21 mai, 2008

Birthday Blabberings


Ok, so it was my birthday at the end of April(almost 4 weeks ago at this point), so I thought it was high time I shared with you all the wonderful and iiiiiinteresting presents I got from my wonderful friends.
This vase was from my Friday night apero dinatoire and sorting celebration with the francaises, they know how I love the Maisons du Monde store and got me this funky vase. It's not exactly my style, but it's grown on me. One friend brought me muguet for the 1st of May. It was very sweet.
This is also from the French girls. It's purple so deja they couldn't get it too wrong, plus with the swirls and beads, I really like it! Though, as my sis pointed out, it does appear to be missing a dangly bead string from the lower swirl. Oh well.
These beautiful, purple wine glasses are from my American friends plus French guy friends from my Saturday apero, resto&sortie celebration that I shared with a friend who has the same birthday. I saw these when I was travelling in Rouen at the Habitat there and fell in love. A few weeks later, I was shopping with my English friend, J, and pointed them out to her saying that to treat myself, I would maybe buy like 2 of them since they were pretty cher. She took note of this and had the wonderful idea to buy them for me for my birthday with my other friends!
This pile o' presents is from my rents and sis (although my sis had already technically given me my present that I discovered by accident at Christmas, so I think it was more my rents.) Anyhoo, I got a cute magnet for the fridge, mac&cheese(!!!), my hair stuff that doesn't exist here, funny Shrek figurines(I think this one was a joke), Reese's PB cups, something else I can't remember and a season of Will&Grace. I was very happy and it was exciting to have all those things to unwrap on my actual birthday(Sunday) when I didn't have anything planned.
And, last but certainly not least, is the present I received from Roomie#2 who picked this out all by himself and clearly did not follow the advice of Roomie#1 when she told him to get me something deco like candles, a plant or perhaps something to hang on the wall.
Wait for it....
Oh, it's worth it...
A little bit longer...
And, voila...
My cher coloc got me a handheld Electric Mixer. Do I make soups? Umm, not really. Purees? Not so much. Did he pull this gift out of his a$$? Me thinks yes. But, if I do end up staying(have you noticed how so many of these gifts assume that?), I'm sure it will come in handy one day. I could use it to make mashed potatoes, smoothies and other stuff(??) To add to the randomness of this gift, the thing is not in fact white, but a very 70s looking orange and yellow. Gotta love it. At least I opened this on my bday morning before he was awake so he didn't get to see my reaction face!

9 commentaires:

Astrid a dit…

Happy belated birthday Leah!!

Andromeda a dit…

Hey there, don't think I've commented before, but I love your blog, really funny!
Onto the comment:
Ah Reeses cups! Jealous!! Maybe the hand mixer is a hint that he wants you to start making soups for the whole apartment?

The Late Bloomer a dit…

Such nice presents all around! And actually, to be honest, Leah, those immersion blenders can be super-handy, especially for soups in the wintertime... Mine isn't really very good, and I tend to use my standing blender to make my soups, but it's much higher maintenance. Apparently you can put the immersion blender straight into your pot of veggies, etc. and make the soup that way! Making for less clean-up and need for other utensils...

Anyhoo, I've become a bit of a kitchen nerd over the past couple years, and my dream present would be a standing KitchenAid mixer, so I tend to appreciate these kinds of things!

Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday too!

Au Soleil Levant a dit…

Happy Belated Birthday from a fellow purple passion.... uhhh, person? Yeah. Purple is the best color ever. Maybe the immersion blender was the first thing he saw when he walked into the store? Would love to know the thought process behind that one. Although if you do like soups I agree with Late Bloomer, they are awesome.

Crystal a dit…

omg I have that exact mixer...Max's mom bought it for "us" although I really just think she was giving me back-handed conseils that I should make an effort to cook more and not just defrost or microwave dinner for her precious Maxime....

Happy belated birthday :)

Emily a dit…

What fun stuff! I too recently received a handheld blender. I can't wait to make smoothies this summer. We should swap recipes. :)

Leah a dit…

Astrid-Thanks!! :)

A-Well, if that's the hint, he's gonna be hungry for the whole of winter.

TLB-Thanks! Yeah, it could be a good gift if he had ever seen me try to make soup and exclaim, "if only I had a 70s orange and yellow handheld Electric Mixer!" Alas, this is not the case!!

ASL-Thanks! I'm thinking there musta been a huge case of handheld mixers calling his name. Maybe it was like buy one, get one free? BOGO sale on 70s mixers?

C-Thanks! Is yours 70s orange and yellow as well?

E-I'm thinking smoothies are way more likely than soup. If you got any recipes, send 'em my way! I'll have to scour the internet and I'll let you know what I find!

Pardon My French a dit…

Happy belated birthday! The mixer story is hilarious.

Leah a dit…

PMF-Thanks!!!