Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Happy on my Birthday
Yesterday was great. It was such a nice day. For starters, my dad had left me very sweet note on my bathroom mirror, that I found when stumbling into the dark bathroom before the sun had come up. It was a great thing to wake up to. I worked, of course, but I knew I couldn't let it be just any ordinary work day. I share a birthday with one of my favorite co-workers, so I asked her what her favorite cake was (cheesecake) and I brought both her favorite and mine (triple chocolate bundt cake) to share with everyone. (Thanks to Mom for baking my favorite at 10 o'clock at night!) I was shocked to find my desk decorated with balloons and streamers when I got to work (and I hear they only do that for people they like - phew!) Let me just say it really does make a difference in your work day when you're surrounded by birthday decorations. Once I sent out the email to my department letting them know about the cakes (though it was 9:30 a.m.), less than 2 minutes later I had some hungry visitors coming in the door with plate and fork in hand, singing a jazzy rendition of "Happy Birthday". Let's just say the cakes were gone before too long. I brought birthday hats, too, and some people actually wore them. I got a couple of cute e-cards at work and took a break with my friend who gave me some cute Kenneth Cole travel bags. I received a couple phone calls over lunch, too. After work, I picked up my best friend, (who got me a cool piece of pottery and a belt from Peru, plus a GC to Sheridan's Custard-yum!) and we went to Firebirds with my mom and grandma. It was so delicious. I got salmon, of course, with mashed potatoes and peppers, and shared a chocolate dessert with my best friend. I opened up my birthday gift from my grandma and parents - a white gold necklace with yellow topaz pendant. It's so pretty! BF & I went to Wal-Mart to pick up . . . The Cosby Show on DVD and went back to her place to watch the pilot. We also watched that Tommy Lee show where he goes to school at UNL, which was pretty cool since we both went to college there (me, only freshman year). And, by the way, that dorm he's living in is NOT in the Neihardt honors dorm - it's way bigger. All that to say . . . my birthday was so great. It's so much more fun when you don't expect the world to revolve around you.