They say it's your birthday

It's my birthday too, yeah. Truth: In the late 90s I had a dancing hamster (toy, not live) that played that song and shook it's little robot hamster ass. Why did that even exist? 



Every year for the entire month of July I buy things without abandon in the name of my birthday. This year I got some sweet new bitch mittens, a stylin' sports bra, a rad gym backpack (fuck off, Oxford comma) and a new gym towel, because I'm old and boring and kind of into fitness. (Kind of.)

Also, my dad got me some new running shoes and a half marathon race entry. So you could say it's getting pretty serious.

I highly, completely, totally and fully recommend all of the things. The sports bra keeps the girls at bay and the towel is awesome because it's super absorbent and folds up really small so I don't have to take a giant souvenir towel from a vacation I didn't even go on to shower at the gym. I know people were laughing at my parakeet (towel).

But enough about me. I'm really fortunate to have people in my life that are awesome. I have a good job and a roof over my head and my kid is hilarious and cute and sweet. I've been trying to teach him to pay it forward and do random acts of kindness lately. He doesn't 100% understand the concept of things like paying for the car behind us at Starbucks, but I know he's watching because he does his version of nice things for his friends at school, like pulling a chair out for someone to sit or giving his favorite car to a kid that's sad. This little rascal WILL grow up to be a good, polite man (but not a doormat). It's my main mission.

That brings me to my point (finally), I want you to do something nice for someone and tell me about it! I will share some of my favorites on the blog and we'll all brighten someone's day. Babysit so your friends can go out. Pay for the car behind you at McDonald's. Feed a homeless person. There's a $50 Target giftcard in it for a random winner! Contest ends on Tuesday, 8/5 at 11:59pm. Enter daily. Spread the word. Lezbe nice to people.



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Comments

  1. I bought the person in the car behind me his coffee and pastry yesterday afternoon! I always love when people do it for me and then I pay it forward to the next car but this was the first time I had started the "hopeful" train! xo

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  2. I took the elderly neighbors garbage cans in from the street. and for some reason the comment wont publish my name.. wtf? Kimberly Webb Edwards.

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  3. I paid for the car behind me in the drive through. It was actually our team mom from football that was struggling financially. It made her day to have someone do something so nice for her and her family. :-)

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  4. I took my nana out to lunch and had my husband mow her lawn while we were out to surprise her. kate h

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  5. Angela (@Spamgela twitter and @Cookiemomster IG)August 1, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    how about YOU babysit so Chris and I can go see Guardians of the Galaxy @ the Drafthouse? :)

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  6. I bring in my neighbors trashcan for her. every week.

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  7. i helped a family today. A mother was struggling at the grocery store.. I could tell she was counting everything she had in her cart and contemplating what to purchase and put back. I handed her $20 and said, "I wish I could do more.. but i know what you are going through." A woman did the same for me a few years ago.

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  8. I love your blog & IG!! Awesomesauce! 
    If I'm ever in TX I would love to take you out for a drink or lunch. That being said, I'm a nurse and for the last 3 years around Thanksgiving & Christmas I plan a dinner for the patients at our carehome, I was brought up to live the aloha spirit & treat everyone like ohana.

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  9. At Starbucks, there was no one in line behind me :( so I left a couple bucks anyways for whoever comes next and orders.

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  10. I put quarters in the meter next to me that was expired when I saw the parking enforcement vehicle starting to drive by

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  11. I helped a toddler reunite with his parents. He was walking through the busy food court by himself on Friday at lunch time. I got out of the line I was waiting in and went to get him. I took him to security and we were able to reunite with his mom.

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  12. I watched my friend's kiddo so she could clean her house and get some errands run!

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  13. Woo hoo! I am really pumped to have won :)

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