Friday, January 15, 2010

friday {birthday} porn

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My birthday happens to fall on February 13th.  For the majority of my life, this birth date mega-sucked...

As a kid with the all-inclusive class birthday party, the majority of my gifts came with some sort of Valentine's theme... you should have witnessed my skating party in 4th grade... you've never seen so many damn pink- and red-haired troll dolls with heart belly-button-jewels.   Gnarly, I know.

Then, when the dating years were upon me, it was on (like Donkey Kong) with the Combined Holiday Shtick.  Note to Teenage Boys: the synthetic, rock-hard teddy bear holding the polyester satin heart reading "I Wuv U"  in the $3.99 bin at Walgreens?  Is not an acceptable Token of Valentine Affection... much less an appropriate momento commemorating the date of your lust object's birth.  Go to Kroger, shell out $12 for some non-red roses, and she might show you her left boob.  Trust me on this one.

However, now that I've found a dashing gentleman who understands that February 13th and February 14th are two separate and distinct 24 hour holiday periods, I love the calendar placement of my birthday!  Reasons being... (a) anything I really wanted for Christmas but didn't receive is usually still up for purchasing a month and a half later; (b) I get to hear reviews of all my friends' holiday goodies and potentially take a page out of their books for my birthday wish list, and (c) I was born just in time for Spring previews!

So, with 29 shopping days left, I give you My Potential Birthday Wish List! 

Glee Soundtrack: Vol. 1 & 2





As far as current pop culture goes, there is nothing that puts a giddy smile on my face faster than Glee!  I already have all the back episodes of Season 1 saved on our DVR to tide me over until April 13 rolls around... now I just need the soundtrack(s) on rotation in my car to hit full on Gleek Status!

Snow Covered Fields Dress



Could a dress be any more perfect?  Oh?  What's that you say?  It could?!  Well, you're absolutely correct, when you consider the fantastical back view on this Anthropologie stunner!

Reebok Easy Tones



Um, not sure why I'm copping to this one.  What can I say?  I'm a sucker for statistics that appear to have a positive impact on my gluteus maximus.

Wright Dress



Seriously?  Another dress from Anthro?  Yes.  Why?  Why in the world?  BECAUSE IT HAS OLD-TIMEY AIRPLANES ON IT.  Duh.  No further explanation needed.

AG Rosebud Denim Leggings



These still need a try-on, but I have from hella-good authority (I'm lookin' at you, JM!) that these are the cat's pajamas of "jeggings."  And who wants to be without the cat's PJs?  Not this kitty.

Julie & Julia



I don't purchase a ton of current DVDs... mostly because Netflix is so readily accessible.  But J&J just makes me grin... repeatedly.  Maybe its the inner-wannabe-blogger-turned-writer in me... or maybe its Meryl's spot-on "BONJOUR!"  Either way, its one of those movies to switch on mid-rainy-afternoon to take my mood from Sour to Power!

Any other February birthdays out there?

27 comments:

  1. i own both of the glee cd's and they are AWESOME

    the other day a friend of mine got into my truck and i turned it on and it was insanely loud - she looked at me with the questioning look and my response was "i was listening to glee" she nodded and we went on with our conversation

    the SO on the other hand does not understand the phenomenon that is glee and that answer would have been completely unacceptable :)

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  2. I loved Julie & Julia! Fantastic movie! And I'm also a february baby, although not so close to valentines, the 25th and the husband REALLY loves that we have an anniversary, xmas, valentines and birthday all within a 2 month period. Oh well. More presents! (spoken like a true only child ;)) Glad your hubs understands how the celebrations should work :)

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  3. Just the left one, huh?

    (I'm sorry but that totally cracked me up. I don't know why.)

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  4. I can vouch for the Glee soundtrack...it get lots of play in the car....now excuse me while I go explain the term Gold digger to a 6 year old!

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  5. Love your birthday picks, cute dresses!

    My birthday is in May, but hubs's is soon... ish... late March.

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  6. Okay, so with the running training, Glee's Walking on Sunshine/Halo is the best song ever- I glide along with a smile on my face like I actually enjoy running when it comes on.

    I adore the Wright dress, and wear my jeggings tons!

    My 1/2 birthday is February 11th, but no one ever seems to believe in the necessity of celebrating it by showering me with giftd. Haters.

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  7. I have the AG rosebud leggings.. AMAZING. I could live in them if I wouldn't get strange looks from husband, friends, and coworkers. So comfortable and cute!

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  8. my birthday is 2 days before halloween, so i really feel your pain. i have received a lot of black and orange halloween themed things over the years. tragic, especially since i have always been very girly and wanted nothing more than a 'my little pony' cake. my sister was born july 4th of july but at least she had a parade and fireworks.

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  9. Love, love, LOVE the Anthro dresses. Just perfect!

    Happy early birthday! (because really, is it ever too early to celebrate?)

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  10. Me and my twin's birthday is February 13 too!! We always had valentine's day themed parties too haha.

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  11. I have to admit.. I've been thinking about adding some of those toning shoes to my collection as well.. if you get them, be sure to let us know if they work!

    Also, when I was in DC this past weekend, I got to see the replica of Julia Child's kitchen in one of the Smithsonian museums.. call me dorky, but I was super excited about it!

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  12. Good bday picks! I too am totally craving those anthro dresses... they are so cute!

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  13. There are so many Glee songs that I like to workout to! SO fun! And both Anthro dresses are amazing, but I'm kind of in love with the first one. Think I can put it on over a black turtleneck until the end of winter? :)

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  14. My birthday is Feb 16...And, my name's Kate...And, I live in Dallas...And, I love the Horns. It's like some sort of sign.

    That in no way sounds creepy.

    I hear you sister on the slightly unfortunate birthday timing. Remember having to share your birthday in elementary school with your home room Valentine's party? Ug. But, hey at least we had President's day shortly after. It was uber cool to have a slumber party on a Sunday night.

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  15. Love Glee! My husband, er Santa, surprised me with the cd in my stocking. You'll love it.

    I love the airplane dress too!

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  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Glee Soundtracks! My sister got me the first on for Hanukkah and then my mom and I drove all over town trying to find the Season 1 DVD when it came out and finally got the last copy at Best Buy. It is SUCH fun car music! Also, the guy who plays Mr. Schu just signed his own record deal.

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  17. Ahh, fun b-day choices!

    While I am totally crushing on the first Anthro dress, I can't resist the thought of wearing the Wright Brothers dress in a triumphant return visit to the OBX this summer for our first anniversary. Or is wearing Wright Brothers planes in the land of the First Flight a tad much?

    Sigh, I miss Glee...

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  18. JM knows what she's talking about!! The jeggings are amazing and the waistband makes them so comfortable!!

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  19. Feb 5 ... I am freaking out more than a little bit that I am going to be 29! Holy cake balls ... that sounds old old old!

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  20. Love the airplane dress. Adorable.

    The easy tones. Careful. I and another friend scored these for Christmas. Both of us, laid up with lower back pain for an entire day. Short periods of time in these babies, and you can really feel it working. I wore mine for after xmas shopping. Probably not the best idea for new shoes.
    Good luck with the b'day.

    Left boob shot, laughing my arse off.

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  21. Since money's been tight, I've been listening to the Glee soundtracks on Youtube the last few days. Can't wait to get the albums. <3

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  22. I love the Glee soundtracks! I listen to them on Blip.fm all day at work :) Also, that airplane dress is to die for <3 nice picks!

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  23. that dress is GOING to be in my closet at some point in the next few months! it's so cute! i saw it last week and about died! Ahh!

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  24. Hey,
    So, my birthday is also Feb 13th, and the most annoying thing I find having that birth date is the amount of "friday the 13th" jokes I've had said to me. I remember actually checking with my mom at one point and asking what the day of the week was that I was born on, just so that I could have a response ready for such times.
    Because, you know, when the person would make the "friday the 13th" joke, and I didn't hesitate for a second to reply with "actually, I was born on a Wednesday", it would always result in "oh, I guess you've heard that joke already.."

    I've also received the "aw, too bad you weren't born a day later... would have been such a nice valentine's gift for your mom." Because, clearly, the birth of her first child wasn't special already?!

    Oh, and i hate pink. So obviously, the close proximity to a holiday bedazzled in pink and red is all sorts of fantastic in my books ;)

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  25. You'll have to review the Easy Tones and the denim leggings if you score them on your birthday. I've been so skeptical of both.

    Also, Andrew will very much not appreciate you turning me on to the Wright Dress as I'm sure I'll now spend most of my days lusting after it.

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  26. I love love love my reebok easy tones. I can't be totally positive thatthey work like they say they do, because I've only had mine for a couple of weeks, but I do know that I work out way more than I used to because I want them to work so badly, if that makes any sense at all...

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  27. Oh I just LOVE Glee! If you want, I actually have both of those Soundtracks (Christmas!!) and would be more than happy to burn them and send them to you. Just let me know!

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