Month: October 2014

We are moving though birthday week at a rapid pace now

Today is day 3 of birthday week. It is also my best friend’s birthday. Tomorrow is my own birthday, but that doesn’t mean birthday week ends.

Day three started with a beautiful sunrise that I managed not to be
be able to get a picture of, and donut and croissant breakfast. It was a good start. It was a decent day. The weather was nice most of the day. So that contributed to the rating of “decent.”



After work I went to BookMarc on Bleeker Street where Caroline de Maigret signed my copy of “How to be Parisian Wherever You Are.” I took a canned sparkling wine, and snapped a picture of Ms. de Maigret while she signed someone else’s book, (after she had signed my own, of course) and headed back up to 42nd street to catch my bus. I walked around Bryant Park for a bit, tried on an Indiana Jones hat, and grabbed a 1/2 pound of cookies and a raspberry iced tea, (that’s my dinner) before squishing myself into a seat on the bus.


perfection, as expected


Now I’m on my way home.

I have to prepare for my birthday. I probably should gotten a cute outfit to wear on my actual birthday, but I forgot, and I don’t really mind wearing something I already have. It adds to the mystique, I think.

And thus concludes day 3 of birthday week.

Day 1 of my Birthday Week

Today is my little sister’s birthday, but also Day 1 of my birthday week. Birthday week is always filled with cake and cookies and ice cream and love, so it’s always the best week of the year.

Day One went a little something like this:

I shopped online at work, bought my sister an edible arrangement because they’re delicious, bought 2 tickets to the chocolate expo this Sunday at the Meadowlands Expo Center, bought other things, made Chase nervous, spoke on the phone with the Chase people to verify that all the purchases I’d made in the last 24 hours were indeed mine, finally bought 2 rad shirts I had been trying to buy for hours but Chase wouldn’t let me, bought lipstick from Macy’s, and discussed marriage with the girl I work with.

Then I went to dinner with Nick. We went to his favorite Chinese place, then to Barnes and Noble, where he let me pick out whatever I wanted (which lead up a frantic, hour-long search for anything I thought I might like, this was terrifying,) then we went to stop and shop, picked up a pumpkin pie, went back to his house and ate a quarter of it.

When I got home my mom and I are the other quarter of it. That was great.

Overall, day one has been swell. While it is late and day two is a Tuesday, (I hate Tuesdays. Nothing good ever happens on a Tuesday,) I have high hopes for my birthday week.

Wish me luck!

I couldn’t decide so my present was both. The one time my indecisive nature worked in my favor