Friday, July 9, 2010

We Gonna Party Like It's Yo Birthday

It's party with a side of denial time here at the Bat Cave. Yep, it's my birthday. I'm 35 today. Which probably seems painfully young to some of you, and painfully old to the rest of you. I'm in denial because I'm not sure how I got to be 35, and holy cow - where exactly have the years gone? I mean, wasn't I in college like....last week? I'm pretty sure I was.

Today is a normal scheduled day off work for me, so I woke up this morning and got my birthday present from My Man (get your mind out of the gutter!). Longtime readers of this blog know that My Man has mighty, mighty gifting giving powers that he uses for good (never evil) twice a year. Christmas and my birthday. This year's gift?

On Saturday, September 25 me and the Super Librarian Daddy-O will be at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan watching my Tigers play the Minnesota Twinkies Twins.

Yes, a baseball game.

But oh, not just any baseball game. Let me explain, because my birthday should not only be about fun and frivolity, but learning as well....

There are two leagues in Major League Baseball. The American League and the National League. Each league is then divided up into divisions, with X number of teams in each division. Winning your division = your team going to the playoffs. The Tigers and Twins are both in the American League Central Division and for the last several years it's come down to the wire - with the Twins being victorious since second half of the season = Twinkies on a tear, and second half of the season = Tigers rolling over and dying. So this game on September 25? Could be huge. Assuming 1) my Tigers are still in the hunt and 2) the pure evil Chicago White Sox, who are now inexplicably in second place, don't throw a wrench in the works.

And I get to watch all this excitement (well, hopefully it will be exciting - we're still two months out!) with my Dad! In some really kick ass seats I might add! Woot!

Which means I now have some planning to do. Time to get off work, decide how many days I'm going home for (probably close to a week), and buy some plane tickets. More stuff for the To-Do List, but hell - To-Do Lists are pretty fun when you...well...actually want to do them.

25 comments:

Lori said...

Awesome!! Happy birthday! He does do gifting well, doesn't he?

SarahT said...

Have a fantastic birthday, Wendy! Your Man is obviously a keeper.

Magdalen said...

I do appreciate a man who can give gifts. That one sounds awesome.

Have a very happy day. I don't know why you're worrying about the age thing: you don't blog a day over 27!

LoriK said...

Happy Birthday! May the Tigers perform in an appropriately awesome fashion for your gift game.

Elissa Michelle said...

Have a great birthday, Wendy!

Cathy in AK said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy the game : )

Kate R said...

Happy Birthday to you.

JamiSings said...

Happy birthday Super Librarian!

And yeah, 35 seems old to me - but only because I'm going to be 34 this year! Eep! (Better yet, my nephew will be 21 next month. Seems like only yesterday he was an infant spitting up on me.)

And you need to tell your man to start giving gift giving classes. He can start with my brother Todd.

Lil Sis said...

Ok, I'm officially having Dan schedule a meeting to talk to Oz. Oz sucks at gift giving - like big time! Birthday? Nothing - dinner out. Christmas - pots and pans was all I got. My FIRST Mother's Day - a CARD signed "Love, Oz." Seriously?? I won't go into the KICK ASS gifts I got him!

So yeah, I'm bitter. :( But have fun with Dad at the game! I bet he is super excited too!!! :)

Amy said...

Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Youngster! :D

Your man needs to do online classes - Gift Giving for Dummies. I'm sure many of us would sign our guys up for it. :)

Have fun planning your baseball trip!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! That makes two of us - I'm also 35 today.

marelou said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! (you, young whippersnapper, you) and thanks for the baseball lessons.

Liza said...

Happy Birthday Wendy! Your man came through once again with another great gift. May your Tigers stay in the hunt so you have an even greater gift come game time.

FYI, you are still just a baby. I'll be 39 in October. We will have to celebrate birthdays in Orlando...with drinks. :)

Wendy said...

Thanks everybody!

Ooooh, and Liza, I'm happy you're still making it to RWA! Wasn't sure after they switched cities on us if you were still going to be able to make it. So yippee! Will you be able to make it to one of the Blogger Bar Bashes?

Anon: And a happy, happy birthday to you too! It's a small, small world here on the Interwebs :)

Lil' Sis: See ya tomorrow! Looking forward to our breakfast out and I'm bringing the Gerritsen book for you. Awesome sister that I am....

Phyl said...

Coming in late with the birthday wishes, but I hope the day was a fun one. Was there pie?

Great, great present from Your Man. I hope the stars align to make it a game worth seeing.

Marg said...

Happy birthday! Your man definitely strikes again in the gift giving department!

Taja said...

A bit late but Happy Birthday, Wendy.

Great gift, enjoy the game. Go Tigers!

Liza said...

I'm flying in on Tuesday, so I should make it to at least one of the Blogger Bar Bashes. :)

Mayberry Mom said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm only 2 years older than you, so you seem neither old nor young to me! LOL

Hubby is a MN Twinkies fan (he grew up in MN so I forgive him). We went to a Brewers/Twins game a few weeks ago and the Brewers won~oh the sweet smell of "in your face" me and the boys had on the way home!! The Brewers actually swept the series, which surprised me actually and made hubby sad *insert evil laughter here*

I hope you have an awesome time at the game with your dad!!

Holy crap, I just realized the day of your game~MY dad will be turning 60!

Wendy said...

Phyl: LOL - well, there wasn't pie, but I had an incredible dinner out tonight with a chocolate brownie dessert at the end that I'm pretty sure was called Orgasm On A Plate (OK, so it wasn't - but it should have been!)

Thanks again for all the well-wishes everybody. I've had a very nice weekend, and to top it off? My Tigers have won the first two games against the Twins this weekend! Now...if only the White Sox would start losing, life would be perfect :)

Anonymous said...

Janet W here: Happy Birthday fellow Moon*sign woman! What a sensational birthday present and I say that as a fellow fanatic. Just got home from a super*duper trip and thankfully was still feeling some buzz elst an evening of watching -- up close and personal -- my beloved A's get creamed by the NY Yankees would have ruined my week. But baseball when it counts is the best present evah!!

Rosie said...

The Man never stops. Wait 'til I let GG in on this one.

Wendy said...

Janet: There seem to be a lot of us Moon Signers hanging out in Romancelandia. I can't believe how many happy birthday messages I've seen on Twitter in just the last week!

Rosie: If anyone is going to appreicate it - GG will! He'll also likely endorse my labeling the White Sox as "pure evil." LOL

nath said...

Happy belated birthday, Wendy!! :D And that is some awesome gift your Man has up his sleeve :D