Archive | March, 2010

Happy Birthday…belated.

23 Mar

Happy Belated Birthday to me! Now if you wonder why I hadn’t written before, it is because I was too busy enjoying an extended birthday celebration.

No, that’s not it.  I am just plain lazy and don’t blog as much as I could.  Sometimes it is hard to find inspiration and that’s why I don’t write. Other times, it is just life that keeps me from writing. Man, living by yourself is so much work! All that cleaning and organizing and cooking and dish washing and laundry doing. It is so EXHAUSTING!!!

Anyways, back to the birthday thing.

My birthday turned out to be awesome! Especially, because I had two celebrations! And 4 birthday cakes! That’s right, 4!

Since I am better with pictures, I will illustrate my birthday with them.

My friend from work made me this birthday cake. It was a lemon cake with a cream cheese frosting. So yum! This was my first party celebration and unfortunately I don’t have any more pictures of it. That’s a lie; I do have more pictures but they are all hideous. One thing you should know about me: Camera flash hates me! Don’t ever attempt to take my picture at night using the flash.

Birthday Celebration Number 2. I love this picture because it looks as if I were drunk and about to drop the cake. Fine, I admit it. I was a little tipsy. But hey, it’s my 26th birthday!  I was also feeling a little self-conscious because everyone was around me in a circle with their looks fixed at me while they sang Happy Birthday.

This was towards the end of the night. I had already taken off my shoes and jacket and let my hair down. For those who know me well, I was already getting sleepy. Frankly, it is a miracle my eyes are open in this shot. Well, kind of open. We all look cute, don’t we?

My friend Daiver was so thrilled to do magic his magic tricks at my birthday party. Can’t you tell how much he loves it? He was all like, YAY! when I told him I would blog about it.

And finally my favorite part of the day, when I got to exchange my gift cards!

And now I am the proud owner of that cute shirt. And a bunch of other things that I am not going to show because it’s getting late and I have to clean, dust, vacuum, cook, etc.

I hope you all enjoyed looking at the birthday (count the number of times I’ve typed the word “birthday” in this post) pictures as much as I enjoyed, um, living them?

M

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We Had The Best Picnic Ever!

10 Mar

So I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m turning 26 soon (in 9 days to be precise) or that I’m homesick or what, but I’ve been feeling utterly depressed lately. And it sucks because it’s starting to affect my sleep and my mood. In an effort to shrug off my melancholy, I called my good friends J and A. And when I told them I was blue, they did not doubt for a split second before they packed their stuff and drove to my house. Having them over this weekend was so nice. It made me feel better. At least while they were here.

And to quote my roommie, let me tell you, we had the best time ever!

Okay, let me explain the joke. My roommate spends almost every single weekend with her boyfriend at home. They almost always do nothing but stay at home and cook and do nothing together. And when I get home on Sunday night or at breakfast on Monday morning, she says those famous words in a high-pitched tone and with her strong accent. Then I proceed to ask her: What did you guys do that was so much fun?

And she says that they just stayed home and hung out. So that’s a bit of an inside joke between me and my friends from here when we’re making plans for the weekend or give an opinion about something. To be honest, it kind of makes everyone, including me, jealous that they’re so in love they can just do nothing and feel like it was the best time ever! So we just make fun of them. Good thing my roommate is not my FB friend and doesn’t read this.

So back to my best time time ever! story.

My friends got here on Saturday afternoon and we went to a Silent Auction at church. I was a bit reluctant to go, but it ended up being fun. I was bidding for a vacuum cleaner, some jewelry, and some make-up brushes but all the other bidders beat me. 😦

Needless to say, I was the only who didn’t have anything to take home from the group. However, I was determined to get something. So I noticed some items for which no one had offered any money and I asked if I could buy any of them. She accepted and now I am the proud owner of four ceramic canisters which are still packed in the same box I brought them in since Saturday. Just like my super cool printer/scanner/copy maker that I bought almost three months ago and haven’t taken out of the box. Shame on me for being such a procrastinator!

On Sunday, I drove my friends to Wilmington. I love this city! Every time I go, I discover more and more exciting places to go and things to do. I took them to Mayfaire which is my favorite shopping mall there because it looks like a small colonial town.  Then we headed over to Hugh McRae Park where we had the best picnic ever! We had delicious roast beef and swiss cheese sandwiches, cheddar cheese chips, orange juice and  chocolate chip cookies.  We enjoyed our meal lying on a warm blanket under a tree. The weather was beautiful; the sun was shining bright but there was a cool breeze that kept the temperature on a perfect 70 degrees. We took lots of pictures and and we even made a video! (sorry the video link only works for my Facebook friends)

By 4 PM, we drove around old historic Wilmington. We visited the Bellamy House Museum, which was a very creepy old house from old times, especially the slaves and servants’ house. There was such a strong, negative vibe about it. I have to confess even the pictures are too scary for me to look at. At around 6 PM, we were walking on the pier by the Cape Fear River and watched the sunset.

Then we stopped for some caramel cappuccinos and drove back home.

While we were at the park, we found a small pond with a little fountain in the middle. There was a bridge over the pond and a gazebo. For my birthday, I want to come to this place with a good book, a yummy sandwich and some music so I can have my best private picnic ever!