it’s the birthday boy…

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Christian’s first birthday!

well, officially it’s on tuesday but we had the birthday party on sunday. a big party. with forty or so friends and family. with lots of food!

a big thank you to Elaine’s family for all their help in preparing for the big bash. you guys sacrificed your time and comfort to help get this party together and Elaine and I really appreciate it. and a even bigger thank you to Elaine and her mom for doing all the cooking.

the party was wonderful. the food was great. and a good time was had by all. click here for the photo album.

part-ay all the time, part-ay all the time…

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first thing’s first. - Tarheels beat Dook! sweet.

second thing - my voice is gone. not because of the game. well maybe partly. it’s a combination of- a cold, some stress, not enough rest and of course the party yesterday.

We had a big celebration for Christian’s first birthday at a neighborhood clubhouse for about forty or so guests. we invited family (my parents, a couple of my aunts and uncles, Elaine’s mom, her brother and his family and Elaine’s sister and her family), friends, co-workers (plus my BOSS) and friends from church and the worship team. The major thing was that we had korean food at the party and Elaine and her family spent most of saturday and sunday preparing all the dishes. That was a lot of food and i felt bad for Elaine’s family for putting them through all this. But the party was a blast. I say it was worth all the effort. of course I had it easy in comparison to Elaine. i was “errand-boy” all weekend. driving here and there picking up groceries, going to the korean market, picking up the balloons, the birthday cake and getting the extra tables and chairs from the party rental place across town. it was a major operation and i think Elaine handled it wonderfully. i was very impressed how she pulled the whole thing through.

one hurdle (concerning some of the guests anyway) that we overcame was the fact that the Duke-Carolina game was on during the party. yup, some folks opted to forgo the party to watch the game at home if you can believe THAT. you think they got their priorities straight? whatever. i guess i know how much our friendship is worth to them. all i know is that they missed out on some great food. luckily the clubhouse had two big TVs so the sports fans that did attend were able to watch the ever-important match up while at our little shin-dig.

Baby Christian conked out during the second half of the party. he didn’t get his nap in before hand because of all the commotion at the house. sorry baby. i’m sure he didn’t know what all the fuss was about but he looked like he had fun. :)

besides my parents and elaine’s family from virginia, other notable attendees were my BOSS, my team leader (my other boss), our senior pastor’s wife from church and our worship leader from church. plus folks from the worship band. man, remind me to tell you guys what happened this past sunday. the band had a major train wreck during service (it wasn’t my fault …. really!…) anyway, it was pretty bad at least from my point of view but hey, it’s live music. things happen, you know.? you just move on…. and hope that regular folks listening to us don’t catch on about the blunder. :P

anyway, here are a couple of photos from the party. you can view the rest on our family site.

Christian's birthday cake
that was a awesome cake by the way. it’s from Edible Art Bakery. That was truly the best tasting birthday cake i’ve ever eaten. from now on, we’re definitely getting our birthday cakes from there.

Christian and Elaine
Christian and Elaine. Christian’s not really happy wearing that birthday outfit. but in a matter of minutes, he falls asleep from sensory overload.

my boss
here’s my boss (the one in the middle) enjoying the food (i hope!). and the one hiding behind the napkin is my other boss. definitely an extrovert, wouldn’t ya say?

Gail singing off key
and here’s Gail (our beloved worship leader) leading everyone in a horrendously off-key rendition of the birthday song. it’s her trademark.

advil. please. somebody.

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ugh. anybody got some advil? my head is a-poundin’. how’s everyone? i’ve been swamped at work. plus our youngest is turning one next week so we have a big gathering of family and friends this coming sunday so there’s lots to do. just a couple of things to pass on:
ol’ faithful stereogum’s posted a great mashup link recently: Janet Jackson - re-design of a decade. the tracks have been on rotation on my media player all day today.

SuperBabies has no redeeming qualities” according to the Malaysian DVD Cover. via boingboing

oh, did anyone catch this week’s 24? if ya did, please fill me in on what happened. I missed it b/c i was too busy hissing at Omarosa on Reality Fear Factor this past monday.

i just caught the trailer for the The Ring Two. i’m hoping it doesn’t dissappoint. the first one’s a classic. and no i haven’t seen the japanese originals yet. (that’ll be in my queue when i rejoin netflix…) i’m sorta partial to Naomi Watts. ;)

and finally, here’s something that arrived in my inbox this morning. it’s sorta amusing. (sorry grandma!)

The Elderly

LOST IN THE DARNDEST PLACES:
An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: “They’ve stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!” she cried. The dispatcher said, “Stay calm. An officer is on the way.” A few minutes later, the officer radios in. “Disregard.” He says. “She got in the back-seat by mistake.”

FAMILY
Three sisters ages 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96 year old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, “Was I getting in or out of the bath?” The 94 year old yells back, “I don’t know. I’ll come up and see.” She starts up the stairs and pauses “Was I going up the stairs or down?” The 92 year old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, “I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood.” She then yells, “I’ll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who’s at the door.”

“I CAN HEAR JUST FINE!”
Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, “Windy, isn’t it?” “No,” the second man replied, “it’s Thursday.” And the third man chimed in, “So am I. Let’s have a beer.”

LITTLE LADY:
A little old lady was running up and down the halls in a nursing home. As she walked, she would flip up the hem of her nightgown and say “Supersex.” She walked up to an elderly man in a wheelchair. Flipping her gown at him, she said, “Supersex.” He sat silently for a moment or two and finally answered, “I’ll take the soup.”

DOWN AT THE RETIREMENT CENTER
80-year old Bessie bursts into the rec room at the retirement home. She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces, “Anyone who can guess what’s in my hand can have sex with me tonight!!” An elderly gentleman in the rear shouts out, “An elephant?” Bessie thinks a minute and says, “Close enough.”

OLD FRIENDS
Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years, they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day, they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, “Now don’t get mad at me … I know we’ve been friends for a long time …but I just can’t think of your name! I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it. Please tell me what your name is.” Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, “How soon do you need to know?”

SENIOR DRIVING
As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently warning him, “Herman, I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on Interstate 77. Please be careful!” “Heck,” said Herman, “It’s not just one car. It’s hundreds of them!”

DRIVING
Two elderly women were out driving in a large car - both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself “I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.” After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, “Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!”
Mildred turned to her and said, “Oh my……… am I driving?”

White Chicks wuz robbed!

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my favorite bit at the oscars.

(via stereogum)


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