Thursday, March 5, 2009

33

Today is my very own personal "Charisa-holiday." (Aka my birthday). So far it has been pretty amazing - I slept in, rode my bike by the ocean (it was foggy - even better!), got some coffee, and rode to work. This afternoon I hear my friend Netta has made me my favorite fruit tart. I seriously don't think it gets any better than this!!

At the coffee shop this morning I handed the barista my green to-go mug and she says, "Wow! You totally match - even your mug matches your shirt!" I explained it was a pretty rare occurrence. If she had known what is my lack-of-matching-skills she probably would have laughed as hard as I did.


This is the cake my mom made for me when I was about six. I was very excited because we used Rolos for the window sill. It is basically a house covered in random types of candy - a dream for any kid. The funny thing I remember though is that when she made the cake it turned into more of the leaning house and eventually required some tupperware to support it. But what would a "House for all Seasons" really look like if it didn't lean a little?

23 comments:

FLATOUT JIM said...

33? Oh to be that young again!! But I don't get how riding in fog is good! Around here it is a nuisance.

ADC said...

I said it on the FB but here it is again, have a great day. Enjoy your very own holiday. And have fun!!!

Maggs said...

Happy birthday. I would have been excited about a cake made from rolos too.

Chloe said...

Happy Birthday! Are you kidding me? That is still a dream of mine to have a house covered in candy :)

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Happy Birthday - and you're NEVER too old for a leaning house of candy! :) Enjoy!!! Yeah - the ocean WAS beautiful today, wasn't it?? Perfect for your special day!

Herrad said...

Happy Birthday Charisa

Hope the fruit tart was deliious.

Have a great afternoon and evening.

Love,
Herrad

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday! I love fog! There's just something about it that puts me instantly in a good mood...that and a good soaking rain (sans lightening and thunder). Enjoy your day!

IAN said...

Happy B-day!! Hope it continues to be a good one. If we meet this weekend, I'll buy you a birthday recovery drink when you get off the podium :)

Mama Simmons said...

Enjoy your holiday!! Birthday workouts are the best. :)

D said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Since I can't get on facebook right now, you'll have to wait to get your second b-day wishes from me til later :)

Beth said...

Happy birthday Charisa!! Sounds like you are having a great one so far. And like Marit said, you definitely aren't too old for a house of candy to celebrate! (leaning or not :)

PS I can't match either. It's bad sometimes... :)

t-odd said...

Happy Birthday! Look for an uncomfortably familiar card in your email. There isn't one of those cake houses that turns out like the picture. You're luck it just leaned. Ours always fall.

Jennifer Harrison said...

Happy Birthday!!!! WOO! I am a sucker for candy (chocolate candy), so that house looks great! Hope you enjoy your day!

solarpowered said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Cha-ri-sa, happy birthday to you!
(I hope it sounded ok -- I'm not a very good singer)

:D Hope you had a great day!

Roo said...

Happy Birthday! Maybe we can download "Happy Birthday" onto Rock Band and play for you at the party!

rocketpants said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday! I hope you have plans to celebrate it for a few days. ;-) That's the best...long drawn out birthdays. That cake look yummy! Sounds like you had a great day.

Ordinarylife said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Charisa, Happy Birthday to you..... Hip hip Horray!!!

You are very lucky you live so far away and I could only type that and not sing it to you.

Hooterville Mayor said...

Happy Birthday! What a coincidence, it was hazy here yesterday as well, so it only warmed up to 44F for our ride.

Snakebite said...

Happy frickin' birthday! Ride your bike, drink red wine, act casual.

Evan said...

Happy birthday and have a great race this weekend.

Accept the discomfort and just be willing to suffer a ridiculous amount of pain!! You know the rewards if you race by this principle.

Haley Cooper said...

Happy Birthday! You share it with my favorite old bike mechanic Jim. He has 30 years on you though. I just saw your name on the Zoot Team Google group. Cool stuff. I'll be seeing you in sunny (foggy?) socal soon then.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Happy Birthday!

Can't wait to hear about the tri...

Brooke said...

a little late, but Happy Birthday! Mine is coming up in about a month...32...so we are the same age!