Thursday, April 28, 2011

Birthday Week Rolls On

What?  You think birthdays are only one day?!  Haha, birthday rookies.
Sure you are only queen/king of the day on your actual birth date, but your birthday should be celebrated for at least the following 5 to 7 days. 
That’s my story and I am sticking to it.
Here’s my birthday week so far… Saturday, I was able to go see the musical “Wicked” in Ft. Lauderdale.  Absolute favorite musical ever. 
Have you seen this show?
You really should.
I saw it five years ago on Broadway and absolutely fell in love with the story.  It is the “Untold Story of the Witches of Oz”, based on the book by Gregory Maguire.  In summary, it gives you the backstory on why the Wicked Witch of the West became “wicked”.  It also explains how the components of the “The Wizard of Oz” came to be.  They explain the jeweled shoes, Glinda, the Wicked Witch of the East, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow and even what started the famous tornado that took Dorothy from Kansas to the Land of Oz.
Such creativity… it is fantastic, excellent, amazing and every other superlative you can think of.  It has become quite a sensation and the audience was really into the show, so fun!  Lots of cheers, applause and of course, women in their witches hats!
On my actual birthday I got lots of love and attention from friends and family – thank you, I loved it all!  I received some great birthday cards this year
Lobsters rule, a Lily original & the pink card
kills me... I can twirl my hair like no other!
On Monday, my co-worker took me out for a yummy birthday lunch!  When I got home that night, my camera was in the mail – yippee!  I also received the books I ordered from Runner’s World.  I am really excited to put the FIRST method into practice preparing for my half marathons this fall, as well as the Disney Marathon in January. 

Wednesday was cake and singing day in the office (cue the embarrassed look).  I am not sure why this came so late, or really at all, because my boss had taken me to lunch last week for my bday.  Regardless, the dolce de leche cake was delicious… as my co-worker Yolanda put it “we do not do ordinary” :)
On my way home last night, I got a call from my friend Eileen who had two tickets to a wine tasting that night and did I want to go, um yes please!  We had some a lot of yummy wine and split a delicious burger.  At first the restaurant gave the burger to someone else (what?!), so they had to order a second one and then they charged us for two burgers…  when we pointed this out to the waiter, they ended up giving us our burger for free, thank you!  Then when we left, the parking garage attendant had left for the night, so no need to pay the $16 parking fee.
I love free things.  
Feeling a bit dehydrated today, I had the cafeteria "value meal" for lunch - grilled cheese with bacon and tomato soup... if bacon sandwiches are an appropriate hangover meal at Buck House (how the royals fondly refer to Buckingham Palace), then they are good enough for me.
One last birthday week event will be Brew at the Zoo on Saturday night.  Pretty much just as it sounds, a beer fest at the Miami Zoo… can’t wait! 
I really need to get to bed now because I have my alarm set for 3:45am to watch all of the Today Show coverage of the Royal Wedding tomorrow, so excited!  
Even the UK has a reason to celebrate during my birthday week this year :)


  1. I fully agree and promote birthday week. There is no way around it. I can't believe Celeste talked me into getting married two days after my birthday...cramping my style. However, it just means more celebrating!!!

  2. sounds like a great birthday week!