Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's My Birthday!

I'm such a birthday person. I always have been. I thought I might easing up on the birthday celebrations as I got older (and once I passed a certain milestone birthday that brought quite a bit of chagrin), but the truth is...once and attention whore, always an attention whore. Even if I am getting old, I can't turn off the desire to be in the spotlight.

This weekend I got to hang out with my bff (she lives on the East Coast, so this doesn't happen as often as either of us like), I got to have a yummy dinner, go out for fun drinks at an Irish bar with my friends, and then the big excitement is Vampire Weekend at the Hollywood Bowl! (Yeah, the writing is taking a back seat this weekend, but every now and then you need to go out and party, right?)

Anyway, to further celebrate my birthday, and to celebrate my new blog and you nice people who have decided to follow me, I'm going to give away a present! Yay!

I have the Awesome Grab Bag O' Signed Books, and the winner can reach in and grab the signed book of his or her choice! There are currently five sekrit YA books in the Awesome Grab Bag O' Signed Books, but they aren't too difficult to identify if you are a stalker and follow all of the book signings I go to. If you are new to my world, well, it will be a fun surprise! We all love birthday surprises, right?

Here's all you have to do:

  • Be a follower (I don't have very many yet, so your chances look very good)
  • Leave a comment on this post.
That's it! (I usually hate giving extra entries for being obnoxious all over the internet, but I think I will give you an extra entry if you Tweet or otherwise publicly link to this. Just leave me the link in the comments. And I'll probably never do this again.) The giveaway will be open until Sunday, Oct. 3rd. I'll select the winner using

So, are you a birthday person or not? Do you still celebrate? Or do you pretend it didn't happen?


  1. Happy birthday! Glad you got to hang out with your bff.

    I'm totally a birthday person. I have a December birthday, so my parents always made sure I got birthday presents that were separate from Christmas presents. I usually go out to eat with a group of friends on my bday, but this year my boyfriend is taking me to Chicago for my birthday weekend. :)

  2. HAPPY BDAY! I am such a birthday person, too. It's a big deal, no matter the age! I love splurging on fancy restaurants, and having cheesecake. Mmm.

    I am tweeting the contest, too! +1

  3. I want to win this so bad, and since I think I've wished you happy birthday via every social networking outlet possible, I totally deserve it. :)

  4. Oh and here's my extra tweet entry:!/rustysgirl8/statuses/25622833970

  5. Happy birthday Jess!

    and YAY signed know I'm going to enter :-)

  6. Happy Birthday!

    I love birthdays, too :)

  7. Happy Birthday! Have fun at Vampire Weekend - that should be a good one. And I hope you get lots of awesome books to read for your birthday.

  8. Happy Birthday Jessica, hope it's fantastic!
    So great you got to spend some QT with your BFF.

  9. I love celebrating other peoples birthdays! I never really made a big deal about my own, but I do milk it for all it's worth with my husband.

    Happy Birthday!!!! :) Glad you had a good weekend.


  10. Happy Birthday!!

    I am a total birthday person. I want major attention on my happy day, but I also want everyone else to have it as well!!

  11. Your birthday and you're giving away a present? I'm in!

    And happy belated birthday!

  12. 1. I had to giggle at the word is forever burned into my brain by SM.
    2. I am so glad you had a superfab birthday!
    3. I like to celebrate but usually share time with DH...we were born six days apart.

  13. Since my birthday is Oct. 3rd, I'm entering. Maybe you can ... persuade the powers that be to let me win. You know, as a present.

  14. I'm so happy you had an awesome birthday! I am all about a birthday extravaganza!

  15. Happy Birthday!!!!!
    That looks like a fabulous cake.
    You rock!

  16. Hooray! Happy birthday, love! I am totally a birthday person; I try to drag it out as long as possible!

    I am a follower :)

  17. Sounds like you had a great birthday! I still like to make a big deal about my birthday. :)

  18. Happy birthday! Glad you had an awesome one. I'm a big birthday fan too! I follow with GFC. :)

  19. Happy, happy birthday, Jessica. Looks like you had a good one!

  20. Happy happy birthday!!

    Heeeeeey it's been a long while since I've read you (remember me from Xanga?). Oh man....

  21. Nice cake :-D

    I owe ya B day happy hour friend. Xoxo