Thursday, February 12, 2009


Inspired by my sister and an absolutely HILARIOUS 1970's picture of my ZZ top goatee clad brother-in-law in a pukey orange terrycloth bathrobe standing in front of a portrait screen (hopefully I can post it sometime)...I started making funny retro birthday cards for members of my family. For my nephew's upcoming 15th birthday I sent/am sending the picture on the left with the caption on the front "Matt suddenly felt self conscious that his shorts were much longer than every one else's" and on the inside "Happy Birthday to someone with a keen sense of fashion."

My brother, Matt (the father of above mentioned nephew), is the one in the hat on the right. He just had a birthday in January and turned 44. For Matt's birthday his kids bought him work-out clothes because he is on a kick to get in shape. The shorts they bought him were these crazy gangsta-length shorts that my brother is self conscious of. Matt said they were like a skort on him. So I dug up this crazy 1980's picture of Matt as a joke for my nephew.

This picture is of my Dad and us three kids from the early 70's. I think it is really funny because my brother and sister look so freaking surly and we are at Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth. So I scanned in the picture, matted it and added the caption "Carl and his kids were having the time of their lives" to the front. Inside I wrote "Happy Birthday to someone who always knows how to have fun."

This one is for my brother-in-law's birthday in another few days. Hopefully he isn't reading this blog, or the surprise is ruined.

In other news, I have spent the afternoon polishing my resume'. Let me just give some advice. DO NOT sit and work on your resume' the day that you have your Valentine's parties at school. I am so jagged up on Valentine's candy that I have sat here and mindlessly consumed, I don't think I'll eat dinner tonight. Or sleep.


lola said...

I LOVE the pictures and will try to get M to scan the 'Mark as a bathrobe model' pic. BTW Conno is turning 16. I know it's scary, but M is right around the corner!
I'm trying this again in hopes that a new computer will let me leave comments.

Susan said...

Cute! What a great idea, thanks for sharing!!