November 10, 2008

Crazy Happy Birthday!

It just goes to show you never know.  I was planning on a really low key birthday full of meetings and rehearsal and maybe squeezing in a trip to the pool this afternoon.

I should have known better.  I woke up to an Instalanche here, and when I walked into my class, I found this:

On the White Board

My students conspired against me!

What's more, they got me a card and TWO cakes.  And they sang Happy Birthday twice.  I was floored.  I hope they don't think this is going to raise their grades....

Here's the Chocolate Oreo Cake:

Oreo Chocolate Cake

and the Fruit Tart:

Fresh Fruit Tart

What a great birthday morning!

Posted by caltechgirl at November 10, 2008 11:14 AM | TrackBack

That's so sweet! :)

Posted by: Nicki at November 10, 2008 11:21 AM

Society has it all backwards. We make big deals out of children's birthdays, when really it's the adults who deserve a celebration. I've managed to cheat death for 40 years. A child turning 4 has nothing on me ;)

Hope your day continues to be wonderful.

Posted by: Stacy at November 10, 2008 11:22 AM

That's deserve it! :-)

Posted by: Merri at November 10, 2008 11:22 AM

That's awesome!! Happy Birthday!!

Posted by: pam at November 10, 2008 11:23 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: NAVY CPO at November 10, 2008 11:25 AM

Awww! You must be a most excellent instructor, m'love.

Happy Smurfday!

Posted by: Margi at November 10, 2008 11:53 AM

The cake looks yum! Happy birthday again!

Posted by: oddybobo at November 10, 2008 11:59 AM

Happy birthday, my friend. You deserve all that, and more!

Posted by: Amanda at November 10, 2008 12:20 PM

WOW! Awesome! Happy birthday, CTG!

Posted by: Marie at November 10, 2008 01:50 PM

Happy Birthday!! Whoo hooo!

Posted by: Bou at November 10, 2008 01:51 PM

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

Posted by: Amanda at November 10, 2008 03:17 PM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at November 10, 2008 03:41 PM

Yay! And Happy Birthday!! :)

Posted by: Richmond at November 10, 2008 05:18 PM

Happy Birfday!

Posted by: Gaz at November 10, 2008 06:07 PM

Happy Birthday to one of my favoritest people in the whole world.

Posted by: Lauren at November 10, 2008 06:37 PM

Belated happy birthday, CTG! You know you've made it when TWO cakes show up. :)

Posted by: Kate P at November 11, 2008 08:19 PM

How did I miss this??? Congrats and what a wonderful surprise for you!

Posted by: vw bug at November 12, 2008 10:12 AM

Happy late b'day, Cal tech girl. I'm late because I was celebrating 11/10 with my wife and the Marine Corps at MAS Yuma. My grandson is stationed there, and had a four day weekend. Fun.

Posted by: Alan at November 17, 2008 08:57 PM