I realized that I posted all of my would-be birthday plans and never came back with the follow-up of what actually went down.
Here it is:
1. Fireproof movie: somewhat cheesy but still good. Overall rating: 7.5
The lady sitting directly next to me-- the lady who shared my armrest, blew her nose a lot and her phone rang at least once during the movie. If it had not been my birthday, which makes me uncharacteristically jolly, I may have slapped her. Or you know, glared at her, in the dark. (her performance did not affect the overall rating of the movie)
(Also, why is Kirk Cameron muggin' down with a lady that's not his wife??)
2. New sushi restaurant, instead of Taco Bell. My craving for TB is yet to be satisfied, but I am very grateful for another sushi place in town that can share my heart with our long-time favorite. It was yummy. We ate a roll called Ryan's Hot Mama. Obviously a place with personality.
3. Then on to Starbucks, as per "the plan". Certainly worth the late night caffeine rush.
And then we got home and danced in the driveway to Billy Joel, She's Got a Way.
[this is the part where all of the girl's swoon]
A perfect night.
Well, except for the snot lady.
And then the next morning, when I got in the van to take the kiddies to school, She's Got a Way was secretly, covertly placed inside my CD drive, poised to play when I started the engine.
[this is the part where all of the girl's swoon][again]
Happy Birthday to me.
I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences. —Gertrude Stein