Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Today is Ryan's birthday. We are going to get excellent bloody marys, and then going to the spa, and tonight we are joining friends to see David Byrne in concert. I think it sounds like a perfect day. Oh, and it would be even more perfect if Ryan wasn't injured...
No, he didn't suffer that wound fighting off rabid ninja bears. That was actually the handy work of our 14-month old nephew Kaedyn. Last night at a family barbecue Ryan let K play with his sunglasses, and the little bugger stabbed him in the eye with tip of the stem. It didn't hurt, but it sure did bruise. K thought it was hilarious. Really, I have never heard a baby that giggle like that. Now that I think about it, it was kind of menacing.

Ryan just thanked me for letting the blogosphere know that for his 34th birthday he got his ass kicked by a baby. Don't worry, that's not the only present I got him. In just days his kick ass new iPhone S will be arriving, so he can finally
join the rest of society in using his cell phone for more than just making calls. Really, his phone is so old that I don't like him to use it out in public when he's with me. I have an image to uphold. While he doesn't have the iPhone itself yet, today my sister gave him the case for it, so he has been practicing with the cardboard insert.

The apps on the cardboard edition are limited, for instance,
he can only help you with directions if you are driving on High
way 280.

However, the fake reception is great...

And the cardboard iPhone is much more flexible than it's "operational" cousin.

Ryan has known he is getting an iPhone for weeks, because I am really bad at keeping secrets, and I wanted to make sure that I didn't spend a ton of money on something he didn't want. Actually, he only had one birthday present that was a surprise, from my Mom, and I really wish she had discussed it with me first...

Wind chimes. I HATE wind chimes. They remind me of New Age douche nozzles and old Southern women with too many cats. Oh, and now, my husband. I guess he really likes them, and had commented to my Mom that he liked the sound of a set hanging in our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. The things you find out about a person four years into a marriage...

Yeah, and they are hanging in the FRONT of our house. I begged him to put them in the back yard, but he used the whole "it's my house too" argument to get his way. Sitting here typing this I can hear them rattling. It's making me slightly grumpy. I think it's time for those bloody marys.

I love you, anyway, Ryan. Happy Birthday.

12 comments:

Yellow Trash Diaries said...

Tell him the hot chic said Happy Birthday. (Of course I'm not hot anymore but it will make him feel good and he'll read your blog more.)

Kristine said...

Aww, look at all the sweetness oozing out of this snark! Happy Bday to your hub.

Jules said...

Happy Birthday to him!!

LB @Wait, She Said What? said...

I detest wind chimes! I absolutely can't stand listening to them. They drive me nuts. I don't understand the appeal at all.

My grandmother just has "accidents" with gifts she doesn't like so she's not stuck with them. I know that sounds mean but it really comes in handy! So, perhaps in the very near future you’ll see a massive bee that’s trying to kill you and you’ll "accidentally" knock the wind chime down with a broom and then drive the car over it.

Happy birthday to your Ryan!

Jerrod said...

seriously, keep buying him Apple... he will never stray. that may just be me though. ok, yes... buy me Apple. that works out better for me.

Princess Consuela Bananahammock said...

Oooh, David Byrne?! I wish I could go. *sniffle*

Dana's Brain said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan!

Your day sounds perfect - I love David Byrne. Enjoy!

Amanda said...

I am glad that he is already getting fantastic use out of the cover. Happy birthday Ryan!

LiLu said...

Thanks to you, I will now forever associate cat ladies with wind chimes...

;-)

Miss Yvonne said...

I'm totally getting a cardboard iphone.

My husband also hates wind chimes. He says the sound is "too random".

Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVED those Biore strips. I felt so disgusted and cleansed at the same time.

I only feel disgusted with the foot pads.

Happy birthday to your husband!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Oops! I'm late.
happy Birfday, Ryan!!!!

I'm a gadget whore, an electronics lover so to speak. If my Hubster presented me with an iPhone, I'd do ANYTHING he says (and not tell him to hurry up).