Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Surprise for MB

My lovely friend Mary Beth was supposed to come to Oktoberfest this year, and unfortunately due to a job change and needing to survive in NYC, she wasn't able to make it. She, Lauren, and I had the time of our life together in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day over 5 years ago, so I was really looking forward to continuing our European fun together in celebrating here.

Even though she couldn't be with us we most definitely didn't forget her! I assembled a care package complete with homemade spiced nuts, Fürst champagne truffles from Salzburg, my favorite gummy candies (including the spicy chili peppers), a Wies'n lebkuchen heart, some Bavarian decor, an Oktoberfest t-shirt and CD, and of course some knödels and a pretzel.

This was over a month ago - September 22nd to be exact. Today is MB's birthday and I was seriously hoping she'd have it by now. Deutsche Post loves to test my patience. Shortly after Stefan and I got married we had a package that never arrived... filled with our marriage license!!, my makeup brushes, and Oreos. My parents could tell it made it to Germany, but it never made it to us. It looks like her package is undergoing a similar twist of fate.

We had plenty of beers and oodles of spätzel in her honor. It looks like someone else is now celebrating Oktoberfest in hers.

Happy Birthday Mary Beth!


MBQ said...


You are too good to me, love you!

Caitlin said...

That sucks - I hope it turns up soon! I have totally been there and it's so frustrating.

I'm salivating over those crispy fried onions!!!

Emily said...

Hopefully it comes - eventually. We miss you so much and hope you had fun celebrating.

It is one of the most frustrating things. You'd think I'd learn and quit sending things, but I can't. If you don't have a spätzler maybe I should send you one... I just can't promise you'd get it.

Bluefish said...

That's too bad...I would hate if a package never arrives. However, I hope the package is just taking its time instead of having someone to enjoy the goodies inside.

It's too expensive for me to send things to Denmark. Plus Canada Post is crap.