Happy birthday to… ME!

Yes, today is my birthday. I have been feeling like Bryan, who celebrates for an entire month when his birthday rolls around – seeing as it’s been a week full of festivities already. But SCREW THAT, we needed something OFFICIAL to cap it off, right? So the crew took me out for yummy German food last night, the best in the WORLD (besides my mom’s, of course), and then we were off on the hunt for Fat Tuesday 190 Octane frozen drinks.

When I was in college, we used to frequent the Fat Tuesday and I would nearly orgasm in joy over the COMPLETE WALL of frozen drink machines. I get a little tear in the corner of my just thinking about it. Pssst. Have I mentioned it is one of my major goals in life to have a commercial grade frozen drink maker out in the garage, running at all times, ready to pour my perfectly frozen and perfectly mixed frozen drinks at a moment’s notice? IT WILL HAPPEN.

But until then, I will have to settle for tracking down Fat Tuesday franchises that have a few of those lovely Fat Tuesday machines, and there just happens to be one in downtown Denver.

Ahh. Bliss. So what if an alcoholic drink can make me sublimely happy on my birthday?

Clearly, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

(More photos from the birthday celebrations are in my Flickrstream.)

This article has 44 comments

  1. Sizzle

    Happy! Happy! Happy! Birthday to you!

    Don’t give yourself brain freeze. 😉

  2. Catherine

    Happy Birthday Aimee!

  3. zenrain

    Happy birthday!!! Love you!!! Mar

  4. Lara


    oh, what? it’s not a surprise party? damn, i’m always off on these things.

    well, happy birthday anyway. 🙂

  5. sambycat

    happy bday! eat german chocolate cake!!!!

  6. Holly

    well, happy birthday then! mmmm, frozen drinks…. mmmmm. I got this one frozen treat at Boston Pizza that tasted just like a Rocket Popsicle. Dang thing wasn’t on the menu last time. 🙁

    let me know when you get that blender in your garage. I’m going on road trip!

  7. Angella

    Happy Birthday!!

  8. Mamma

    Happy Birthday Girl!!

    Mmmm. Frozen drinks. I personally think I could drink pina coladas for the rest of my life.

  9. Sassy

    Happy birthday!! To you!! And to me!!! And frozen drinks to everybody!!!

  10. Franklin5

    Honestly? I have NOT been feeling all that peppy about turning thirty-eight in a couple of weeks.

    But now I’ve got a infusion of optimism, and a mission: MUST FIND FAT TUESDAY DRINK MACHINES.

    Happy birthday! Glad it was a festive one.

  11. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Thanks everyone!!! :))

    And Mamma, I always drink Pina Coladas in Mexico. YUM.

  12. Kathy

    Happy Birthday, Aimee!

  13. Alison

    Happy Birthday!

  14. Nat

    Happy Birthday!

  15. amy t sharp

    Happy day gal!

  16. merrymishaps

    Happy Birthday!
    I love that photo of you 🙂

    I also love frozen drinks. And I make a mean margarita. Keep that in mind next time you’re in my ‘hood …

  17. Melissa

    YAY! Happy birthday to You! Hope it was great. And I have no idea what those drink thingies are, but I now want one.

  18. Karen

    Happy Birthday!

  19. Mrs. Chicken

    Happy happy day to you, friend!

  20. imaginary binky

    First, Happy Birthday!

    Second, Cafe Berlin is the best EVER. I lived near the first location, and we would laugh over the giant beer mugs that people had to hold with two hands. If Phil had one, he would leave the restaurant stumbling. The food. Oh, man. Mmm.

  21. bodean

    that photo of Declan is hilarious.

  22. carrie

    Can I come over when you get that frosty drink making machine? Pleeeeeze?

    Happy Birthday to YOU! ENJOY!

  23. Tree

    Happy Birthday!

    BTW, your hair looks FABULOUS!

  24. Steph

    Happy Birthday! That drink looks yummmy !!!!!

  25. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    More thanks! You all are so awesome!

  26. June

    Happy birthday…and by the way, the new hair-do is still looking great!

  27. Sue at nobaddays

    Happy birthday from us here at casa nobaddays 😉

  28. Tisha

    Happy Birthday Aimee! I was a 7-11 Slurpee addict myself when I was younger… well I probably still would be if we had any in Wisconsin.

  29. Ashmystir

    Happy birthday lady!

    Yeah Sizzle is right…that stuff can give you a brain freeze if you’re not careful.


  30. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Tisha – that is probably where it started! My Oma lived around the corner from 7-11!

    And continued thanks, everyone!

  31. Ali

    happy birthday 🙂

  32. MB

    Happy Birthday, girl. Those drinks give me heartburn but I love ’em!

  33. Kelly O

    Happy birthday, dude!

  34. Mary Beth

    Happy Birthday – hope your day is fantastic!

  35. Builder Mama

    Happy Birthday! (Albeit late…)

    And when you get one of those frozen drink machines, I am so totally coming to visit. Or live with you. Is that OK?

  36. painted maypole

    happy day! so glad you were born!

  37. Fi

    Ok, a bit late, but…


    38 is so much better than 37 🙂

  38. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

    Happy (late) birthday!!

  39. Andie

    Happy Birthday!

    and those daiquiri places are a dime a dozen here in NOLA. Maybe you should come visit. 😉

  40. Nadine

    Happy belated birthday!

  41. Liz

    it is getting to be margarita weather, I’m thirsty!

  42. tiddleywink

    Happy belated birthday, and WHERE is there a Fat Tuesday’s in Denver?! I thought I had to go to Vegas for those.

  43. Catherine

    Happy belated birthday!!

  44. nutmeg

    How could I have missed your birthday!? I’ve been so wrapped up in hell… Tonight I’m doing three or four shots in your name! Maybe some fruity Southern Comfort.;)

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