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Friday, February 4, 2011

The anniversary of my 29th birthday...

I have a way of spoiling gifts from my husband.  When I know he's bought me something (for my b-day, anniversary, holiday, just the heck of it) and he's making me wait to get it, I'm horrible.  I will whine, beg, plead and annoy him until he can't take it anymore and gives me the gift early. Case in point...
Don't mind my cold chicken looking fingers...
That's my birthday present.  My birthday is tomorrow.  I got the ring last night! :)  My husband is the best.  I mean, I thought my new bike, our casino trip, and anything that I'll buy this weekend when I use the excuse "but it's my birthday" to go shopping was my gift (that's totally a valid excuse, right?).  Never did I think he'd get me an amethyst ring that I've been drooling over!  It's perfect... what girl can't use some bling?

And it totally makes me feel better about turning 31.  Yeah, I'm young, I know, but for some reason, this year feel like the first birthday where I sound old.  I got the best b-day card from a family friend that had a teacher on the front doing math at a chalk board.  It said "29 + some more years = 29" and then the inside said "Happy Birthday to an expert in girl math".  So here's to the second anniversary of my 29th birthday! (Thanks Barb and Chuck for the card... totally made me laugh!)

A few other randoms:
* I'm way behind in blog reading.  I think my google reader was at 108 this morning.  I'm scared to look where it's at now.  I'm hoping to have some couch/laptop time this weekend and will get caught up, I promise.  I miss you guys...
* We got hit with the craptastic ice storm on Tuesday night.  Our power went out around 4am on Wednesday and didn't come back on until 7pm that night.  We saw 47 degrees on our inside thermometer. Fun times in Ohio!
* I'm still loving the people watching at the gym.  I think I'm going to start a blog installment about what I see each week.  I even have guest people watchers who are keeping me updated on what they see.  If you see anything crazy, funny or just not right, let me know and I'll include it.  This week, my friend Lori texted me the following "Today's people watching highlight... the teenage girl who felt the need to obviously roll her mesh shorts up to juuust below her butt cheeks, but didn't feel the need to get her super long super sweaty hair off her neck and pull it up.  Because she MUST have been warm... I mean, why else would she make her shorts that short? ;p"  Classic high school gym goer! Thanks Lori for the laugh!
* Trakkers news - I've updated my side panel with more sponsors (they keep rolling in... pinch me anytime to wake me up people!).  I've included two discounts that YOU can take advantage of.  The first is for $10 off any REV3 race and the second is for 15% off at All3Sports.  Great deals and you benefit from me being loved! :)  It's a win-win for everyone!  Take advantage people... these are awesome deals!

Alright, I'm off to stare at my finger with my ring on it.  Honesty is the best policy!

34 comments:

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Oh my gosh! That's gorgeous!! I'm drooling! :) Happy early birthday!

trifitmom said...

gorgeous

Big Daddy Diesel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

I am doing 8 miles this weekend, thats 96 laps of people watching, I will report to you my findings, I have already started my "People who annoy you at the gym, part 2"


Thats it for you, Colleen

***For Tom's eyes only***
After reading the delimna you face with gift giving, I can help you out, I have a high tolerance of being able to withstand whining, begging, pleading and annoying. I can safe guard her gifts, leaving you free of her whine, beg, plead and annoy and can pan the blame on me with "Honey, would have totally given you that gift early, but BDD has it and he wont release it to (insert holiday or occassion date)"

Christi said...

What a beautiful ring! Happy Birthday!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday!! Your new bling is beautiful : )

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Love that ring! Happy Birthday! My b-day is Monday and the hubby gave me my entry to the Disney Princess Half. You may have made out better!

Betsy said...

that ring is very divalicious! Happy Birthday to you...all week and weekend and month :)

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day!
I like people watching at the gym too! It makes my runs go by so much faster!

Teamarcia said...

Gorgeous ring!! Happy birthday!

Zaneta said...

Happy early birthday!! Your ring is gorgeous!! :D

Aunt Nan said...

The ring is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it "in person" on Sunday when we celebrate your 31st year of being young. Happy birthday to our baby. Love, Mom xoxox

Andree said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy the staring :)

Caroline said...

happy birthday!
I love your ring, I wish that was my birth stone, I missed by a month..I am January!

I have a section about people at the gym on my blog..this week's best was girl trying to run on treadmill wearing flip flops!

P said...

Happy Birthday!! You're a mighty lucky girl, sportin' bling like that - your hubby did a good job!
Gotta love girl math. This year I'm turning 21 (ummmm, twice)! :)

Caratunk Girl said...

Wow! Happy Birthday!! Funny about the high school girl!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

happy bday. I turn 29 this year myself

Jon said...

Happy Birthday Colleen! Hope its a GREAT one!

Rebecca said...

Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow and love love love the ring! I have a amethyst necklace so hmm, that ring would match it perfectly, should I start hinting now?! HA ha. I am going to borrow your "first anniversary 29" thing for my 30th this year.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Happy Birthday!

Your inability to wait for a present sounds very familiar for some reason... I know someone just like that :)

tri like mary said...

I had the same problem turning 31. Now I'm staring at 39 and would take 31 in a minute! :-)

Gorgeous ring and have fun on your trip!

LOVE the people watching installments since people watching is my favorite thing to do in public places. I have some funny ones from the pool I swim at. People are crazy!

My Life and Running said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Happy Birthday!!

Wes said...

HAPPY BIRFDAY!!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

BlingBlingBling! Happy B-Day!

LOVE the gym updates. I saw one actually two the other day that were horrendous. Will have to email as our blogs are like pg13 and stuff.

DRog said...

HAppy BDAY!!! nice bling:)

47 inside? ugh - yooui guys did situps and jumping jacks to stay warm?

Alex said...

Lucky!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! Love the ring!

Allison said...

Look at that BLING!!! That is gorgeous!

Happy birthday again!

Laura Wheatley said...

awwww GOOD husband!! happy birthday and hilarious comments about people-watching at the gym!

Kacie Darden said...

So pretty!!! Hope you had a great birthday!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Very nice bling!! Lucky girl! Ok, too funny, as i was think the same thing about stuff i could right about the people at the gym. I keep myself well entertained that's for sure. The one from today that comes to mind is the guy in the lane next to me in the pool who has a layer of fur on his back which gives me the willies. If they don't allow dogs in the pool, he shouldn't be allowed either...i may need to put this on my next blog post. Anyway, hope you are still celebrating your b-day and I'm in the same boat, way behind on my blog reading. I can blame work for that!

Andy said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I am excited about your gift. Glad to hear your birthday weekend went so well, even if it did start a bit early! Can't wait to have the weekly "who you saw at the gym.." I have not been to the gym in a while, and I remember there were quite the characters there.

Alisa said...

OOOOOOOH Happy Belated Birthday. I love that you had an anniversary of your 29th. I'm actually planning to embrace the big 30 but I also have the 2-9 to get through. Hehe.

That ring is amazing!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

AHHHH HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON SATURDAY!! That ring is absolutely GORGEOUS...I am jealous, you got a great hubby! YAY for new sponsors. You are amazing!! Oh, I LOVE people watching at the gym!

Kristin said...

That ring is gorgeous, I love the setting!

Victoryperfect said...

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.


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