I have dinner plans tonight with some friends and coworkers, so my family decided we’d celebrate my birthday and do presents last night. And oh, did we ever. We had my mom’s Spanish rice, which is one of my favorite meals from childhood and nothing like the Spanish rice you get in TV dinners or with Mexican restaurant combos, and my Nanie made a “better than sex” cake, which was like this crazy awesome concoction of toffee and cool whip and chocolate cake with pudding or syrup or something in it. Holy crap. I want some. I should have had that for breakfast.
AND I got my birthday presents:
- a microwave, from my mom & dad (for whenever I move the hell out already);
- a cool coat I’d eyed when out with my mom once recently, because what I really need is four (!!) winter coats. But this one is seriously awesome;
- a pair of lounging pants I’d wanted from my sisters, and the pants are sooo warm and comfy and loungy;
- AND an iPod mini, in pink, from my awesome sister Ginny, who is awesome and generous and did I mention awesome?
Everyone kept asking me what I wanted for my birthday and I couldn’t come up with anything. I was seriously not expecting any of this, especially the iPod. My family is not into extravagant gifts and this was a huge surprise.
So although I have to wear a suit and be in meetings all day today, I’m really happy to have so many friends and family members who love me. And thank you all for the birthday wishes you’ve already given.
Now, I have a request for you all. I have this iPod mini now, see, and I’m at a complete loss for things to get on iTunes for it. I’ve come up with a few things, mostly 70s music since I’m on a huge 70s kick these days, but I need more stuff. Especially since I’m taking a plane trip tomorrow. (I’m going to Atlanta for a few days for work, did I mention that?) So, I want everyone reading to think of ONE cool song – just one – that I should download from iTunes. You can only pick one because, for starters, I don’t have a bazillion dollars to spend on iTunes, but also, because if everyone gives me a ginormous playlist, I’ll get all overwhelmed and forget to download anything.
So that’s your task. For my birthday, I want songs.
You guys rock.