Monday, September 14, 2009

McDreamy's Magical Birthday

McDreamy celebrated his 39th birthday on 9-9-09. Ok, so he's not quite 39 but it sounded more magical and nine-ish. But he really did have a birthday on 9-9-09. We called it McDreamy's Magical Birthday, not sure if any magic actually happened but it sounded good. Last year, when we welcomed him into our fold and found out his birthday we informed him that would be a perfect day to get married. Unfortunately, Annette and I are much better at picking out presents than we are at picking out wives so the wedding thing didn't work out. But we did get him a fantastic present, if I do say so myself.

We celebrated as we celebrate most monumental moments in our lives...with buffalo wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. Birthdays, surgeries, bad days, our waitress going off to college, all of the above are commiserated by eating wings on Tuesdays at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's just how we roll. We actually celebrated McDreamy's birthday on Tuesday night because 9-9 fell on Wednesday and some of us (some being GI Joe and I) have church on Wednesday nights and also wings are only 44 cents on Tuesdays, and we are nothing if not smart consumers. We told our new waitress (our old one grew up and went off to hoo, don't worry we had a party for her), it was McDreamy's birthday and she promptly brought him a Buffalo Princess crown. Liz, our #1 waitress, left big shoes to fill but I think the crown was the first step in the right direction for the new waitress, the free appetizers didn't hurt either. Thank you new waitress, maybe some day we'll have a going away party for you too and if you want to give Doug or McDreamy your number that'd be okay too.

So once McDreamy was wearing his crown, Annette and I couldn't stand the anticipation any longer and insisted he open his present from us. We'd been plotting for MONTHS and had even had to have a covert op to complete it, and it had all been leading up to this moment.

This moment right here......

Yep that's right, it's a Hawkeyes jersey that we had personalized to say McDreamy (notice the little c in Mc, love it), with his high school number on it for extra kicks. If only everyone could have friends like us.......
He has yet to wear it. Not sure what that's about. I'm sure it's just because he's saving it for just the right moment when we're all together, right McDreamy...RIGHT?!? I'm sure it's not because he's embarrassed by it or afraid to answer the many questions he might encounter. Nah, that can't be it.
To McDreamy-Hope you had a great birthday, and yes we know we are awesome friends and that you love your present. You're welcome.


  1. Thank you so much for the awesome jersey, it really is very cool, and I promise to wear it for everyone sometime soon...

  2. So cool! You are nothing if not creative, as well. :)