Life Lately - Birthday Month


1. first, let's start with the best parents in the world.  mine.  got me a new phone!  the silver iphone 6 and yes, i got a ridiculous sparkly cover for it.  i love it.  it's been a very long time since i've upgraded (years) so everything is new to me.  check 'upgrade my phone' off the 101 list.

2. one of my best friends from grade school/high school came into town to celebrate with me, love that girl.  we haven't lived in the same state since high school, so it's always nice when she gets to come back, even though she hates the cold weather.  check 'visit with sarah' off the 101 list.

3. it was also great that my friends made it out to celebrate with me.  i set up an open bar thing, so i assumed they would, but then it started snowing.  the first snow we got and it was really coming down.  but they made it out anyway.

4. on my actual birthday, the 20th, i couldn't do much; i had work that day, the next day, and i was in the suburbs watching my parents' dogs while they were out of town.  watching 3 dogs is like orchestrating a circus.  and john got sick with strep throat!  gross.  so it was a quiet night with pizza and presents.  no complaints, it was nice to relax.

5. but he spoiled me while i was at work that day, sending chocolate covered strawberries in the morning and flowers in the afternoon.

6. my best friend meredith sent me a fluffy pink birthday princess crown, god love her.  thank goodness she's having a girl, she'd be lost on a boy.  she also sent me a gift certificate to get an 11 by 14 portrait of hawkeye.  does she know me or what?!

7. john took me to see the hunger games!  mockingjay part 1, technically.  i really liked it.  i know a lot of people complained that it's slow, but it's still a very good movie.

8. we got dinner that night at the new restaurant nikki works at - the newly opened sugar factory in rosemont.  perfect place to go on a birthday if you ask me.  and their martinis are insane.  they taste exactly like whatever candy they claim to, with zero taste/after taste of liquor at all.  i don't know how they do it, but i'm very impressed.  i got the watermelon jolly rancher and the sour apple blow pop, but i have plans to try them all.  they had 5 on their starter menu since they just opened, but nikki says they have 75.  seventy five.  oh, and we had to stop for huge beer steins at hofbrauhaus.

9. i also spent some time with my parents - my dad taught me how to make his famous spaghetti sauce.  it's a fairly intense process, one that will take me years to perfect, but i'm glad i know the secrets!  it was also on my 101 list to learn it, so it's been a bang up month for getting that almost done.

10. so i'd say it was a really successful birthday month.  check 'celebrate my 30th birthday' off the 101 list!  which brings my total completed to 79/101, with a little over 1 year to go.  see?  bang up month.

32 comments

  1. it sounds like you had an amazing birthday month! G's birthday was the 20th too, but it wasn't a big one so I didn't do as awesome of a job of pampering him as Jon did you.

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  2. Sounds like a great birthday month! It's so nice to catch up with really old friends. I know what you mean about dogs. I do dog walking and dog sitting on the side and one family has 5 dogs...five! I feel like I'm constantly doing head counts to make sure they're all still there. My boyfriend came with me the other week and I asked him to take them outside. It was hilarious. He was shouting and chasing after them trying to get them back in the house. I was like, "Pull yourself together!"

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  3. Mmmm... chocolate covered strawberries are the actual BEST!

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  4. Yay for the new iPhone. I love mine!!!

    Sounds like you had an awesome birthday month!

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  5. Happy Birthday! :) I can't wait to see Mockingjay Part 1. I'm still a bigger fan of the books than the movie, but the movies are still really good!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, I loved the books, but the movies are awesome. I can't believe I have to wait a whole year for the last one - I'm ready now!

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  6. OMG that is so cool that she is going to be a field agent. That was my sisters goal forever, until Abbey told her that she didn't want her to because she wouldn't be able to sleep at night worrying about her. I want an upgrade but I want someone else to pay for it. Having both leads in the Hunger Games movies be from Kentucky is our claim to fame. I haven't seen it, but it is on the to do list.

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  7. Aw, happy birthday month. P.S. that sticky note? Classic.

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  8. What an EXCELLENT birthday celebration! I'm secretly wishing for a new phone from my parents for Christmas... they are awesome and spoil me rotten, so it is possible!

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    1. oo! I hope you get one, the new ones are so nice - so many fun features, you'll love it.

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  9. Sounds like an awesome birthday month! Girl time is always much needed and awesome gifts from the guy!

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  10. Sounds like a great birthday, and as my dad says birthdays are to be celebrated all month :)

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    1. Your dad is a smart man, I totally agree with him ;)

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  11. I'm glad i'm not the only one who celebrates my birthday all month.

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  12. you've got to celebrate all month!! and new phones are so fun. i waited 2 and 1/2 years for the new iphone and I wsa pumped too. what case did you get? mine sucks.

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  13. Happy belated birthday! I'm so jealous of you getting spoiled at work - getting deliveries at work is the absolute best! I liked MockingJay Part 1 too, critics don't know what they're talking about.

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  14. I loved Mockingjay. I expected it to be slow because the first half of the book is slow. You know? It wasn't boring though. People are just way too picky.

    I'm glad you had a fab birthday!

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  15. Sounds like you had an excellent birthday!!! My contract is up for my phone on the 23rd and I cant wait to get a new onnnnneeeeee!!!!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Great birthday month!

    Orchestrating a circus basically describes my daily life with the grumble.

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  17. YAYYY for birthday month and especially for a new phone! I have the most ghetto phone ever and we are hopefully switching carriers this month so I am definitely looking forward to having new technology at my fingertips ;) You are absolutely rocking that 101 list.

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  18. Your birthday month had so many good things packed into it! And YAY for getting so much checked off your 101 list!

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    1. Only 25 things left to go, I'm so exited! I already started planning the next 101 list, I'm excited :)

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  19. Pretty sure this is the best birthday month EVER!!!!!! Happy belated birthday!!!

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  20. Happy birthday month! Celebrating for the whole month is the only way to do it!

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  21. That is such a lovely gift from your parents. I'm still sporting the iPhone 4s and it is barely hanging on for dear life ever since it inadvertently upgraded to iOS 8. And can I just say I want Meredith to be my best friend as well ! She sounds so awesome.

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    1. They are definitely so good to me, I'm still having so much fun playing around with it.
      Meredith is the best, I cannot wait to get my Hawkeye portrait!

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  22. Yay for new iphones ... I need to get me one soon!

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  23. yay for your new phone and for being spoiled.. i need to send this to my husband so he knows that birthdays are meant to be celebrated, lol

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  24. as always, you rocked out your birthday month. i love his version of coupons LOL

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  25. That is pretty badass she is going into the FBI. I just got the 6 too, waiting for it to come in, is hard. The Hawkeye portrait is the best gift!

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like it was a great day for you!!

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