies…just for you.

friends who will remember your birthday.

and take you to Moxie’s and get you drunk on Mexican Bulldogs…

friends who will bring “you are THIRTY” props and make you and Shane wear them in public…

(more on flickr)

so, yeah, it sucks that my mom forgot my birthday. and i only got an email from my stepmom and dad. and that my inlaws didn’t call. and that neither of my brothers – who are BOTH on facebook (really, when you have facebook, there’s no excuse to miss your sister’s birthday) – remembered to even give me a shout out on my friggin’ wall.

(my sister, though, she pulled though (love you!) and husband’s sisters too (love you too!)

but, in the end, i had my friends. and they mean the world to me. and even if they aren’t Jake Ryan…there’s no one else i’d rather spend my birthday with. (mwah! big kisses to the ones who couldn’t make it last night!)

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  1. Happy Belated Bday! That drink looks awesome!!! I wish I could go have one RIGHT NOW. Luv Moxie’s!

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    Comment by Maria on May 23, 2008
  2. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great time.

    Jenn

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    Comment by Jenn on May 23, 2008
  3. happy birthday! i need a night out like that…it looks like you had so much fun!

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    Comment by rachael schirano on May 23, 2008
  4. That drink looks amazing .. mmmm.. love corona, what else is in there??
    that just is wrong that your family didn’t call .. wrong wrong wrong…
    Thanks God for sisters and friends .. seriously, these are the most important!!

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    Comment by sarah on May 23, 2008
  5. Looks like a good night after all even without Jake Ryan.

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    Comment by Kara on May 23, 2008
  6. Happy 30th Birthday.

    So… what is in THAT drink. Looks incredible.

    ohmommys last blog post..Apparently, I belong in the zoo…

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    Comment by ohmommy on May 23, 2008
  7. Holy crap… you mean that I remembered your birthday and your mom didn’t? WTF? I am SO sorry.

    But… it looks like you had a good time, which is really what counts, right?

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on May 23, 2008
  8. Happy Birthday to you!!! (off key singing). Glad you had a great time!

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    Comment by Chantal on May 23, 2008
  9. Enjoy. Thirty? Sheesh, it’s hard getting old. And that drink…! A what? Oh and Zelda…I’m totally uncool, no idea what that is/was?

    Happy Thirtieth.

    Good&Crazys last blog post..MEME: The last

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    Comment by Good&Crazy on May 23, 2008
  10. I’m not sure if my Dad forgets my bday, but for the past 6 years, he hasn’t called. He thinks MSN works fine for those things. Being the passive aggressive child that I am, every year, on the day before my bday, I block him. The first year, I thought it would make him call, which it did not. Now I just do it out of habit! In any case, I feel you. It’s just NICE for your parents to acknowledge, in person (over the phone) that it’s your birthday!

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    Comment by Joscelyn on May 23, 2008
  11. Happy Belated friend! I really didn’t forget – I was just busy wallowing in self pity.

    Your drink looks FABULOUS!! We’re going to have to go out for some of those SOON!!

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    Comment by sam on May 23, 2008
  12. Seriously, my dad forgot my birthday WHEN I TURNED 13; I was having a crappy day already because I was SUPPOSED to stay an extra week up @ Tahoe to spend time with my cousins, and had packed for a night myself and everything!

    And then, not even first thing in the morning, I ask my dad if he knew what day it was.

    And he said NO.

    That was a birthday where NO ONE wishes me a happy birthday.

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    Comment by Mari on May 23, 2008
  13. You and me were doing the exact.same.thing last night. Moxie’s, except it was my hubby drinkin those things, while I ingested a few too many Island Lounge martinis. Damn things….. But your drink looked pretty yummy! How does it feel today? ;)

    Jays last blog post..It’s my birthday, and I’ll play if I want to.

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    Comment by Jay on May 23, 2008
  14. I’m gonna go look you up on facebook now so I can wish you a happy late birthday and stalk you …kidding :) (about the stalking part)

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    Comment by KathyM on May 23, 2008
  15. sorry that your mom ( and brothers, etc.) forgot your birthday…but that drink looks like it would make you forget anything! mmmm….

    looks like a great time. seems like you have a great bunch of friends there!

    oh, by the way…you ROCK for using references to “16 Candles” in your post!

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    Comment by cate on May 23, 2008
  16. That is a drink I’m going to have to try.

    Friends are the best. Really good friends like yours are even better!

    My mother is the same way. Good for you for finding friends to be your family!

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    Comment by chilihead on May 23, 2008
  17. Dude. No familial love on your BIRTHDAY? That’s cold.

    But that upside down Corona drink looks like it might have made up for some of the pain. ;)

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    Comment by mamatulip on May 23, 2008
  18. Happy 30th! I might have to snag that Mexican Bulldog plan for mine.

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    Comment by Moose on May 23, 2008
  19. I just happened on by today but thought I’d better stop long enough to say Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

    :)

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    Comment by Meritt on May 23, 2008
  20. Happy birthday, pretty lady. :)

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    Comment by metalia on May 23, 2008
  21. That Corona in your marg pic is AWESOME! And maybe you should conveniently forget hers next time? See how she likes that!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on May 23, 2008
  22. Well I TOTALLY suck since I hadn’t even opened Google reader until today. Sorry I missed your birthday. At least I’m not your Mom.

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    Comment by Jennifer on May 23, 2008
  23. Sorry I couldn’t make it! ;-) Happy birthday baby! *muah!*

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    Comment by Miss on May 23, 2008
  24. Happy Birthday. I would comment with more, but I’m off to put notes and comments on your flickr pics.

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    Comment by Shamelessly Sassy on May 23, 2008
  25. Happy Birthday!

    My family pretty much sucks. Let me correct that. My INLAWS SUCK DONKEY BALLS.

    Sorry your Mom forgot your birthday – maybe she was drinking a Mexican Bulldog?

    ;)

    I totally know what I am ordering to drink the next time I am at Moxie’s.

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    Comment by Angella on May 23, 2008
  26. Sorry I missed the big dinner! But at least I remembered to call….! ;) Looks like I missed a lot of fun!!

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 23, 2008
  27. awww, sorry that they didn’t pull through.. but looked like you had a great time anyway!

    Happy 30th again… you don’t look a day over 20, you realize that right? It’s just the kids that give it away ;)

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    Comment by Karen MEG on May 23, 2008
  28. Hope you had an amazing birthday! My dad rarely remembers any of our birthdays either. Eventually he clues in, but not often on the day.
    Glad you have great friends.

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    Comment by Kristen on May 23, 2008
  29. So sorry that your mom forgot your day. That SUCKS.

    If it’s any consolation? My parents remembered my TWIN SISTER’S 19th BIRTHDAY AND FORGOT MINE.

    How the hell does THAT happen?

    (And yes. They called 2 days later and felt adequately STUPID.)

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    Comment by Loralee on May 23, 2008
  30. Happy Birthday!

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    Comment by Karl on May 24, 2008
  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    I’m glad we have our friends to take us out and get us drunk because my parents just don’t understand the need.

    BTW, I mentioned your site on my site in a non-creepy, non-stalkerish way! Kinda.

    lorens last blog post..This one’s for Tammie

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    Comment by loren on May 24, 2008
  32. Crappy!! My mom has forgotten mine a couple times, and it looks like this may be the year for it again. My b’day is on Monday..so I’ll let ya know.

    Glad your friends and your sisters pulled through!! Gotta love Moxies!

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    Comment by MadWomanMeg on May 24, 2008
  33. Looks like it was good one! Sorry that everyone forgot your birthday. :*(
    You definetely know who your friends are!
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ALI!

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    Comment by Melinda Ann on May 24, 2008
  34. That drink looks like happiness in a glass :) I’m glad your friends came through! At the end of the night, did you sit on top of your dining room table and kiss your husband over a cake? Cause that would be awesome.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on May 24, 2008
  35. Sorry to hear about that…and now, at the risk of looking like the assiest daughter EVER, I forgot my mom’s birthday one year. Imagine the emotional carnage. I am still paying the price…

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    Comment by manager mom on May 24, 2008
  36. I don’t think you are a country music fan, but download “You Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” It’s the perfect description of these amazing additions to our lives who would do anything for us and for whom we would lay down our lives.

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    Comment by Di on May 25, 2008
  37. Happy Birthday…loved the pics and that drink…Holy Cow, at least it made you forget right?

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    Comment by noble pig on May 25, 2008
  38. Happy birthday!

    When I was growing up, birthdays weren’t a big deal … so I was never disappointed when no one remembered.

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on May 25, 2008
  39. That is so awful that your Mother forgot your bday :(

    And, I’ve been a bad blogging friend during the past week–sorry I haven’t been around.

    Happy Belated Bday, girl!

    Multi-Tasking Mommys last blog post..A Beautiful Weekend!

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on May 26, 2008
  40. Where or how do you get those kinds of friends? Really, friendless minds want to know. Could you write a blog post or a novel on how to get those kinds of friends??

    It looks like an awesome 30th birthday bash. Much better than mind where everyone was late and then left immediately after they ate. Niccceee.

    Queen of Shake Shakes last blog post..Ok, So I’m Still Eating Like a Fucking Asshole

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    Comment by Queen of Shake Shake on May 26, 2008
  41. Happy belated b-day Ali!looks like you had fun!

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 26, 2008
  42. Happy Birthday Beautiful Ali!

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    Comment by Keri on May 26, 2008
  43. I’m glad you have great friends like that! Then you don’t dwell on the fact that your family forgot.

    Glad you had a great time! I want a Jake Ryan too!

    Kristabellas last blog post..All Weekends Should Be 3-Day Weekends

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 27, 2008
  44. OH BABES! I am sorry! And here I am, late too!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ALLLIIIIII!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU!

    xoxoxox

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on May 28, 2008
  45. Happy birthday. Great friends, truly. They make it all worthwhile. And oh lord, I want one of those Mexican bulldogs.

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    Comment by She Likes Purple on May 28, 2008
  46. My mother has forgotten mine too. I always wonder about that. I mean you would think that growing a human being & then pushing them out through one’s own most sensitive bits would leave enough of a lasting impression that the date would be forever engraved upon your brain.

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    Comment by Dawn on May 28, 2008
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