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Weekend Recap

18 Oct
I should really be doing homework instead of writing this, but when I was asked why it was important to write what has been going on in my life as of late, the answer came to me immediately. I want to look back 10 years from now, read this and cherish the memory. Also, I want to see how much progress I will have made as a writer. 🙂 So here goes, this past weekend’s recap or “The Weekend When I Ate My Weight in Cake”.So this weekend was so…eventful. First off, I had to leave work early on Friday and drive to Selma for an hour. Once I got there, it was time to get dressed up for the big event. So I put on my favorite nude pumps and my make up and then we waited and waited and waited. Finally we got the call, and we drove to Smithfield, and then after a little bit of more waiting, this happened:

Yay! My friends are married! It was a sweet and short ceremony. My favorite moment was when my friend A said the word “forever” and the clerk said no one had ever said that word before. Aww.

Then it was cake time, so I ate cake slice #1. And this is my favorite picture of wedding cake eating ever:

We later drove to an Italian restaurant and had a great dinner followed by more wedding cake. That’s when I ate slice #2. Later that night, we went back to the newlyweds’ house and had some beers with more friends. At midnight, we sang happy birthday to J and ended up having drinks and talking until 3:00 AM.

Our hosts made a delicious breakfast for us, and soon afterwards packed up their stuff to go on their honeymoon! We stayed at their house for the rest of the day while I did my homework. I honestly did a half-assed job because I was so eager to drive to Fayetteville for another celebration. It was also D’s birthday.

Finally at 5:30, we left the house and stopped at the mall for a last minute birthday purchase. Then we got to Fayetteville and it was time for more partying! I hung out with my bestie S* and her hubby who had had a little too much to drink but was just as fun to hang out with anyway. Then, the girls and I sneaked out and went to get a surprise birthday cake for the boys. I drove S’s minivan to Harris Teeter, and I felt like a mom. Hehehe. After we sang Happy Birthday,  I ate cake slice #3, followed by chicken soup and a beer.  Sounds weird, but it was a good combination.

After the party, I drove back to Selma at 4 AM. I didn’t crash or fall asleep. Yay! The next day I woke up at 1 PM. I kept remembering the fact that I still had to do more homework, but I was too tired to deal with it. So we just lazed around on the couch for an hour, then showered, then lazed around some more until we finally ate brunch at 3:00 PM. We had Peruvian food. Yum.

Guess what I had for dessert then? That’s right, cake slice # 4.

After that, it was over. I was so sad to say goodbye to J, but he had a long drive ahead of him. Then I went grocery shopping with A and afterwards, I hit the road too.

And now I am home again, with too much homework and not a single bit of desire to do it.

Oh well. At least, I have good memories from the weekend.

* I love you and your jokes in which you compare an herbed goat cheese log to a bar of soap full of pubic hairs. Gross, but funny.

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?