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The Surprise is on Me?! June 11, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in brooklyn, humor, nostaglia, sarcasm.

So yesterday I headed down to Brooklyn for what was supposed to be a surprise welcome home party for my sister who was returning home from her six month stay in London. So imagine my surprise when I peered over the gate and had everyone yell “Surprise!” Thinking it was one of those mistakes or jokes until I looked and saw more of my friends than my sister’s friends. So indeed the surprise party was for me! Shocked I was, especially since my 30th birthday had passed a few weeks back.

Although I think I was able to shock a few of you in my own special way by wearing my “I Eat’M Raw!” Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar t-shirt to a family function. I know, how appropriate for a family function! Although it would have been perfect had their been some oysters or shrimp cocktail for me to devour while wearing the shirt. Maybe next time!

Leave it to me to wear an “I Eat’M Raw!” shirt to my own surprise party

Anyway, thank you to all those who made the trek to Brooklyn to celebrate. Although a big booo for everyone lying to me over the past few weeks and telling me they already had plans this weekend. Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

It was the first time, at least that I can remember, that I had a surprise party thrown for me. I mean I’ve had other surprises thrown at me in life, such as showing up to work one day and “surprise – your magazine is closing! Here’s your severance pay. Bye bye now”. Or the one time I went to the doctor’s office and he said “surprise – you’re pregnant!” (ok…maybe I’m making one of them up…bet you can’t guess which one though!). But on the scale of surprises, this was definitely a good one. I was definitely caught off-guard. Unaware. Hoodwinked. Pretty crafty move I may add, especially when the surprise was supposed to be for someone else.

So big thanks to my girlfriend Bridget for gathering my friends together, albeit behind my back. And big thanks to the parents and sisters who put together the festivities and organized the party. And thanks to all my family and friends who took time out of their days to spend the day with me. It was greatly appreciated. And thanks again for everyone reminding me that I’m 30. Much appreciated!

Btw this is one of the few times you’ll see me be sentimental on this blog…so soak it up now while you have the chance!



1. candice - June 11, 2007

awww…i love surprises!!!!!!!!

2. roger - June 11, 2007

i’m gonna guess that you’re not making up the surprise about being pregnant!

3. mr. blogger - June 11, 2007

was it a boy or girl??

4. trent - June 11, 2007

i hate being surprised!!!!

5. nincompoop - June 11, 2007

I Love me some sushi!

6. whatpushesmybuttons - June 11, 2007

Mr. Blogger: For the record, it was a chicken parm hero!

7. elyse - June 11, 2007

aww…look at you being all sentimental….that’s cute!

8. ethan - June 11, 2007

yankees suck! yankees suck!

9. jake - June 11, 2007

that shirt is awesome! need to get me one of those!

10. tiffany - June 11, 2007

i’m gonna pretend that shirt doesn’t exist!

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