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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hey, it's my birthday!

And I got TOYS!!

These adorable little RC 'bots are from Number1, aka "the other Jen" from CW. I used to think *I* was a great gift-giver, but the fact that Jen went to Toys R Us for my present shows I've met my match.

Naturally I've been attempting to terrorize the cats with them, but so far they're thoroughly unimpressed. Still, I'll keep trying. ;)

Today also marks the one-year anniversary of this blog. Wahoo!! Hard to believe, huh? It seems like only yesterday I was sketching out the Epbot 'bot and griping about Bioshock. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun - so thank you all for reading and giving me an excuse to goof off in the name of "work."

Speaking of goofing off, by the time you read this I'll be at Disney World with John, embarking on a two-day, four-park scavenger hunt!! Woot woot!

Random prettiness from the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

I signed us up months and months ago, and the fact that the hunt started on my birthday was the pixie-dust sprinkled cherry on top. You can bet I'll be taking plenty of pictures, of course, so cross your fingers that John and I won't place dead last, and stay tuned for a full report.

And finally, while you might not know it from this post, [smirk] I'm 33 today. I can honestly say that being in my thirties beats being in my twenties six ways to Sunday, so I don't mind admitting it. Heck, I look forward to being in my forties (and beyond!) celebrating with toy robots and trips to Disney.

Here's to geekdom keeping us young, my friends! Even if only at heart.

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78 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Hope you're having so much fun at Disney; what an amazing way to celebrate!

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  2. Jen! Happy Birthday!!! It's been great reading your blog for this year. It's easily one of my favorite blogs that I follow, I love everything about it. Enjoy Disneyworld!

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  3. Wooo! Happy birthday, and many happy years of geekdom to come!

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  4. Happy birthday! I'm also turning 33 two weeks from Sunday, and I do agree that 30's are better than 20's.

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a blast on your trip! Good luck with the scavenger hunt!!

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  6. A most happy birthday to you, Jen!! I'm sure that you and John will kick some major booty on your scavenger hunt.

    Say "howdy" to Mickey for me!

    Good luck!

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  7. I have to agree - I'm 31, and the 30s are WAY EFFING BETTER than my 20s.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Jen! I hope it's wonderful!

    I'm asking for toys for my birthday this year. And a Disney trip. I'm a little jealous of you right now...

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  9. Jen, Happy 33rd Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful trip to Disney! Can't wait to see your pictures...you rock geek girl!!!

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  10. tiny purple elephantMay 12, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Am I first?

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  11. First, Happy Happy Birthday! Second, what's the point of becoming an adult if you can't loosen up and act like a kid whenever you want? I envy you your gifts. Great job, Number1!

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  12. Happy birthday, Jen! Thanks so much for all that you do, on here and on CW, so that not a day goes by that I don't laugh, get inspired, feel that rush of geek love, or simply find something that makes me happy right when I need it. :) :) :)

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  13. Happy Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful time on your scavenger hunt :)

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  14. happy birthday jen!!! hope you have a great time in disney. btw, pixie dust covered cherries are my favorite!

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  15. :D Happy Birthday Jen !!! :D

    Have a fantabulicious day & have a blast on your hunt :)

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  16. Oooh a D23 Scavenger hunt! Looks like fun! good luck! Someday we'll do one - we do the chineese New Years hunt in San Francisco every year - fun but sometimes cold. Have a marvelous birthday!

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  17. Hippo Birdie Two Ewe Deer!! Have fun at the scavenger hunt!

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  18. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time on the scavenger hung - I'm sure you guys will rock :D

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  19. Happy Birthday! I turned 41 a couple months ago, and let me tell you: it does only get better!
    Have fun on your scavenger hunt. I can't wait to see pics!

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  20. OMG JEN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EPBOT!!!! Have fun in Disneyworld. I wish that I was there.

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  21. Happy Birthday! Yay to celebrating with trips to Disney & toy robots & looking forward to getting older & not being ashamed of it! You rock!!!

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  22. If you're loving your 30s more than your 20s, wait til the 40s. It's awesome!

    Many, many happy returns to you, Jen. Hope you have a fantastic scavenger hunting day!

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  23. If you really want to to terrorize the cats, you need a 12 inch tall remote controlled talking Dalek. How's that for geek heaven?

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  24. Happy Birthday both of your sites bring many smiles to my other wise drab life.

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  25. Excellent!

    Happy birthday and happy 1st blogiversary! Have fun today!!

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  26. Happy Birthday, Jen! Kudos to staying young and full of geekiness :P

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  27. Happy Birfday, Jen!! Hope you're having a fantabulous day! Good luck with the scavenger hunt. Thanks for geeking out with the rest of us and setting up Epbot - loves it!

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  28. Happy Birthday Jen! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than doing a scavenger hunt! Good Luck!!

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  29. Happy Birthday! I cannot wait to be a geeky adult like you!! (I am 14, and having some trouble explaining the appeal of toys to my friends :))

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  30. Awww... you have the same birthday as my sister and grandmother. Great birthday. :) Have fun!

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  31. Happy birthday and happy anniversary!! Have a blast at Disney!

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  32. Have an awesome birthday, Jen! May your birthday be a 10! As for the scavenger hint, I'm sure you're going to have a blast and you can't possibly place last!

    (Totally meant to do that! I'm such a dork. )

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  33. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your scavenger hunt! Nice of Disney to plan it on your birthday!

    Reading the rules for the contest made me wonder what state laws would make a resident ineligible for a contest? Unacceptable!

    Both your blogs brighten up my every day!

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  34. Happy Birthday, Jen! I hope you have a ball on the Scavenger Hunt- and good luck! Thanks for the hours of amusement and links to cool stuff your birthday present to yourself blog brings!

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  35. Happy Birthday! Celebrating your birthday at Disney sounds awesome! I'll be 30 this year and I would love to do the same...

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  36. Happy Birthday Jen. Your post has made me freak out a little less about turning 30 on April 30. (I was so freaked I started worrying and counting down 18 months beforehand!)

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  37. Happy happy birthday, oh awesome girl geek! :) Enjoy WDW a little extra for those of us stuck in boring places like Ohio.

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  38. Happy birthday to you and to Epbot! The scavenger hunt sounds like a blast!

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  39. Happy Birthday!!
    I'm in my 20s now, but you kind of make me think that my 30s are going to be wicked/awesome/sweet <3

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  40. Happy Birthday and 1st Anniversary!

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  41. Happy Birthday! I hope y'all have a blast. I just turned 30 last month and I already love my 30s waaay more than my 20s. :D

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  42. Happy birthday to you GEEKY BIRTHDAYS RULE!!!!!

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  43. I totally squeed when you mentioned you are the same age as me. Then laughed at myself for being a total dork. I have to admit, it is really awesome knowing there is someone out there who is as big a Disney fanatic as I am. My husband and I agree that when we move in a couple of years, the only options are Orlando or L.A. because there are Disney Parks there. My students make fun of me for my Disney mugs and accessories. I think they're secretly jealous.

    wv: bawle-Have a bawle on the Disney scavenger hunt and enjoy your birthday Jen!

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  44. Happy Birthday! This blog very often makes my day. Best wishes in the scavenger hunt!

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  45. Have the happiest day celebrating the anniversary of your birth! I know you'll have a great two days, can't wait to see the pictures, and can't wait to see what's next up on EPBOT! Love both blogs-you rock!

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  46. Happy birthday! And there's nothing wrong with being an over 30 geekgirl! I'm almost 48 and proudly wear my chartreuse Chucks at least every other day! Love your blog!!!

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  47. Happy Birthday Jen! You certainly celebrate in style...my kind of style that is at Disney! I will be turning 33 this year too, on June 13th. May you be successful in your scavenger hunt & may your birthday be full of all kinds of geeky delights!! Thanks for all the joy you bring us through CW and Epbot. You rock!

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  48. Kassia SchodroskiMay 13, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    the one robot on the right looks a lot like the main character from Asteroid Andy! which you should totally check out if you haven't already!

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  49. Happy Birthday and have a fantastic treasure hunt! :)

    (and where else would you go for a birthday present? (okay, so we just bought nerf guns this time. they also sell Angry birds toys :D)

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  50. I'm 32, and my husband got me video games for my last birthday, Christmas, and Mother's Day. :) I have more gaming systems than I have kids. Toys are good! Happy birthday!!!

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  51. Congratulations, dear Jen! I hope you will have a great day, and a great forthcoming year! :)

    (I had to check up the spelling on the first word, since I am pretty bad at english, and I wanted you to get an non-wrecky message!) ;)

    Hugs from Charlotte in Sweden!

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  52. Happy Birthday dear Jen! Thanks as always for sharing with us, and can't wait to hear how the hunt went. Blessings to you on this day, and your whole year.

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  53. Yay! I wanted to say Happy Birthday the other day but it wouldn't let me :( Glad the post is back up. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. And I'm so glad you started this blog! It's one of my most-frequented.

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  54. Happy Birthday! I am wondering if perhaps you are having StarWars pancakes with the pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma. ;)

    Enjoy your treasure hunt!

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  55. Happy birthday, a few days late. (For some reason, Blogger didn't like me earlier this week.) I hope you had a wonderful day-- as in, "full of wonder"!

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  56. Happy Birthday , and darlin' I thrive on being a geek just like you! Keep it goin!

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  57. Happy Birthday!
    My 40th birthday was the day before yours and my team at work gave me a pink glitter pony cake with sparklers instead of candles. Really, we are only as old as we allow ourselves to become.
    Looking forward to scavenger hunt stories.

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  58. Happy Birthday Jen and many happy and healthy more! I really enjoy your blog-- a friend in her 20s pointed me to it. (I am old enough to be her mother.) You are right about the 30s being better than 20s, if only because you can adopt an attitude that says "F$%& you, I'm thirty!" and nobody has an answer to that. :)

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  59. Happy Belated Birthday Jen!!!

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  60. Happy Birthday! I Love, Love, Love your blogs. Keep up the good work.

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  61. Happy belated birthday Jen!
    I hope you had a magnificent Disney-filled day! So jealous that you get to go there all the time! Being in Canada, it's like this mystical place that may or may not exist... Flooridaa.... Diiisneylaand!!

    Anyway, I hope your birthday was magnificent and shiny and full of geeky goodness. I love your blogs, keep up the great work!

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  62. A belated happy birthday to you. I turned 33 in February and am not ashamed to admit it either. Not that I had a death wish, but I remember as a teen having trouble imagining myself being 30+ years old. I think it was the idea of having to grow up and act responsibly. So it's kinda a badge of honor that I made it this far with my child-like sensibilities still intact. LOL

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  63. Happy belated birthday! Thanks for your wonderful writing!

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  64. I remember visiting this site when it first started; after becoming an avid CakeWrecks fan, there was simply no other option. Happy birthday and thank you for a year of laughs and inspiration.

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  65. Hippo Birdie Two Ewe!! Hope you had a grrrreat time on the scavenger hunt!

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  66. happy birthday Jen and happy birthday Epbot! keep up the wonderful work! xx

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  67. Happy Birthday Jen! :oD I wanted to post this yesterday, but it was like ERROR TRY AGAIN LATER!!!!!!!!

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  68. I hope you had a fabulous birthday! We were on one of our many WDW vacays this past week, so who knows, maybe we passed each other in the parks. If you saw two frazzled 30 somethings with in-laws and two unruly girls in tow - that was us!

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  69. I love being in my 30's more too!!! I turn 34 at the end of the month YEAH!!!

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  70. Happy Birthday! (a little late) I will totally agree that the 30s are WAY better than the 20s. (I'll be 37 in the fall.)
    Hope your recovery from the Hunt won't take too long!!

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  71. My birthday is also on May 12 and I turned 33!! Wow! How funny!!
    Just found this blog from CW! Love it! We are Disney freaks too!!

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  72. I agree, so far I'm lovin' my 30s far more than my 20s! Happy Birthday!

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  73. Happy Belated B-Day, Jen. It makes me really hopeful to hear people say that their 30's are better than their 20's, because I'm currently, at 27, find life a bit difficult. BUT the point is, I love this blog, thanks for sharing it with us! Also, sweet robots!

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