Sunday, March 04, 2007

Citizen of the Month's Special Birthday Surprise

I've been reading Neil Kramer's blog, Citizen of the Month, for about eighteen months or more. I think I found him via Jack's Shack's comments section, and after finding Neil, I also found Danny Miller's wonderful blog.

Let me put it to you this way: these blogs have put smiles on my face, and continue to do so. I'm so happy that they made their way into my life, and I make room for them in my life.

Anyhow, so Neil's thirtysomething birthday is March 7. His wife, Sophia, contacted Neil's list of blogger friends about two and a half weeks ago and said she wanted to surprise him for his birthday and that we could send notes, cards, gifts, anything if we so chose, to Neil c/o Danny Miller's address. They were going to be traveling around his b'day so everything should try to arrive by March 1st.

I got on the case. I wanted to celebrate Neil on his birthday, and so I wrote limericks all about him. I also ordered a ball cap with KRAMER UNIVERSITY written on it -- I like personalized gifts, if possible, and these certainly were personalized.

Neil got his birthday surprises yesterday when he went for a pre-birthday celebration to Danny Miller's place. Of course he's overwhelmed. Sophia and Danny managed to keep the secret, as did so many bloggers worldwide.

Neil truly was clueless, and thus the surprise factor was a wonderful one.

I'm happy I could partake to help make Neil's birthday a memorable one.

Happy Birthday, Citizen of the Month! "Bis 120"!


michael ringwood said...

Thats cool. Happy Birthday Neil. Its nice to have such wonderful blogger friends. Cheers to your friendship. Will check out Neil's blog for sure.
Drop into my blog on birthday ecards for some beautiful e-greeting cards and other interesting info.

Danny said...

I read all of your limericks aloud at the gathering, Pearl, and I was very impressed! (And thanks for mentioning me in one of them!)

Sweettooth120 said...

Happy Birthday Neil - our bdays are one day apart.

torontopearl said...

Michael, thanks for dropping by.

Danny, hope you didn't feel a tad jealous with all these goods arriving for Neil and not you! All Neil's readers would've loved to be there to view Neil's reactions upon seeing his birthday haul.

Sweettooth120, happy belated b'day to you.