Wednesday, September 21, 2011

a birthday in review


It was my birthday on Sunday and that means I got to celebrate all weekend. (where my Virgos at???) I turned 26, which means I am now in my late 20s. I'm okay with that. Although, I might be okay with that because last year I started telling people I was 26 by mistake... Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents had to think for a second before they told you how old they were and you used to think it was crazy that someone couldn't know how old they are because your age is so important? That's me now, I'm the one who has to think for a second. But not right now, because I just turned 26... so it's still pretty fresh. Anyways, I digress...

I had massive amounts of fun this past weekend including seeing my (fake) boyfriend Ryan Gosling in his new movie Drive, which I highly recommend. He was like a dreamy stoic cowboy, but with cars instead of horses. Will also gave me my birthday present, a Kinect! He knows I have been wanting to get more active and EVERYONE knows my love of video games so he thought it would be a good gift and it is! We played it for a little bit and it was tons of fun. Will and I then went to Philly where we hooked up with some friends, went out to dinner at my favorite place Mixtos, and drank about 4 pitchers of coconut mojitos. What? They are delicious...

We then went to a bar where I sang karaoke while my mostly gay entourage cheered me on. Now, this is something I thought I could never do. Me? Sing in front of a group of people? No thanks.... But the friends thought it would be great, I figured it would be a great start to a new year of taking chances and living life, and I had some liquid courage to help me out. So I ended up belting out "these boots were made for walking" by Nancy Sinatra and no, I wasn't wearing boots. But for future reference, that song goes over really well in a gay bar, just in case, you know, you're ever in need of a karaoke song to sing at a gay bar.

The rest of the night was filled with different clubs, lots of dancing, laughing, and passing out at a friends. Sunday, my actual birthday, was just as great. The friends, Will, and I went out to eat a late breakfast and when we got back to their place, they surprised me with a delicious cake! YUM! Will and I then went to meet up with my Dad, step-Mom, and step-sister in the city for some good eats and super yummy ice cream. (It's okay to have multiple desserts on your birthday.) Afterwards, we headed home and spent the evening eating leftovers and catching up on our Hulu shows, which is one of my favorite things to do!

It was a pretty awesome birthday celebration if I say so myself. I just wish I had taken pictures! I am so lucky to have such great friends and family to share my special moments with. A year ago, I wrote a list of things I wanted to do this past year and even though I didn't get all of them done, like go on a vacation or lose the amount of weight I wanted, I did do others, like get a tattoo and try to be a better friend! I'm still working on the things I would like to improve about myself. The whole being a grown up thing, as boring as it is, is really helpful in keeping my life less stressful. I can't wait to see what I learn and how I change this year. Thanks to everyone, even you internet friends who only know me through my blog, for making my year a good one. Here's to the next one!

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Sounds like an amazing birthday! Happy late birthday lady!