You know you had a good time on your birthday when you don’t get to blog about it until a week later!
My day started normally enough until I got to the office where a very interesting box awaited me on my desk. Given it’s dimensions, I was a tad apprehensive that my day was going to devolve into something Kill Bill-esque…
…until I opened it up. It’s a beautiful tapestry that my friend Guang had his folks bring back from China for me:-)
When my friend Elise arrived, so did flowers…
doughnuts and a massive chocolate cake.
I also got another box in the mail when I went to the post office later. It was a wrapped box…
…and it contained this.
It’s a Nexus 7 tablet. A very kind friend sent it to me as a really big surprise. A big surprise is certainly was!
That evening Elise and I went to Welch Ave. Station for dinner and drinks. This is a college bar here in the Iowa State campus town that has been around FOREVER. My free birthday drink was their Pissed off Japanese Minnow Farmer. After that, well, things got a little interesting.
Yeah. That’s me. Putting away tequila shots like a full-on college student. Which I guess that I am!
Believe it or not, after about 10 shots I still was able to walk out of the bar on my own two feet. I didn’t get sick nor was I hung-over in the morning (in case you were worried). I think the pizza, fried cheese balls, and cheesy bread that we had eaten earlier in the evening mitigated the potential for alcohol damage. Don’t get me wrong, I was a rather cheerful Sarah leaving the bar that night, but honestly, I was walking better than Elise was and she’d not had a drink that night!
Today I received a package from my friend Tini in Germany.
In it was a sweet birthday card, 2 cutie sheep figurines, some lush spinning fiber, a bit of leftover sock yarn for my blanket and a little notebook that I am going to use to keep my spinning notes in, and a bunch of Tyvek bracelets like what you get when you go to a club or an event. They are for marking yardage and such on skeined-up yarn that you are then going to wash. Brilliant!
This evening I got yet another birthday present from my lovely roommate Des. It’s the book Latvian Mittens by Lizbeth Upitis. Such a beautifully done book!
Thank you to everyone who made my birthday so wonderful. Special thanks to Elise and Guang for a fantastic night out! If this is what 35 is like, roll on 40!