Gmail birthday girl

I’ve got to tell ya, between friends and family here and those I know from the web, I feel blessed. Thanks to everyone who sent e-cards and e-mail on Sunday. It was a great day! Oh, and how can I forget a special mention here?


Thanks to Heather who read my pathetic plea for a Gmail invitation and generously gave one to me! I am tickled pink to get to test drive that e-mail service. My Inner Geek is a happy camper.

Heather found my blog through my intro page at TrekLens after I commented on some of her photos there. AKA cosyCloud, she’s got some neat photos posted of rubber duckies and other offbeat and fun subjects. She has a really creative eye for capturing every day items in unique ways.

But back to Sunday…Things started off a little melancholy, as I was sorry to see my sister-in-law and her family head out. It is really quiet here in the house now, which is both good and bad. Anyone who’s entertained guests (friends or family!) can relate. C’mon, Gwen, I’m sure you all breathed a sigh of relief when we headed back to Ohio last time we visited you guys! 😉

After they headed out, Howie and I went to the movies with our friends Jeff and Angie. Today’s movie of choice was The Notebook. I don’t want to give anything away, other than to say I really suggest you bring some tissues with you. It’s warm, at times quite funny, and wonderful. But it took me a good 20 minutes to regain my composure after it ended.

*Sniffle* Don’t get me started again! Just go see it.

After the movie, we headed over to The Olive Garden for dinner. We enjoyed their always-tasty fare, and I had my favorite Sicilian Sangria, yummy. When we were finishing up, several servers appeared with a chocolate cake for me and sang a song. No one at the table had ordered it, but our server overheard someone mention my birthday and took care of it on her own. How nice is that? I love that place.

We were too full to eat any cake, so we rolled our bloated selves out to the van and went home. Our intention was to watch the DVD of Calendar Girls which Angie brought. Instead, hooked by a barrage of I Love the 80’s shows on VH1. What a quiet riot!

6 thoughts on “Gmail birthday girl

  1. So when do we get the review on your Gmail experience? Inquiring minds want to know … is it really all that or is it more hype than substance?

  2. Happy belated birthday! I’m glad that you had a great time.
    Thanks for mentioning that Calendar Girls was out. I had no idea and I’ve been wanting to see it.
    We have watched the I love the 80’s and I love the 90’s. It is fun to watch those and “remember when”.

  3. It’s pretty neat, Gmail. I will have to write more about it now that the house is back to “normal” and I can get into a routine and putter like I had been. Sometimes life gets in the way of geekiness, but that’s how it should be. 🙂

  4. AW! happy birfday! Sorry i missed it!

    I LOVE I LOVE THE 80’s!
    can’t think of a better way to spend your day!

  5. Thanks, y’all. It was one of the nicest birthdays I’ve had in a while, just low-key, hangin’ out with my buds. Nice. 🙂

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