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I was one of those kids that always had crap birthdays.  I didn’t have a ton of "friends” and the ones I did have I always felt were obligated to be my friends because of our parents.  So growing up birthday parties were always a dread.

Then I hit college where every year my birthday fell during exams – so all my friends were either studying for finals, taking finals, or leaving for summer vacation.  21st Birthday was spent taking the MCATS – wooo, it was only the most important test I’d ever taken in that point of my life.  Med school even managed to give me a few exams as birthday presents too – I’m looking at you neuro physiology exam.

Finally life decided to me nice to me, My 26th birthday was awesome – last day of med school and my best friend’s bachelorette weekend with all our friends in Tennessee.  27th birthday was spent on-call in the hospital – talk about fun.

After you know the being born part – because well that whole coming into existence thing should be in the top birthdays – this birthday ranks up there as best birthday ever.

Friday – Boy and I took the train down to NYC.  I am going to have to work on this traveling thing with him.  He really loves Connecticut and has irrational fears of trains/planes/or anything that takes you out of the state of Connecticut.  We had dinner before hand at the Delta Grill – a cajun southern restaurant on 9th Ave.  It was delicious and they had real key lime pie.  I love real key lime pie.  *Side note of information for you – Key Lim pie should always be yellow – never green.  I got to wear Nefertiti with a pink/black halter dress that I bought in Honduras. After managing to not get mugged (his words not mine – NYC is FAR safer than where I work) we saw Wicked.  Boy likes me a lot and got me orchestra level tickets.  I’m a lucky girl.   Wicked was AWESOME!!!! I highly recommend it if you like musicals and Broadway.  It lives up to the hype – which is rare.

Saturday am was spent walking around the city and playing skee ball at Dave and Busters.  Yes I am 10.  I love skee ball and acting like a child, it’s good for the soul.

Then we took the train back to Connecticut and met up with friends for the Allison and Jacie Birthday Extravaganza.  Jacie’s birthday was Thursday and mine was Sunday – so Saturday celebration was perfect.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         We had dinner at Max Burger….. which is delicious.  There were fatty melts (grilled cheese burger grilled cheese deliciousness), adult milk shakes, sweet potato fries, and birthday cake for desert.

Fatty Melt

Boy had a knitting themed birthday cake made for me.  Did I mention I was a lucky girl?

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It was delicious… chocolate cake, chocolate pudding layer, and chocolate icing.  White chocolate knitting needles.  It was SO delicious.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         What?  Knitting with fondant and chocolate is hard.  Mostly because they melt in your hands.   

 

Jacie gave me my new Spindle from Two Tales Woodturning.

 

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I also got some lovely fiber from The Painted Sheep, chocolate wine from Jenni, hand made jewelry from Tracy, chocolates and a ridiculously funny card from Jeff and Kristin.  We had an awesome dinner with awesome friends.

 

My mom is sending me the new lace addi clicks – Webs still has them on back order… but soon they will be mine.

 

Sunday I went up to Somerville to see Amanda – one of my best friends from college.  We caught up on life in general, had dinner and I brought her to the dark side of ravelry. hahahah.. Enabler I am.

 

Overall – pretty darn good birthday.

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