August 27, 2008

on a warm welcome and my birthday...

Mother of pearl! Over eighty comments on my delurking day post? I'm not going to lie, that's freaking awesome. You are freaking awesome. Thank you for introducing yourselves (or commenting even though I already know you and adore you!) and sharing some bits and pieces about yourself. Can I also say that I'm thrilled to have discovered some other frosting and Middle of Nowhere aficionados? So, anyway, those of you who are fairly new, welcome! I'm working through checking out each of your own pieces of the internet, and look forward to making some more BFF's. (I'm afraid my husband is going to be fairly concerned if I mention "online friends" more than I do at the present time, but heck. What is a girl to do? At least I don't play Warcraft anymore. Wait, you didn't know I used to play Warcraft? I'm hiding my eyes now, as you mock me openly. I'm done talking about it now.)

My birthday was a good day. Everyone keeps asking if I had a party. But somehow I just prefer a nice, relaxing day with a couple of my favorite people. I've never been a party-throwing type of person. If someone else wants to throw a shindig in my honor then sign me right up, but as for me? I'm entirely too obsessive compulsive to throw a party, I think. I'd be too busy running around making sure the chip bowl was filled and that people weren't spilling wine on the rug and that everyone was actually having a good time because oh my gosh what if they aren't having a good time and are completely bored and then everyone will talk about what a lame party this is and I will be so seriously embarrassed and upset and go hide in the bathtub sobbing with a glass of wine because I so desperately want to be Martha Stewart but buckle under pressure.

So. Parties are a no-no. For the time being, at least.

I ended up having a relaxing morning, then meeting up with M for a beach day. We enjoyed a lunch of Wienerschnitzel beforehand, because I thought, "Where is somewhere I want to eat a guilt-free birthday lunch? Heck, I ate a cupcake for breakfast - let's continue the madness with some Wienerschnitzel chili cheese fries! Tally-ho!"

(It was amazing, by the way. As if I'd have to tell you that.)

After lunch, we headed to the beach and soaked up the sun for a couple hours before heading to one of my favorite happy hours at Taco Surf. We dined on chips, guacamole and a pitcher of Bud Light. We laughed until our stomachs hurt, as usual. We walked around the shops for a while, then stopped by our favorite hole-in-the-wall bar for a little bit afterwards, just for the heck of it. M was all, "IT'S HER BIRTHDAAAAY!" And this huge group of people who were more than halfway belligerent and had apparently been there half of the day cried out, "YYESSSS! IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAAAYY! LET'S GET WAAASTTEDD!" And I was all, "I'M DRIVING, SO NO, BUT I'LL DRINK THIS LEMONADE SHOT AND CALL IT A DAAAY!"

I met Jay for a dinner of Pizza Hut pizza, because it's my favorite ever. It reminds me of being a kid, because it's where my family would always go. Deep dish Pizza Hut pizza? Amazing. And to finish the night off right, M came back over for a bit of wine and 30 Rock DVD's with Jay and I. After about three episodes, I realized that mine seemed to be the only laughter echoing throughout the duplex. I turned around to see both M and Jay dead to the world, asleep on the couches. I wanted to shake them and cry out, "Every party has a pooper and that's why we invited you! Party pooopers! M and Jaaaay!" But I'm nicer than that. Most days. (And actually I was pretty tired, too, but don't tell anyone.)

So, that's the way I rung in twenty-four. It was just perfect. And I guess that so far I'm enjoying twenty-four.

I've been doing alot of thinking about things lately; about myself, what type of person I am, the usual questions. Sometimes I'm entirely too pensive, and seem to be more so when I feel like time is passing by too fast. Which it seriously is.

22 comments :

  1. Glad you had such an awesome birthday!

    .....and I'm looking forward to after our wedding so I can start playing warcraft again...lol I'm L68 Shadow Priest on PvE

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  2. I'm glad you had a great birthday! :) I'm a horrible person and forgot to wish you happy birthday on my comment from the last post. So.. Happy Late Birthday!!

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  3. Your birthday sounds amazing! Lots of good food, good people, and good fun. That's all I need. Also, I could never throw a party either- I would get way too stressed to even enjoy myself.

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  4. Your day sounds like it was wonderful! I'm not a big party person either - I spent the majority of my birthday reading a comic book....uh...graphic novel

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  5. Ohhh! we are soo alike, that sounds like my kind of birthday. ps, iusedtoplaythatstupidgametoo.

    :)

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  6. Sounds like a great birthday.

    "...that's why we invited you... party pooper. George Baaaahnks!"

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  7. YAY! I'm so glad you had a good day! Wowzers - your bday sounds just perfect! I think I'm going to stop throwing myself bday parties with lots of people and do a wishcake bday next time! And I love that you had Wiernersnitzel! What's really weird is that when I used to go to church in highschool, I would walk to Wiernersnitzel with my sister and my best friend and we'd get some of their corndogs and horrible fries. Gotta start the morning right! heee. And Pizza Hut reminds me of being a kid too! Except we also had Little Ceasars pizza too -noooooo. ha.

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  8. You know you blog too much when you refer to your online friends by their first names and your significant other knows exactly who you're talking about. That or, by their blog name.

    Sounds like a fantastic way to spend your birthday!

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  9. p.s. 80 comments!!! Crazyness!

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  10. awe, you're birthday sounds absolutely lovely.

    pizza hut is my ultimate fave too. definitely reminds me of the good childhood days.

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  11. Glad your birthday went so fantastically :)
    & I'm with you, I hate the whole party planning thing. Going to parties? Yes. Handling them myself? Absolutely not.

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  12. You so remind me of me...and that's why I keep reading! :) I too fear throwing a party b/c of all the work that goes into it and I want to be the hostest with the mostest and want everything to be perfect and it's just tooooo much pressure. So I never throw parties. But I'm glad you enjoyed your bday!

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  13. You are totally making me want to go to Taco Surf with as many times as you've mentioned it. And I've never even been to California,

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  14. That sounds absolutely lovely. Relaxing birthdays are my favorite. I'll pass on a big party if I get to spend the day doing my favorite things with my favorite people. (Which would be visiting multiple restaurants with the boy, let's be honest here.)

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  15. read your post and wanted to wish a happy belated one. I think your blog is lovely and i enjoy reading it. I just turned 24 last month so I hope you have a fantastic one.

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  16. sounds like you had an awesome b-day despite the party poopers. and thanks a bunch for making me think about pizza hut deep dish pizza, now i'm salivating.

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  17. well look at me, on a commenting roll. first yesterday and now today! i'm unstoppable! :)

    dude. pizza hut pizza is the bomb. my roommates LOVE papa john's and i'm all "Uh, really?" because if I can't have PK's (super small pizza place in my hometown) i only want pizza hut. and their breadsticks? to. die. for. second only to PK's (again) and the OG. Which would make them 3rd. I digress. :) i'm glad you had a great day, and who doesn't like silly drunks wishing them a happy day? i know i love that. :)

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  18. Sounds like a fantastic birthday!
    Also, totally used to love the Pizza Hut buffett as kids. I think it was like $5 or something? Plus they had a Sundae bar!!!!! I think I need to go back. Or at least find somewhere with an awesome bananna split. MMMMM
    darnit it's only 10:30 am and you already have me wanting dessert!!!!

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  19. my bf definitely worries when i bring up too many "so i read this on this girl's blog..." stories, haha.

    glad you had a fabulous birthday, woo!

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Glad you had a great day! :o)

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  21. I'm glad you had a good birthday! And holy moly, over eighty! That's awesome.

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