2010-01-08

A Birthday Card

 facebook-icon With today being Dr. Zibb's birthday, I thought I would tell the tale of a birthday card I recently sent to another blogger.

Now, no names will be used, but this blogger has somewhat lapsed on their blog.  I think we lost them to Facebook.  (Confession, while I love Facebook, and many of you are my friends on there, too, I love cracking wise on status updates.  I don't play any of the games, or pass around too many drinks, etc.)

I frequently see Mafia Wars updates or that they poached too much fish in Café World.  (Yes I do wonder if you can also poach fish in Mafia Wars.)  Another bonus is the weird friend suggestions Facebook puts together using her.  As a data guy, I love looking at the Facebook Diamonds and seeing how two random people connect me to a third.

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So, in early December, I was walking through a small little shop in Lincoln Square called The Urban General Store, and I saw this card.

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I knew I had to buy it to send to my friend on their birthday, regardless of the fact that I had ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA when their birthday actually was.

Card-Facebook-02BLess than a week after buying the card, they updating their Facebook status stating that they had gotten an early birthday wish from their father.  Their birthday was coming up?  Score!  (Note, this is the kind of thing that happens to me so often, it's funny.  It's one of the reasons I believe in God and say that my God has a wonderful sense of humor.  There's random chance, and there's "I've been noticing this shit for 40 years, even an idiot can see a pattern after 40* years.)

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So, after getting their address, I sent my dear friend this card.  I hope it made their day.  And hope they had a happy birthday.

Miss you on this side of the wall.

* Yes, I know I'm 44, but for the first 4 years, I probably wasn't all that observant.

13 comments:

Fancy Schmancy said...

You are awesome, and the card totally cracked me up! But be careful what you write about me on the interwebs, you might end up sleeping the poached fish in Moscow, lol.

Scope said...

Godmother. I meant no disrespect. If only I knew how to unlock the Moscow job, I'm certain I could find a good home for your Farmville black sheep. Maybe somewhere in an exotic zoo.

Happy Friday!

Scope said...

And just when you thought you were out, I dragged you back in. (About all the "Godfather" quotes I know.)

Fancy Schmancy said...

That's funny, I was just going to ask you if you wanted to adopt a lonely pink calf!

KaLynn said...

Cute card!! Love the snarkyness on FB!! Some folks get nutso with all that stuff! Thanks for the chuckle this A.M.

JenJen said...

You're a good friend, Scope.

SkylersDad said...

I refuse to play any of the games on Facebook. But I like reading all the great status updates, and high jacking Stacy's status while we go back and forth!

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks for the shout out my man.

Maggie said...

You really rock!! That is a wonderful card!!

J.J. in L.A. said...

I play 2 games, but pretty much do nothing else. Have you seen my current status? With all that "bra talk", I thought I'd chime in.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

That's a great card! I'm checking out the company now to see more like it.

Facebook is a heck of a lot easier to keep up with than the blogging world, but I do miss being on here regularly.

Cora said...

*hanging head in shame*

This now makes TWICE I've forgotten to comment on this post.

Bad fiancee! BAD!!

But I remembered eventually, so hopefully that counts for something.

Now, what was it I was going to say....?

....Ummmmm....

....Hmm....

Crap. Well, never mind.

:-S

UberGrumpy said...

Ha! Great cards

Thanks for the a.m. laugh