Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Ten Days of Jeff

Everyone is familiar with the twelve days of Christmas. It's the epic story of someone's true love who decided that Christmas was much too awesome to be contained in one day. They then proceeded to spend 12 days giving gifts that consisted primarily of birds and indentured servants.

The ten days of Jeff are similar in the following ways:
1. They were organized by my true love
2. My birthday, like Christmas, is too epic, it can not be contained. So it spills over into 10 days

The ten days of Jeff are different in the following ways:
1. My true love gave me zero birds
2. My true love gave me zero indentured servants (lords a leaping, drummers drumming, etc.)
3. It only lasted 10 days. She said that's because it is 2010. I'm excited for 2040 when we can have the 40 days and 40 nights of Jeff.

It was a fabulous experience. My true love made me feel very special. The best part is that all of the things she did were much more awesome than what the receiver of the 12 days of Christmas got. The gifts in the 12 days of Christmas were:
12 partridges in 12 pear trees
22 turtle doves
30 french hens
36 calling birds
40 golden rings
42 geese a laying
42 swans a swimming
40 maids a milking
36 ladies dancing
30 lords a leaping
22 pipers piping
12 drummers drumming
I don't know where I'd put all those birds, and I really don't know where I'd put all those people.  Here is what I received (or will receive, because some of these are still in the future) in the 10 days of Jeff (these were not all from my true love, family and friends helped too.  But my true love was the main orchestrator):
7 new books
3 new DVDs
1 jug of chocolate milk
6 reeses peanut butter cups
1 pack of reeses cookies
7 home cooked meals
3 meals at restaurants
2 cakes
4 cupcakes (thanks Kayli)
1 plate of cookies (thanks Cameron)
1 trip to the aquarium in SLC
1 trip to Moab (thanks Jared W)
1 blog post tribute to me
As you can see, my true love made the Ten days of Jeff truly glorious.  She's setting quite a precident.  I hope I can make the ten days of Robyn equally as awesome.

Thank you my true love!  Thank you also to everyone else who helped make my birthday amazing this year.


  1. Your welcome my love! I am so happy you had a good time. Don't forget that the 10 days of Robyn starts in November!

  2. I see you haven't exploded from Pizza Pie Cafe and Tucanos in the same day. That's good.

    Oh, and I never noticed the symmetry in the 12 days of Christmas gifts before until now. I mean it makes sense mathematically, but still it's cool.

    Happy Birthday.

  3. wow. I think my brain exploded when I finally figured out the numbers on your list of the 12 days. My life will never be the same.

  4. I'm glad that you had such a good birthday. I hope the Moab trip is all that you ever hoped it to be. Keep rockin' it. (Oh, and Robyn, thanks for the heads up on your blog that it was mushy. It saved me the trouble of being grossed out.)

  5. Hope you had a very happy birthday!!! And have fun in Moab!!

  6. Happy birthday--just keep celebrating! It makes life fun!

  7. I am glad to see that I could be a part of Jeff Stockett's Big Spectacular.


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