Friday, August 31, 2012

Jamie's Birthday Bash + Giveaway (US/CA)

Hullo everyone! Today is a super special day because my lovely other half, Miz Jamie, is celebrating her birthday. Oh? Yeah. Julia Quinn came to the party too. No big deal. *throws virtual confetti and glitter*

I even made red velvet cupcakes! And Kieran Kramer came to the party too (see the little flags?). Don't you know that this birthday is a BIG DEAL?
It feels like I've known Jamie forever even though it's only been a little over a year and a half-ish. She's a totally fun and inappropriate person to be with and even put up with my 4AM wake up time in Denver cause I'm a crazy person.

She's been known to end up in the shower with people after a few shots of tequila and has a tendency to have trouble follow her wherever she goes.  Before I let Jamie share a birthday memory, I just want to say:

It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want too! Ok, well I haven’t cried at my birthday since I was a child. Ok, that’s a lie. I was 20. I was away at school and two of my friends kidnapped me, literally blindfolded me, and took me out to eat. Everything was going fine until the waiter came over and started singing. He literally got into the booth next to me, put his arm around me and sang, in Italian I presume. I proceeded to freak out and try to climb under the table. When I couldn’t get under I turned into the wall and cried. Not my finest moment.
This is not the first time I cried in public on my birthday. This can be traced all the way back to my first birthday where everyone started to sing and I cried. There was also a memorable tantrum when I was 5 and then when I was maybe 8 when I told my mother that it was my party and I would cry if I want too. Needless to say, we started to combine the summer birthdays so no one would be singing to me directly and I wouldn’t cry.

So why do I cry when people sing happy birthday to me? I have no idea but now I have the family trained not to sing to me in public. Unfortunately, my aunt still insists that she sing to me but it’s usually over quick and not in public.

But here I am. Another year older! How is that possible? I’m 27! This year has flown by. But do you know what that means? Presents! Kati sent me a BIG box of goodies so we’re thinking that perhaps you deserve something too.

So in honor of Jamie's birthday, I am giving away a box of books and swag from my RWA stash. You might even get some of the same books that Jamie did and when you're done reading them, y'all can discuss. Until then, here's how to enter:

  • Leave a comment about birthdays, your favorite birthday memory, the best present you ever got or how you like to celebrate.
  • Fill out the rafflecopter form below. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.

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