Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness & Stuff

Wednesday Weirdness #26: Happy Birthday Edition

1. Is there a particular birthday that you are dreading? (ex: 40th) Why?

Nope. I don't dread getting older. I might make jokes about it but really I don't mean anything by it. At least not yet anyway, lol. :)

2. What is your favorite birthday memory?

Just spending times with family and friends. I don't have one that sticks out more over any other. They're all pretty great.

3. What was the best birthday present you ever received? The worst?

I don't even know. As far as the worst goes? I get CD's and books a lot. Gadgets and gift cards. Things from Bath and Body Works. I'm lucky enough that the people who buy me gifts know me well enough that they always get me something I like. If not, they're smart enough to ask someone who does know what I would really like. So, I've never really had a bad gift. :)

I guess some really awesome birthday gifts in the passed are for one recently, my awesome boyfriend got me tickets to a huge summer show called Edgefest that was in Dallas. I loved over half of the bands that were on that line-up. That was pretty wicked. I got some Dallas Stars stuff another time that was pretty fucking awesome. One of my friends got me an awesome pair of hooker boots once that I wanted but couldn't afford. A special edition leather bound copy of poetry by Edgar Allen Poe is another one of my favorites.

4. Frosting roses: Love them or hate them?

Don't care for them. I don't like roses at all. I also don't like a lot of frosting or sweet stuff in general. A lot of sweetness makes my stomach hurt. I usually scrape most of the icing off anyway. :)

5. Do you like when people make a big deal out of your birthday, or do you prefer a quiet or no celebration?

I'm fine either way to an extent. A big deal is fine if it isn't over done. A nice little celebration is nice too. So long as I'm with people I love and like and everyone is having a good time, I'm fine.

6. Surprise parties; Good or Evil?

Both. The thought, planning and all the preperation that goes in to them is totally sweet. It's hard work to plan a surprise party without anything slipping to the person you're surprising. So I appreciate all the effort and care that goes into it and think it's awesome but I would rather know. I don't dig being surprised in huge ways, lol.

I'm skipping the bonus question. :)
And yes, I can do that because I can do what I want on my blog. This blog doesn't get much in the ways of sexual content any more so that rules the bonus question out. Mk? Mk. :)

So Tuesday my mom, sister and youngest brother went shopping. I got a new pair of Vans, a new pair of running shoes, two shirts, a beanie, some Jack Daniels pajama bottoms, a pair of knee high socks and an awesome new hoodie. The cool thing about the hoodie is that it's like two in one. It's fleece inside and knit on the outside. The hood has fleece lining the inside too. It's super soft and keeps me very warm. It's black with a gray design on it. We went to Mervyn's since they're closing and everything was on sale. I saved $96 on all the stuff I got with the discounts from the sale. Which made me a happy camper. I wanted some other stuff but I didn't want to spend more money on extra stuff that could wait. I'll post some pictures of things when I take some. :)

After shopping, I got knocked out in the parking lot, lol. One of my younger siblings didn't realize I was still bent over putting something away in to the trunk, began to quickly bring the trunk down to close it and knocked me hard in the head with the thing. I fell back and don't remember hitting the ground but I remember opening my eyes up, having a sharp pain in my head, seeing stars, being dizzy and keeping my ass on the ground because I couldn't figure out which way to move, lol. My family helped me sit up and I sat on the ground until everything stopped spinning and I stopped seeing double. My head still hurts right now but I just took some more aspirin so I should be good, lol. The last time I had that much of an issue with my head was when I got a concussion from an accident at a concert. That's another story for another day. :)

Anyway, after that mishap, we had dinner out with my dad. It didn't take too long to decide where we all wanted to go, lol. Which was nice and the food was really good. The waitress was actually pretty rude but oh well, that happens. Which brings me to yet another question to ask everyone out there in blogland, lol. How do you deal when you go out and get bad service from the person waiting on you? Stiff them on a tip? Complain to their manager? Say nothing and just never go back? I always wonder how different people handle these things. Thanks for all the comments on the lotion question from my Tuesday post too. ;) I still have to get to explaining the other part of why I asked that buuut not today, lol.

Happy Wednesday!


Another Suburban Mom said...

I have never had rude service, but I would either call them on it personally, after they served my food, so they couldn't spit in it.

Shannon H. said...

Hehe I skipped the bonus question too :)

Happy Wednesday!

Flyinfox_SATX said...

Sorry to hear that you got konked on the head...sounds like it hurt!

I always start by giving the waiter or waitress the benefit of the doubt. I walk in to a restaurant expecting to leave a tip of 20%. I then let the wait staff fuck it up from there. The percentage goes down when mistakes are made.

Jormengrund said...

The last time I dealt with bad service, the waitress actually yelled at us for asking for more water in our glasses.

I left her a penny tip.. under my empty water glass.

Hope she didn't spend it all in one place!

Biscuit said...

So glad to find another chick not so fond of roses. They are just too "easy." They require no thought. You can pick 'em up anywhere.

And icing is ick.

Anonymous said...

Trust me - you'll grow to hate birthdays ;-) and I want the Jack pjs! Happy Wednesday!

I Smile 2 Much said...

Me too on your #4. Dark chocolate I luv but other than that, I'm not a sweet tooth girl ;)

And ouch on your head and what happened to you (yikes!)

And waitress wise- I only give 15% to bad service. I've yet to hafto complain .. its never been *that* bad, I mean ;)

Vixen said...

Yeah....not a huge frosting person either.

Rude waitstaff. Usually I don't tip as much as I would otherwise. And if they are *THAT* bad that I am *THAT* unhappy, then yes, I tell their manager.

phairhead said...

'Tis the wind and nothing more....

Ouchie on yr head. that sucks all kinds of ways.