Yesterday I celebrated my 27th birthday. I was okay - I wasn't that bummed about getting older, and I didn't think much about 30 being around the corner - YIKES!
So that was good. I just tried to enjoy my day.
I took the day off from writing and did something I haven't done in a long time. After my annual birthday massage (say what you will, those things are amazing), I went to Borders, ordered my favorite Carmel Javakula, treated myself to a warm snickerdoodle, and actually took a seat and - get this - READ! I have been trying to get through the same book for over a month now. (And sadly, my friend Michelle started reading it long after I did, and she is already finished! She is waiting on me so we can discuss it.)
While at Borders, my second mother came to visit me, bearing a really good pastry from Wegman's. She bought me an Americano (Hooray! More caffeine) and we got to catch up. (She also had sent me a FANTASTIC birthday card, but I can't post anything more about it for her own protection....)
Fast forward to....GIFTS! I usually ask for money. I mean, what do you really get a 27 year-old guy for a birthday gift?? But this year, I made a list. I miss opening things - it's just more fun.
If you weren't aware, I'm kind of a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. Here are a few of my favorite gifts from yesterday:
|Appetizer 1: Baked Pepperoni Pizza Dip (served with Tortilla Chips and/or raw red peppers)|
Appetizer 2: Stuffed Mushrooms