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Our Hooptacular Backyard Birthday Bash (with alternate endings)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today is my 45th birthday (yesterday, by the time I post this). Audrey and I wanted to tape a hooptacular dance number, but it wouldn’t stop raining. We finally gave up on the rain going away, set up Audrey’s Flip camcorder under an umbrella and hooped in the rain. What you see is unscripted, unchoreographed hooptacularness, with alternate endings. And that audio that sounds like static? It’s rain falling on the umbrella...

45--I’m loving that number. It’s right in the middle of so much possibility. The middle is often a fun place to be. You never know what’s coming next. Could be crisis or a storm. But, it could also be a joyful surprise. I like stumbling upon those. And “Dancing Queen” is my song! Guilty pleasure? Perhaps, but it makes me ridiculously happy EVERY time I hear it. I’m not sure why. I was nine when it debuted. Maybe I remember singing along with my cousins, using Love’s Baby Soft bottles as microphones. Maybe it reminds me of the flashmob I did with some of my besties. I don’t know, but it has become my personal theme song. And Audrey loves it too--well, she loves the Mamma Mia soundtrack version, so that’s what we used. Dancing Queen, hoops, spectacular wigs, disco ball earrings and the world’s best daughter being silly with you? Best birthday, ever. Hoopy 45 to me, indeed. I’m a blessed gal.

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MARKATSPARK 2/10/2016 5:50PM


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LEAN-N-LEXY 6/10/2012 11:24AM

    ABBA makes me ridiculously happy when I hear it too. Looks like a wonderfully fun celebration spontaneity.

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GARDENQE2 4/27/2012 6:44PM

    TEE! HEE!!!!
I loved the squishy sound of your feet on the wet grass...surrounded by so much green, I wonder if you live in the Emerald City???

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WINNIE1978 4/15/2012 6:56PM

    Looks like a fun way to turn 45! emoticon

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DENISEFULLER 4/15/2012 1:12AM

    Hey, can you come and do my birthday for me? It makes me so happy to see you and your daughter having so much fun!

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MICHERU 4/6/2012 3:59PM

    Happy Birthday!

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MARYELLEN301 4/5/2012 12:11PM

    Happy birthday!! You gals are CRAZY!!! And I mean that in a fun way!!

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    Happy Belated Birthday!

You two are awesome!


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GRACEISENUF 3/30/2012 4:40PM

    emoticon Best Queen vote... you two have to share the crown okay?

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_RAMONA 3/30/2012 4:26PM

    Happy Belated Birthday (health issues have kept me away)... and you are awesome, you know that? You never fail to inspire me to do just a littel better on any given day! Thank you!

(and you make me laugh... always with sheer joy at the possibilities... I think you have never been anything BUT in the middle of possibilities, LOL!)

{{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/30/2012 2:47PM

    Thanks for the giggle! And Happy Belated 45th Birthday Dancing Queen!!!!

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I often wondered what your neighbors thought as they are peeking out of their curtains and blinds. LOL!!! Awesome...... love that you can incorporate fun into all of your workouts. Keeps ya young!

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35ANGELS 3/30/2012 1:29PM

    Happy belated Birthday. You are such a cool mom....can you adopt me? lol

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REEBADABEEBOOS 3/29/2012 10:25AM

    Oh oh oh! I hadn't seen this video OR known it was your birthday!

I love the scrunchies on your wrists and Adurey's Girl Scout vest! I also giggled every time you said "45"!


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RUNNER12COM 3/28/2012 11:17PM

    I love everything about this. I watched the whole thing with a big ol' goofy grin on my face!


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CHITO2 3/28/2012 9:33PM


Happy Belated Birthday!!..............This video is so cute I love it !! You have such a great sense of humor !!! You are such a......

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MOMMA_O 3/28/2012 2:30PM

    Looks like a really fun way to spend a birthday! Hope it was as much fun as it looked!.

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ANIMAL_L0VER 3/28/2012 10:23AM

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! This was such a fun video!

BTW, I wish I had cool neighbors like you! You could put confetti in my yard anytime! :o)

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JENNY712 3/28/2012 2:14AM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYFULMN 3/28/2012 12:34AM

    Happy year 45! I loved the video and the very end was fun too. emoticon

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INFLATED 3/27/2012 11:02PM

    Dame Edna Everage look alike? I had a fourth-grade teacher that had blue hair and the black framed glasses. She was a sweet lady, but I shocked the first time I saw blue hair. Audrey has her look down as well. Happy belated 45th Birthday and may there be many, many more.

I love how you interact with your daughter. My Mom was always petite and bought an outfit for me when I was wearing a size 20. She put it on and stuffed it and came out of the bathroom and modeled it for me. I laughed and laughed at how she looked in my dress.

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LISALGB 3/27/2012 10:39PM

    You go girl!! 45 is a great number!
Happy Birthday!!

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SUNNY742 3/27/2012 9:57PM

  Hope you your birthday was a happy one all day. No aches and pains from the dance. Your my kind of people. emoticon

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SAINTJAY 3/27/2012 8:57PM

    I think I love you both.

Happy happy birthday!

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MINKYMO 3/27/2012 7:11PM

  Happy Birthday !! emoticon

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BANDMOM2012 3/27/2012 4:06PM

    Too Cute! Happy Birthday!

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DONNA2238 3/27/2012 1:33PM

    Seriously...WHAT do you use on your skin??? I am so envious of your face...haha! Don't hear that every day...maybe you do:0)'ve inspired me to buy a hoola hoop!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 3/27/2012 12:28PM

    Happy belated birthday! Your view on life and aging will keep you young in heart (and body). Loved the video! emoticon emoticon

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SJKENT1 3/27/2012 10:28AM

    oh yeah....

Happy Birthday!!

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SJKENT1 3/27/2012 10:27AM

    You are amazing!! Seriously, I am laughing with tears. I want to be your friend and be goofy --- oops I mean talented like you.

Ok... so I have now joined the Hooper group and need to get me a hoop. I never could do it as a kid... but I am gonna give it a try.

You are my inspiration!!!

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CINDYBEL 3/27/2012 10:02AM

    Happy birthday!!! Watching your video's make my day. emoticon

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DRAGONFLY02 3/27/2012 8:58AM

    Oh my gosh, I'm trying hard to not laugh out loud at work (yes....we can't laugh loudly or it makes people talk). I love how the dog just wanders through the scene ever so often, that is hilarious. Anyway, thanks for the laugh and Happy 17th....I mean 45th Birthday!

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JLEMUS1 3/27/2012 8:22AM

    Happy Birthday!!! Your too emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAMARIS135 3/27/2012 1:22AM

    Oh how fun! you guys certainly weren't going to let the rain spoil your fun!! Happy belated birthday! thank you for sharing your wonderful video! and I love the ending you guys are so funny.

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PENGUINGODDESS 3/27/2012 12:49AM

    Ooo I'm kinda late but HOOPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I'm so glad it was a great day for you! I love the costumes, so awesome! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon

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DOLLYHOLLY 3/26/2012 10:00PM

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LOVE your video blogs! You're so funny. I still say you can get a gig on tv like Ellen. Your daughter's a cutie too.

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GREENMAN71 3/26/2012 7:22PM

    Best. Video. Ever. (You know I'm a sucker for backyard family hooping!) I think 'Dancing Queen' is laced with something - always makes me happy too! Happy birthday! Great job rocking the purple wig - maybe for my 30th day.... emoticon

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TERRRI 3/26/2012 6:48PM

    Walking/dancing and hula hooping at the same time! Great job!

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    Happy belated birthday rock!

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JANWHOSOEVER 3/26/2012 6:00PM

    You rock. Happy birthday!

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ELAMAY4 3/26/2012 5:49PM

    love it! makes me want to go out dancing!! emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 3/26/2012 5:31PM

    Absolutely brilliant! What a great way to celebrate your fort-fiveness.

I'm going to be 45 in just a couple of weeks but I can't see myself having anything like the amount of fun (or exercising anything like your skill level either!) that you did.

I loved the way your dog wandered by so nonchalantly, as if this happens every day!

Thanks so much for sharing - and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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BACKATITAMY 3/26/2012 5:10PM

  Happy belated birthday :)

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RSANDBERG 3/26/2012 4:57PM

    Happy Birthday and you are hilarious!!!!!!!!! Thanks for celebrating with all of us with your amazing hoola hoop dance. You are one talented lady who definitely knows how to have fun.

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JELLYBELLY221 3/26/2012 3:15PM

    A very upbeat message. Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon

What a fun Birthday you had!

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MARELLAJ 3/26/2012 3:13PM

    Hilarious! I admire people who like to have fun!!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 3/26/2012 3:11PM

    So many things about that vlog that I love! The music, the hooping, the chicks, the wigs, the disco ball earrings, the hound, the rain, the confetti... is it me or are you getting smaller with each vlog?

Way to hoop it up!!!
Happy Birthday!

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    Wow, just awesome! You rock the hula hoop! Happy belated birthday! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 3/26/2012 12:53PM

    Happy Birthday!!! Way to go dancing/hooping in the rain!!! emoticon

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