As I've mentioned what feels like 875 times on the blog and twitter over the last couple of weeks, my birthday is this weekend!
I feel like now is a good time to mention that I am SO not one of those people who makes a big deal out of their birthday. And I get really annoyed with girls that do. Ummm hello, it's just a birthday. EVERYONE has one. And it's annoying when people expect a whole
But this year, even I am making a big deal about it, and that's for a couple reasons. First of all I feel like for my entire life I knew that 25 would be it. It would be the year that I would FINALLY be done with school. While everyone was so excited to graduate college, I knew it was just moving past something that I had to do so I could get to law school so I could finally be a lawyer. And now? Uhhh.... I'm like really close to being a lawyer.
So I guess my birthday isn't so much about my birthday as much as it's about everything else that's coming up. The last 3 years have generally been a blur/bore, and I'm so excited for what's to come! (don't get me wrong, I've had some great times over the last couple of years, but law school in general? snooze). Also, my birthday is May 1st, which pretty much always means finals. 1L year I spent my birthday in my library and came home to a 90 pound 10 month old puppy who had pooped in her crate and rolled in it. I'd say that 22 probably tops the list as my worst birthday ever. Last year I actually had a great birthday, despite the fact that it was right before my Con Law final. SO many friends came out to celebrate and it was so much fun.
THIS YEAR, in addition to being 25, I am not studying for finals, I'm about to graduate, my birthday is on a Saturday, and I finally get to meet 2 friends from twitter/blogging - Natalie and Jenn! I am SO SO Excited for them to get here tomorrow morning! We are going to have SO much fun this weekend! And I sent out an e-mail for a hopefully fun get together at a bar/lounge place on Saturday night and am hoping lots of friends are able to make out!
So my mom has been asking every day this week if I had gotten anything in the mail yet. Apparently she mailed three packages. The first one came yesterday but she told me I COULD NOT open it because it was not my birthday.
I actually wasn't too bothered by that, but then she changed her mind and said I could go ahead and open it because the gifts were individually wrapped. Then a couple minutes later she texted again and said if I wanted to open one yesterday, one Friday, and then the rest on Saturday that was okay. Ha.
My mom doesn't really do "big" gifts for birthdays anyway, so it's not like I'm chomping at the bit knowing a new Chanel bag or fur coat is in the box. Ha (She actually texted me "don't get excited. it's not a fur." and I laughed. Woman knows me well).
So first I checked out this one and laughed to death:
And I HAVE to share the card with you because it totally cracked me up.
"A lady of taste and elegance celebrates her birthday in a refined, yet carefree manner"
And the inside -
"And if she must vomit, she's careful to mind the new shoes."
And if you can't read my dad's handwriting -
"Report back on the above." HA!
Do my parents know me well or what?!?!
Oh, and the one present I chose to open?
me: ha i opened my first present
an umbrella with pansies on it
N: um. thanks?
me: pansy = theta flower
N: sorry i did not know that, most thetas had been deflowered years ago
so i never got to see the theta flower
Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend! I know I will! :)