May 22 07

today is my birthday. the big 2-9.

my mom called last night to wish me a happy birthday early, which, at first i thought was kinda rude…since she went on and on and on about how she couldn’t call me because she was going to be in meetings all day on my actual birthday…but then i remembered all the birthdays i spent like Samantha in Sixteen Candles…she usually forgot my birthdays.

this morning as i was getting ready for work i thought, hey, i hope the husband doesn’t forget to wish me a happy birthday.

ps. i’m not a huge birthday person. actually, that’s a lie. a big one. i’m a huge birthday person. i like to extend my birthday celebrating for at least a week…but i’m really all for making the entire month of May all about me. i’m not, however, big on caring whether or not people forget my birthday. i’m really not. i’m pretty scatterbrained as it is, and if you aren’t on facebook, chances are good i won’t be remembering your birthday. so, if people forget, it’s all good. i take no offense. friends, coworkers, even extended family members. but i draw the line at family. they are supposed to remember.

but as the morning went on and i realized that the only person really awake was Isabella…and she was in the diego zone…i kind of hoped they would forget. you know, so i could use it as leverage.

and they didn’t disappoint.

the husband got up and got annoyed with me because i didn’t keep the list i’d make of dinners for this week. and Emily told me all about how she’d slept in and was so proud of herself (i actually was so proud. my kid finally slept in…pretty good birthday gift, i’d say). and Isabella was singing along…”go diego, go!”

note to family: i will gladly take mall gift certificates

**edit: he did call at 8:05 to wish me a happy birthday. i’m still going to hold out for the mall gift certificates. or a pair of shoes. yes, he called. but yes, he still forgot.

***edit #2: my friend Tamara came in to work with two brownies and a birthday card. she really made my day.

  1. Sweet! I’m the first one (in the blogosphere, at least) to wish you Happy Birthday.

    I’m with you… birthdays aren’t anything too special for me, so forgetting mine is no biggie.

    Hope you have an excellent day.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on May 22, 2007
  2. Ohhh … I’m big on birthdays and people remembering. You’re right. Facebook is so good for that.
    But, I guess people know I’m a little into my birthday being recognized cause someone from work sent me an e-mail apologizing for not emailing me – and even giving a reason.
    Seriously … I’ve gotta let it go.
    Anyway – hope your birthday ends up well.

    Comment by Laural on May 22, 2007
  3. Happy Birthday! Have an awesome rest oF the day!

    Comment by Princess Extraordinaire on May 22, 2007
  4. Happy Happy Birthday Ali!

    I love birthdays…I love celebrating and gift giving…Enjoy this day and the rest of the birthday year….Until the next one!

    Comment by Janet a.k.a Wonder Mom on May 22, 2007
  5. Well, this is my second happy birthday to you – so I expect the same tomorrow! kidding – But I would hold out for the shoes!!

    Comment by Jay on May 22, 2007
  6. Poor Ali! Happy birthday to you.

    Comment by Rebecca on May 22, 2007
  7. Happy birthday sexy mama!

    My husband forgot until about 7:30 that night. I got nothing. Sweet, sweet guy.

    Comment by sam on May 22, 2007
  8. Happy Birthday! I’m all about the leverage, too.

    Comment by Jodi on May 22, 2007
  9. Happy Birthday!!!

    I’m really bad about reminding people that my birthday’s coming up. I’m a birthday whore. Maybe I should try NOT doing that and see if I can gain a little leverage.

    Comment by Sadie on May 22, 2007
  10. Happy Birthday Ali!!!

    I am the same way about my birthday, I love to stretch it out for at least a week. Birthdays should be celebrated, who cares if you are getting older, I never understood the whole after 30 what’s the point, I’m 32 and I still party like its 1999. Have a great day and I hope you get your gift certificates or shoes.

    Comment by Melina on May 22, 2007
  11. Happy Birthday! Have a pint for me!!

    Comment by Karen on May 22, 2007
  12. Happy Birthday!!

    Comment by Chris on May 22, 2007

    Comment by jennster on May 22, 2007
  14. Happy Two Nine for the first time! I hope you get heaps of mall gift certificates and equal amounts of love from family and friends.

    Comment by egan on May 22, 2007
  15. Happy birthday!!!

    Comment by Sarah on May 22, 2007
  16. Happy Birthday!!! I’m pretty big on birthdays and can’t believe that your DH didn’t mention it. I hope he has by now. I hope they are just pretending that they all forgot and that there’s something special planned for you for this evening…with lots of mall gift certificates included!!

    Comment by Michelle on May 22, 2007
  17. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful year :^)

    Comment by anne nahm on May 22, 2007
  18. Happy Birthday Ali! May your year be filled with only the best.

    Comment by susan on May 22, 2007
  19. happy 29th! you are awesome and deserve only the bestest, most special-est day!

    Comment by lara on May 22, 2007
  20. Happy Birthday, Ali. I happen to know that your husband did not forgot and has been planning for weeks what to get you for your last b-day in the 20’s. Sorry but I really don’t think you have any leverage.

    I’ll tell you the whole story after he does. Have a great one!

    Comment by Jen on May 22, 2007
  21. Happy happy!

    Comment by Beth on May 22, 2007
  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can’t wait to celebrate this week! 🙂
    Dinner list for the week? WTF? Explain! 🙂

    Comment by Haley-O on May 22, 2007
  23. Happy Birthday!! You’re just a baby, enjoy these birthdays before you have to be concerned about wetting your pants when you blow out the candles.

    Comment by Mrs. Chicky on May 22, 2007
  24. A Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

    I hope you had a great day!

    I’m ALL about bdays–LOVE them!

    Comment by Multi-tasking Mommy on May 22, 2007
  25. Happy Birthday!!

    Aaw Tamara sounds like a sweetie, brownies are all good!

    I think I’d really annoyed if my boyfriend forgot my birthday. Especially as he starts on the 1st of April saying it’s his birthday (he’s on the 20th). lol.

    I hope you score some mall certificates or @ least brekkie in bed this weekend 🙂

    Comment by Bronnie on May 23, 2007
  26. Aww .. Happy Birthday Ali!! I sure hope by now ‘he’ made up for it! Wow, why are all men the same?
    So .. I have to ask as Haley did .. what about this dinner’s list? And hubby was annoyed because you didn’t make it?

    Comment by Sarah on May 23, 2007
  27. Happy Birthday!
    Hope you have a good day (or month:)

    Comment by kelley rees on May 23, 2007
  28. […] And I just wanted to say that I am very much on the same page as Ali, over at Cheaper Than Therapy, on this whole birthday thing. Being about me. For the whole month. If possible. But unlike her, my hubby remembered to wish me a good birthday, before he left for work. He came home last night after work and shoved a plastic bag up in the closet. And, honestly, I was kind of hoping it would be some sort of Senators shirt. Not a jersey, but one of the more stylish tees, or even long-sleeve tees. I have mentioned a few times since Christmas that I would like to get something.  But it was the chocolate. And, in all fairness to him, we are going to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in a month. And those tickets were NOT cheap. So they are kind of my birthday/anniversary gift. That plus dinner and pool the other night… I think he’s covered. […]

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  29. Happy Birthday Bizatch! Hope you get spoiled rotten.

    Comment by Karen on May 23, 2007
  30. wow. we are the same age. except I am older than you, but only by like, less than a month…so you can’t hold that over me. also? the husband forgetting? wow. unforgivable! except if mall certificates are involved…then totally forgivable, and maybe even better.

    Comment by JuJuBee on May 23, 2007
  31. Happy birthday Ali ! Hope you have an awesome rest of the day.

    Comment by Jasmine on May 23, 2007
  32. Happy Birthday!
    My birthday is in Juky,
    and I will be 29 as well.
    Wow, 3 children and married at 29,
    Hopefully I’ll have that at 39!
    Have a great day!


    Comment by Keri on May 24, 2007
  33. AH! I haven’t checked my blogs for a couple days so I missed it! But hope you had a very happy birthday!

    Comment by Jamie on May 24, 2007
  34. I bet Facebook would have reminded me of this if I’d had a chance to log in lately. 😉

    Happy Belated Birthday!!

    Comment by Nancy on May 24, 2007
  35. Happy belated birthday, but I am not going to be sending any sort of mall gift certs.

    Comment by Sparky Duck on May 25, 2007
  36. Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope the day ended with more fanfare and indulgence than it began!

    Comment by DaniGirl on May 25, 2007
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