Monday, February 25, 2013

i had a good birthday

I used to hate birthdays because I had a family therapy session the day before I turned 18 and then my mom didn't talk to me on my birthday.

but then when I turned 20 my friend Alex threw me an awesome party and all was well in the world.

I'd say I had a pretty good birthday this year. I got to spend time with my boyfriend who is a cool guy in my opinion. In fact he even got me a hamsa necklace which he'd sworn he'd never do (he thinks my obsession with hamsas and evil eyes and such is borderline unhealthy, which is probably very true but what can you do?). My roommate Jess got me an elephant tapestry (elephants!) and cookie cake which was like my only wish for my birthday because if I had to choose a last meal on death row it would probably be cookie cake or oatmeal with peanut butter (yeah I know I know...what's wrong with me?). My dad came to visit me and bought me the most beautiful watch which I am forever grateful for. My friend Julie pretended to be a cat for a night and it was awesome. I got over my fear of posting an excerpt for my novel and my friend Maddy said it was good (!!!).

among other things...

so yeah, it was pretty good.

I'm a lucky girl, I'd say.


  1. Happy birthday!
    Good to hear you've led your boyfy over to the dark side. We all need a borderline unhealthy obsession to survive in this world, after all. Okay, maybe not, but shh.
    Elephant tapestry? Who the hell thinks of that for a present? Someone with damn good taste, that's who. Kinda jealous of you right now.
    One last thing - I'm sure you know we are our own worst enemies, and our harshest of critics, some of the time. Much of the time, if you're an insane perfectionist like I am. But I feel the need to point that out, because you don't have a thing to worry about. I mean jeez, if the excerpt you posted is anything to go by, you have a talent for fiction just like you have a talent for non fiction. (judging by your current and previous blogs. Yes, I'm a long time reader. =) )
    What you posted was vivid, suspenseful, and almost too uncomfortable in the best way possible. Keep it up! If only to even temporarily silence that bloddy annoying inner critic.

    1. thank you thank you thank you for this comment. Really.