The Big 5-0 and a Give-Away!

To my utter astonishment, this week I'm celebrating my 50th birthday! As if that weren't exciting enough, this month my hubby and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I don't know which I'm more surprised about--turning 50, or staying married for a quarter century.

To celebrate, I'm taking the week off of blogging to hang out with family and friends, but I didn't want to leave my super blogging friends (you!) out of the fun! So, your part of the celebration is the chance to win $50 worth of stuff--a $25 BP gas card and a $25 Applebee's gift card.

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave me a comment telling me I look entirely too young to be 50 (JUST KIDDING!). Seriously, I love to laugh, so for a chance to win, please share a good joke or something funny, ironic or just plain ridiculous that has happened to you. I will award the two gift cards to the person who makes me laugh the loudest! I will announce the winner on Monday, July 11th, so be sure to check back.

In the meantime, Happy 4th of July and God bless America! (Now bring on the funny!)


Cheryl Barker said...

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary, Julie!

One funny incident from my life happened several years ago when I was shopping with one of my sisters after Christmas. We saw a section of Precious Moments figurines marked 50% off and got all excited, telling nearby shoppers that Precious Moments were 50% off in that store. Before we knew it, there was a mob of shoppers going crazy over the Precious Moments display. Didn't take long for a clerk to let us know that it was just one little shelf of them that were on sale -- but not before we had caused quite a scene :) We still laugh when we think of that little shopping escapade :)

Rachel Beran said...

You look entirely way too young to be 50!!

I'm not that funny, but I have had some funny things happen to me. Unfortunately, I can't seem to think of them right now. :)

One thing that does come to mind: We had our beagle, Reggie, fixed a few years ago (that's not the funny part, esp not for Reggie). A couple of days after the surgery his stitches started to come out. My husband took him back to the good ol' country vet that had done the surgery. When he came back home he was wearing a maxi pad on the incision...and it was held on by duct tape, a lot of duct tape wrapped all around his back end. All I could say is, "You might be a redneck if..."

Yep! That's just about all I've got for today.


Tammy said...

I remember asking my mother what it felt like to be 80 years old. I know, you're only turning 50 not 80 but I thought you might like her answer.

She said " Ooooh honey, when I look into this mirror I see a wrinkled-old face, but inside... I'm still 18!" Then she laughed and apply the rest of her lipstick.

Have a wonderful Birthday!

Ginny said...

Oh Julie, to be 50 again!! Where does time go? I still think like I was 30, but my body tells me different!
One day while watching my precious grand children, my little Gianna age 4 happened to walk into my bedroom as I was getting dressed. "Oh nana, you have big underpants on!" Trying to cover up my..ahem..matronly bottom, I just quietly continued to dress. Then she said, "Nana, where do you keep those underpants?" I pointed to my dresser drawer and said, "right in there." She replied, "Oh, I see, a BIG DRAWER, for BIG UNDERPANTS!" Needless to say, we still chuckle today about the innocence of the little ones and their honesty.
Have a wonderful birthday!
We are celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary tomorrow (July 6)
And a happy 25th anniversary to you also!!! God bless


Nothing funny comes to mind right now, which is weird, since we are a family that laughs a lot . . . but wanted to pop on and say happy birthday and congrats on 25 years married, too.

May this year be your best yet.


Unknown said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!! Like you, I love to laugh, it's healthy and healing as well as strengthens the abdominal muscles.

Julie, this very second you'll be as young as you'll ever be, but not yet as old as you'll ever be!

What's funny, I'd love to be 50 again, and know that will never be. My next birthday I'll be 73.

I know these won't bring big laughs, but I can assure you, this is the biggest wish you'll find for a HAPPY BIRTHDAY because it comes from me.

A Christian Sister in Arlington, TX
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Unknown said...

P.S. Honestly, You look way too young to be 50.

You are aging gracefully

Blessings on Your Birthday,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Tamara said...

Backwards, turn backwards, O time in your flight...

So, back to the 70's if you will. My lovely daughter was all of five years old. We were single parenting it as best we could.

I worked in a convalescent home with other single moms. On pay day we moms would do our banking then take our kids out to eat.

On one particular occasion, my lovely daughter noticed the abundance of single males in the college town Golden Arch establishment. Mind you, this was 1976 and 70+ pounds ago… she very loudly announced, “My mom doesn’t wear a bra.”

The room became very quiet and heads turned. Mortified, I said, “Shannon, if you don’t behave, I will have to tell your mom how you’re behaving.” I felt confident I had trumped and ended the situation.

She very quickly and loudly said, “OK, Grandma.”

I died a thousand deaths that night… and every time later when my friends reminded me of that evening.

Now, for the rest of the story: I remarried when she was nine and have now been married 31-years. Oh, and I'm approaching 60. <>

Jill Beran said...

Happy Birthday Julie!! I was thinking it'd be great for our little one to share a birthday with you, but not looking like that will be the case!! I pray you have a wonderful day and a blessed year ahead! Happy Anniversary as well - 25 years, that is wonderful!! In 15 years I'll be right where you are at - doing the 50 and 25 thing myself!!

Now for the funny with 4 little ones and pregnancy we've had lots of laughs - like where'd your belly button go to will you have to hold that baby in the last few days? But the one I'd like to share has nothing to do with pregnancy...

The other morning during family devotions my husband was reading from Revelations 13 and after hearing, "Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666," Joy gets a mischevious grin and says to J.D., "Do you think we should call him?" To which my little theologian responds (with a complete look of disbelief), "That's not his phone number! And why would you want to call him anyway!??!" Out of the mouths of babes!!!

Hope you enjoy lots of laughs and love!! Pray you feel His presence and peace as well!! Thanking God for you, Jill

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Julie! Welcome to the Vintage Club with me.

I suppose I shouldn't tell on myself, but I tend to get caught in the moment and then "forget" the task at hand - because I'm so focused with the overall goal. I did this when I was much younger - so I can't blame it on old age. Anyway, my story is this....

One morning I wore 2 different shoes with slightly different heel sizes because I was in a hurry to get to work. You wouldn't think a 1/8" difference in heels would be a big deal - but I had trememdous difficulty walking from the parking lot into my office.It wasn't until an office mate noticed that my shoes were different that I realized why. I was so embarrassed! Then, I said, "Well, I'll never do that again." But you know what? I did it again the following week. Never say never, and make sure you have the lights on in the closet when you are put on your shoes.

Happy birthday Julie!

Anonymous said...

Okay - Happy Birthday 50 that's crazy, I don't believe it either!
means I'm not too far behind yuk!
Happy 25th wedding anniversary to you and Keith as well!

My funny was last night we had mom's night out...and were telling our funny jokes, one teacher was with us and she was telling a parent in class one day about how here back was hurting... The parent had told her to lay on the floor with her bottom against the wall and her legs up on the wall and that would relax her back. The parent then began to comment the the teacher about her shoes. "Wow, the tan would go with just about everything and the black really goes well with what you have on" Only for the teacher to realize she two different color shoes on but the same style...she was so embarrased...she had rushed out of the house that morning..."
It was just too funny that the parent pointed it out to the teacher who hadn't noticed them all day!

Tea with Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday to you, sweet Julie.

I have a funny farm over here in Colorado.

A couple days ago my 18 year old son dressed up as a clown and his friend dressed as a Jedi. They had a bean bag size trash bag full of movie theater popcorn. The theater was going to throw it out so they took it. Anyway they ran around in the rain out on the street corners offering drivers free popcorn. They purposely would trip and spill a bunch of it in the street. I saw the video. It was goofy fun.

That's typical entertainment around here.

This is the same kid that when we was about 4 asked a cashier in the grocery store, "Do you like the dentist?" She had black, rotten teeth.

Oh my...

(I look forward to meeting you soon!!)

Walk In Truth said...

Hi Julie,

I'm not even going to consider myself in the running for this contest, because I have already seen a couple of funny stories that had that spontaneous laughter effect on me.

Anyway, just for fun, I'll share a story.

My son was about 2 year old, and I gave him a sheet of peel off stickers that were different color dots about the size of a nickel. He decided that he wanted to put them all over my face, so I let him. I had a doctor appointment to go to so of course I had to remove the stickers before I left. The doctors office was adjacent to a hospital so it had a huge parking lot and a bit of walking distance to bldg., also I had to take the elevator. As I walked through the parking lot I was attracting a lot of attention, and I was feeling pretty good about myself thinking "Wow, I must look really good today." I continued to the elevator and it was then that I noticed a startled look on peoples faces. Followed by this I entered the Dr.s office and the receptionist squinted her eyes as she looked at me and said "I think there is something stuck to your forehead" and there it was, a nickel size bright red sticker. I removed the sticker, but I think the fact that my entire face turned a flaming red from total dread even attracted more attention.

God bless you,

Walk In Truth said...

it's me again :o) ( I forgot to add;)

"HAPPY BIRTDAY" and congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary that is awesome!!

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