Monday, May 30, 2011

I'm 24!

This may be several days late, but that's only because I've been suddenly busy! That, however, is a story for another time. Because this post is strictly reserved for birthday related activities, events, and the like. So we're going to pretend like it's actually May 16th again. And I'm going to tell you all about how much fun I had, and all the things I did, and hopefully you are going to enjoy it!

Shall we proceed?


The morning of my birthday started off with a delicious breakfast (Thanks Mom!) involving scrambled eggs, tortillas, cheese, and onions. I didn't mean to eat it as quickly as I did, but it was so wonderful I couldn't help but devour it in a frenzy. I mean, can you really blame me?
Breakfast. I love you.
Okay, to backtrack a moment—Technically my morning began much earlier than my breakfast, when my Dad popped in my room on his way to work to wish me a Happy Birthday. But I promptly went back to sleep, so starting with breakfast seems only natural. But since Daddy had to work all day, and I was going to be gone all night, I had specifically requested that he wake me up before he left. I'm glad he did.

Now, where were we...

Ah yes. Then Mom surprised me with a present! I love surprise presents. I'm kind of hard to shop for because I impulsively buy things all the time. This makes it hard to anticipate what I will or won't buy for myself. But Mom definitely did awesome, and I wasn't expecting what she got me at all! But, of course, one must always open a birthday card before opening the present it goes with.

The card is absolutely precious! My Mom even went out of her way to make sure the Boston Terrier looked as much like my little Tucker as possible!

The present is gorgeous! Mom got me a beautiful bracelet with two star charms on it. For those of you who don't know, I adore stars. They've my favorite. Needless to say, she got a BIG hug. (Thanks Mom, I love my bracelet!)
My gift!
My adorable birthday card! Thanks Mom & Dad!
My bracelet! On my wrist! Love.
After several hugs and "Thank you!"s, I loaded up my car and prepared to drive to Frisco. My friend and I had impromptu-decided to get together and celebrate.

But of course before I left town, I had to stop by Starbucks and grab some coffee. I had my free birthday drink coupon, and everything. And a coupon for a free petite pastry, which...I just couldn't let that waste.
Me and my coupons. Exciting!
My birthday drink and pastries. So yummy.
My Mocha Coconut Frappuccino, ready to accompany me on my drive!
Now that I've got my morning coffee, I'm ready for the day!
After picking up my Frappuccino and savoring my Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, I was ready to tackle the drive up to Frisco! My destination? California Pizza Kitchen. Quite possibly my favorite place to get pizza. Well, my favorite chain, anyway. Their BBQ Chicken pizza is fan-freakin'-tastic. And it's also what I ordered for my birthday lunch. Excellent.
CPK. My lunch destination.
Myself and my delicious BBQ Chicken pizza. Heaven on a plate.
A close-up of my pizza. Because seriously, I love it so much!
After we ate, we walked around Stonebriar Mall to settle our bellies and shop around. And I made another trip to Starbucks (and finally bought my Dallas mug there!). I also spent some money at Bath & Body Works.

Then we decided to head back to her place and hang out. On the way, we stopped by Velvet Bake Shop. They make some seriously fantastic cupcakes. I decided to pick up a few...or four. Instead of a cake. Don't judge me, it was my birthday!
Velvet Bake Shop. Nestled amongst other little shops. Yum.
My cupcakes. Coconut, Chocolate, and Raspberry Chocolate.
And no, I didn't eat them all at once!
The rest of the day was spent kicked back on the sofa, nibbling cupcakes and sipping milk and watching T.V. It was quite pleasant. And most definitely an excellent birthday.

Now to start planning for Birthday #25...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Roses are Red, Beer is Cheap

I've written a new poem. It's of the genre that I like to call Redneck Poetry. I think, in fact, that I would like to write a whole book full of this genre of poetry.

That being said, here it is. Enjoy!

Roses are Red, Beer is Cheap

Roses are red,
And violets are not.

I'm glad you're my honey,
'Cause you're pretty hot.

I ain't got you no chocolate;
That just wouldn't do.

'Cause beer's cheaper than roses,
And it tastes better, too.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mission Accomplished

When I first heard the news, I thought it was a joke.

Turns out, it isn't.

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

Tonight, a nation has come together to celebrate. Not to celebrate the death of a man, but to celebrate justice. It isn't about politics, race, or religion. It's about justice.

To those lost on 9/11, to those who live on without them, may you feel at peace. May you experience some sense of closure.
"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." —Mark Twain