Sunday, March 2, 2014

7 Quick Takes About Birthday Celebrating, Barbecue, and a Themed Cake - 7 Posts in 7 Days: Day 7

I'm participating in the 7 Posts in 7 Days link-up at Conversion Diary, and this is my post for Day 7.  Go here to read the posts from the other bloggers in the link-up.  And go here to find a list of all 7 of my posts for this round of the link-up.

Also, I'm double linking-up and counting this as my 7QT post as well (yeah, I know it's not Friday anymore...)

Yay!  It's my birthday, y'all!  I love celebrating my birthday.  I like being the center of attention once a year, and I especially like the part where everyone lets you pick where to go out to eat.  And boy, have I gotten some good food.  La Madeleine, Dave & Buster's, P.F. Chang's, and tomorrow, Brooklyn's Pizza.  So much yummy goodness, and the 2 yummiest of all were...

Lookin' good, birthday girl.

The barbecue I got to taste test as a field judge at a BBQ cookoff!  James and I met some friends yesterday at the event sponsored by their parish's Knights of Columbus council.  I ate some of the best BBQ chicken and pork ribs I've ever had in my life.  Oh my goodness, there was one rib I tried that had to be the perfect  rib, it was that awesome.  It was so much fun, and best of all, it was free!

Also yummy, the birthday cake that my talented, creative, and super-sweet husband made for me.  Remember how I said he was making me a themed birthday cake, because he's a sucker awesome like that?

Behold the awesomeness that is my Gold Rush themed birthday cake!  Oh yeah, baby, I picked a TV show about Alaskan gold miners to be the basis for my cake!  And my husband very kindly indulged by childish request.
Tell me that's not the coolest cake ever!
I promise you, I am a 35 year old woman, despite the fact that my cake is decorated with toy construction vehicles that would make a 5 year old boy crow with delight.

And that front-end loader is totally loading pay-dirt into a wash plant made out of peanut butter wafer cookies and frosting!
I won't tell you about the part where I used the bull-dozer to remove the top layer that was covering a present hidden inside the cake, or that I made toy truck sounds while doing it, because that would be totally embarrassing.

Oh, also, I got a surprise birthday party at Dave & Buster's!  James organized it, and he is pretty damn sneaky, so I didn't know our friends were waiting there to eat cake and play games and celebrate in general until we were basically on the way there.  It was a lot of fun, despite the utter chaos that is D&B on a Saturday night.

I had a bunch of other fun stuff planned too, like a trip to a Fiesta outlet store in a nearby town, but unfortunately, we got ANOTHER ice storm here.  In Texas.  In MARCH.  What is up with this weather?!

And here endeth both my 7 Quick Takes and my 7 Posts in 7 Days.  I managed to crank out 7 posts, barely.  It was rough, especially on the days when I wasn't feeling very well, but I managed not to die from posting overload, so woohoo for me.  I am glad I took the challenge, because it has gotten me back into blogging, which I had really gotten away from in the last several months of hormonal mess.  Hopefully I can keep it up.  Thanks to all who've taken the time to read my posts, and especially thanks to those who've commented.

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  1. That cake is awesome! So glad you had such a great day - Happy birthday!!!

  2. Hi, I'm visiting from Conversion Diary and I enjoyed reading your posts. Happy belated birthday, and Happy Easter!

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