October 19, 2011

milestones

two weeks ago, i turned 31. i was pretty darn unexcited about it - 30, at least, is a milestone! something to celebrate! 31 is just... being in your 30s. yaaaay.

as a result, i mostly ignored my birthday. plus, i was up in NJ celebrating Fakesgiving (...more on that later. i've been meaning to write about it for ages but have not managed to pull the photos off my camera yet) so we had better things to focus on, anyway.

but TODAY! today is chris's birthday, and i'm far more excited to celebrate his than i was to celebrate mine. it's the third time i've had the opportunity to celebrate his birthday: we had just started dating 2 years ago when our birthdays rolled around.



two years later, we're living together. i'm happy and in love. that's a pretty good milestone, as far as i'm concerned.


(oliver is kind of an asshole when we're sleeping and he'd prefer we not be. so he'll climb onto delicate things - like computer monitors - or knock vases off of shelves to speed along our awakening. so i bought chris a nerf gun that he can shoot oliver with, without ever having to get out of bed.)

16 comments:

Swistle said...

Best present ever.

Marie said...

Happy birthday Chris!!

I sort of love how you recycled the Ann Taylor bag. :D

Please to take pics of Chris shooting Oliver with new nerf gun.

lacochran's evil twin said...

I used to keep a water gun on my nightstand for the very same purpose. There must be something so satisfying to a cat about pushing something breakable off a dresser at 3 A.M.

missris said...

Awww love it. And AWESOME present! I used to keep a squirt bottle around for that very reason.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Love the gift modifications you made. :) Happy birthday, Alice's boyfriend!

kilax said...

Happy Birthday Chris!

I hope you are shooting at Oliver from far away :)

Alice said...

kim - he's a very tough cat. he has lit his own tail on fire and didn't notice. i've accidentally hit him in the face - hard! - with my elbow and he didn't even react. nerf darts won't phase him :)

Carrie said...

You're such an awesome, fun girlfriend! I am so glad things are going so well for you! HOORAY! Happy birthday to Chris and big hugs to you both! xoxo

silverthoughts2 said...

My Mom buys my dad squirt guns to use on the dogs when they are doing something bad. Works pretty well-usually.

Happy belated birthday!

andreaunplugged said...

My husband would love that as a gift. And I'm sure Chris already realizes how awesome you are!

Happy belated birthday!

d e v a n said...

hehe - I bet he loves it! Happy birthday to him!

Nik-Nak said...

Great idea...I wanna come shoot cats with it too.

Stevie said...

Happy birthday Chris!

We need a gun like that in our house, too. From 3 to 6 in the morning, EVERY morning, it's kitty playtime on our faces. So annoying.

Here's to both of you celebrating many more birthdays together!

Shelly said...

Oh, that is hilarious! And Happy 9belated) Birthday!

Elizabeth said...

I love the nerf gun. We don't have a cat, but I'm sure I could find another reason to use it in our apartment.

Happy birthday to Chris (and belated to you)!

spokalulu said...

Our first supersoaker gun was purchased to shoot squirrels. I commend you for such a great gift! (And happy birthday to you both!)