Wednesday, February 2, 2011

international week of awesomness

Do you ever have one of those blessed weeks? Like when it feels like the heavens part and angels are raining down sunbeams just for you? Well I have. It's been one of those weeks (and before you think it, or ask it, there is no bun in my oven). Thanks in part to Becs, Aidan, and Sophie, this birthday week has been a wonderful one. You ladies really know how to make a girl feel special. And it's not over yet! 

Tomorrow is my birthday, aka International Day of Awesomeness, and since I age backwards (actually I've been holding at 29) this is the year The Husband and I turn the same age. Next year he'll be older than me. It's funny how that works, isn't it?

And in honor of I.D.A., I will share with you my birthday wish (it's a doozy); I wish for safety, and democracy for everyone. I wish for everyone to have access to clean water, affordable health care, and education. And I wish for the right for everyone to go to school to get that education even if they happen to be a girl (and if you are reading this and you are part of the Taliban, please note that you are an insecure, cave dwelling, dickhead. Let the girls go to school).  I wish for dictators to have the wisdom to know when to call it a day (your moment in the sun is over, move along please) so that peaceful protests can remain peaceful and not simmer into frustration fueled violence. And while I'm wishing, I'd also like a pink pony.

There, that's not too much to ask for now is it?

bisou


53 comments:

  1. Not too much at all. Hope you get all of it. Especially the pink pony. I, like you, have stopped at 29. I think all ladies do. Have a wonderful, blissful day.

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  2. Happy 29th!? And a whole week of birthday awesomeness? That's a good sign that you've got great family and friends. Enjoy your special day/week.

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  3. Happy Birthday lovely woman. I thought I adored you before but your birthday wish list, well it's love now...

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  4. Happy Birthday! I think you'll get the pony this year, for sure.

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  5. Hi. I often read your blog. You seem like a very nice person! Happy Birthday. Like you I married someone from another culture. We live in his country, Japan. I have a dog that looks like Mr. Fifty. Happy Birthday. Danielle

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  6. Happy International Day of Awesomeness!! Love your birthday wishes...& sending you a virtual pink pony...tied with a big pink, polka dot ribbon & led by one Mr. George Clooney or Brad Pitt (or fill-in your fave actor here__________). If we're gonna dream, let's dream big!
    Happy Birthday Sara - have an amazing day!! xo xo

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  7. Bon Anniversaire! I hope you have a lovely day and that your wish does come true.

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  8. Only a week? You need a month long festival surely :) Can't le petit village organise that? Have a wonderful birthday Sara x

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  9. Happy Birthday! Looking for a pink pony now.

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  10. Happy Birthday! I'm loving your aging process. I think I'm going to have to adopt it as mine as well. Have a fun day!

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  11. Happy International Day of Awesomeness and happy 29th!

    I hope you get all your birthday wishes. They're good-uns. Bis xx

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  12. 'Nuff said. Happy 29th, Sara, dear. Hope it's a great one. :)

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  13. Happy birthday, Sarah! And seriously, greatest birthday wish ever. I so hope it comes true. :)

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  14. Sadly the pink pony may be the easiest thing on your list . Happy Birthday my little hoot in France!

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  15. Happy birthday!!!! I hope it's amazing!

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  16. Happy IDA!!!

    (and yes, the bun was the first thing I thought of)

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  17. Happppppppy birthday! In two weeks is my very own IDA... ohh im so spoiled just thinking about it... eating chocolate and drinking champagne all days long in honor of myself =) have a great week!

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  18. Yeah for a birthday falling on a Friday! Love the birthday wishes, and on the subject of the pink pony: did you knnnnow that they have "My Little Pony" and "Strawberry Shortcake" in France?! They were my number one super faves growing up (next to He-Man), and I found them at Migros two days ago...so, yes, there absolutely could be a pink pony in your future!

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  19. Happy Birthday!!

    Here in Paris, many of us have adopted the "Birthday Month". It becomes a great excuse to go out and/or have people do nice things for you. ;)

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  20. Happy birthday Sara! What's on the menu for a birthday dinner? Raclette? And that's what the Husband's cake recipe practice was for? Enjoy the IDA!

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  21. Happy birthday! So so glad you had a lovely week to lead up to it, too! And let's be honest, a pink pony is never too much to wish for. Hope you have an absolutely wonderful day. :)

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  22. Happy early birthday! Eat lots of cheese, please.

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  23. Joyeux anniversaire! I love your wish list and request just one photo of your pink pony... oh, and a short ride around the rink, svp?

    Perhaps we should have a sumptuous cake and a bit of Champagne?

    Bisous,
    G

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  24. Happy Happy you sexy Aquarius! AND, in celebration of your birthday week, you know Saturday is World Nutella Day, right? (Also and international day of awesomeness, yes?) Many happy returns, Sarah!

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  25. Happy International Day of Awesomeness! Bon Anniversaire! Fabulous wishes and may they come true especially your Pink Pony!

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  26. Happy Birthday Awesome Girl!

    What a perfect wish you chose.

    Can't wait to hear about your awesome birthday adventures!

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  27. Happy happy birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true, for real!

    xo Jane

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  28. Amen!! Happy Birthday Girl! May it be fantastically, awesome. ;-) Bisous!!

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  29. I think those are perfectly reasonable requests, and I hope every single one of them comes true.
    Have the happiest of birthdays, my (way too young) friend!

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  30. happy birthday! i hope you get your birthday wishes... and this: http://www.lipglossiping.com/2010/10/o-p-i-texas-springsummer-2010-collection-rides-into-town/

    xoxo,
    holli

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  31. Happy Internation Day of Awesomeness! ;) I totally think you should get a pink pony. And the Taliban thing made me laugh.

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  32. I wish you a very Happy Birthday and Happy International Day of Awesomeness is AWESOME!!!
    May all and any wish you have come true.

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  33. You are kind of my hero.

    Happy early International Day of Awesomeness, aka birthday!

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  34. love your wish! and happy birthday to you if i forget tomorrow! girls from february are the best ( my duaghter is too !)

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  35. Happy I.D.A! Or 'joyeux anniversaire'!

    Cool wishes...pink pony and all. May they all come true...and may the Taliban even come to recognize their dick-headedness one of these days. (My birthday's not 'til April...I'm just getting an early start.)

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  36. Happy Birthday, Sara! I hope all your wishes come true, and I think you should really treat yourself to some new clothes - maybe something green?

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  37. I wish you Crazy Awesome Insane Happiness!!! I think your wish for the world is a fabulous one...Happy IDA and Happy Birthday :)

    And, rock your age girl, own it sistah!

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  38. Happy Birthday, Sara Louise! I wish you sunshine and smiles, laughter and love, good health and dreams come true!

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  39. Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. May all your wishes come true (even a pink pony). Happy Birthday!

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  40. I've never received so many wonderful birthday wishes before!
    A big thank you to each and everyone of you :-) xo

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  41. haha, love the part about the taliban. good gosh. happy birthday!

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  42. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!! HAVE A LOVELY DAY!! I WISH I COULD GO BACKWARDS LIKE YOU!!!
    XXX

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  43. mr bright, any girls brightening MANual ;) xxx

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  44. Having been away from home and having not read blogs I am late with my birthday wishes. I hope you had a very wonderful day and that you and Husband will have many more to celebrate.

    Are you on facebook? If so perhaps we could be facebook friends. You will find my badge on my web site. Do come along.

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  45. Happy happy birthday to an awesome woman!!! :)

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  46. Happy happy birthday to an awesome woman!!! More blessings and happiness this 29th yr ;).

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  47. Happy birthday!!! I hope it was wonderful :) Hmm growing younger each year, I like it! And they are wonderful wishes, if only people like you ran the world!

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  48. Happy 29th Birthday, my friend! Although I am sorry to hear you have gone all Benjamin Buttons on us because I love being in my forties and know you would, too. Regardless, I am wishing you a pink pony and all the generous-thinking-of-others wishes your heart desires.

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  49. Funny thing. I also stopped aging at 29. Amazing. But I'm very curious how old you are and how old the husband is...

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it's fabulous!

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  50. I've just found you through Rachel in Rio, and am spending far too much time catching up on your blog. I also was transplanted to Texas, then moved to another country (Brazil) for the man I love (who is a Scotsman, and now my husband!) so I totally connect with your stories of adjustment and learning another language when NO ONE speaks your own.

    I'm commenting on this post because you share a birthday with my Mom, and for that reason I totally support the "Day of Awesomeness" campaign.

    Looking forward to catching up and reading more. Thanks for writing so well!

    Peg

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