Why not a birthday post? I also changed the look of the site in honor of my special day (well, really just so bored with the last look). Yesterday was my 37th birthday! I know I’m supposed to care about getting older, start complaining about things, tell the youngsters “Enjoy it while it lasts!” and schedule a billion botox sessions to stop the aging process. I’m just so happy to be around every year that those thoughts that creep into my head don’t stay there very long. All I can say is THANK YOU! Another year to enjoy the sights, the people, the ups & downs of it all.
My birthday was on a Saturday, the best day of the week. I was so happy about this because usually I spend my birthday surrounded by hundreds of sweaty, sticky kids at summer camp and while there is some joy to hear them singing happy birthday–it was very nice to have a day OFF for my day. I feel no guilt for saying my birthday day was going to be “My Perfect Day.” That’s what I kept telling people, but I didn’t plan it out or anything. This is what happened, though, and it was nice.
6am: Thanks for the wake up call, puppy! HUG puppy. Tell puppy how amazing he is. Take care of morning puppy duties.
6:30am: Take the puppy out for a nice walk while the weather is cool. Meet two elderly beagles who don’t understand that puppies want to PLAY.
7:00am: Out for a morning run. Head to the local hill & do my best to blast up it. Starts to rain. In normal places, this might be a bad thing–but in L.A. any drop of moisture is cause for celebration. Running in the rain is awesome.
8:30ish: Place my breakfast order on the Eat24 website from a local cafe. Get a latin latte and breakfast burrito. Try to avoid making myself morning coffee–patience. Talk to my brother on the phone. Laugh as he sings a really drawn out version of Happy Birthday.
9:30ish: EAT! Glorious food! Too much caffeine! Look at all the Facebook posts and smile.
10:00-1:00pm: OK, so this may not be on your PERFECT DAY, but I washed the dishes, scrubbed the entire bathroom, etc. Hey, you try to plan a perfect day. It’s hard. Sometimes you just need to scrub a toilet when you have some free time. Oh, also talked to my mom.
1:00pm: Headed out to the beach with puppy in tow. There is a little spot we’ve found away from waves and people where he can catch the ball. With no hesitation, he jumped into the water & caught it over and over again. Proud mama watched in amazement at the adventure dog. Look at the ocean–I try to see it every year on my birthday. This year, it was covered in clouds which is just as beautiful as a sunny day. Oh, then everyone is kicked off the beach due to lighting strikes.
3:00pm: NAP TIME!!! And also my O Magazine time. It wasn’t hard with the rainy weather to pass out for a good 90 minutes. Waking up early is no problem when you can build yourself in a nap time like this. It was amazing.
5:00pm: Debate getting all dolled up & going out to eat, but it’s SO RAINY. (Rain stops everything in L.A.). Decide instead to order some alcohol & pizza & enjoy them in the comfort of home.
5:30pm: I guess I should take a shower.
6:00: Make a Moscow Mule in honor of Oprah & eat a pepperoni pizza while watching a Netflix documentary “An Honest Liar.”
8:00pm: Already ready for bed and tired of all this perfectness. Play with the pup. Brush his coat. Tell him how awesome he is. Watch BRAVO–something about the Housewives. Check all my Facebook posts.
10:00pm: Asleep already.
There is is, folks–my perfect day. Now you know. I didn’t mention how I saw at least 7 or so people from my SWT or Texas State days on Friday night, which was equally as perfect. They always make me feel at home in a city that sometimes still feels strange even after being here 10 years. I got amazing birthday cards, flowers, a sports watch, lots of awesome stuff from Mom & TAYLOR SWIFT TIX. Did you hear me?!?! TAYLOR SWIFT TICKETS!!! I know all her songs from every single album, and I challenge your teenage daughter, granddaughter or niece to a Swift Off because I am the biggest fan. Also, my puppy is sleeping next to me right now and it’s like my perfect day has become a perfect weekend (except for the laundry I have to do). Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Lucky to have you all in my life.