Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy 32!

So, in case you didn't already know, because I broadcast it everywhere, today is my 32nd birthday. Just looking at that in print makes me feel older, even though inside I really feel much, much younger!

It was a good day.

I got to sleep in again, then a couple of my friends and I went down to 3 Brothers Winery on Seneca Lake. One of our friends is working there this summer, which is all too convenient!

It's a great place! There are three different wineries, each one with a different theme. And there is a microbrewery. For 8 bucks, you get to visit all four and try 6 things in each. Not a bad deal! And what was nicer was my class gift was from Simply Certificates, which is a set of gift certificates you can use in a variety of places. 3 Bros happened to be one of them! So, we tasted the wine for free, and I was able to buy a bunch of wine, without spending my own money.

Gotta love that!

Then I went out to dinner with one of the girls.

A great time was had by all.

And now, I am absolutely EXHAUSTED and must go back to reality in the AM and work or something. I haven't really done that since Thursday. I don't know how I will do it......hmmmmmm......

And I just have to comment that I think it is sad that I had to call my parents AGAIN on my own birthday, just to get birthday wishes from them. My sister is in South America right now and even managed to send me a msg....*sigh* Ah well. Sucks to get old! hehe

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Last Day of 31

Today is my last day as a 31 year-old. In a few short hours, I will be 32. If you wanted to get technical, I guess I won't really be officially 32 until 7:17 am, but whatever.

My friend texted me to ask me what I was doing to celebrate my last day as 31. I've been sitting on my arse all day long.

No, I have been somewhat productive, though! I've hooked up with a bunch of publishers to do book reviews, and I was spending the day researching more options and reading books I have already received. The wheels are spinning for more articles, too!

When I turned 30, I started a little bit of writing, to break into the field and get my feet wet. At 31, my websites and exposure increased exponentially, and I started dabbling in book reviews. 32 is going to be all about those book reviews! I mean, what could be better for the perpetual nerd who has been reading for 30 years? And getting paid to do it? The advantage of all the sites that I have is I can reuse the same book time and time again.

Tomorrow will be a day of celebrating. We are heading down to a winery where a friend of mine works, to go wine and beer tasting. Yummy.

I already had a fabulous birthday day on Thursday. I thought I was just going to lunch and hiking with my friend and favorite 6 year-old. Instead, they had presents, and a homemade birthday cake with cream cheese frosting, and we spent the afternoon at the beach swimming and hunting for fossils.

And then she and I went out for Mexican and margaritas.

Can you guess which one is mine?

I'm still tired two days later. haha

Actually, my sister's dog flipped out for a few hours last night because we had thunderstorms and he is terrified of them. Then he thought it was funny to wake me up at 8 am. God help me when I have kids!

And to end my last night of being 31, I am going to continue reading, writing a few blurbs here and there, and watching lots of movies.

Cya at 32!