Friday, October 18, 2013

Fly On The Wall At A Birthday Celebration

   
Welcome to another Fly On The Wall group challenge, hosted by karen of http://www.bakinginatornado.com. Thirteen bloggers are participating today to give you a glimpse into their private worlds. This month, that pesky fly crashed my birthday celebration and aimed right for the coveted birthday cake. I swatted him away from the sugary confection, but this is what the uninvited guest overheard:

     "Isn't it great becoming a year older? You recognize all the music playing in elevators and mysterious skin tags show up in your arm pits."

     "How would you like to spend your birthday?"
     "Tipsy shopping and drunk eating, of course."

     "The rabbit just peed all over my foot. Do you suppose that's his way of wishing me a happy birthday?"

   
 "You'd better stop poking fun at me for getting a year older. I have BIG plans for you."
     "Oh yeah? Like what?"
     "When you turn eighty, I'm going to strap you into your wheel chair with duct tape, slather you with peanut butter and sunflower seeds, then leave you out in the backyard all day to become a human bird feeder."

     "The first person who buys me adult bladder leakage pads for my birthday will be placed on pug poop patrol for an entire month!"

     "There will be no talk of corn porn on my birthday."
     "Why not? Don't you want to be 'buttered up' on your special day?"
   "Oh gawd, I'm living with a pack of neanderthals."

     "It's pretty sad that I can sum up the past year of my life in five words: wine, Nutella, squirrels, blogging and menopause."

     "I think you'd better slow down on the partying. It looks like you've either jammed or broken your finger. Do you need to go to the emergency clinic?"
     "Are you kidding? I can't do that. You were just there to have eight stitches put in your hand. That doctor is going to look at our double injuries and think, 'What have you kinky-ass people been
doing?'"

     "What are your plans for your birthday?"
     " Cleaning up the chinchilla's poop."
     "My, you lead a glamorous life."

     "I already know what I'm giving you for your birthday: a coupon organizer, miracle wrinkle cream made from goat pee extracts and a lifetime supply of ibuprofen."

     "I'm so sweaty in this dress, I have to wing out my thighs."

     "Go ahead and eat the leftover grounds from your Turkish coffee. I need you to stay awake tonight for the party."

     "You're lucky---you can eat as much cake a you want because you have the metabolism of a gnat. Mine, on the other hand, is more like a turtle's. In this case, slow and steady does NOT win the race."

     "What? No sexy thongs for a birthday gift?"
     "Your butt floss days are over. But I WILL buy you a case of dental floss."

     "Did you give the pug your birthday dinner leftovers? He just farted and I swear it smells like Cantonese shrimp."

     "Nothing is worse than waking up with a hangover. I smell stale garlic and rum on my breath. I need a mouth douche."

     "Leftover birthday cake and ice cream at 7:00a.m. It's the breakfast of champions."


     The night of my birthday celebration, we closed down the restaurant.....because folks, that's how we do birthdays Doyle style!



****NEWS FLASH**** I have more, exciting news to share with you! Meno Mama is once again honored to be a contributing author in another newly released book, Sunshine After The Storm. It's a collaboration of stories from parents sharing their stories of pregnancy and infant loss. The book is beautifully written, providing hope and support to grieving families. It is currently available through Amazon.com. Order your copy today!





     Please be sure to visit all 13 bloggers participating in today's Fly On The Wall group challenge!

http://BakingInATornado.com                                     Baking In A Tornado
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                                Just a Little Nutty
http://followmehome.shellybean.com                          Follow me home . . .
http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com/                Stacy Sews and Schools
http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                              The Sadder But Wiser Girl
http://www.menopausalmom.com/                                 Menopausal Mother
http://mooreorganizedmayhem.blogspot.com/                Moore Organized Mayhem
http://www.theinsomniacsdream.com/                     The Insomniac’s Dream       
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                      Spatulas on Parade
http://www.therowdybaker.com                              The Rowdy Baker    
http://www.trashyblog.com/                                       Trashy Blog
http://dates2diapers2.blogspot.com                            Dates 2 Diapers
http://sorrykidblog.com/                       Sorry kid, Your Mom Doesn’t Play Well With Others


67 comments:

  1. You have no idea how much I love this post haha. What a birthday! :)

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    1. It was an AWESOME day! Glad you liked reading about it!

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  2. mouth douche...hahaha
    Happy Birthday! and I assume that pic was of you eating the coffee grounds?!
    Congrats on the book!

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    1. Yup--that's my daughter and I swallowing those nasty coffee grounds. But hey, it kept me awake the rest of the day, haha!

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  3. Except for the whole menopause thing, I think the last year sounds great! ;)
    CONGRATULATIONS on the book!! I hope it blesses a ton of people.

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    1. I hope it helps a lot of those grieving parents out there, too. There is a DEFINITE need for this type of book. Glad you liked the blog post and you are right--it has been a pretty amazing year for the Doyles! XO

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  4. If you take the squirrels out of " Nutella, squirrels, blogging and menopause", you could be talking about me.

    Glad you had such a happy birthday.

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    1. Yup! That's why we "get" each other so well! Hey, I want you to bake something yummy with Nutella and share the recipe with me! I'll bet you can come up with something amazing.

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  5. Happy Birthday to you and congrats on being part of an important book. Anyone who says they need a mouth douche after a night of partying is family to me. Your gang is hilarious. Though I've never heard of corn-porn, I would kill to see a peanut butter and sunflower covered man strapped to a chair. You're squirrels would think it was Christmas! Love you :)

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    1. You have ALWAYS been like family to me---you would fit in very well with my gang. The day I slather The Hubs in peanut butter, I promise to put it on instagram, haha!

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    2. *your. I promise I can spell :) <3

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  6. You sure know how to celebrate a birthday! Fun, fun, fun. And a great big Congratulations on the book.

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    1. Thanks, Lorinda! Birthdays have always been a special thing for us--we go BIG, haha!

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  7. Happy Birthday Marcia!!! You guys gad a blast!!!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Marcia. You guys had a blast!

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    1. Lol duplicate! The site is loading slow today, it seems.

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  9. Happy birthday from me, the crazy stranger. I just found your site via the sadder but wiser and with her list of fly on the wall contributors. I love how you guys do this. Super fun. Nice to meet you. Tracie

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    1. Hi Tracie! I love new readers and I'm so glad you found me. Sarah over at Sadder But Wiser is one of my fave blogging buddies, so anyone who is a friend of hers is a friend of mine! Welcome to Meno Mama's world!

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  10. "How would you like to spend your birthday?"
    "Tipsy shopping and drunk eating, of course."
    Oh how I love you!
    I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday.
    Yes, I think pee on the foot might have been a message from the rabbit but I don't know if it meant happy wishes. ;)
    I love that your year sum up includes squirrels and nutella.
    I could say the same.
    High five!

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    1. Thanks, Meg! It was such a fun birthday--made all the more special because I got to spend it with my family!

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  11. Now that is a birthday!!! WHOO HOO!!! What is up with those arm pit skin tags? Sometimes I even play with mine like they are some sort of new friend.

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    1. OMG I am dying laughing. Gawd I love your sense of humor. Hey, I do the same thing with skin tags. If I get super annoyed with them though, I rip them off. Eeewww!

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  12. HAPPY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY MM. I know for sure you painted that town blue, and great fun was had by everyone. Wish I was there too but maybe next time. Just send over that last piece of cake and all will be forgiven.

    Another big congratulations of being a contributor to another book. Although sad in one way, I do know that you will be helping thousands of grieving people everywhere. Keep up the good work mate, I'm feeling very chuffed for you right now. You always give me another occasion to pour the wine :)

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    1. You don't need an excuse to have that wine but I sure wish I could be there to celebrate with you!

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  13. Happy Birthday MM! And what a celebration!! Holy hell! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who has fun with their skin tags. I put little dots of nail polish on mine. Skin tags are the glitter of getting older! :p

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    1. Good idea--I need to try that next time!

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  14. I want a birthday Doyle style! You guys sound completely awesome :) And the other day I made Nutella fudge, and wondered if it would ship to FL.....

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    1. Nutella FUDGE??? Yes please!! If you can't send me a batch can you give me the recipe? Pretty please?

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  15. Wow sounds like the fly had an awesome time! I clean up cat and dog poop. Never did chinchilla or bunny. So exotic! gonna follow this cool blog!
    tam @ spinstersnacks.com

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    1. Hi Tam! Glad you're here--I love new readers!

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  16. Happy Birthday! Now that's the way to party in style!

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  17. Marcia, I love all of your writing, but your Fly on the Walls have to be my fave. Your family is hysterical!! And my gosh, CONGRATS on another book!

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    1. With this family, I never lack in subject matter for the Fly posts, haha!

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  18. Marcia, I love the pictures! I can't believe how much Jack looks like a young Mac!! That first picture with you and Jane I swear it was Mac!!! There is no way those kids are all grown up and we are still 35!! Hhahaha Glad you had a fabulous birthday...you deserve it and many many more!!!!! Love ya! Julie

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    1. Thanks, Ju-Jee! Yes, you have seen this family grow from the very beginning. I STILL feel like I'm thirty-five Lol!!!

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  19. Looks/Sounds like FUN!!! Happy Birthday again...

    Favorite Line: "Tipsy shopping and drunk eating, of course." LOL I'm in!!!

    Have a great weekend, Slu

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    1. Now how did I just KNOW you would like that comment? Hahaha! One of these days you and Donna need to come to Florida and join us on some tipsy shopping and drunk eating!

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  20. What a fun party! Complete with Cantonese shrimp-scented farts - too funny. On a completely different note, I read your story from Sunshine After the Storm. Heartbreaking and beautiful and so brave of you to share, Marcia.

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    1. Oh Dana, that is so sweet of you to say. I am waiting for my book orders to come in so I can read everyone's stories. Thanks for stopping by---love seeing you here! XO

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  21. Wow, you had as much fun on your birthday this year as I had at mine! Awesome job, you crazy blonde lush you!!! (It's okay, I can call you that...I'm one too ;) And I sweated like a pig and had to wing my thighs too, even Toronto is hot and sweaty at the end of June! Damn, if I'da been there I'da bought you a shooter!!! Ever had LIQUID COCAINE, Marcia?!?! :)

    And congrats on getting into the book!!! That's awesome work!!!

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    1. I SOOOO want to party with you! This city wouldn't know what to do with two blonde lushes!

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  22. Tipsy shopping and drunk eating! Can I please have some of that? Also? You closed down the restaurant? SO JEALOUS! And happy birthday (again!). <3

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    1. It's the ONLY way to shop and eat, hahaha!!!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by today and happy birthday. You are blessed to have people stop by for you your party. ;)

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    1. Looking at all these sweet comments, I truly do feel blessed!

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  24. Happy Birthday and I always always have to go pee BEFORE reading your FOTW monthly post! Ya'll are a hoot!

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  25. Of course you should close the restaurant down on your birthday!! I'm glad you had a fun one, happy birthday wishes from me too!

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  26. What a super fun birthday! That coffee bean eating picture of yours is priceless, LOL. Happy Belated Birthday!

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    1. OMG Glenda! The coffee was yummy until you got down to the last 1/4. It was all grounds. My daughter and I didn't know what was the correct protocol, so we tried to swallow the ground. YUCK!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!!

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  27. Belated happy birthday Marcia! looks like you had fun, I see many smiley and happy faces. Is that your family on the upper most right photo?

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    1. That's me with two of my kids (I have 4). We had such a great evening!

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday!
    I wish I could do the wine, but Yes the word for me is nutella too :)

    Visiting from #SSShop

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  29. Sounds like a fun and FUNNY day! Happy happy!
    p.s. Does that goat extract cream work???

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    1. Hahahaha I'll let you know after I try it!

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  30. Happy Birthday..You're still a beauty. http://memangiare.blogspot.com/

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  31. Happiest of Birthdays to you, my MM! I loved the photo of you and your husband celebrating. I don't think that drink glass is big enough though. Hopefully you complained vigorously. You wanted a drunken dinner, and by Jove, you should have one!

    I couldn't leave a comment on your past post about your sister (kept getting bumped off your site). Please accept my heartfelt prayers for you and your family. You were on my mind all week.
    Ceil

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    1. Awwww...thank you so much, Ceil! I'm glad you liked the post on my sister. And yes, I could have used a LARGER glass of that rum drink at the restaurant, haha!

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  32. If you're representative of women going through menopause, everyone is going to want to do it! ;)

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    1. Hahaha thanks, Theresa! I am trying to make the best of it!

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  33. Hey Mama here I am...http://memangiare.blogspot.com/

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    1. You moved! I came by the new site yesterday but it was a post I had already commented on awhile ago--let me go again and see if you have some new awesomeness up for me to read! XO

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