Do You Know What Today Is?

It’s Rachel’s Table‘s birthday!

Rachel is a fellow blogger I’m lucky enough to call a real-life friend, though we met through the magical blogosphere.

First meeting.

First meeting.

Second meeting.

Second meeting.

Third meeting. Toldja.

Third meeting. What can I say? She makes me feel all warm and Instagram-y inside.

Back in April, when I celebrated my 31st 21st birthday, Rachel gathered a bunch of bloggy friends to write haikus for me.

Dear Rachey-Poo Head,

That was the Best. Present. Ever.

Chocolate bacon.

I’m sorry. I don’t know where the “chocolate bacon” came from.

Yes I do. And I know where it's going.

Yes I do. And I know where it’s going.

I think about Rachel all the time.

I thought of Rachel when I texted my hub, Peppermeister, about Monday night’s dinner:


I thought of Rachel when I made last night’s dinner, and Peppermeister left me a bowl of his mysterious homegrown peppers. Surely I couldn’t put any in the bacon turkey meatloaf without trying them first?


Speaking of.

I’m not sure your present has arrived, Rache, so spoiler alert: It’s to recognize your Peppermeister Roulette (hot pepper tasting) victory against the man himself:

I might be sleeping on the couch tonight. Care to join me, Rachey-Poo?

I might be sleeping on the couch tonight. Care to join me, Rachey-Poo?

In all seriousness, Rachel is one of those undeniably special people who is not only talented, beautiful and clever, but always knows just what to say to let you know she’s there for you, and she gets it she’ll totally hook you up with the Amish bacon. I hope you’ll join me in wishing her a VERY happy birthday!

If you had to wear someone’s face on your chest, whose would it be (besides Rachel’s) and why? (Bet you didn’t think you’d be answering that question today.)



80 responses to “Do You Know What Today Is?

  1. Doğum Günün Kutlu Olsun to you then Rachel…!
    That’s just Turkish for Happy birthday 🙂

  2. Rachel (yeah, that’s right),
    Happy birthday to you! I remember when we first met around an organic, fair trade and local (don’t even argue) poutine with polar bear meat. To me, it was one=ab at first sight.

    Wishing you a glorious day.
    Le Clown

  3. Happy B-Day Rachel. Hope there are just the right number of peppers on your cake.

  4. Happy Birthday Rachel!

    As for who’s face? Either Kristin Chenowith or Jenna Bush. They both bug the hell outta me so I think it’ll be fun to get shit all over their faces like grease spatters and sauce moustaches.

  5. Did your second meeting take place at a nuclear reactor facility?

    It’s Lance Armstrong’s birthday, too! Ohh boy. Maybe I shouldn’t have brought him up. Hokay, how about James Gandolfini? It’s his birthday too, yeah! Oh…wait…early demise. I’m going to stop right now. Habby birfday. *Hic.*

    I have a Charles Bukowski t-shirt for real. I wore it while walking around Disneyworld to be CONTRARIAN. A woman walked up and had her picture taken next to me because her last name was actually Bukowski.

    Do you know anyone in Seaside? That poor boardwalk. It’s like they’re being punished but I can’t connect the sin.

  6. This post deserves a haiku…

    Happy Birthday, Rache!
    Like bacon pepper cupcakes
    Spicy, sweet — that’s you.

  7. Hugo would like both you and Rachel to be his concubines. I can’t think of a better birthday gift.

  8. Happy birthday to Rachel! It’s my birthday too, so happy birthday Vanessa too! 🙂 I won’t say anything obvious like all the best people have their birthdays today – some things don’t need to be said, they are just known. Do I get some chocolate bacon too?

  9. Oh Jules, you are the best bloggy/real-life friend a girl could ever dream or wish for! I thought this was especially true when I received my apron last night with this note:

    Dear Rachey-Poo, Happy birthday,friend; Cook in this and nothing else, but please be careful. Love, Jules

    (I’ll be very careful)

    Thank you so much for thinking of me today (and every day)!!

    A haiku:

    I’ve weaseled my way
    Into your heart and blog posts
    Now to steal the dog

    • R-r-rachey Poo! I knew you were after my little dog, too. (Side note: The vet just called with the blood/stool test results from his annual visit, and he is one healthy pupster. Yay! Happy birthday to… you!)

      I can’t wait to add more photos to our Instagram Installment.

  10. Happy birthday Rachel! Wishing you a year where you receive all of the bacon chocolate. ALL OF IT. Because, really, it deserves to be with someone as wonderful as you.

  11. Well, I guess she’s OK and all. For a locavore. 😉

    Happy Birthday to your bloggy bestie! I have had the privilege of spending time with both of you together in the same room WITH Uncle Jesse . . . and bacon. So, pretty much, I win! 🙂

  12. I would get Rachel’s husband’s face to remind me every day of the one who came before me and stole my true love away

  13. I’m totally into that Thor actor’s face on my chest but I mean his REAL face. He can put it elsewhere, too.


  14. Happy Birthday, Rache! May all of your food snob wishes come true. 🙂 Love, The Baroness

  15. Happy Birthday Rachel! Or, as one of my ticky tacky friends likes to say, happy anniversary of the day you came out of your mother’s vagina! Cuz I’m classy like that.

    And whose face would I have on my chest? George Lucas. Duh. But only if it was like, for reals. Everyone needs a bosom for a pillow. Even George Lucas.

  16. Happy birthday, Rachel! Yay, you for being such a great blog-friend, Jules!

  17. Feliz Cumpleanos, Rachel!!! Hope you have a fabulous day! 🙂

  18. Happy birthday Rache
    And I think that I would wear
    Martin on my chest.

  19. Happy birthday Rachel!! I have wanted to try that chocolate EVERY TIME I see it at Whole Foods for the longest time. I had a bad bacon + ice cream experience so I have postponed, but you have me thinking it is worth a shot now . ..

  20. I REALLY REALLY want chocolate bacon now

  21. Well that’s just an impossible question!

    Love when you talk about Rachel. It’s so cool to see online friendship that works in person too.

  22. Happy, happy birdday, Miss Rachel! I love how Jules and B-man coordinated their tributes with him running that picture of you as a teenage jazz dancer – fabulous!

  23. Happy belated birthday, Rachel. I’m new to Jules’s blog, so am happy that this is my first post here. Now where is my funny bone when I need it. I know it’s somewhere in here. *digs through purse*

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  25. This PG rated blog precludes me from sharing my comment about the pleasant thoughts I’ll have of you two sleeping on the couch together (think tickle fight) while PM is in his bed alone popping peppers and watching the Three Stooges in peace, so I’ll just say hello. Hello, ladies.

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