Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Justa Thrifty Birthday

Well it’s here. The day you’ve been waiting for all week…my BIRTHDAY! Have I talked about it enough yet? ;) Thing is, I firmly believe, especially as we get…ahem…older, that we shouldn't ignore birthdays. We should celebrate them and enjoy and take advantage of a day that can be all about what YOU want to do. Or in this case…me.

All that being said I really don’t run around all week with arms flailing telling everyone it’s my birthday. I save that for you all here on the blog. ;)

Blogging has been a blessing in my life for more reasons than I can count, but one of the biggies right up there at the top is my friend Chris. She’s truly a best friend now – I have a few of them and they all come from different times of my life. This girl is from this “season.” Otherwise known as the OLD season.

She’s a blogger, teacher, momma, wife and to top it all off, an amazing decorator. I want to move in to her house:

white house black shutters

Amazing right? I know.

This bathroom is one of my favorites: black vanity bathroom

And of course her daughter’s room is so fun and sweet:

blue and pink girls room

The thing is, we have the same birthday. Sisters from another mother, in so many ways! But she’s 40 today (choke, gah, cough) and I’m only 38. Don’t worry Justa, age ain’t nothin’ but a number. As far as you know.

So today, just like last year, we celebrate by sharing how weird, yet boring we are:

Sarah Chris bday party

Seriously, it took us like two months to come up with ten (somewhat interesting) things about ourselves. Coming up with ten last year hurt our brains so doing it again was nearly impossible.

The whole somewhat interesting part is relative, but we did come up with some. This year they’re true/false so even easier! We aim to please.

The person who gets the most/all right wins $100 to Tarjay from us:

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I know…lots of giveaways on the blog this week. It’s my birthday so I can.

Just answer these five questions here and then visit her place and answer five more. We’ll pick a winner at the end of the week. Here’s the details:

Take the quiz here (remember your score!)
Take the other half of the quiz at Justa’s site here.
When you finish with her quiz, leave your score (out of 10) in the comments section of her blog. That will count as your entry for the giveaway.

Have fun and be sure to tell Chris hi for me! And remind her how old she is while you’re at it.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes all week, I really do appreciate it. You guys are so wonderful!

182 comments:

  1. 6 out of 10. Not too shabby! Thank for the giveaway!

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  2. Clearly, I don't really know either of you, but I love both of your blogs. I only scored 5 out of 10!
    bertied at svmic dot com

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  3. I got 8 out of 10!! I'm probably not able to win though seeing as we're family! Happy Birthday!!

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  4. Only 4 out of 10. I obviously don't know either of you at all! But I had fun with the quiz. Such a cute idea. Happy Birthday to you both!
    jenx95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. 8 out of 10! So much fun ladies! Thanks! steph (dot) caldwell (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. My birthday too! Happy birthday to us!! :)

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  7. 5 out of 10...that's not great. I do love Scandal though...bonus points for that? :)

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  8. I thought I recognized those rooms! I had followed Chris for awhile....and then? Chris is from my neck of the woods! I am a Michigander (Northern MI) so I was drawn by that also. Happy Birthday to both of you "girls". I'll have to pop over and see what is new with Chris :)

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  9. I got 5 out of 10, apparently I know Chris better than Sarah.

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  10. 7 out of 10, and the theme was so clean like a glass table tops.

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  11. 7 out of 10. I was 5 for 5 before I ran over to Chris' blog!! Well happy birthday to the both of you. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. Happy Birthday, Sarah! Hmm only 5 out of 10 and some answers I knew but wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. Ha ha! Oh well! Enjoy your birthday week!

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  13. Happy Birthday to you both! Both your blogs are on my favorites list:) I can't believe I only got 6/10 between you both! Oh well, have a great day:)

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  14. Happy Birthday to both of you! I only got a measly 4 out of 10 right even though I am a faithful blog follower of both of you. I guess my "retaining" skills are lapsing in MY old age of 37 ;)

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  15. Ouch! 5 out of 10.
    Happy birthday to both of you ladies!

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  16. 6 out of 10. Love you both, have a wonderful day!! Can't wait to hear the real answers. I have a deep aversion to the color purple too and have no idea why. And my daughter wants a purple room. Help me.

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  17. Happy birthday again! Only got 5/10 :-(

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  18. Happy Birthday! I got 8 out of 10!

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  19. Happy Birthday... 6 out of 10!

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  20. I got 6 out of 10! Excited about the giveaway-crossing my fingers! Happy Birthday to you guys!

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  21. Happy Birthday to both of you lovelies!! I scored 4/10...booo :(

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  22. 2 out of 10! It's a good thing I don't gamble! :)

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  23. 6 out of 10. Not too bad! Happy Birthday!

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  25. 8 out of 10! I'm one of those brats at school that never studied, but could guess great! :) Happy Birthday!

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  26. I got 9/10. A perfect score on Justa's site, but I read your blog daily. Happy Birthday to You! Enjoy the day. Your birthday is an easy one to remember since it is the same as my sisters.

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  27. I had no idea you girls were be sties! Two of my favorite bloggers! I love her house and how down to earth she seems, I guess I like her for the same reason I like you! I hope you have an awesome b-day and girl enjoy those last 2 years I don't care what anyone says turning 40 is hard! (:

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  28. Happy Birthday to you!!! I got 5 out 10.

    Michelle Wright
    dn91191@yahoo.com

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  29. I only missed one...yay!

    Happy Birthday, ladies!
    Sherri Smith

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  30. Happy Birthday. I am clearly too old to remember subtleties, since I only scored 5/10.

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  31. 6 of 10...still learning about you both! Happy Birthday!

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  32. 6 out of 10! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy birthday!!!

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  33. Happy Birthday!!! I got a 100% on your quiz, and an 80% on Chris' quiz. Hope your day is fantastic!

    katieohning (at) yahoo . com

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  34. Happy Birthday! My final score was 4/10 - don't hold it against me!

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  35. Whoo-hoo - 6 out of 10. I think that's better than last year! Love your blog!!

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  36. 7 out of 10. Not too shabby. Happy birthday, girls!

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  37. Happy Birthday Sarah! Today is one of my favorite days of the year as it's my daughter's birthday as well! I hope you have a fabulous day today and all week long!

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  38. Happy Birthday1 6 out of 10! Not too bad!

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  39. Omg 8 out of 10 and totally guessed every one! Love your blog btw and Happy Birthday!
    mrclrosado@hotmail.com

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  40. As if taking Chris's part and getting only 2 of 5 correct wasn't humiliating enough, when I took yours I got only 1 correct.

    Happy Birthday, and I love your home.

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  41. Wow! 2 out of 10!! Can you tell I'm a new reader? But that doesn't change the fact that I love your blogs. You gals have so many wonderful ideas and great tastes.

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  42. I got a 4/10 -- I feel so bad! But such a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Eh I feel like I should have done better LOL I got 6

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  44. 40% right...hmmmm, good thing this is not a *real* test...I'd fail ;)

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  45. I got 3 out of 10. :( I swear I read your blog. I don't know what happened.

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  46. Too funny. I'll be 38 this year, too. Man, how did that happen!? Happy birthday!!!! Oh, and by the way, the exterior of her house is what dreams are made of. Drooling.

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  47. I got 6/10. That doesn't count as a D does it? Happy birthday!

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  48. 6 of 10.
    Happy Birthday, GFs!! Hoping ALL your Birthday Wishes come TRUE!!!

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  49. Bah, only 6 out of 10! I was guessing on nearly all of them though so I am happy with that! :)

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  50. I got 7 out of 10...not too shabby for not knowing most of her questions! Happy Birthday!!

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  51. I scored 7/10 which I think is pretty good!
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  52. I only got 2 out of 10. :/ i'm new though and have a terrible memory. but I LOVE birthdays! and mine is next Saturday (the 19th), so I NEED to win this to go birthday shopping, k? ;)

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  53. i scored 5/10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU TWO ang,
    merk underscore doug at alliancecom dot net

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  54. 4 out of 5 80% yay!

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  55. Sadly I only scored 4 out of 10. Lame I know. Happy birthday ladies!!! :)

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  56. Happy Birthday! I only scored 6/10 .

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  57. 0 out of 10--i can't see/access either half of the quiz on my ipad. But you could turn this loser into a winner.

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  58. Only 4 out of 10. Happy birthday Chris and Sarah!

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  59. 6 out of 10! happy birthday!!
    copefamilyfour at yahoo dot com

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  60. Only 2 out of 10. I guess I don't pay very great attention. Hope you both have fantastic birthdays!

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  61. 7 out of 10! Happy Birthday!!!

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  62. Only 3 out of 10...oops! Happy birthday!

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  63. 2 out of 5 :(...oh well, Happy Birthday!!!

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  64. I got 8 out of 10! Yay! Good guessing skills on my part. I should have trusted my gut on the ones on Chris's blog. I would have gotten them all right! Oh well, c'est la vie.

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  65. 4 out of 10, still so much to learn about you two!!

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  66. 4/10! Happy Birthday to both of you!!

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  67. Holla! I got an 8 out of 10! That might mean I am a stalker. Sorry 'bout that! But Happy B-day!!

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  68. 3/10. Oh boy my attempt was lame! Happy Birthday Ladies

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  69. I got a 6 out of 10! happy birthday!!

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  70. 6 out of 10, not so great. Happy Birthday!

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  71. 8 out of 10. Happy Birthday!!

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  72. Happy 38! You are only 5 years ahead of me. ;-)
    I got 5 out of 10 answers right....

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  73. Happy birthday to both of you - though I didn't do so well on your quiz!

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  74. Happy Birthday!!! 7 out of 10!!!

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  75. Happy Birthday, girls!! I only got 4 out of 10 right.

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  76. I only scored 3 out of 10...yikes!

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  77. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU BOTH! LOVE YOU LADIES!! 5/10 Right.

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  78. Happy birthdays! And I only got 4?! :(

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  79. 4 out of 10...what?! I felt I knew you both better:) Happy Birthday to you both...mine was the 8th!

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  80. I got 60 percent right! I tried;) BTW the 40's are the best!!!!!!

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  81. I have that bathroom pinned! I plan to make that shelf with hooks for my bathroom. But I am especially curious about the photos over the toilet because it's my name! What do they say? My dh doesn't use our master bath and I love the look of those photos. Would it be weird to hang my name over my toilet? :-p

    Happy birthdays!

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  82. 8 out of 10 and how fun!!!! happy birthday "twins" <3

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  83. 4/10...darn! Happy Birthday to both of you!! I am working on starting my own DIY/Home Improvement blog and you have been my biggest inspiration!! Thanks for being awesome :)
    caila2788(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. 6/10 . . . . which my 10 year old just reminded me is failing. ;( Extra points for birthday wishes?

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  85. 5/10... I don't know if I have ever failed a test before.... :) hope you both had an extra special day!

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  86. Happy Birthday and obviously I need to get to know both of you better! 3/10. ;-)

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  87. Well, I follow you both, and I totally suck. I got two out of ten right! And I have to admit I didn't even know you were friends. I guess I am a pretty new follower. But you can bet I will remember more next time!

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  88. Happy Birthday you two! 5/10 =/

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  89. Happy Birthday to you both (mine was yesterday)! 6 out of 10

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  90. 1 out of 10.....there must be a special prize for that :(

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  91. Happy birthday to both of you! How fun to share your birthday with a BFF :) I got 6/10.

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  92. Happy Birthday to both of you!!! (5 out of 10)

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  93. what's sad, is that I got 4/10 lol

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  94. Happy birthday to you both!

    I scored 7/10!!

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  95. Happy Birthday!! I posted on her page that I got 6/10. ;)

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  96. 6/10 Not too bad but not so great either. Happy Birthday!!!

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  97. Guess I am in with the majority of readers. 6 out of 10.

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  98. Guess I am in with the majority of readers. 6 out of 10.

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  99. Guess I am in with the majority of readers. 6 out of 10.

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  100. Guess I am in with the majority of readers. 6 out of 10.

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  102. Quiz score 5 out of 10

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  103. 5 out of 10 eep-- but happy birthday!

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  104. 7 out of 10. Happy Birthday ladies! :)

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  105. 40%...sorry! Happy birthday anyway!

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  106. Happy Birthday to both of you!! Thank you for the nice Birthday gift. I would love to win. I got a total of 5 out of 10 correct.

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  107. I got 5 out of 10. It must be so fun to share a birthday with your bestie! Happy Birthday to you both! alice417 (at) aol (dot) com

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  108. I only gor 4 out of 10 ( 2 out of 5 on each blog quiz ) :(

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  109. I only got 4 out of 10 (4 correct on your blog and 0 on hers) :(

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  110. Oh and Happy Birthday to you two!

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  111. 5 out of 10...eeek. :) Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway and the way you brighten my day when reading your posts!

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  112. 5/10. Not bad since I don't know either of you!
    Traci J.

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  113. I'm not taking the quiz since I've only been following since Feb and probably would fail terribly LOL. But I wanted to wish you both a very fabulous Happy Birthday...blogging and cyberland leads us to many wonderful relationships with new friends. Glad you two found each other and I feel the same about some of mine...best thing ever! So celebrate in style & whoop it up a bit!
    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  114. Happy Birthday!! I only got 4 out of 10 :(

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  116. Happy Birthday!! to you two. I am ashamed to share my score but here is goes. It is 2/10. Anyhow.Wishing you both many happy returns of the day.
    syeda
    syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

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  117. It's your birthday(s)!! Happy Day!!! I got 7 of 10 correct. Woot-woot!

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  118. 6 out of 10! Happy birthday!

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  119. Yay, I got 8 out of 10. Happy, Happy Birthday to you both!!

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  120. I got 4 out of ten! Guess it coulda been worse, huh? Happy Birthday!

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  121. I got 4 out of 10. rose_amyd@hotmail.com

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  122. Wow, only 50%. I'm not good at remembering anything :/

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  123. Happy Birthday to you both! I got 7 out of 10!

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  124. 5 out of 10. Sorry new to the blogs. :(

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  125. Happy birthday to you!
    4 out of 5 80%

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  126. score: 7 (several were just lucky guesses)

    Happy Birthday! (My birthday is Oct 9, too!!)

    Ann

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  128. Happy Birthday!!! I got 3 out of 5 or 60%.

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  129. I got 7....Happy Birthday to you both!

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  130. I got 6...Happy day to you both.

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  131. I got a 6. Happy Birthday ladies!!! bethzerbe88one at gmail dot com

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  132. Oh wow, I only got 3 out of 10! :( .. More importantly.... Happy Birthday!!! Sara T goneracing488 at Hotmail dot com

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  133. 80% got 4 out of 5 right! Happy Birthdays!!!

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  134. pamela.luke@dfas.mil didn't do too well; 4 out of 10, but I tried and it was fun! Happy Birthday

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  135. I got 7 out of 10! obrien.rachelmarie@gmail.com :) You ladies are so fun!

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  136. I'm not sure I did it right. It only asked 5 questions and then told me I got a 3 out of 5. Does that count :) ?

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  137. Oh, Happy Birthday! Oops, sorry!!

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  138. Happy, Happy Birthday :) (7 out of 10 was my score).

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  139. 6 out of 10! Happy Birthday to you both!

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  140. 6 out of 10! Happy birthday to both of you!

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  141. 6/10 ouch... Happy Birthday!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  142. 5 of 10 :-( Happy bithday to you both!

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