Thursday, March 26, 2009

MY Birthday Is A Happy Day For YOU!

It's that time of year again. The anniversary of the day I was born.

I know what you're all thinking... "What can I give you, Gerb?"

How nice of you to ask.

You can give me a comment.

(Especially you. Yours is the one I am most looking forward to.)

Some of you already did this yesterday, likely thinking it was my birthday, and I think you're all awesome already.

However, I'm going to be selfish here and request another comment.

Why? I have presents for you! Well, three of you anyway.

I have a $25 gift card to See's Candy, a $5 gift card to Chevron and a package of purple Peeps. (Gifts are listed in descending order of personal preference).

On Monday morning I am going to give these gifts to three people who leave me a comment on this post. I'll probably use some random number generator (which could mean, "Hey Hubba! Pick a number between 1 and 8...") but regardless, three lucky someones will get a gift from me.

Please? Just one little comment?

It's my birthday. AND I'm giving away presents.

Whether you've commented before or not... it would really mean a lot to me.

Thanks.



P.S. If you win the Peeps you may defer your gift to any other commenter of your choosing and I will make them eat them. And take pictures.

52 comments:

Chandler's said...

Happy Birthday Girl!!!!

Do you remember the ward talent show, you were the "DJ"? If not I will remind you of a little story you told, with pleasure!!!!! Since it is your birthday I will spare you and just would you like a drink??? Maybe....out of a CUP????

You are awesome and your kids should be thankful to have such a GREAT MOM!

Chandler's said...

I missed a word in my post. it should have said...I will spare you and just say....would you like a drink???? Maybe...out of a CUP???

OK LUV YA

sue-donym said...

I was going to comment anyway, but presents? I'm all in!

Happy Birthday! I'm glad Jenny introduced us!!

Teachinfourth said...

Ah, more requests for birthday wishes! I love it.

I did a little digging and found you a little something else. Just be forewarned, it's right up your alley.

Happy Day Celebration of the moment in time of which you were birthed into this world.

I hope you thanked your mother...

Anaise said...

Ummm . . . happy HAPPY birthday again!

~j. said...

Happy birthday, Gerb! You're the best. I woke up thinking of you today... And a rainstorm last night just for you!!

Boyd and Sarise said...

If it wasn't your birthday, I would make you eat the peeps and take a picture of you doing so just to see your face. But since it's your birthday, I'll be nice. (Guess I'd have to win the peeps first, huh? Just ignore that fact.)

Really though, happy birthday! We all love and adore you.

Stephenie said...

Happy birthday! How is it you can put such humor into each of your blog entries. You always make me smile. Evan is constantly saying, "have you read Gerb's blog lately? Ya gotta!" You've got talent with writing. Thanks for all the posts and all the smiles you've created.

cari said...

Happy Birthday for reals today! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Rebecca said...

Oops. Did I remember wrong? :) I knew it was either yesterday or today, but I couldn't find my b-day calendar to confirm (it's still packed in a box, I guess), and I didn't want to be late. Better early, don't you think?
Actually, either way, it just extends the celebration, I say. So, once again, Happy Birthday, Gerb!

P.S. I didn't want to leave a comment for fear I would win the peeps...until I read your p.s.

and p.p.s. If I don't win the peeps, that's alright, because I already received a gift for your b-day, which is just as nice, I think:

PINKEYE

I'm not kidding.

Jennifer Anne Sykes Waddell said...

Happy Birthday, Gerberta, we all love you! I think you should celebrate your birth-day(s) all year long--nine times to be exact--every month except August and December, right?

If I win the Peeps I'll be pleased--Easter shopping for the kids DONE!

And today while you're eating your OTHER package of Peeps, save room...I'll bring you something a little tiny bit better. :)

Happy Hubby, JJ, Bugs, Nenie and Sadie Jo said...

Happy Birthday Gerb, I am glad I know you! :)
Jen

pam said...

Happy, happy day! Hope you have a wonderful day. Did you get breakfast in bed?

P.S. Please leave me out of the prize drawing. We're still trying to eat all the candy from our Christmas stockings. Believe it or not!

Amy said...

You've had a birthday, shout Hurray! I want to sing to you today! One year older and wiser too (?). Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

You rock Gerb! Have a great one!

H.L. said...

Happy Day!


I am glad I found your blog.

Michelle said...

I'm usually always late wishing Happy Birthday, but you must be one of my most favorite people because--I've now wished you a Happy Birthday twice!

Thanks for the blogger entertainment. You're great!

Maleen said...

I'm in just for the fact that I could make someone eat peeps. Although my children would probably like them. I have never bought them any, but it seems right up their alley.

Happy Birthday! I really do enjoy reading your blogety blog.

Teresa said...

Hi Gerb,
I've met you a few times. I'm Michelle's sister. She has introduced me to your blog and I thoroughly love it! You have such a knack for words. You have such a cute family! Happy Birthday! Hope your day is great! You deserve it!

Damon said...

This year I was introduced to a new song to the tune of "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay". This one's for you:

"This is your birthday song! It isn't very long..." :D

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!

Damon said...

Um, that was Sybrina above ;)

Sybrina said...

Hey, does it help my chances if I give multiple comments?

Sybrina said...

...cause I really want those Peeps!

Sybrina said...

BTW- I love this post idea! Now why didn't I come up with that? Happy Birthday to you!

Erica Broughton said...

Happy Birthday Gerberta! I LOVE LOVE reading you blog because whenever I am having a hard time with my two I always think about you and awesomeyou are and you have 9! But anyways, have a great birthday!!! I hope you are spoiled like crazy!

-Erica

annette said...

I see there's snow on your birthday! Have you ever had that before?

You are an awesome friend. I hope you get something you've always wanted for your birthday. Oh, and feel free to celebrate all week. That's what I do!

Allen said...

TODAY is your b-day??

Oh dang! I thought it was next Thursday.

Definitely you should do a post about that "CUP" story Heather mentioned (now I know what to get you).

Happy Birthday!

Rebecca said...

I have that ward talent show on video, in case anyone wants to watch it. :)

Amanda said...

Happy birthday again!! Have a great day! :)
(maybe you will get some fun socks!!)

Susie-Q said...

Besides saying Happy Birthday!! I wanted to tell you how happy your stories make me! You definitely have some good ones! Luvs and Happy Birthday!!

Gina said...

Happy Birthday, friend. Once again, you are making the world a better place. Well, minus the Peeps.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Gerby! Love your Blog. You are an awesome writer.
Hope you celebrate over and over again. When you come to visit we can celebrate again.

Love you!

Trish said...

ok this is a two-fer just for you!!
HAPPY B-DAY GERB!!!!!
You rock!

Eva said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I can't believe that one of the rare times I actually check into anyone's blog just happens to be your birthday. I would like to say that I did it on purpose, but sadly I let the date slip away from me. Sorry. By the way, why are giving away gifts instead of getting them? Seems a bit backwards to me, but fun as you always are. We all love you so much! Have a great day and make sure you do something for YOURSELF!

Anonymous said...

I tried to think of something original but there just isn't that many ways to say "Happy Birthday". If I had seen this earlier maybe I could have come over and played it on the piano for you. Better yet maybe I'll have to keep it in mind and have one of your kids learn to play it for you next year. Gotta love the giving of gifts for your birthday. It makes everyone look forward to your birthday. Roman's mom does this every year and the grand kids can't wait until her birthday comes around. Kara

Happy Hubby, JJ, Bugs, Nenie and Sadie Jo said...

Is it Leiannaconnaannaconnadonna's Birthday too? Tell her happy birthday for me if it is. Maybe she could you play Happy Birthday on her accordian for you!

Gerb said...

Rebecca- Is your video of Ward Talent Show Emcee year 1 or year 2? Either way it should probably be burned. I still recall some of the things I said that should not have been said. I got a little too 'into character'.

Holmes said...

I hope I'm not too late. But if you have Hubba pick a number between 1 and 8, I don't have a chance anyway. But that's okay, because the important thing is that I wish you a Happy Birthday (or at least I hope it was happy because it's late and you might be sleeping). My, how you've grown since I first met you and you were how old? About 8 or so? Time flies when you're having fun, that's for sure. Love ya!

ablackman said...

Rebecca, post some of that video on your blog and then I'll blackmail Gerb into linking to it from here. Deal?

Cami said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I am still searching out the best b-day present for you. I have it narrowed down to 2 items. Ah, decisions, decisions!
I am blessed to have you as a friend!

Nicole Durland said...

Hi Gerb!
So fun seeing you at YW camp kick-off tonight! I would love to go to girls camp with you. Why don't they have "Relief Society Camp"? I'm sure we could have at least as much fun as those girls! Me and you and Annette and Jenni, we need to plan something!

~Nicole

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday Gerb!! Oddly enough I had a dream about you last night. We were sharing a huge tent at the family reunion. Just you and me. No explanation in the dream about where our husband's had gone off too or where all your kids were. I hope you have a great day :)

Ryan and Crystal said...

Happy Birthday Gerb. I'm Michelle Black's sister. She told me that you were going to have everyone post a comment on your birthday. I love your blog, your stories and your family. You make my long days at the office entertaining. I hope you have a great birthday!!
Crystal

Mom of Three said...

One little comment huh?? I can do that, even if you weren't giving away things! I love reading your blog! I hope you had a GREAT BIRTHDAY!!

Chelle! said...

Happy Happy Birthday (the day after your birthday)!!! Thanks for sharing your birthday with all of us last night!!!

Sarah said...

Gerb, you were the life of the Podunk, AZ reunion so many years ago. I still love to check in and see what your amazing family is up to.

Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it was great for you!

And my word verification is wootty! Like, WOOT! It's your birfday!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Gerb! It was good to talk to you today! I must say I was really surprised you answered the phone! Dinner was interesting - I talked to my mom while my Dad watched the Laker game. At least we didn't argue about anything!

Tsa said...

Gerberta: I have been a lurker of your blog for well over a year now and I love it! I am a friend of Kai's and she turned me on to your blog awhile back. I don't have any kids of my own, but love reading about yours. A $25 gift certificate for chocolate was enough to get me out of hiding and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Hope you had a wonderful one. I will continue to lurk and enjoy reading about your family.

T'sa

Lena the Teacher said...

Happy Birthday! I have so many memories of when I was in high school and you were there-as a grown-up anyways! You wore a turtle backpack and had a song about new shoes that you would not sing unless the shoes were new. I still do not know the song to this day!

Wow-47 other comments to compete with! YOU ARE AWESOME! LOVEYA!

Martha said...

Gerb,
No need to include me in your drawing...Not sure the prizes would apply in Ohio, or that the peeps would survive the trip....but I do want to wish you the happiest of birthdays. You are a lift in my day every time you write, and I have needed that. THANKS!

Jon and Maryanne said...

Happy (be-lated) birthday! Holy smokes you have a lot of comments!!!!!! I haven't been on the computer in a few days, otherwise I would have wished you a happy birthday on time! I hope it was a great one!!!! :)

Gloria said...

I hope your birthday was full of joy and that this next year brings you your heart's desire.

Becky said...

HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY MY SWEET SISTER-IN-LAW!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!