Monday, August 01, 2005
I had lunch with a friend at Fazoli's today, and then did some shopping at Plato's Closet-- all good fun. I got a "happy birthday" phone message from another friend a couple of hours ago.
I just returned home from Barnes & Noble, where of course I did damage to my checking account, in spite of the $10.00 gift card I had. I picked up High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
Reading, Reading, Reading...
Well, I finished reading the last Sisterhood book, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood. Following that, I finally finished Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down. It took me some time to get through that one, but I liked it. Today I started Watermelon by Marian Keyes. It's a book I've been meaning to read for quite some time. I'm only about nine pages into it, but so far it's entertaining.
It's my 24th birthday today, although most of the celebrating is already over. I had six good friends over for massive, sugar-y ice cream sundaes on Saturday night. After that, most of us went to play on a massive playground that has a cool tire swing, among other cool features. I suppose a lot of people would find sundaes and a playground to be odd and / or boring high-lights of a 24th birthday party, but I had fun, and so did my friends. Sunday, my mom made pineapple upside-down cake. Yum! I think I'm having lunch with a good friend today, and a co-worker has said she's bringing me a chocolate-peanut butter pie on Tuesday (I'm off work today).
Gifts are not the most important part of a birthday celebration, so far as I'm concerned, but I'll list them anyway:
- bedspread and sheets (from my parents)
- $10.00 Target gift card
- $10.00 Barnes & Noble gift card
- Easy Vegetarian Dinners
- If Cats Could Talk: The Meaning of Meow
- a cool T-shirt
- a stuffed Beaker (you know, the Muppet)
- Kermit's Swamp Years on DVD
- $15.00 Target gift card
The two Target gift cards have already been put towards four dinner plates (one red, one yellow, one green, one blue), a pair of fuzzy blue striped socks, a pair of blue and green argyle knee-high socks and Eragon, by Christopher Paolini.