Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Shawny Gras!

Happy Mardi Shawny Gras!

You may be asking yourself "What is Shawny Gras?".

I'm happy to explain.  Shawny Gras is that special few days every year when people all over the world in my house, celebrate life, happiness, and the birth of Shawn. I know it would probably make more sense to spell it Shawni Gras. But it's my blog. So I can do what I want. Neener, neener.

You see, today is my birthday. But it will be celebrated more than just today. It will be celebrated all week, until Saturday or until Kristi gets tired of me saying "Do I have to (insert household chore here)? It's my birthday week."

I realize this particular blog entry may seem very shallow and self focused. You know, because it draws attention to the fact that today is my birthday.  But that's not my intention. I think Shawny Gras should be celebrated by all.

Shawny Gras is lot different than Mardi Gras. Shawny Gras celebrations do not include parades (yet). It does not usually involve anyone in costumes. And no one is exchanging anything for beads. You see, there are plenty of activities everyone can do between now and the end of the week to celebrate life with me. Here are just a few examples....

 1.  Eat some cake!

  2.  Enjoy a project or hobby
3. Clown Around. Have fun. Why so serious?

4. Play a game.

5. Enjoy a rocking haircut and get dressed up in your casual wear...

...or formal wear
Class of '93.

6.) Get together with friends for lots of chuckles and belly laughs
7.) Take your significant other out for a night on the town.

As evidenced here, Shawny Gras is an all inclusive celebration. Its not just about me.
I encourage you to pick one or multiple of this options and have a blast this week.

But for now, if you'll excuse me... I'm got some celebrating to do.
Happy Shawny Gras and... 
Peace Out!!


  1. Happy birthweek! 1986 is the best picture ever.

  2. Thanks! I call those the Chunk years. I mean Chunk as in the Goonies character, not chunk as in overweight. I'm still living in those years.