Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Very Devious Plot Unveiled--Sort Of

So say your mom turns 50 today.

What do you get her?


Yeah, she can't eat them.


Yeah, the monster of a cat she lives with might eat them.

(That's Youngest Younger Sister in the picture--not me. Pig and his four mitten paws --to help support his large frame-- is her cat!)

What to do, what to do?

You could send a card!

Or maybe 50!


And on each card you could number them and put one clue to a puzzle on them.

And on the envelope you could come up with fifty different variations on your mother's name ranging from "Dr. Mad Scientist's Favorite Mother In Law," to "- - a" (her name is Barbara).

And mail them bit by bit from mailboxes all over Northern New Jersey.

I don't think she's received all of them yet so I can't reveal exactly what or how the puzzle works.

Funny thing is, with the price of postage these days, 50 cards still cost me about as much as a nice bouquet or box of chocolates might have.

Happy Birthday to my most Favorite Mommy!



Blogger T. Budnik said...


And I just sent her a smooshed penny and shot glass from South of the Border. Damn you for having good ideas!


7:17 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

What a great idea! I'm going to steal that one. :-)

7:57 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Happiest of Happy Birthdays to the Bezzie-Mom!

(I'm only 4 years younger than your mom, Bezzie!)

The younger sister does look a LOT like you.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Happy Birthday, Bezzie's Mom!!!!
I hope it's a wonderful day for you!

Bez, you're so damn cool! You must love your momma so much.

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Very cool idea. I love it! I can't wait to hear what the puzzle was!
Happy Birthday to mom!

9:17 AM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

Yes, your sister does look very much like you. You're all so adorable!

What a neat idea! It's a gift that keeps on giving, and one that won't clutter or whither or rot. Brilliant!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

you rule!! and your sister huh? put some curlers on that head and she is you! also, love t.budnik's comment! and lil sibling rivalry could be good blog fodder!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Happy Birthday Bezz-Mom!

Yep, must steal that idea for when my lil' brother turns it is we really feel just one simple little day to celebrate what took almost a year to create? Sheesh, we go for birthday months in my house. And the mom always gets a card too :), I mean, well, she was involved too after all :).

9:57 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Happy Birthday RK's mom!!!!
What a great idea to make the day special and wow, there's a strong gene in your family, your sis looks exactly like you!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Happy Birthday BezMom! Many happy returns of the day!

What an elaborate plot! I love it.

And that is without a doubt the fattest cat I have ever seen. I am surprised your sister can lift him. Sheesh. Put kitty on a diet.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! So far my B-earth-day has been a good 1. I have just gotten out of the shower so I may be as old as cheese I will not smell like it!! T you know how much I like those smooshed pennies!! After my German display on my Barfie Marfie shelf I will have to display all my shot glasses. And your Youngest Sister has made me a cake that I think I can have a sliver of!! What more can a Mom want for her B-earth-Day? Thank you!! Love, Mom

10:37 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I saw a variation on this from my SIL. One of the other sisters was turning 30, so she got a "you're turning 30" card every day for a month! (the month leading up to her birthday)

10:40 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

hehe. i always buy my bro those pennies. gotta love cheap gifts ;)

10:42 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

That is so awesome!!!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

What a cool idea! Maybe I'll send my mom on a scavenger hunt for her birthday. Happy Birthday Mom of Bezzie!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Cool idea - is there a reason why the Liberty Bell stamps are upside down?

12:11 PM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

What a lovely idea....that is so thoughtful.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

Holey Moley! You weren't kidding about the size of that cat.

Happy Birthday BezMom!

Great idea Bezzie, way more creative than what we just did for my Ma's.

1:22 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Great Idea! I did that to my husband once - but postage was alot less.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Email Me said...

That is briallant! MIL birthday is in September and she is 60. I am trying to think of different things for b-day and she loves cards. Except to the UK that would cost too much money. Hmm, maybe postcards.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

You're so creative. What a great idea!

Still waiting for the book that consolidates all of your fabulous ideas into one handy reference!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Happy Birthday Bezzie's Mom!!! Cool Idea there! :)

4:26 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

That is hilarious! Great idea!

Wow, that cat is...bodacious.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Rosi G. said...

Stop playing! That's not your sister that's you.

That is the most original birthday idea I've ever seen. Nice going! You're damn creative!

6:19 PM  
Blogger janna said...

That is absolutely hilarious! What a great idea! (Love those upside down stamps, too.)

6:33 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

How fun are you!! HOpe your mom has a great birthday!!

8:48 PM  
Blogger AR said...

How fun!! Happy B-day to your Mom. :)

10:10 PM  
Anonymous birdie said...

Mom didn't even need my help figuring out the puzzle. Haha! She may be 50, but she's still smart as a whip. Hahaha! I don't know how the cake I made her will taste...but I told you about that in my last email to you at work.
Anyway, this was a pretty awesome idea. I just wish I could have watched Mom put out all the cards and figure it out.

PS. Oh my god! I look just like you!! And we share the same initials. Wait, are we the same person? Hahah! ;P

10:27 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Happy Birthday to Bezzie Mama!

I'm her peer too!

11:46 PM  
Blogger April said...

I am so so stealing that idea, it's capital F Fantastic.

Happy Birthday, Bezzie's Mom!

11:52 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Late to the party as usual, but happy birthday Bezzie's mom!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Mikaela said...

That is so fun! Happy birthday, momma :)

10:04 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I love the card idea...awesome!!!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

What a cool birthday gift/s!

10:05 AM  

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