Monday, April 02, 2007

I'm old.

Today's my 30th birfday.

I'm not really overly concerned.

We did have a good time on Friday. I was pretty surprised by the number of people that showed up. Jen and CJ drove all the way from Columbus. Mariella's friends came but I think it was to see the ring more so than me.

And I did get some nice stuff.

Cards and gifts got shuffled in transit, so I'm not entirely sure I've got the right givers to gifts. Here's my gift haul (in no particular order):

1. $
2. Both new BNL CDs (from Mary and Mariella)
3. A bad ass bowling ball bag with a skull and crosspins from Mariella.
4. BNL tix for their concert this summer from Mariella - I spoiled her surprise when I asked if she wanted to go.
5. One of the most delicious cakes I've ever had from Mariella's parents.
6. An AWESOME silky shirt from Mariella's aunt.
7. Demolition Drivers from Kristen. They are as cool as I had hoped. I can't wait to hammer one through a 2x4
8. 300: the book and a screaming monkey from Kev & Jill (who get more excited than most when mentioned on bflk)
9. A whole bunch of lottery tix.
10. Gift Certificates to Darden Restaurants (from Uncle Dennis), PF Chang's (from Paul, I think whoever gave it didn't sign the card. But they labeled the envelope "Marky" and Paul's one of the few that call me that), Cinemark (from John) and a VISA gift card (from Vince and Carli.)
11. A lucky mini garden gnome from my friend Stacey.
12. Rick and his wife got me a pair of speedos, Being a groom for dummies and a book about being a leader (to prepare me for my presidency.) He also offered to let Mariella and I use his condo in Fla.
13. The biggest surprise in scale and unexpectedness is that Mom, Lisa, Mike and the rest of my family are all chipping in to get me a Nintendo Wii. That is if they can find one - Lisa and Mike have been going to stores when they open hoping for a shipment. And according to Vince they are totally awesome.

I'm sure I left something off. But that's all I can remember right now. I didn't really expect this much stuff. I even asked in the invite that people shouldn't bring gifts but it was very nice of them. And it's all cool. So thanks.

1 comment:

~*~Snappz~*~ said...

Happy *slightly late* Birthday!