Friday, May 05, 2006

Friday Five

I'm back from Miami, but swamped in VBS stuff. So, here is the Friday Five instead of a Post with Thought.

1. Favorite birthday cake/ice cream/dessert
When I was a kid, my mom and I used to pick out cakes that you could make in different shapes and decorate to look like stuff. We did a ladybug one that was pretty cool, and a butterfly one.

Mmmm. Ice cream. Thank goodness thats not only for birthdays!

2. Surprise Parties -- have you ever given or received one?
I was at one- a 30th birthday for a seminary classmate. Her mom flew out from a western state as part of the surprise... it was just wonderful. Who knew seminarians could actually pull that off?

3. Favorite birthday present
My guitar. It was a birthday present, oh, 10 years ago or so, and I still love it. We picked out a really good one.

4. What do you think of those candles that won't blow out?
No thanks!

5. Best. birthday. ever.

Probably my 25th. My 24th was two days into seminary, we didn't know anyone, it was a hard day for me. So the next year, Luke threw me a huge blowout party. He actually formed a committee of a couple of my friends. It took up the entire floor of our apartment building, and we invited the entire seminary. We decorated with stuff from the last 25 years, so some people came in 70s disco outfits... It was just wonderful.


Mark J. said...

Didn't you spend your 24th Birthday picking me up at O'Hare?

Just kidding... But this did make me think about that. The way you said, "Sure!" even though you hardly knew me. Followed by, "Um, where's the airport?"

Susie said...

What a great thing that was! You gave good directions too, as I recall :)

Reverend Ref + said...

I was at that 2nd birthday party. I seem to recall a Styx collage ....

Personally I'm not a big fan of them, so having one in the middle (late) of August has always been a good thing.

Tripp said...


Susie said...

Yup, definitely a Styx Collage - artfully done by this really nice guy with a great blog... :)

I still have it.