Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fourth Annual...

Today is my Fourth Annual 30th birthday! Usually I have a big pirate themed blow out, but what with one thing and another I didn't feel up to planning the Buccaneer Bacchanal this year, so I'm having a quiet dinner with friends. Perhaps this is an indication that I am maturing, but then again perhaps not. I'm still thrilled to death to get things with skulls on them, so it's not like the pirate obsession is wearing thin.

My inability to simultaneously renovate my house, get ready for art fairs and plan a birthday party blowout is not the only indication that something is "up" with me lately. Here's a list of things that might have tingled your spider sense had you been hanging out with me lately.

1. Elastic. I fuckin' love that shit. Almost every article of clothing I own that doesn't rely on elastic for a comfy fit has been shifted to the "store for indefinite period of time" pile.

2. Vitamins and Supplements. Every morning I take a hand full of pills that would choke an average horse, and have enough left over to choke a chicken or a muskrat as well.

3. Bras. In the best of time I hate bra shopping, and during the summer whilst in the midst of a major construction project and art season is not the best of times. None the less, I have been bra shopping several times, and plan on going again soon.

4. Clothes. I'm not hard to shop for, clothing only needs to fulfill two basic functions. It should cover my body, without resorting to frills, ruffles, writing or any other superfluous decoration of any kind, and it should be black. So how to explain the fact that my new favorite outfit is a pair of men's size 42 denim overalls with a generous "beer gut" cut? I have appeared in public wearing it several times, and even wore it at the art festival, although I don't think it helped my "artist" persona any.

5. Alcohol. Haven't had a whole beer in as long as I can remember. I "taste" what Manimal is drinking, out of fear that I will lose my taste for it, but I haven't tied one on in a coon's age. This perhaps explains my lack of enthusiasm for party planning. What is a pirate party with out several gallons of rum? It's a bunch of middle aged losers standing around if funny clothes.

6. Coffee. I try not to drink espresso more than every other day. Sometimes I succeed at this, sometimes i don't, but I try gosh durn it, and I haven't had brewed coffee in...well as long as I haven't had a beer.

7. I look like I've been shop lifting bowling balls by sticking them down the front of my pants.

Any guesses?

Ragnar....it's good to be 30, again.


Mouse said...

*Snigglesnort* Happy Birthday!

Imbrium said...


Happy birthday, and congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! May you be 30 forever!

And - I think you look cute in overalls!

Esther said...

Aww Congratulations! and Happy Birthday! on a rather sad note - we've all been shedding a tear in London about this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6675381.stm

you may have already seen the story but i was gonna steal that boat (after the £25million was spent doing it up to my very exacting standards) so I'm finding the loss quite hard.. Boo :(

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Conga Rats! And Hippo Birdies! How exciting!

Andi said...

Bras...unless you're shopping in the maternity dept(?!?!?) I am in love with Champion bras!! They are more know for athletic wear, but I discovered them in the regular lingerie department. Comfortable straps and no underwire, they're great!

Victor said...

Happy Birthday Jessy! Hope it was a good one and I'm glad you had a blast at your first art fair.

lavoflavland said...

Ahhhhh ha ha ha ha! Cackle cackle, says the mama thing who sent husband ;and boy home early from crazy free festival tonight. another good thing is naked all times.

lavoflavland said...


Beverley said...


Double congrat's!!!

So excited for you. Now a baby quilt in the making???

Cheers >^..^<

ginger said...

Well, I noticed the jeans.......missed the bowling ball. You can drink rum again at my 7th 33rd party in Dec sometime!

Obsidian Kitten said...

did bloogleglogger just eat my long-winded post?

like--it expects me to be clever twice? *sigh*

well, happy b-day, fellow gemini!

Obsidian Kitten said...

and, um, congratulations...? lol