The Anniversary Cake

As probably all of you know, I had a left mastectomy on May 3, 2005 due to breast cancer. On May 3, 2006 this cake was delivered to my door:

Two of my friends, Lisa and Amy (hi guys), sent this to me for an anniversary cheer-me-up. Along with the cake they sent a card. I don’t have it in front of me and am waaay to lazy to go to my room to get it, so I’ll paraphrase:

Thank you for having your boob cut off a year ago so you’re still here for us to send tacky and crass gifts to.

Now some people probably find the whole thing offensive. But if you know anything about me you know this sort of thing appeals to my depraved sense of humor. The poor lady who baked the cake was so worried that it would upset me that I had to go in her shop the next day and assure her I was rather pleased.

And really, how could I argue with what they said in the card? I’m glad I had my boob cut off so I’m still here to receive gifts, tacky, crass or otherwise.

By the way, it was chocolate and one of the best bakery cakes I’ve ever had! I only wished I looked more like the cake – flat stomach, tiny waist, etc. And eating that cake certainly didn’t help my figure any!


I’m still working on the Jim Butcher book. I am enjoying it so will finish, but it’s not holding my attention very well.


  1. Tara Marie on September 14, 2006 at 11:58 am

    Now, that’s funny, in an OMG sort of way.

  2. Jenster on September 14, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    Yeah. Definitely OMG. But doesn’t it just scream Lisa and Amy?Jen

  3. Anonymous on September 14, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    I love it!! AND, where do you find these friends with the same sense of humor you have??? Terri

  4. danahollis on September 14, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    LOL!!!! That’s hilarious. What good friends you have! 🙂 🙂 🙂 That’ll have me giggling for days! :)Hugs,Dana

  5. Jenster on September 14, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    If anyone can appreciate it, Dana, I figure you can! :o)Jen

  6. Jenster on September 14, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    Terri – Where does anybody get friends like that? The internet, of course!

  7. Tara Marie on September 14, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    Lisa and Amy–RT boards, of course, now that fits.

  8. Kris on September 14, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    You have awesome friends, Jenster. Congrats on the anniversary.

  9. Anonymous on September 15, 2006 at 9:39 am

    Hey, don’t thank me thank Lisa. She’s the one with the brilliant ideas, I’m just there to say yea or nay, lol. Even I was impressed on how that cake came out. Glad it appealed to your depraved sense of humor ’cause you’re just like me in the humor dept.Amy

  10. Jenster on September 15, 2006 at 1:12 pm

    Amy – Lisa may have been the brainchild, but the cake and card had both your names. So you get credit, too! Hey! Any idea when Spamelot will lose some of its appeal so we can get discounted tickets??Kris – Thanks and yeah, they are pretty awesome. You may know them from RT. Amy in NJ (see above) and Texan in PA?Tara – Explains everything, doesn’t it?Jen

  11. Devonna on September 15, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    I’d think it was funny too. It’s great to have friends with same sick sense of humor (I mean that in the nicest way possible). I have friends like that too ~ we have little to no boundaries and can talk (and laugh) about pretty much everything.

  12. Anonymous on September 15, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    I’m dying to see Spamalot but with them winning all those Tony awards, I don’t think it’ll lose their appeal anytime soon. But if you’re willing to tough it out on the TKTS line in Times Square or wherever they moved that booth, we can get same day tickets for cheap. And good seats to boot. Let me know if you’re cool about the idea.Amy

  13. Bookwormom on September 15, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    Congrats on your first year Jenster. May you have many, many more~

  14. Jenster on September 15, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    Devonna – That’s the best kind of friends to have!Aim – I’m cool about that idea. My biggest problem is going to be when I can do it because I’ve got a lot of stuff coming up. I’ll email you in a little bit.Amanda – Thanks!!!Jen

  15. Barb on September 16, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    My mom had a mastectomy and hysterectomy in her mid-30’s. She’ll be 70 next spring, with no recurrence of cancer since those long-ago surgeries. Keep up the good work!

  16. Jenster on September 17, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks, Barb! That’s very encouraging! :o)Jen

  17. hotlipz on September 17, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    That sounds like something I might do.

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