Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bob's Birthday!!

It's almost 3am here and about 2 hours ago I saw the final family members to the door for the end of the Retirement Fiesta. Fun was had, Tacos and Chicken Fajitas were eaten and the Aunt was totally surprised!

THEN, remember all the cleaning I've been doing? Also, poor Bob had to get a bed back upstairs and put to rights so that our second guest room would be ready for guests? Days of worrying about bathrooms and bedding and where people would sleep?

The family that traveled the 4 hours decided that they would drive back the same night - they left at 11pm so I'm figuring they are nearing home.

So, the house looks great.

Oh and since we didn't learn of these plans until late (hour before they left) we (cousin and I) thought we'd be seeing each other for breaky at my parents house. So even though she forgot the gift card she bought for me for Bob, she'd give it to me tomorrow.

Ugh. So she'll drop it in the mailbox for me *fingers crossed*

Then I need to go and buy Bobby his B-day cards. Gifts are fine but it's the cards that are important to Bob. Sweet man.

With it being the start of 'recession' Bobby Week I'm going to fill out that little meme going around a few weeks ago:

1. He’s sitting in front of the TV. What is on the screen?

NCIS, Hockey, any of 'our' TV shows until about 10 minutes in, then he's asleep.

2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?

He always prefers Caesar Salad but he will sometimes order it without the dressing!

3. What’s one food he doesn’t like?

One? (He's picky like me) Left overs as a rule - Turkey, chicken - forget it. Pork chops (I miss them!!), homemade stew etc

Here's where I need to mention I took a sleeping pill and suddenly I can't remember the answers to these questions!

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order?

Tea if he's watching his pop intake. Pepsi with extra ice if it's one of those days.

5. Where did he go to high school?

Don't know. I've seen his primary school and his high school but I don't know the names

6. What size shoe does he wear?

9-10 depending on the shoe

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?

Yeah. King of collecting antique porcelain sings, unique kitchen tins - at the moment Kitchen Aid gadgets (which are really useless when cooking - the mixer rocks but the flippers and stuff? Ridiculous for the money.) And uh, tools.

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?!

Toasted turkey and swiss cheese

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?


10. What is his favorite cereal?


11. What would he never wear?

Bermuda shorts? Spandex. Wool.

12. What is his favorite sports team?

He grew up a Habs fan (Montreal Canadiens - Hockey) I'm not sure exactly what happened but I don't know if it was after the Twin Towers fell or something to do with going to war but before a Habs game the fans booed the American National Anthem. Bob was appalled. Told me he wanted nothing to do with the Habs and was going to become a Maple Leafs Fan (just so you know, they suck - no really, I know my hockey) Eight years later and Bob has slowly mended this fence. I don't think you can erase a lifetime of memories with your father and brothers cheering for the Habs. I told him it wasn't the players who acted wrong, it was the fans and now he tries to catch a game here or there.

13. Who did he vote for?

I never really know. We think we probably cancel each other out but we don't actually say the names of the people we have voted for. Instead he gets to see the Cindy Dance of Freedom and Duty and the gratitude on my face when I sit back and remember those who fought for my right to vote.

14. Who is his best friend?

Me. And then his best buddy Greg.

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do?

Nothing. I've asked any number of times over 14 years and he says I'm perfect. I like the answer so I don't push it.

16. What is his heritage?

We don't know but I have told him he must have American Indian in him. Dark all year and in the summer tans without burning. Although the amount of facial hair would exclude that?

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?

Orange Cream Cake

18. Did he play sports in high school?

Hockey - ice, ball whatever

19. What could he spend hours doing?


20. What is one unique talent he has?

Please. Like I would tell!


On the positive side of things Bob hates all things political in the job. All the same, Bob has the patience and intelligence to hold information or to let something slide. He may not like politics in the work place but he is able to maneuver through the minefield. I've said many times how I would have said 'this' or 'that' and Bob just says 'no, I'm not worried about that, there are bigger things to worry about'

For a 'fly off the handle' kind of gal, that's HOT!


Kat O+ said...

Happy birthday to Bob!

And also, I LOVE your new template!

LinnieGayl said...

Happy Birthday, Bob!

C2 said...

Happy birthday to Bob! I'm wearing a party hat in his honor. :-D

nath said...

Happy birthday to Bob!! Hope he has a great b-day week :D

LOL, gift cards to Homesense and Home Depot right? :P

Bookwormom said...

Belated happy birthday to Bob! And I'm glad the party went well. the template.