July 17, 2010

Birthday Playlist

Today is my 37th birthday. Well, somewhere on the time continuum.

Last night Ralf and I had a date night, which has been months in the organizing given our (mainly his) work schedules. Unfortunately it was about 100 degrees in the restaurant but still good.

This morning my children woke me with about twenty rousing rounds of Happy Birthday while Ralf was out buying cake and flowers. Then we had my 2nd favorite breakfast, which is cake - my 1st favorite breakfast is chicken curry.

Then I got my presents: pictures from the girls, a check from my grandma and a spa gift certificate and CD from Ralf.

I get a home-burned CD every year for my birthday, which should tell you how easy to please and low maintenance I am. All year when I hear a song I like on the radio I write it down in an email to myself, then I send Ralf the list and he procurs the songs and burns them on a CD for me.

Sometimes he tries to put his foot down:

Ralf: Maneater? No way! That's Nelly Furtado's lamest song.

Me: It's her BEST song. I want it.

Ralf: OK, but I'm not listening to it in the car.


Ralf: If you really want The Unforgiven we should get the Metallica version. It's way better.

Me: No way, Jose - I want the chick version. Metallica's stupid.

Offended silence.

In the end I got everything I wanted except Lady Gaga, which I'm sure is an oversight.

Next we played the CD while spring cleaning in preparation for friends visiting from the US this week. One thing this family knows how to do is party!

Then Ralf took the girls to Baumarkt so I could catch up on my blogging.

A fine birthday.

Some favorite lines from my birthday playlist - see if you can name the song:

Control yourself, take only what you need.
This power needs some room to grow.
Believe me when I say, today's your lucky day.
If you like it why don't you put a ring on it?
You don't know anything 'bout me.
I'm bringing sexy back.
Viva Las Vegas!
Dance, F#!*er, dance!

And here's the playlist:


  1. Happy Birthday HPH! And may you always be that simple to please! :)

  2. Happy, happy birthday!!!

    I'm very glad you were born.

  3. Happy birthday! Awesome playlist.

  4. 37? Sheesh. Just a babe.

    Maneater. Hum....

  5. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Fantastic Playlist! Wish we had a Baumarkt...

  6. Happy Birthday to you!!! Oh and I love your play list! Except now If You Like It Then You Better Put A Ring On It..is playing in my head:)

  7. Happy Belated birthday to you!!!! I love The Offspring!

  8. Happy birthday! Love the playlist.

    My five year old is obsessed with Single Ladies. She wants to listen to it in the car whenever we drive anywhere. I keep trying to get her to do the choreography from the video along with it.

  9. I'm easy to please, as well: Godiva chocolate covered cherries. Cherry cordials, I think they're called. To each his own.

    But that playlist? Not going near it. I'm just not in the mood to reveal to your readers how completely uncool and wide-hipped I am.

  10. Wish you a very happy birthday.Thanks for sharing your experience.Wish you all the success in your endeavors.Keep blogging!

  11. I am loving that playlist!
    And I'm glad you had such a great birthday.

  12. Home burned CDs?well that's really nice and ofcourse easy on the pocket too.Wish you a very happy belated birthday.Hope you had a great time.

  13. Hilarious list! I can see Corey and I have the same arguements if he made me a list too! Now I am going to have those songs stuck in my head all night!

  14. Happy (belated) Birthday!! I'm really loving your playlist - you have the same taste in music I do! But chicken curry for breakfast? I'd have to pass on that... ;)

  15. Sounds like a great low-maintenance birthday. Have a wonderful day!

  16. Many Many Happy Returns of the day(Belated). Hope you enjoyed your b'day, really appreciate the playlist.May you get success in all your efforts. Thanks for sharing with us...

  17. First let me wish you a belated Happy Birthday. May god bless you and your family always. The play list is just awesome. You too seem to be a great music lover. Anyways have a great life ahead and thanks for the post.

  18. I'm VERY late in wishing you a Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day!


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