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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Thirty Seven
Every morning when Caroline wakes up she asks me where Jeff is. I say at work and then she says in a funny voice, "Again?" she seems disgusted that that happens everyday.
When I woke up this morning to my birthday my reaction is a little different only I was shouting the same word, "Yea AGAIN" I love my birthday, I just love it! So I am excited for today being my birthday.
Here are 37 things that make me 37

  1. I saw ET in theaters the weekend it came out
  2. I remember putting 8 tracks in our silver Buick. "Cat at the cradle and the silver spoon..."
  3. I remember when we didn't have a microwave
  4. I worked at a video store where people would rent the VCR just for the night
  5. The year I was born the 26th amendment was passed
  6. I worked when min. wage was $3.15
  7. I remember standing in the parking lot to see Star Wars in the movies.
  8. I remember going to a lot of drive in movies
  9. I remember when McDonald's came out with Chicken nuggets
  10. I watched Brady Bunch, Love Boat and Fantasy Island on t.v.
  11. disposable diapers were invented 7 years after I was born
  12. i remember wearing leg warmers and they were cool.
  13. I remember when the first Swatch Watch came out we got the one that smelled.
  14. I remember when Coke came out with the new Coke
  15. THe year I was born the National Women's Political Caucus was founded to encourage more women to get involved in politics. Its founders were Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisholm. - This year a woman is running for president.
  16. I remember standing in line with my parents to vote the year Ronald Reagan won
  17. I remember in elementary school when the Rubik cube came out and we would bring our unsolved cubes to be solved by the smart kid at school
  18. the year I was born Carly Simon was the best new artist
  19. When I was born President Nixon was president
  20. When I was born Elvis was alive
  21. I remember when the Seat Belt law came out and my mom trying to encourage all of us to put on our seat belts when we got in the car. I also remember commercials on t.v for the campaign.
  22. I remember if you wanted to watch the news you had three choices of channels to watch it on and it was only on at 6:00 pm
  23. I remember when Cartoons were only on Saturday morning and it was a big deal to get up and watch them.
  24. I remember when music video's came out and there was a show called Friday Night Video's. It was only 30 minutes and we got to see about 8 videos. There was always a Duran Duran one and I loved the one "Take on Me!"
  25. I remember when I could buy 4 candy bars for $1.00 at the Pick Quick
  26. I remember being in college and one of my classes spent three days teaching us what the World Wide Web was and that this thing called the Internet would be coming out.
  27. I remember when Jeff's parents bought a modem so we could get email and it being a huge deal. My first email address was. Fishwithus@aol.com
  28. I remember when we went to Church two different times on a Sunday, before they combined all the meetings into one.
  29. The year I was born "Bridge over troubled water" was song of the year
  30. I remember the Iran Hostage situation and on the news every night in the right hand corner they had how many days the Hostages had been gone.
  31. I remember in High School when the Berlin Wall came down. I was taking German that year and I remember my German teacher crying about it.
  32. I remember buying my first Album. It was by Olivia Newton John.
  33. I remember the year I turned 12 and I got a stereo with a really nice record player.
  34. I remember when cell phones were as big as a tennis shoe.
  35. The year I was born Disney World opened.
  36. I remember going to Primary on Tuesdays
  37. I remember thinking nothing could be better than the 80's!
I was thinking when I wrote this what my Grandma's list would have looked like when she was 37.

It is going to be a great birthday and year I can feel it!!!

92 comments:

Liz said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Ryann said...

Have the best day/year ever Kristi!
Loved your list.

Anonymous said...

happy, happy birthday! i hope to get on the phone with you today!!!!!love, heather c

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Isn't fun to keep getting better & better! Take care, and enjoy the moment!

Love & Hugs, Kim

ps- do you have your plans for the year??

Chanel said...

I want to wish a happy happy FULL birthday to the most amazing, giving, kind, creative, loving and wonderful women I know!

You have always been inspiring to me and continue to be a great example for me and everyone that knows you.

I think this year you have stretched everyone's ideas of what they can accomplish!

I love you!
Chanel

Anonymous said...

Many hugs and kisses for a wonderful day. Happy, happy birthday.

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Kristi!!!!! I remember all of these things too and it was fun to read them. I hope you have a fantastic day an even better year!!

denise said...

I hope this birthday is everything you hope it to be and more. You deserve this special day!

Wishing you many more birthdays and years full of love and fun!

Hannah said...

This is the best idea ever! It was so fun to read- SO FUN! Have a great day- you deserve it. Happy Day!

Holly said...

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Birthday (I would do that 37 times, but I don't want to get carpal tunnel). Have an awesome day and 37th year! It's not so bad getting older when you have such cool memories--that was FUN!!

Traci said...

Happy Birthday Girl! And to many more!
Loved the list and the Take on Me song was sung by A-HA!

pjmesser said...

That list brought back so many memories! I LOVE IT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Amy said...

I hope you have a great day! Happy Birthday!

Elizabeth said...

What a fun list! I hope you have a wonderful day. You deserve it. Happy Birthday!!!

Shauna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Great list!

Anne said...

What a cool list! Happy Happy Birthday!

P.S. That message left on your machine this morning was me...I just realized I didn't leave my name. I hate when I do that!!!

Amanda :-) said...

Happy birthday, Kristi! I'm glad you embrace your birthdays so enthusiastically - and I'm glad everyone seems to be in touch with you today, getting in touch, or leaving anonymous voicemails! Haha!

Stephenson Family said...

Happy Birthday - I loved ready through your list!

melanie said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kristi! I love the feeling of a good day and a good year. You deserve it all! Have a fabulous day!!

denice said...

Happy happy birthday Kristi dear
Happy days to come to you all year
If I had one wish then it would be
a happy happy birthday to you from me!

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday Kristi! I loved your list. I hope you have a fantastic day.

Suzanne said...

What a great list! Because I am six months older than you, I remember many of the same things. Sometimes it's hard to find people who remember the same things that would be in my time capsule.

You are a treasure and I hope that the most you wish for is the least you get. Happy birthday!

michelle said...

I loved your list! I was born the same year as you so I remember many of the same things. I remember "fishwithus"! and I loved Friday Night Videos. I would come home from hanging out with friends and make hot chocolate and watch that show.

I hope your birthday is the best one yet! (Sadly, I was sick on Saturday and didn't get to mail your gift until yesterday...)

Mique said...

Happy happy birthday Kristi dear! So here's where I apologize because your bday package has not left my house yet. But just gives you something to look forward too eh? Another way to prolong your bday.
Anyway, hope this year is the best one yet. You have inspired me in lots of ways. Thanks for being you.

mimi said...

I remember most of those things too, Kristi Brooke! Oh yeah, that's right, I was there with you. Thanks for the memories; that was a fun list!!

Love, Mom

lelly said...

happy birthday!!

Laurie said...

I LOVE this list!! And I love that you love your birthday.

Have a Happy Day!

Farrah said...

Happy Birthday!

Kelly said...

This was a fun take on the birthday list! I hope 37 is a wonderful one for you. Happy Birthday!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! I love your list!

climbingrocks said...

happy burthday sis

Andie said...

Happy Birthday!

crystal said...

I worked at a video store, too, where we rented out vcr's!!!! hahahaha (i'm 36 this year) I started to respond to my fav's off your list, and then I realized that I could relate to EACH AND EVERY ONE! So funny. I would never remember some of these quirky little factoids of our youth--you made my day!

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING BLOGGERS OUT THERE.

Julia said...

Happy Birthday! what a great idea for a birthday post-- so fun to read!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday!! I remember Primary in the middle of the week and ET. Thanks for the reminder it was fun. Hope you have a fabulous day!!

andrea said...

Happy Birthday Kristi, what a great trip down memory lane. I loved Friday Night Videos too.

feltc said...

Yay- I'm the 37th comment on your 37th birthday! You are such an amazing example, and I'm so grateful to read your blog and be inspired by you. Hope your day is great!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday! Your list made me laugh! We did look hot with are leg warmers and Flash Dance shirts!

sockiepuppetsmom said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day full of lots of love!

Lindsay said...

Loved your list, Kristi! Happy Birthday!

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday Kristi! I hope you have an awesome day. I love the list. So fun.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday, Kristi. Such a great list. Here's to a happy day and a very happy year!

Kim said...

hope you have a great birthday... I remember a lot of your flash backs... We had to choose between vhs or betta videos when we wanted to see a movie.

Anna said...

Happy 37 years of life! Hope it is a great day for you. Fun list about yourself!

Elisa said...

Happy Birthday Kristi! You deserve nothing but the best.

Lisa said...

Happiest Birthday Wishes! Enjoy your day!

Price Cream Parlor said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
I loved reading the list and saying "oh, I remember that!" although I am older than you by a few... Fun to read!
I have enjoyed getting to know you this past year! You have inspired me to be more creative and made me realize that we cannot change and grow without adversity.
Wishing you a great day and a fantastic 37th year!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday - when you add up your numbers you are a perfect 10!

Staci said...

Happy Birthday!

Dancin Queen said...

Happy birthday to a truly amazing woman!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

What zeal and zest you give everything Kristi--Happy Birthday! It was so fun to read your list.

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

Happy Happy Birthdy!! Hope you are having a GREAT DAY!!! Loved your list!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Kristi! I could have made an almost identical list because I just turned 34 2 days ago. I loved the 80's and I still do!

Tasha said...

Happy Happy Birthday kbc! You deserve the greatest year ever!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you like your birthday. It seems like a lot of people dread them anymore.

Loved your list.

Shar-bear said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Kristi,
Happy Birthday to you.

Heather said...

Kristi,
This is totally unlike me, but also something I've been wanting to do. I've been reading your blog for about 8 months--a friend of mine, is a friend of a friend of yours, and she led me your way when I got my new embriodery machine, noting the fun links. Ever since then, I've been reading away. I didn't start my own blog until september as I found more people that I actually know had them too.

Anyway, even though I'm better connected in the blog world now, I still LOVE to read your blog. It's such a good mix of tips, creativity, inspiration and daily life. I feel like if I did know you or we were in the same ward or something, you would be someone I would want to know better. I love the way you view life and inspire me to find ways to life my life with joy!

I think part of me is still figuring out the etiquette of blogging, but I somehow have always felt a tinge of guilt that I never respond to your posts even though I enjoy them so. But then, I have to say some sort of fear about posting to someone I don't know has held me back.

Well, with your inspiration, my word for 2008 is FEARLESS. The reasons why are too long for here, and I don't even have my post for my own blog about this word crafted yet. But, one of the things that this word means to me is to not be afraid to reach out in a sincere way. I skipped signing up for Pink Christmas I was fearful, so when I saw it was your birthday today, I knew this was the day.

I hope in some small way, it's meaningful for you to know that you have a impact beyond your obviously large group of "real" friend. Happy Birthday!

I promise, I'm not a crazy :)

Mamma Letty said...

happy Birthday! What a great list!

Jamie said...

your list is great! happy, happy birthday!

Mindy said...

You are loved by so many. You have always been such a fun, incredible and inspiring friend. Love you! Have a wonderful day!

Aaron and Rachelle Brown said...

You obviously mean a lot to a lot of people. Thanks for inspiring many of us to be better than we are.

calro said...

wahoo to you!

happy happy day, miss kristi.

our world is better b/c you were born.

CELEBRATE!

ps- LOVED Fri Night Videos. Wonder why? :)

carlo said...

carlo that is...

annalisa said...

Happy HAPPY birthday! Wow that was different time wasn't it? It sure brings back memories... the rubik cube, the a-ha videos when MTV used to play videos, leg warmers, swatches. Good times, good times. I remember when the wall came down and how much it affected me. As strange as it seems that we grew up in an era pre-internet, it seems even stranger that our children will not know the fear of Russia and that the Middle East was nothing to us. How much will the world change in the next 37 years?! I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Kim Sue said...

great list...I also clicked over to your mom's list which was even more priceless! Happy Birthday!

Stephanie said...

Have a great b'day!! Love the list!!

Jenmomof4 said...

Happy Birthday to you!

I would call and sing it to you right now but you are prob having a family celebration! :-)

I am just a year older than you and I so remember all the things you posted about. What flash back. I remember laying on the floor in front of the TV on Friday night with my hand touching the knob so I could change the channel. We had no remotes then!! Did you wait up t watch the Thriller video.. How times have changed.

I hope you had a great day!!

stefanie@stationerywithstyle.com said...

i hope your day has been fabulous! happy birthday!!!

Amie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday dear Kristi...Happy Birthday to you!!!!! )that was in my best singing voice too:)!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

RoRo said...

Happy Birthday Kristi, I look forward to my birthdays too, Have a wonderful birthday year!

Cristin said...

Hope it was everything you anticipated -- and then some!

Happy Birthday!

Dana said...

I hope all your dreams for yourself come true this year.

Make them happen Kristi! :)

Happy Birthday.

LJ said...

Dude. I was totally early, and by now, hopefully you're asleep! Hope it was a great one Kristi!

Liz said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Kristi!!!

Rachel said...

I may be comment 76 and get lost in the shuffle, but who doesn't want to get ANOTHER HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish! A fun, fun list! Hope it was a day full of happiness and CAKE!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!

Cara said...

Happy Birthday Kristi!! You touch so many I wish you the best day ever!!!

Tip Junkie said...

Those are great - you've got an excellent memory. Happy Birthday!!

Encore Dance said...

Happy Birthday Kristi! I hope you do more wonderful things!

Laurie said...

Wo nelly! I've never seen this many comments before! Awesome!! Happy Birthday! You are uniquely inspiring and enthusiastic. I love it.

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

happy birthday!

i'm glad your not disgusted, but i think it's hilarious that your daughter is! hehe

M&M said...

I am sure this will get lost in all the comments, but just wanted to add my Happy Birthday! I thought your list was great!! What an inspiration you are and I hope to meet and chat with you someday (Salt Lake?!). (And I hope to stop biting my nails this year like you did last year!!)

Lacie said...

Happy Birthday!!! How did you ever remember all of those wonderful things???

My name is Andrea said...

Happy happy birthday! Isn't it fun to look back and see what has happened in our lifetimes? I loved your list!

Kristi said...

oh my, this took me back! happy happy birthday!

Jinii said...

Happy Birthday to you..happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Kristi. Happy Birthday to you!

Missy said...

What a great list! I hope that your birthday was tremendous!

stacy{s} said...

Seriously– how does your email handle all of these comments?? Just sent your package yesterday (Tuesday). Call me when you get it so I can explain what all is in it. Have a Pinkalicious Birthday KBC!

robin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday...I read the tribute that Jill gave you and it was fabulous.
Love your blog and wish you the best in 2008.

Claudia and Jill's friend...

Ashley said...

Happy late birthday Kristi! I hope it was great and I am glad you are running again! That list was hilarious and fascinating. Going to primary during the week seems like the olden days!