October 07, 2011

Birthday Adventures

What an amazingly special birthday!!! 

I'd already been feelin' the love hardcore due to the amount of friends & family that have come out of the woodwork to help me financially and/or feed me during my current bout of joblessness.  I was more than ready to happily watch the day pass me by just because these blessings had me bursting with gratitude.  And I LOVE to be celebrated, mind you.  Attention is my middle name!  ;)

Apparently, my roomies and Chicago friends, who have gone to infinity & beyond for me, thought otherwise.  Due to my situation, they went even MORE above & beyond which left me completely blown away.  I am the most blessed, luckiest, nauseatingly loved gal in the entire universe of the United States of America!!!

First, Chef, who I haven't seen in 26 million years took me to Magnolia Bakery.

There's nothing I love more than trying out a new bakery, eating delicious things, enjoying a conversation all over a cup of 'Joe.  We tried a carrot cake cupcake, chocolate cupcake and their banana pudding.  YES on the banana pudding though I might need to eat 12 more pounds of it to be sure. 

I love Chef.  He loves food as much as I do and he's a really quality human being.  Thanks for being awesome, Chef and for my treats!!!!

Later that week, Boogs and I went to the zoo.  The other roomies met up with us and chaos ensued.  William Shakespeare-esque chaos.  You can't take us anywhere really! 

William is so gentle... 

And devilishly handsome... 

Noica always gets the boys, though. *sigh*

Since Jordon has been staying with us, he's really packed on the pounds.  He likes to blame me for all of the treats but everyone knows everything I make is incredibly healthy???

In fact, I was carrying 575 pound bag of sugar in my purse.  You never know when someone may be in need!  (By the way, this picture is super hideous of me but I think it's hilarious-- I look like Rachel Dratch!!!)




I LOVE my new red hair!!! It's super fun!!! My blond nappy mane was finally long enough to donate to Locks of Love. In fact, the hairdresser cut off AN ENTIRE FOOT OF HAIR!!!???  Rapunzel much!!??

And then my roomies planned a 'family dinner' that really was a total birthday bash-- we had a BLAST!  :)  :)  :)  This is me & my beloved BF!!!

Jordon & Noica cleaned the entire apartment & Noica decorated!!!

BF!!!  She's so funny, BF... She's my BF!!!!

When I was a brunette, my ex had 'Mandi Muppet' made for me one Christmas.  She's super awesome and I decorated her in the sash & tiara BF bought for me last year on my birthday!!! When I found out Jordon had Animal, well... they became FAST friends!!!

These are my friends.  These people are nuts.

I felt very, very, very loved.  And then once Booger sucked my brains out, I felt very, very, very confused.

Look what Noica did!!! Candlelight & shiny gold tablecloths!!?? WHAT!!???  :)  :)  :)   BF totally gave me lesbian eyes all night!!!

It just occurred to me I never made a wish.  I find this fascinating. Usually, I put my entire heart & soul into my wishes because my spirit is tired & desperate-- it's my one chance to fix my life!!!  I was so happy this year & having such a good time, I completely forgot.  HA!  SUH-WEET!

BF's birthday is later this month... She made sure we all knew it!

My guuuurl Christine.  She be thug from the streets of Maryland.  I'm just tough because I was on my highschool bowling team.  I've got a forearm that can kill!!!

My sweet pea, Jordon, bought me a stress ball for my birthday!  When you squeeze it...

THAT happens.
And it makes the most disgusting noise.
It's what the word 'moist' sounds like.

We maaaay have been slightly excited by the Nickelodeon-esque ooze & the inappropriate noises it was making because we squeezed too hard and suddenly the stress ball was oozing.  Jordon took it upon himself to shove it up his nose to dispose of it.

It was terrifying!

The pained look on Roomie #3's face...  :(

Awww, we had an awesome night!!!

And it just wouldn't be a roomie picture if Veronica & I didn't stick something up our noses!!!  :)

If you were to add up the ages of my roommates & I, we would collectively be eight years old.  There are lots of buttsucking jokes... Needless to say, I got a card with a butt on it.  

Jordon also bought me a muppet animal watch!!!  Whenever I wear it, I'll think of him and remember this awesome, awesome night!!!

He is going back to L.A. soon and this makes me very sad because I love him. :(


I also love Booger, too!!!  GINGERS UNITE!!!

We were trying to imagine what 'buttsucking' actually looks like.  I think we're fairly spot on.

And finally, my beloved BF... This picture makes me laaaaaaugh and laaaaaaugh... She is just too happy-- like a little piggy in mud to be in my arms, lol... 

I AM LOVED.   :)  :)  :) :)  :)  :)  :)

Birthday love & more birthday love,


Robyn said...

Happy Birthday Mandi!! I'm glad it was so great!! You look gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday!! Looks like you had a blast.

MandiCrocker said...

Thanks you guys!!! :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Oh my word, you're ginger! :) You look pretty!


MandiCrocker said...

Thanks, Bananny!!! I love you!!! :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Love the red 'do, totally HOT!! :)

The pictures are hilarious, you & your friends are so obviously a lot of fun :)

P.S. Now I could totally get behind a carrot-cake cupcake... Mmmmmmm....

MandiCrocker said...

Thanks, Ben!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I hope your absence here indicates you've found a great job that's consuming all your free time :)

Miss reading ya!