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January 15, 2010

I won a contest over at The Maaaaa of Pricilla! I won three bars of the most wonderful soap on earth. Happy Goats Soap is so wonderful I can’t even come up with words to describe how great it is but take my word for it. Patty has a few new soaps, one of which is called Monkey Farts and that is the one I chose as my winning soap. Patty tells me it is the fragrance of all the things monkeys like to eat like pineapple, banana, and mango, and why their farts smell so good? I don’t know about that but I do know if it is like her other soaps it is going to make my skin feel soft. The name is just plain marketing genius.

My birthday is this Sunday. I am finally going to be 44. Since I was only 43 for about three weeks I’m not sure I should really be calling myself 44 yet but the DMV isn’t giving me a break. I have to renew my driver’s license by Sunday. We all know I won’t but it’s on my list. I’m actually looking forward to getting a new picture taken since I have been saddled with the worst picture ever for about four years now.

Because my birthday is coming up I am going to treat myself by heading on down to Stormsister Spatique and picking something out for myself. I know I have to get the Galen Labs Shea Cream because it has pot (reefer, mary jane) in it. That’s not really true, but it does have hemp in it. Becky gave me a sample of it before Christmas, a big sample that should have lasted a week, I used it in a day. My feet and elbows never looked and felt so good. I also want to pick up some INtelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Serum. Becky gave me a sample of this magical serum and I swear I look five years younger. And she only gave me a weeks worth. INtelligent Nutrients is made by Horst. Horst is the guy who created Aveda products. Horst is a local legend in Minnesota even though he now lives in Wisconsin. His products are organic and have the aromatherapy shit going on. They smell fantastic and they come in really cool recycled packages. Both of these products are a little spendy but it’s my birthday and dammit, I’m worth it. And if I don’t get it for myself no one else will. The daughter thinks I need a Build-a-Bear. I know, it’s the thought that counts but really I don’t need a Build-a-Bear.

In addition to winning soap and treating myself to some girly things, it is also Friday, the other Friday. Which just means that my kids are at their dads for the weekend and that means I get to watch TV if I want to and I get to have peace and quite if I want to talk on the phone. I can sleep in and I don’t have to nag for a whole 48 hours and there is no better birthday present than that.

My 44th year is starting off awesomely.

It is Girl Scout Cookie season. Daughter is a Girl Scout which means I get to peddle cookies for her. She wants to sell 200 boxes this year because if she does she wins a stuffed panda bear. A stuffed panda bear that will be played with for a day or two and then forgotten under the pile of other forgotten Build-a-Bears and Barbies. But who am I to dash her dreams? I can’t officially take orders for cookies until tomorrow but I can let every one know. If you are local and want to order some cookies please email me at redheadshesaid[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment here.

Speaking of comments and cookies I am going to have a contest myself. From now until the end of February (because that’s when the cookies arrive) I am going to give away two boxes of cookies each to the top three commenters. Your choice. You can see all the great cookies here as well as finding a source for your cookies by entering your zip code. You can comment as many times as you like on a post. No spam, make it meaningful.

That’s all I got. I’m off to enjoy the last few hours of 43. Have a great weekend.

*None of these endorsements were paid reviews and therefor the opinions were mine and mine alone. I wrote about these people and their products because I really dig them and they make me happy and I wanted to share the feeling.

**I’m not on drugs, just looking forward to a quiet weekend.

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  • Reply Becky Sturm January 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Gee, it’s YOUR birthday and I get a plug on your blog……Thanks! Now, get you’re arse over here, I’ve got some goodies for ya ;o)

  • Reply Anne January 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Have a great weekend! Congrats on the soap. I am very jealous. You will be very soft although with all the great smelling soaps, I’m not sure monkey farts was your best bet. I am partial to the lavender. Happy early birthday! I will be following you by 4 weeks.

  • Reply Jen January 15, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Becky: I’m brushing my teeth and then heading out the door.

    Anne: I like lavender but love love love the citrus soap. I can’t wait to try the Monkey Farts. I love things with strange names.

  • Reply Comedy Plus January 15, 2010 at 11:25 am

    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Jennifer,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    I hope you have a terrific day, weekend and birthday. 🙂
    .-= Comedy Plus´s last blog ..Off to the Boat =-.

  • Reply injaynesworld January 15, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Happy Birthday, girlfriend! My 40’s totally rocked. It doesn’t get sucky until 50, but then when you get to be 60 you find it’s the new 40 and everything rocks again. I guess what I’m saying is skip the 50’s. Have a totally rockin’ birthday and may all your birthday wishes come true!

    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..An injaynesworld "Special Bulletin…" =-.

  • Reply Linda Medrano January 15, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Jen, most happy birthday to you! It’s my birthday week too, (mine’s next Thursday) and I am really excited about turning 64. It’s what I’ve been looking forward to since I was an itty bitty girl. I think my 44th year was the most fun one of my life and I think it will be for you too! The only reservation I have is the MF soap. I have Harry lying on the floor beneath my desk and he just cut one in his sleep, jerked awake and ran out of the room. Are monkeys that much sweeter? Happy Birthday!
    .-= Linda Medrano´s last blog ..My Top Ten Stupidest Moments =-.

  • Reply Pricilla January 15, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Awww, if my addled brain had remembered it was your birthday I would have put extras in the package. I did load it up with stickers though….
    Happy Birthday! I hope you have the bestest weekend ever!!!!

    Thanks for saying such nice things about Pricilla’s soap. She will be doing her goat dance of joy!
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..AbbyDay – The Premiere of the AbbyMovie! =-.

  • Reply Katherine January 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    oh BOY do I love me some Happy Goat Soap too. My fav is Lilly of the Valley. Gonna try lemon next. And monkey farts. I sent some to my sister in law for her birthday. I think the best part is getting a fedex box with a picture of a goat on it!

    As far as hemp, I EAT hemp (see my link) – it is actually a perfect protein – goes in my yogurt every morning – since I can’t eat some things with my stomach, this is a good way for me to get nutrition. That stuff rocks!

    No fair you are younger than me AND prettier than me. LUCKKKYYYYY!

  • Reply Katherine January 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I wish you the most wonderfulest birthday EVER!! I would sing, but you’d never speak to me again. And you are right – the best birthday present ever is when the kids are gone for the weekend!

    I think it’s sweet she thinks you need a Build-A-Bear…what’s wrong with you?? I’d take it – if for no other reason than to say I’m not sleeping alone.

    Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!! xx
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..Photobucket Sucks! =-.

  • Reply Daisy January 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I hope you have a happy birthday! I love Pricilla’s soap. I think soap from happy goats is the best.

  • Reply Mrsblogalot January 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Happy happy birthday Jen!!!!!!!!
    I am off to check out that soap (-;
    Have an awesome weekend!!! Xoxoxoxo Mel

  • Reply Margo January 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Happy birthday Jen! Behave with your new monkey soaps. And I get as excited about girl scout cookie season as hunters get about deer season! Woo hoo!
    .-= Margo´s last blog ..If Postcards Could Talk =-.

  • Reply Valerie January 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I will have to get me some Monkey Fart soap for my upcoming 44th B-Day this Oct. Happy Birthday-have a great one.

  • Reply Jen January 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Comedy Plus: Thank your for singing the birthday song for me, and in English, we always had to sing it in Latin.

    Jayne: Okay, will skip the 50s. Do I ride it out with 49 for ten years? I suppose I have a little time to figure it out. Of course the world will have ended by the time I’m 46 so it really doesn’t matter much.

    Pricilla: The stickers are always a hit over here. I can’t wait to try the Monkey Farts, though my son wants it too. Daughter said it was a boy soap since it has the word fart in it. She is very decided on all things gender, colors, smells, words. It’s going to be such a nice weekend.

    Katherine: Getting the FedEx box with the goat picture is always a treat. And the lemon is to die for. It is so crisp and clean, it wakes me up better than my coffee. I don’t think I have tried the Lilly of the Valley. I’ll let everyone know all about the Monkey Farts when I get it. I saw hemp protein at Trader Joe’s yesterday. My son wants a protein drink and I considered it for a moment and then I thought it might be a gateway protein powder with the hemp in it, the next thing he’ll do is get hooked on Diet Crack like his mother. Do you get a little buzz from it?

    Katherine: Take a closer look at the picture from the day before. See those two brown things on the right side of the bed, next to Snoopy? Those are my 2 Build-a-Bear mooses. One from Christmas last year and one from a birthday before that. I don’t need more Build-a-Bears. I did notice they now have lady mooses. I don’t want to turn into one of those old ladies who has stuffed animals all over her house or lining the back seat of her car.

    Daisy: Happy goats soap is much better than unhappy goat soap.

    MrsBlogalot: You will love her soap.

    Margo: Really? I dread it. I love the cookies but by this time of the year neighbors, friends and family are getting pretty tired of all the stuff my kid has to sell for school.

    Valerie: Don’t wait until October.

    Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes!

  • Reply joanna jenkins January 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Woo-hoo! Happy Birthday! I hope it’s a great one.
    This was such a nice way to celebrate. Thanks for all the info and links!

  • Reply sarah January 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    just stopping by to let you know there’s an award with your name on it on my blog! come see and have a great day! xoxo, sarah

  • Reply PJ January 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Happy Birthday! May this be a smooth sailing year for you!

  • Reply wngl January 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Happy birthday, and have a fun weekend!

  • Reply Brenda @ Split Rock Ranch January 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Happy birthday! Have an awesome weekend. I’m off to check out the monkey farts soap… I agree that Pricilla’s soaps are awesome! I got Pricilla’s Huckleberry soap and decided I could NOT use it during bear season for fear they’d be hanging out outside my bedroom and bathroom windows sniffing for berries.

  • Reply Jen January 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Joanna: My pleasure, and thank you, I will.

    Sarah: That is the most awesomest, kick ass award I have ever received. It makes today just about the best day yet.

    PJ: Fingers crossed and knocking on wood.

    Wngl: I’m playing the Wii!

    Brenda: Heh heh, huckleberry reminds me of dingleberries. That would be an ironic soap name.

  • Reply Maureen@IslandRoar January 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday. Sounds like it will be a good one!
    .-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..Martha Norton =-.

  • Reply Stephanie January 15, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Oh the Joys of Life =-.

  • Reply Audrey January 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    My favorites have always been the thin mints. I won some soap, about a dozen bars a few months back. It’s amazing the difference between store bought soap and hand made soap.

  • Reply Man Over Board January 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Happy 44th B-day, jeesh I can see you now, soft skin, smelling of banana’s, stoned and whatever your ranting about, you’ll forget about it 5 minutes later.

  • Reply kys January 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Kristy January 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Happy birthday!

  • Reply BK January 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Dropping in to wish you a Happy Birthday! May you be blessed with great health, love, joy and peace.
    .-= BK´s last blog ..Reunited at The Rainbow Bridge =-.

  • Reply Ally January 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I love that you’re getting a cream because it has pot in it. That’s genius! I love it 🙂 Have a happy b’day young lady!

    Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

  • Reply MadMadMargo January 16, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Happy, happy birthday. Here’s to a great weekend.

  • Reply Surfie January 16, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Have a great birthday, Jen! And congratulations on winning some Monkey Fart soap. After you specified what it will smell like, it sounded really nice! It would probably make me think of Hawaii. 🙂
    .-= Surfie´s last blog ..30-foot Tall Snowman Terrorizes Neighborhood =-.

  • Reply CatLadyLarew January 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Sounds like you have a wonderful birthday weekend planned! Enjoy it to its fullest!
    (And if I lived closer, I’d order up a whole mess of Thin Mints!)

  • Reply AmyLK January 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply MikeWJ at TooManyMornings January 17, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Jen, I like to be the 30th or 40th person to wish you a happy 44th birthday. But I really mean it. Those other people were just sucking up. I actually hope you have a happy birthday.

  • Reply Lee the Hot Flash Queen January 17, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Did you say cookies?? I love cookies!!
    .-= Lee the Hot Flash Queen´s last blog ..Erin the Mothah Lee the Hot Flash and Penis =-.

  • Reply Jen January 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Maureen: Thanks, I hope so.

    Stephanie: Thank you.

    Audrey: I usually shove a few boxes of Thin Mints in the freezer so we usually have them until it’s time to buy them again. Happy Goats Soap is the best.

    MOB: I have nothing to rant about as long as I have soft skin and the children are away.

    KYS: Thank you.

    Kristy: Thanks.

    BK: What a lovely birthday wish, thank you.

    Ally: Actually I didn’t realize it had pot in it until I read the ingredients but it makes it a lot more fun that way.

    Margo: Thank you.

    Surfie: It does make me think of Hawaii too but that isn’t as fun as a name like Monkey Farts.

    CatLady: Thanks, so far I have been enjoying it. You can order your mints online.

    Amy: Thanks.

    Mike: I love it when people suck up to me, though for the life of me I can’t figure out why. Thanks.

    Lee: I did. I don’t know how well they go with the Corona Light or any of the cocktails you have been consuming at your place however. Nah, cookies go with everything.

  • Reply mike January 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I always seem to always comment wayyyyyy after everyone else. Either way, Happy birthday!
    .-= mike´s last blog ..Zombie News =-.

  • Reply Dorothy Stahlnecker January 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Have a great birthday my daughter will be 44 in August it’s a great age..

    Dorothy from grammology

  • Reply Buggys January 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you the very best 44th birthday ever!

  • Reply Jen January 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Mike: I do the same thing. There are still a few hours left. Thanks.

    Dorothy: Thank you, I hope so.

    Buggys: Thanks

    My father always sang, and made everyone else sing, Happy Birthday in Latin. If anyone knows it I’d sure like to hear it.

  • Reply Dave DeWall January 18, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Happy Birthday, Jen! Only 44! You’re still so young! I can barely remember when I was that age. Wait until you hit the 50’s! I would order some Girl Scout cookies, but I think it would take about two years to reach me here in the Philippines. All of our mail goes to one lady here, and she would probably eat the cookies even if they got here.

  • Reply Mr. Stupid January 18, 2010 at 7:41 am

    A Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a wonderful time this entire week.
    I am sure you’ll get a nice picture this time. I had a dorky looking face on my College ID card. And that is something you don’t want to have.
    Anyways, have a great day…:)

  • Reply SuziCate January 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Good luck on the driver’s license. I had to renew and get a new pic…was really mad because I liked the old younger looking one, even if the stupid little young chick of a cashier at Bed, Bath, & Beyond lasughed at my hair in my picture..don’t they train these kids to be respectful of “old People”?!

  • Reply LiLu January 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    “**I’m not on drugs, just looking forward to a quiet weekend.”

    I could probably put something similar to that disclaimer after most of my posts. Love.

  • Reply Jen January 18, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Dave: Not according to my kids.

    Mr. Stupid: One day I will post a picture of my last DL. The flash blinded me so it looks like I am really high.

    SuziCate: The one I had before this most recent one was awesome. I looked good and happy and really it was one of the best pictures I have ever had taken of me. It won’t happen again I am sure.

    Lilu: You don’t need any disclaimers on your posts. They are all great.

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