Since we had to work on the 4th of July the folks in the art department thought we should have our own little celebration and organized a little potluck. I offered to provide corn on the cob fresh from the local farmer's market and beer-bolied Nathan's Famous hot dogs with a full array of condiments. I ended up making a batch of salsa because I couldn't resist the beautiful fresh tomatoes at the farmer's market.
I was up a little after 4 am so I could get over to the stage at 5. I squeezed in a run around the LSU Lakes and was racing around like a crazy person trying to get everything done.
When I got to the office and saw red, white and blue decorations everywhere I of course just thought it was for the party. For some reason, the pin-the-tail-on the "Jonicorn" didn't strike me as odd or out of place.
And then in came the cake, (another amazing creation by Skye) and festive Unicorn horns (hand-made and fabulous) and candles (I didn't really need to see the "46" lit up, thank you Cindy) and the Happy Birthday song.
I was really surprised.
I thought that my birthday on Sunday was going to slide by unnoticed because everyone would be celebrating the country's birthday. Oh well wishful thinking.
A big thank you to all who had a hand in the wily deception and wonderful celebration.
Enough with the Unicorns Already.....
When I was 15 my family went on a road-trip across the country. I found this kitschy pig souvenir that I thought was pretty cool and after that everyone thought that I collected piggies and I ended up with a collection of tacky pigs.
30 years later the little piggy has transformed into a unicorn.
I suppose I was asking for it.....
The party decor was ridiculously and perfectly over the top.