Thursday, February 16, 2012
Birthday Fun plus Contest!
Yeppers, today is my birthday. I'm 39. What, you aren't buying that? It worked for Jack Benny. lol. Okay, would ya believe 43? No? Well, considering a lot of folks under 36 don't even know who the heck Jack Benny is, err was, I guess not. But I think it's a rule that you have to fudge on your age when you reach a certain point, so I've always liked the number 47 and figure I might as well go retrograde. lol.
The neat thing is that in my family, someone in each generation is always born on February 16th. No idea why, but that's just how it is. Not like anyone timed it on purpose. lol.
In my generation, I'm it. My Aunt Patsy (Dad's sister) was also born on Feb. 16, and my Dad's Uncle John (my great uncle) was also born on Feb. 16th. Just another weird family quirk, but one that makes me feel connected to all the generations of my ancestors.
Another tradition is the cake. Although I love chocolate, and fudge, and frosting — in my family, the traditional birthday cake is pineapple upside down and since it's the only time I usually have it, that makes it even more special. With my mum gone (RIP), my sister (who likes to bake) over in Oz, it looks like I'll be making my own birthday cake again. Bear (my dh) offered to buy me a small ready made yellow cake, but it's not the same and they never taste as good as homemade.
I really don't mind, but Bear has always thought it was odd for me to fix my own cake. Of course, this year since I am on the HCG diet, I am also fixing it with stevia. Plus, on the diet I cannot eat out in restaurants, so I fixed turkey dinner and made enough so I won't have to cook tomorrow. I imagine most of you reading this are cringing. Leftovers for your birthday dinner? But it's not so bad, plus come this summer when I can squeeze my fat ass into a size 16/18 swimsuit (fingers crossed) it will have all been worth it.
My sister is going to try and get off work early, and Bear and I are meeting her at the multiplex. I've been wanting to see the movie based on Janet Evanovich's book, One For The Money. I've always been a fan of the Stephanie Plum series since Janet's first book came out, back in 1994.
Now, for the contest. To help me celebrate my birthday, please leave a comment on my blog and let me know which book (by any author) you'd like to see made into a movie, and also which one of my backlisted ebooks you'd like if you're picked as my winner. If you're not sure which one you'd want, click the tab at the top and go to my website and select books and pull down until you see erotic romance. All my books are listed there. The only exception is Open Season since it won't be out until Sunday. My contest ends Friday morning, so get those comments in. :-) Good luck!
Oh and check back this weekend for my Book Launch Party when I will be giving away copies of Open Season and some other fun stuff here on my blog. See ya then. *waves*