If it can’t be good, at least make it punny.

June 17, 2011


Ron Royuk celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday, and his family threw him a surprise party that was very fun. I stink at buying presents, but I do like bad jokes, so:

Get it?

I think the only other appropriately funny thing I ever did was for Stephannie’s 40th birthday, I bought a “Happy 80th” card and ripped it in half.

Seriously, that’s it. If you have ever received a present or card from me and wondered, “Was she even trying?”, the answer is probably no. Gift giving: It ain’t my love language, man.

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10 Responses to “If it can’t be good, at least make it punny.”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I love it! I would much rather have a gift like that than something that I have to dust or move around the world.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I sent him a balloon bouquet. He called to thank me. He said it would keep the grandkids occupied for a long time. I said “You’re welcome.” 🙂


    • Peggy Said on:

      Did you send 70?


      • Brad Said on:

        When I asked on the phone if they sold balloons, the first thing the lady said was that they didn’t have a lot of them. I think she’s used to people calling about weddings and proms and such. I just sent whatever she told me to. I think it was seven.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Excellent! We’ve got two surprise 50th birthday parties in the next week. I’ve only got sympathy cards on hand. That’ll do.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Are you kidding me Lauren? That is an AWESOME gift!

    I hope you don’t mind if I borrow the idea.


  5. Ron Royuk Said on:

    I decided that it was time to get out of bed and see what’s going on in the world. Please disregard the time of day….you’ll all be 70 some day, God-willing! I love the “Seven-Teas”….and the real proof will be in the sipping! Thanks for the unique gift and all the well wishes from everyone! Love, Dad Royuk


  6. Amy Said on:

    😀 thats… the best thing ever hahaahaha!!


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