November 25, 2004

Happy Birthday to Me (and also a one-year-belated thank you for my gifts from last year)

I've decided that since it's my birthday, I'm allowed to be as emotional as I care to be. It's not even noon and so far I've been happy, sad, nostalgic, giddy, pouty, bratty, annoyed, irritated, a little mopey, and hungry (ok, so hunger's not an emotion).

I woke up early and went through a lifetime of photographs because somewhere in my mess of things, there is a photo from my 6th birthday where my grandfather is holding me tightly. It's probably one of my favorite photos of all time & I can't find it. I did, however, find a photo from grandpa's birthday in 1981 where I am sitting on his lap, which is almost as good. Send me some good photo-finding mojo that I find the image I was actually looking for.

I got a birthday phone call and song (hee hee!) from Yoshi already. My Mom called and yelled happy birthday at me and then got ticked off at me because I supposedly didn't call her back, again. [I was in the shower when she called and when I called her at the house (at the # she paged me at), I got the broken answering machine. I knew better this time & didn't waste my breath with a message. But supposedly the phone didn't even ring, so now I'm thinking there is something wrong with the phone line?] Anyway, Mom has decided to "re-direct" me to visit my Grandma before going home (which I should do anyway) and then meet up with some guy in a "Voy-ahhhj van" who'll be waiting at the intersection of some major cross-streets in the San Gabriel area to give me a birthday care package from my Dad in Taiwan. She's going to call me back later with this guy's phone number so we can complicate this wild goose chase even further coordinate the details.

Anyway, let's talk about happier stuff... presents! Last year, a number of folks were very generous and sent me some of the best birthday presents ever! Some of my blogging friends who sent gifts were Krixy, Mikey2, Keith, Shelli, Mike Doss, I *promise* (by tomorrow) to do a follow-up post with details of everything you see in that photo above. And then some.

Thanks also to everyone who has phoned, text messaged, emailed, commented, and IMed me birthday wishes. Although if someone would carrier pigeon a message to me, that would rock muchly.

Posted by jozjozjoz at November 25, 2004 11:47 AM


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Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by: hip momma at November 25, 2004 12:40 PM

Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving as well. I hope the day is treating you well.

Posted by: Suzanne at November 25, 2004 01:27 PM

Thinking of you on your birfday (which one???) my new-found, internet blogging, lovely friend!

Posted by: Nez at November 25, 2004 02:16 PM

I love the pic with your Grandad. You're so lucky to have known him. I didn't know any of my grandparents and have always felt a slight void in my life because of that.

Have a wonderful rest of the day my dear.

Jen xox

Posted by: Jen at November 25, 2004 02:54 PM

Happy Birthday, J!

Posted by: Heather at November 25, 2004 03:06 PM


Posted by: ann at November 25, 2004 03:15 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by: zee at November 25, 2004 03:43 PM

happy birthday to youuu,
Happy Birthday to youuuuu.

Posted by: Vic at November 25, 2004 05:01 PM

happy birthday jozjozjoz

Posted by: umar at November 25, 2004 05:15 PM

Happy birthday again :)

Posted by: Philly Jay at November 25, 2004 06:21 PM

*breaks out the Fat Elvis costume to sing a proper Happy Birthday to one special little momma...*

Posted by: Deltus at November 25, 2004 09:04 PM

Whoo-hoo, Happy Birthday! ^_^

Posted by: Koganuts at November 25, 2004 11:04 PM

Happy birthday and thanksgiving and stuff.

Posted by: StrobeAlific at November 26, 2004 12:40 AM

happy birthday--we'll eat flan in your honor! ;)

Posted by: stkyrice at November 26, 2004 01:33 AM

Happy Birthday! :) (ok, one day late). ;p Hope things turned out good. :)

Posted by: Lisa at November 26, 2004 04:29 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you find your pic, but the one you posted is nice, too.

Posted by: Ginny at November 26, 2004 08:26 AM

Aw shucks, I am one day late! Belated Birthday Greetings! Heres a piece of tofurkey, say Ahhh...

Posted by: kinkoman at November 26, 2004 12:03 PM

Happy Birthday, JozJoz! Thinking of you out here...and will blame YOU for the celebrating and today's hangover. Man, you know how to make a crowd party!

Posted by: lily at November 26, 2004 12:20 PM

happy birthday (day late... but... still...) have a fantastic year! :)

Posted by: erin at November 26, 2004 05:22 PM

Happy Birthday! From reading this and the other post, your mom sounds like quite the character. And meeting a guy at an intersection? Who is he? How did your mom find him? Too funny.

Anyway, happy birthay again :D

Posted by: JR at November 26, 2004 10:35 PM

happy (belated) birthday!!!! may the celebration never end! :)

Posted by: sassylittlepunkin at November 27, 2004 07:09 AM

This years pressent is in the mail. Sent you details via yahoo messenger.

Posted by: shelli at November 27, 2004 10:06 AM

Jozalicious!!!!! It was your B-Day yesterday and I missed it... sniff... sniff..?!!!!
Happy, Happy, Happy Late Birthday! Chris and I want to take you (and a friend :) )out to dinner for your BIRTHDAY!!!! When and Where would you like to go? Hugs and Kisses Friend, I hope this next year rocks your world! PARTY ON BEAUTIFUL ASIAN GIRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLFRIEND!!!! xxxooo

Oh yes, and we MUST plan to take a spa day before I take off from LA!! Heeeeeeellllllllllllllllllooooooo it's been ages since we've been pampered! We gotta stop talkin' bout it and start callin' bout it.

Posted by: Ponzi at November 27, 2004 02:07 PM

oohh. Dogstar and Tiffany's, it doesn't get any better than that.

Posted by: justJENN at November 28, 2004 09:12 PM

We had rum cake instead of that ok???

Posted by: Howard (AiYahh) at November 29, 2004 09:43 AM

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