Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Birthday & Anniversary

First, the birthday.

I am coming off of a truly great weekend. On Saturday, I celebrated my 40th birthday. And in waiting for this day to come, I could not have had a better time. I was surrounded by 15 friends at a party thrown for me by The BF. And even though I never like being the center of attention (except on my blog), it was just low-key enough that I was comfortable and carefree. Enough so to get pretty tipsy and show off my skill at "shot fake-out" drinking.
You can see more pics of the party by visiting The BF's Flickr Page.

After drinks, shots, and snacks, we all headed to Sidetrack where Norbert treated us very well. More drinks and more shots followed. I met some guys from the Chicago Football League and I got drafted to play this Fall (I kept hearing the word "blocker" over and over so I guess I know what my position will be). The BF and I followed up Sidetrack with Charlie's where "Sexy Hips" and I got our dirty dancing on before calling it a night. It couldn't have been a better celebration.

And as far as gifts go, I made out well. Especially from The BF. Among the booty (ba dum bum) was this tee shirt that he made -- that's right, MADE. Knowing my attraction to geeky, dorky guys (sorry, kb), he created the font, carved out the stencil, then painted it on. Not stopping there, he also made -- that's right, MADE -- me a scarf out of very soft fleece, complete with tassles and a monogramed "D". Truly one of a kind - just like him. Can't wait to whip it out (the scarf, that is) next winter.

And now the anniversary.

Today also marks the 1 year anniversary of this blog. I began it a year ago on Monday, April 11th. I've been keeping written journals since 1982, and now and then it's fun for me to go back on any given day to see where I was and what I was doing on, say February 24, 1986, or July 15, 1993, or October 3, 2000. And even though I keep the journals going, this blog is a public extension of my private thoughts (a lot of things I keep to myself, however). I am happy I started this, and am excited to see where it leads. I hope you will follow.

Thanks to all those who participated in Saturday night, and even, indeed, the past year. And now ... onward!