Yesterday was my birthday, and it was fantastic. It really started Saturday, when I woke up and made cinnamon rolls for the apartment. Friends came over to eat dinner at Asaya, then hung around to play HeroQuest (I’m the DM! So fun!). Afterward, I opened presents! Diminutive Roommate got me edible things (four packages of various flavors of ramen, some strawberry flavored Japanese chocolates, and mango and green tea flavored mochi), and Teacher Roommate gave me a card worth a custom-designed teapot! So cool! I can’t wait to figure out what I want.
Yesterday, I woke up and had the intense desire to watch Pride & Prejudice (with Judy Dench). Is that what happens to females when we hit 28? Sudden inexplicable cravings for Jane Austen?
Boyfriend took me to get blueberry ricotta pancakes at BLD for breakfast! We had to wait about a half-hour for our table, so we took a walk. Some people were moving out of their house near where we parked, so I poked through the boxes next to the trash cans on the sidewalk, and found some Goosebumps books! I burned through dozens of these around age ten. It felt like my brain literally gained sustenance from reading them. We also found, amid the neglected R. L. Stine and old trophies, a choose-your-own-adventure book (ninja theme!), which I read to Boyfriend. One of the characters was really chatty and annoying, so we decided that we should turn evil and kill her the first chance we got. And we did. The End.
We headed over to Treehouse Friend’s place to play Quarriors, a simple but fun dice-building game that we haven’t played in a really long time. He and his girlfriend, Ballerina Friend, were going out on a double-date with some other friends after that, so we had to jet. Dinner was at Tagine with my folks and Sister and Boyfriend, which is where we go every year for my birthday because it’s delicious, and too expensive to do more than once per year.
Once home, it was time to depart for ice skating! We went to the Culver Ice Rink on Sawtelle, where I held Boyfriend’s hand and went backwards a bunch while Boyfriend showed enormous improvement. Then we went home and hung out with friends, and I had a margarita. Overall, an excellent birthday weekend.