Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another Year Wiser

That's right; I'm not any older, just better at this thing called life. ;)

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:
Kentucky Jersey
Kentucky Hoodie

Kentucky Tee-shirt and cap
Also, if you weren't aware, I LOVE food!  Fortunately, Grandma was in town to prepare my favorites for my birthday dinner.  Trust me - it beats eating out!!!
Appetizer 1: Baked Pepperoni Pizza Dip (served with Tortilla Chips and/or raw red  peppers)

Appetizer 2: Stuffed Mushrooms


Entree: Shrimp Parmesan, served with a side of spaghetti, warm Italian bread, and as much extra sauce as desired

And finally, the cake: Marble!  (I'm very simple in that department...)

Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes, and to everyone who helped make my day special.  A special thanks to my great friends, Matt and Colleen, who took me out to the Brick House for some "adult-oriented" festivities after my awesome dinner.  It was a great day!

P.S. I am in the process of planning my very first blog giveaway.  Details will be coming soon, but stay tuned to learn how you can enter to win a really cool prize!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for awesome presents - that looks like my birthday gifts - I'm a huge 'cuse fan so I normally get some type of attire!
    I think I need to meet Grandma...and she needs to make that yummy looking shrimp parm - holy hell.

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