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Birthday Bitch

August 23, 2009

Yesterday was one of those days when it was too hot to do anything but sit in front of the TV. The movie “Meet_The_Parents” was on TV. Magic and I got a good laugh and decided that we needed to watch the next in this series, “Meet_the_Fockers”, which is even funnier. Who can forget the party scene where they are pointing out all the relatives, like Dom Focker and Ima Focker?! I really wanted to see the scene where Jinxy the cat flushes the Fockers’ dog down the toilet. The problem was that I forgot the whole part about the fiance having a surprise pregnancy (have you heard of birth control?), and the rest of the movie involved trying to hide it from her uptight dad. It is amazing what triggers me and that one simple thing was enough to set me off for the rest of the night into the next day. First, I was sad because Jinxy the cat is a dead ringer for the late, great Mr. B, our Himalayan cat who preceded Fluffernutter in passing. I started crying about missing him because I was so in love with him! You had to know Mr. B to understand. He just had that kind of charismatic personality, even though he was a cat. Mr. B’s passing always seems to remind me of every other loss we have had since, so I was quickly a mess.

Imagine how I felt today when I opened this belated birthday card:


OMG, I laughed my ass off!! Thank you to the blogger who sent me this (you know who you are). I don’t think it would take you too long to guess who sent me this, but please don’t guess, or I’ll have to delete your comment! You totally made my day! The funniest thing about this is that I had just left a comment on Mad Hatter’s post about giving up birthday cake on my birthday. The irony of it is that Ms.-Holier-Than-Thou did have Italian chocolate the day before my birthday. Since my BFF had hand carried some over from Eat-aly, who was I to turn it down? The chocolate was the prize for answering trivia questions about our high skool daze. The second best prize was this:

The Popener

I just had to throw that one in for laughs. I guess you would have had to go to an all girls Catholic high skool, or be Catholic to appreciate this one. Thank you for the belated birthday card mystery blogger!!
9 Comments leave one →
  1. Beautiful Mess permalink
    August 23, 2009 10:57 pm

    I'm sorry you were set off by the movie. But am SO glad you got a wonderful card that made you laugh! Nice work, mystery blogger!

  2. Infertile In the City permalink
    August 24, 2009 7:54 am

    Love the popenator, near mental melt down when I watched Dexter and there is a freakin knocked up chick (accidental of course). Dexter, shouldnèt it be blood, and more blood death and killing…

  3. Sue permalink
    August 24, 2009 8:19 am

    I hate when those pregnancy things pop up in movies and books and unexpected places. For the last 3 years or so I've avoided movies and books that would involve such things (even from an IF standpoint- who wants to read it when you live it?)…so I hate when it pops up randomly. Like, who gets pregnant naturally anymore? so tacky:-)

    But, I'm still giggling about the popener. I almost need to find me one of those.

  4. Mad Hatter permalink
    August 24, 2009 10:21 am

    Movies should include NIF ratings: "Not suitable for IF"
    LOVE the birthday card and that it gave you a laugh…I linked this post to my post today, too! 😉

  5. Lavender Luz permalink
    August 24, 2009 1:53 pm

    So much to laugh about in this post! LOVE that card.

    (You piqued my curiosity about the mystery blogger.)

  6. Clio permalink
    August 24, 2009 6:53 pm

    the card and the popener are hilarious!!!
    there's so much pregnancy in movies everywhere it just gets boring, seriously, mostly when it happens I feel like I wanna throw up because the story becomes so predictable.

  7. Lost in Space permalink
    August 24, 2009 9:23 pm

    I hate those triggers especially when you are trying to relax and enjoy yourself. I'm sorry Phoebe. That was a real double dose too.

    I had a movie cry this past week too at Julie and Julia. Julia got a letter from her sister (I think) telling her that she was pregnant and Julia just started crying and saying she was so happy for her while her hubby said, "I know. I know." Of course we were with a huge group of neighbors, etc., but I don't think I was spotted…

    The card and the popener are classic. And you should enjoy a little chocolate once in awhile! (-;

  8. DAVs permalink
    August 25, 2009 1:24 pm


    You ARE skinny but not a B. Ha.

    I hate when movies,commercials, TV shows, phone calls, random preggo sightings on the street, etc. etc. etc. set me off. Lee calls them "heart clench moments" which sums it up perfectly.

    Big hugs.

  9. Sheri permalink
    August 27, 2009 7:55 am

    Love both of those movies and remember the scenes you mentioned.

    That's saying a lot considering sometimes I can't remember which movies I've seen until about halfway through when I'm watching them for the second time. 🙂

    Loved the Popener! That is TOO funny!

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