Alaska

She wanted birthday cookies that were centered around the things he likes.  They have great taste (…as do these cookies).  I must admit that I rarely make the same cookies again and find customer’s diverse requests so interesting.  The hand knucks are new to me; learn something every day.  So happy to make Alaska cookies; we had the most fabulous time taking our kids to Denali NP and beyond a few summers ago.  Stunning.  Jaw-dropping gorgeous.  All that in more, Alaska!

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Brew.ha.ha

Can you tell me a little about the birthday boy, I say?  Well…he likes beer, she says.  Interesting thing to say off the bat- anything more, I ask?  He likes Michelob, regular.  And he has a pontoon boat and likes Dale Jr.  And it’s a ‘turning 50’ party blow out, she adds.  Is it okay to tease him about his milestone age?  Please do.  And away I go…

It’s his 50th birthday:

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In his NASCAR dreams:

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Been wanting to use another of John Atkinson original designs (Wrong Hands blog site– such funny comics with wit and grit)!  Thanks again to John for allowing me permission to put it on a cookie!

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Brew.ha.ha:

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The two platters for the party.  The funniest part of this whole order was the set of pictures sent by the party host.  2 were from when Tony was young; then several were from a party in Canada where some over-imbibement happened.  I was specifically instructed to include the on.all.fours.and.hurling photo.  That was a first for this cookier!

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“Be In Good Spirits” on your Birthday

When you turn 50, all bets are off.  You can ‘whine a little, WINE a lot!’  Milestone birthdays often bring around self medication in this socially acceptable form. Um.  Maybe any birthday???  So, here is my ode to said alcoholic category;  they may not all be considered “spirits” but they are all libations of a sort.  Happy 50th Akemi!  May your second half of the century be even better.

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St Paddy’s Day 2014

Everyone’s Irish for a day (or two or three…).  Or at least a wee bit.  Here’s my way of celebrating this year.  And, a special thank you goes out to my leprechaun helper, Sean.  Definitely a favorite ginger.

Conversation Shamrocks.

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What The Luck?

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‘ish puns.  questionable humor.

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wee leprechauns for good luck.

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Pub science sounds a lot like pubescence.  May result in similar behavior.

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