Tuesday, May 22, 2012

birthday shenanigans

wow where to begin....

ok..... it begins thursday after an afternoon of hanging out with my best friend who lives in boston. i got a typed out letter in the mail box stating: saturday morning at 8:30am i would expect a package. then friday night came. the creepiest phone call EVER! tells me the same message. now when i say creepy, i'm talking a scene from the movie scream, it was dark outside, late, the voice was uber strange & robotic sounding and the front door was slightly open, i thought i was gonna be attacked.
i didn't get a picture of this but at 8:30 am saturday morning, i received a little package at the front door: magazines, mad libs, pens, snacks, coffee and balloons. with that was my first clue of the day. (you can enlarge the image so you can read them. they are super cute and clever.)
from clue #1 i figured out that we were supposed to head over to my favorite breakfast place, emil villa's, for a yummy breakfast. to add to the surprise, my mom was there waiting for us! after breakfast she gave me clue #2.
which lead us to castro village bowl for, yup, you guessed, BOWLING! to my wonderful surprise, my best friend from boston and her fiance were there! awesome! we played a round of bowling and i achieved a score of over a hundred. to some that may not be impressive but i was pretty impressed with myself.
clue # 3 was handed to me and we were sent back home for the last and final clue. this one was pretty hard. you can see the clue here, where kelly, from tinytangerines, hacked her way into my blog and posted the last clue.  my cousin's ipad was left on the front porch and the numbers on the post referred to cordiants, which lead to THRIFT TOWN! at this point i was a little scared, i thought someone was gonna pop out at every corner while shopping but it was just an awesome time spent thrifting where i scored this awesome yucatan bag (well tom found it for me; he is amazing!) it was perfect as my family is from the yucatan! it will make the perfect beach bag :D
 after shopping we headed home to hang out, eat, drink and get the party started. it was such an exciting way to spend the day and see to people that i love so much throughout the day. the party was great. there was a pinata filled with lots of edible & drinkable treasures and i kicked it's ass!! haha
there was lots & lots of face making involved throughout the night. some so scary they can't even be shared here :( we played trivial pursuit and then passed out in the early morning. the greatest birthday by far! i have some of the greatest friends i could ever ever ask for! a HUGE BIG ASS thanks to tracy & tom for making this day super duper special and the most memorable birthday yet!

xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo,
cb

29 comments:

  1. YAY!! So the surprise was awesome! What a fun birthday, they love you so so much. Also, was there little mini booze bottles in your pinata? That's the kind of pinata I need.

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    1. i think everyone should have a booze filled pinata, it should be mandatory.

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Man, this looks like the most awesome day EVER!!! I wanna come next year and pull funny faces too! Sarah xxx PS Your Mama is beautiful!

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    1. thanks sarah! i would LOVE to make funny faces with you! one of the best parts of life is trying to make the scariest face you can!

      oh i know she is beautiful! that is why i never worry about old age! got my genes from my momma!xoxoxoxox

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  3. Oh wow, that looks like so much fun! What a great idea to have a scavenger hunt bday. I might have to steal that idea...

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    1. you should steal this idea! it was a really fun way to enjoy a day. DO IT!!!!!!!

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  4. The faces you are making throughout this post are amazing.

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    1. thank you, thank you very much (said in my most impressive elvis voice)

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  5. Aww...HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cb! It sounds so amazing!

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    1. thanks trees! oh by the way is your names trees from the trees from adventure time?

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  6. If anybody deserves a marvellous birthday it's you, my dear! I hope the celebrations don't stop all week!

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    1. aww thanks eleni but i am pretty sure EVERYONE deserves an amazing birthday!

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  7. hahaha, oh my gosh, this has to be the funniest birthday post! it sounds like you had an awesome day! also, i can't believe that's your mom, she's so pretty and looks too young! and, you look exactly like my friend sarah in those pictures where you're making faces. she ALWAYS makes those faces, and you two look so alike it's almost creepy.

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    1. hehe i hoped it would be! i was laughing when i was putting it all together. great times, man. my mom is amazing, so glad i got her genes, eternal youth! hehe. i am known to make funny faces. when i build up the confidence i will one day share them all here.

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  8. wow, just wow! you are one loved gal :) what a fabulous way to celebrate your special day, so lucky.

    -erin

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  9. Man you guys really like hashbrowns. I'm happy you had such a great birthday. PS I am totally stealing the pinata filled with drinkable treasures idea. That sounds like a great way to spend an evening :)

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    1. i am absolutely so excited that you mentioned the hashbrowns! you have a keen eye my friend! yes we love hashbrowns. we had to take out our stash of empty boxes to make room for ice. yes steal the booze pinata idea..you can thank my cousin for that amazing idea!

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  10. What a birthday!!! Wow, you really do have some awesome friends/husband. It was so fun to read about the clues and such. Good job to whoever came up with that :)

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    1. i am not entirely sure who made them up but tom is pretty good at that kind of stuff. plus he has written me some hilarious poems before so i am pretty sure it was him.

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  11. WOW that really does look like the best birthday ever!! Your friends and Tom are so crafty and sweet, such a fun and memorable day!

    xo L

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  12. Awesome! What great friends. Happy Birthday!
    x

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  13. glad you had a lovely birthday!

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  14. oh my goodness that is am AMAZING birthday EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!
    I want your red shoes and your dress is amazing! I love the sneak back of it!
    and PINATA WHAT? Hell yes.
    AND why is face-making SOOOOOO FUNNNNN :)

    looks like you had a blast, tom is awesome.

    p.s the clues are so cool too.... hahaha very nancy drew. :)

    happiest of birthdayzz to yoU!
    xoxo!

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    1. my red shoes are from lotta of stockholm. get em and we can be twins!! they are super comfy by the way too!

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  15. best birthday ever! holy shit. i don't know what tom is up to with all those hash browns, but i want in! i've also ALWAYS wanted a pinata - i feel that my natural smashing ability would be an asset. <3

    did i tell you about the year i made like nine copies of my house key and was like "now you can access my apartment to throw me a surprise party!" and none of those assholes threw me a damn party, or made a scavenger hunt. i even had to buy my own birthday dinner and drinks!!! i hate everyone. not you though.

    love youuuuuuuuuuu! <3

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    1. haha tom was actually throwing those empty boxes of hashbrowns away....yea we like hashbrowns...we do what we want!

      if i lived near you i would totally throw you an awesome scavenger hunt bday! everyone should have one!

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  16. haha I love the "in a bowl of hot grits w/ a spoon you may dig," what an amazing AND clever friend you have! sounds like such a fun day & a great way to end it w/ many friends, glad you had a wonderful time and happy belated bday (sorry, I am sooo behind on blog reading w/ a GRE coming up in a few days). and.. Hasbrowns in a box? never seen that before! hehe. What part of the Yucatan is your fam from? I visited a few places last year and absolutely loved it.
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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  17. best birthday event full of amazingly awesome times!!!! i just adore your smile Cristie and i'm stoked that i can see so much of it while you enjoyed your b-day festives.

    Happy Birthday (a little late - oops!) - wishing you a year ahead that is an adventure laden trail of gold!! xo ♥

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  18. so this looks & sounds like the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER (except perhaps for the scream voice, creepy!)!
    I'm so pleased you had such an awesome day, it really does look amazing, and how wonderful that your family and friends planned all that for your special day; love your outfit too and your Mum is stunning (not surprised though). Much love sweetie for a wonderful year xox

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xo,
cb