It's been amazing so far. I've been taken out to lunch, treated to cake and muffins, and had lots and lots of phone calls, emails, and Facebook and Twitter messages. I am very lucky to have so many friends. Especially ones who know me so well. Friends who know what I like. What I love.
(I should probably clarify here that I mean that I am lucky to have friends who know whom I'd like to jump if given the chance, and *not* that I would like to jump my friends, attractive though they all are.)
The kind that would help me move bodies. And they are all very, very funny women.
Julie sent me this:
(I think the package is being hand-delivered, lol)
And JenB, JenS and Josie came up with following. (Kudos to JenB on the stellar use of Microsoft Paint.) It's my perfect birthday, and it's too perfect not to share.
SADLY, BLOGGER HAS EATEN THE VERY FUNNY DOCTORED PICTURES THAT JEN PUT IN THE BLOG. I WILL DO A 'CLOSE CAPTIONING' FOR YOU IN RED.
Oh Alison, it's your birthday again. Have you been a good girl this year? Yes, of course you have. In honor of your big day, we got you season tickets to see your guys in action:
A PICTURE OF AN EMPTY SCOTIABANK PLACE, WHERE THE OTTAWA SENATORS PLAY, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE LEAGUE ISN'T EMBROILED IN A STUPID LOCKOUT DUE TO STUPID OWNERS AND STUPID GARY BETTMAN.
We tried to negotiate with the NHL, but they wouldn't listen to Wife Logic. Voodoo didn't work either. We're really sorry. Here's some poutine to make it all better:
A PICTURE OF DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS POUTINE. *DROOL*
And, we have an even better gift planned. Pack your bags, because we're sending you here:
A PICTURE OF THE PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, IN NICE, ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA.
Want to know where you'll be staying?
A PICTURE OF A YACHT MOORED IN THE HARBOUR IN NICE.
And who will you be spending time with?
A PICTURE OF DANIEL CRAIG, TAKEN FROM A STILL FROM 'QUATUM OF SOLACE' AND PASTED (VERY PROFESSIONALLY) INTO A STREET SCENE FROM NICE. HE IS CARRYING ROSES AND CHAMPAGNE AND SPRINTING TOWARDS THE CAMERA.
He's clearly in a hurry to see you.
We packed your bags for you and you have a suitcase full of fabulous clothes, shoes, and bikinis. Naturally, everything fits perfectly, is in your favorite colours, and makes you feel terrific.
We didn't schedule a lot for your birthday trip -- just lots of beach time and some tasty snacks.
A PICTURE OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE ME, LYING ON A BEACH KISSING DANIEL CRAIG. IF ONLY.......
We think you're going to have a great trip!
A PICTURE OF ME WITH THE CITY OF NICE IN THE BACKGROUND, AND DANIEL PHOTOSHOPPED IN BESIDE ME. I HAVE THE BEST FRIENDS.
Happy birthday Alison!
xo, Jen, Jen, and Josie