Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Birthday!: Jax


Today I turn the ripe old age of 24.
For the love of God, I feel old!

Happy Birthday Jax!
That was R&W doing the wishing.  I totally was not talking to myself…

This past year has been full of many things good and bad.
I’ve met some new, lovely people and I’ve lost some others.
I’ve had exciting, fun adventures and I’ve had some crisis.
I laughed a lot but I also cried a little.
Since we don’t dwell on the negative here, that’s the end of the comparisons!!

The Top 10 Best Moments of 23 for Jax!
…because I’ll never be 23 again…

10.  Apartment
I moved out of my old apartment that I shared with The Viking to live on my own.
It was the start to a new type of independence and it ignited the fire to burn a big bridge!!
Hello snazzy new place and GOOD RIDDENS to LLS!  Remember him?

9.  GodSon
I developed an even deeper relationship with the baby boy, my GodSon.
I’ve watched him grow mentally and physically.  The memory of his 2nd birthday will always stay with me!
Nothing can make me smile quicker than when he calls out for me by saying “Jacket!!!”

8.  TheLoveBug
TheLoveBug got smacked around quite a bit this year, but she also got a makeover!
TheLoveBug got eyelashes and a full body lift this year.  She’s prettier than ever!
Well, until those bastards stole half of one of her lashes and I had to wish diarrhea upon them.

7.  Kathy Bates
I’ve seen her nude while flashing the good goods in a video with Jack Nicholson.
I never laughed so hard then when I HAD to Google it late at night with Madre and Biff!!
It may be silly, but it has been talked about at every family function since!

6.  The Avengers
The best movie from my 23 years of life came out recently.
The Avengers rocked the theaters and got me screaming!!
Screaming with joy and excitement at the super heroes and the hunky men.  Yum!!

5.  Superbowl
My NE Patriots may have lost the Superbowl to the NY Giants this year, but it was fun to watch!
It’s not every season that you get to cheer your team on to the very end.
Hello Aaron Hernandez!  You’ll get them this year.  I know you boys got it ;)

4.  Red Head
I went red head for a little while this year!
It was fun to change my hair color and treat it with things like whale sperm and placenta.
Don’t judge me…

3.  New Friends
I’ve made several new friends and acquaintances this year.  It’s always good to meet new people!
I’ve met a few crazies like EggMan, but I’ve met a few people whose friendships I will cherish for life.
Yes, that includes you, Pat Hatt!  We had an awesome experience in NYC for a week!

2.  College
I went back to college in pursuit of my bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Going to a new school introduced me to a couple new friends and taught me many new things!
Isn’t it weird how it actually feels good to get back to school when you are older??

1.  Blogging
I started blogging around my birthday last year.
I’ll remember my age of 23 as the age that I got involved with Raviolis & Waterworks.
It’s given me something to look forward to and opened doors for me.  I also discovered a passion; writing!
The best part of blogging has been meeting and getting to know all of you!
Thank you all for making the year 23 one to remember for me!  Ok, now wipe those tears from your eyes…

What has been the best part of this year for you?
…and thank you all in advance for the birthday wishes…

98 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Jax! Mine is on the 7th :). I hope the year ahead is full of amazing hings for you.

    The bestt thing this year for me has been starting my blog...I never knew what I had been missing! It's been a lot of fun writing again and meeting great people like you :). Have an awesome day!

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    1. Thanks, Kianwi!!! Doesn't surprise me that blogger is full of a bunch of Leos ;) We are creative people!! :) :)

      Right? Who knew blogging was so much fun and full of great, interesting people!? What I love most is that you really get to know everyone by reading their own, personal pages.

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  2. Happy Birthday. The best part of the year for so far was last weekend. I went hiking on my own around an area of the Yorkshire Dales that I have hiked for years and found an incredible hidden valley full of waterfalls. Many people don't know it is there as you have to do a bit of climbing and scrambling through undergrowth to get to it. It was like finding my own secret Narnia.

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    1. Thank you, Tony!! Oh, that sounds gorgeous!! You should take pictures so we can all share in the beauty of your personal Narnia. :)

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  3. Happy birthday ~ You are fortunate to have these blessings ~ I am way older than you, but the best for me is still to come ~ Cheers ~

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    1. Thank you!! I thanked God and the universe this morning for all my blessings :) Best is still to come? I can't wait and I'm enjoying the ride!!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! And blogiversary, at that!

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    1. Thank you and thank you, Gia!! lol

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  5. Happy Birthday Jax! So glad you started blogging. It's been a busy year for you.

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    1. Thanks, Miranda!! I am glad too. Busy? Of course! I'd be miserable any other way :)

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  6. Happy Birthday girl!! I hope it's fantastic. Some of the highlights of my year were 1. going to NYC, and 2. not having my birthday yet.

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    1. Thanks, Barfly! It's only 9am and it's already been an amazing start. :) NYC? Hollaaa lol

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  7. Happy B-day, Jaxy, may the year till the next one be the best in your life so far!
    Lovebug lost an eyelash??? Scandal! Scandal I say! Burn the criminals!

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    1. Thanks, Dez!! That means a lot :)

      It is scandal!!! Those criminals should be punished. Hmph...now I just need someone to come forward and confess ;)

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    2. r u sure she wasn't making love with some van and left her eyelash on his bum? :)

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    3. LOL!!! Dez, this one legit made me laugh out loud!!!

      Who knew my little love bug was so frisky!! ;)

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  8. What? You're only 8 days older than I am. I turn 24 on the 10th. Happy birthday.

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    1. lol Did you think I was older than that? Oh my!! Maybe I should be anti-aging cream ;) hahaha I kid, I kid!

      Oh, you're birthday is lurking around the corner! Thanks for the bday wishes!!!

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  9. Wishing you the most fabulous of birthdays EVAH!!!

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  10. Aww...happy, happy day to you! Hope you have a wonderful day! xo

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  11. Happy Birthday Jax!!! From what I know of you, the world would be a much better place if there were more people like you in it! You are incredibly talented, and you have a very contagious personality that bleeds through into your writing. You should be proud of the person you are, and I personally hope you'l keep bloggging so those of us that don't know you personally will be able to keep track of all of the great things life has in store for you!

    BTW, I've kind of viewed this year's SuperBowl as a negative, but you're right! Despite the outcome, it was a fun, fun night! I decorated my entire living room with blue and silver balloons and Patriots fat-heads to go along with the Pats memoabillia I already keep on display. We had several people over and we yelled and laughed and just had a good time together. It was a lot of fun!

    Thanks for putting a positive spin on that :)

    Happy Birthday!

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    1. Omg, Ray! Thank you so much :) That really does mean a lot to me!!! You have me smiling ear to ear right now. :D

      Yes, it's always nice to look at the positive side of things. Glad that I can switch that up for you. Besides, we all know that was just a huge fail. I mean, since when does Brady get safety calls and when does Welker drop balls??? lol #PatriotPride

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  12. What better way to celebrate your birthday with...pause for dramatic effect...... another list!

    Happy birthday!

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    1. Come one now, Dan. What else did you expect??? lol

      Thank you!

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  13. The best part was born from the worst part. The Hubby's surgeries and failing health have been so much more difficult than I let on, but out of this time of trouble has come strength and endurance. It has also taught the Hubby and I that when we made our marriage vows, we meant them. At no point has my marriage been threatened by any of the difficulties we have face. Quite the contrary, I love the Hubby more now than I did 25 years ago when he was young, healthy and fit.

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    1. This just made my heart smile, Anne!!!

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    2. Wow, Anne...You and your husband clearly have a unqiue bond that makes everyone smile. Times may be rough, but it's clear that you're love for each other remained top priority. I'm so glad to have met you through blogging. Wishing you the best xo

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  14. Happy Birthday indeed, and I beat the Avengers, damn I'm good hahaha and I think you'll get crazies every year, they seem to find you hahaha

    Blogging is quite the experience that one never knows how fun it will be until they start, I don't think anyone has any idea what so ever until they start it and keep at it.

    Bah you aren't old yet, but you're getting there hahaha This year has been great in many ways for me but garbage in some too, but that's life I suppose.

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    1. Thanks, Pat!!! The shlong man would have made the list, but I wasn't supposed to receive it until next year. hahahahaha Of course those crazies seem to find me. Who else would they annoy??? lol Yes, you beat The Avengers and should be proud of it :)

      Not old yet? Thank goodness because I feel like the clock is ticking!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Jax!! I'm so happy to have met you here on your blog! And I still need to make that recipe you sent me - dangit!! It's only been since, what? Easter? LOL Did anyone send you a Birthday Muffin? =PPP

    You had fun with Pat? Pfft!! What? Trying to get into the golden loo? Ha ha ha!!

    Enjoy your birthday!

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    1. Thanks, Elsie! I'm so glad to have met you too!! It's been great getting to know you through the blog world. Besides, it wouldn't be the same without my home girl ;)

      Ohh, that pistarustica is amazinggg!!! #NomNomNom

      LOL LOL The golden loo will be found!! It will!!!

      Thank you, Elsie :)

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    2. Keep an eye out later this week for that golden loo post.... he he he

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    3. Ohh, can't wait for that one!! My eyes are open :)

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  16. Happy Birthday!!! I'll have no trouble remembering it, since you share a birthday with somebody I used to know. haha

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    1. Thanks, Rachel!! Oh? Well I hope that someone was a nice person!! lol Wouldn't want to be associated with a meanie...lol

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  17. I´ve already tweeted you, but who cares??
    happy birthday Jax! as you say goodbye to your 23s i start getting ready to farewell my 24s! in less than 3 months i´ll be 25. man that sounds serious!

    i can´t believe you´ve only been blogging for a year! for some reason i thought it was a lot more. i´m thankful that you ever stumbled upon my blog and we became virtual friends! you´re such a funny and kind lady and i love the way you write. your blog is so versatile that you never know what to expect. (except for lists, the word YUM and turtles! haha those are staples already).
    whenever i come back to new york (or if you ever come out to wherever i´m on tour) we´ll definitely meet up and do a proper celebration!

    i hope you have a fantastic birthday!
    XO Jannine
    http://fashionistarg.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, thank you so much for the birthday wishes through here and twitter :) :) Lists, yum, and turtle?? You know me so well!!! lol lol

      Goodbye to 24? You still have time!! lol You also have plenty of time to add to your top 10 list :) :)

      I'm glad we became virtual friends too! You always make smile :) :) Especially with your awesome comments!

      Definitely!! Girl, when we happen to be in the same area we should meet up for real!! A proper celebration? I'm all for that :)

      Thanks again for the wishes :) Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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    2. Like janine I feel I know you a lot of time Jax LOL

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    3. LOL I guess that means I'm unique if people can tell it's me just by writing :) :)

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  18. Happy birthday beautiful!! Make the man watch Marilyn tonight. The best excuse ever is, "But this is what I wanted to do for my birthday!" haha

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    1. Thanks, Melanie!!! lol I'm not telling him it's my birthday :) :) He's going to get mad, but that's ok.

      I still want to see Marilyn thought...dammit!!!! hhahaha

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    2. LOL I have a new man-friend. Just a friend. For now... ;)

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    3. See! I told you I was nosy :)

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    4. lol I like when people are nosey!! :) :)

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  19. Happy birthday love! So glad to "know" you!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Elle!! Same to you :) :) xo

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  20. Hsppy Birthday dear Jax, I whish you all the best cara, old?? never you are a baby believe me hahaha!! Love you so dear:))
    Enjoy your day!
    And you are a nice Leo! lol

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    1. Thanks, Gloria!!! You are very sweet and I'm so glad to have met you through blogging :) You always make me smile with your comments.

      A nice leo? Of course! There isn't any other kind :) lol

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  21. Happy Birthday - oh to be 24 again :)

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  22. Happy birthday and Happy blogging anniversary! Glad we've met!

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    1. Glad we met too! It's always nice to have new friends on R&W. Thanks for the wishes :)

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  23. Happy Birthday, Jax! Don't feel old. Think.. if you live to be 120, you are only 1/5th of the way there!

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    1. Thanks, Jimmy!!! 120? That's very, very old... hahaha

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  24. Happy belated birthday Jax. I hope you were given the royal treatment everywhere you went.

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    1. Thanks, Slam!! Yes, I had a great birthday :) My coworkers surprised me with a gift and a card. All my family and friends called me. Then my daddy even took my out to a very nice dinner on the south shore :)

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  25. Happy birthday!
    For me this year was good because I began writing seriously again. Nothing else matters lol.

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    1. Glad that you had a good year!! Thanks for the birthday wishes :)

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  26. Happy birthday! Although Rusty & I completely should have taken the number one spot.

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    1. Thanks Michael!! I would have totally put Rusty and you down as #1, but it was just too awesome to make the list :) :)

      P.S. I totally can't wait until the next podcast. When do you guys think it will be ready for posting?

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    1. Thanks, Kellie!! I really appreciate it :) :)

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  28. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday Jax. I was trying to sing Stevie Wonder's song to you in my head as I typed this. Anyway, I just want to wish you a very, very happy birthday. May God bless you with many, many, many more years to come. It was great meeting you, even if we didn't actually meet in the flesh. You're an awesome young lady with a lot of talent. You've inspired me and I thank you for taking time out to get involved with my blog. And thanks for your support.

    Have a fantastic day Jax! I wish you lots of happiness for today and always. :-)

    God bless. xxx

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    1. Aw, I love this!! I could hear you singing it, no worries. hahaha I'm very glad to have met you and to be a part of your blog :) Miraculous Ladies has been very inspirational and educational. I use vinegar for everything now and it's all thanks to you :)

      Thanks for the birthday wishes June!! xo

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  29. Where are you dear? You are stillcelebrating??? Lol

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    1. I'm with the Japanese!! hahahaha

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    2. I hope not now is friday!!
      Come to.my blog I have a little giveaway but only to USA bloggers:)

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    3. Eep!! Heading over right now :) Sorry it's a little delayed, Gloria! I had a computer free weekend. lol

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  30. Happy belated birthday to you! I think I'll be happy when my degree is finished. :P

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    1. Thanks, Damian!!!

      Happy when your degree is finished? Damn straight ;) lol

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  31. Happy Birthday kitty kat. I look back and see all the good advice that you gave us all. I hope that part never ends.

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    1. Thanks, Kal!! That really means a lot :) I'm glad that my advice was of some use to you!! xo

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  32. Happy birthday!

    Landing my new job has been the best part of my year.

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    1. Thank you!!! New job?? Ohh, how exciting!!

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  33. Happy Birthday pretty girl! Sorry I missed it. I've been ridiculously busy this week. You share a birthday with Elisa's little Hippie.
    So you must be a special woman.

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    1. Thanks, lady!! Don't worry about it. I've been taking a little blogger break too. The difference is, you can actually use one!!! lol Elisa's Hippie? Oh, I love that!! Tell the hippie I said happy birthday too :) :)

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  34. A belated happy birthday! Also, I won't judge, because my wife went red this year too. Personally, I love it.

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    1. lol Red heads have a hell of a lot more fun than brunettes AND blondes ;) ;) lol

      Thanks, guys!!

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    2. Dear Jax dont worry you are ok is only a comment. Idont be in computer almost all weekend (i was sooo busy) but today maybe I will make a new post; hope you had a fun weekend!::)))

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  35. Sorry that I am late on this - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love that you focused on the positives through the year. Hope you celebrated BIG!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the wishes!!! Late or not, they still mean a lot :)

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  36. Happy Birthday Jax! I know coz I'm one:) LOL at the Kathy Bates story.

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  37. Happiest birthday wishes to you Jax - almost a week late - I hope you had a great one! :)

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  38. hi dear!!!!
    sorry i know its very late but i still want to send my greetings all the way from germany :)
    belate happy happy birthday!!!! please forgive me if i didn't able to catch up with you... i'm enjoying my summer holidays with my family :)
    take care dear.. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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