September 10, 2012

Birthday Weekend

"When you're five, you know your age down to the month. 
Even in your twenties you know how old you are. 
I'm twenty-three, you say, or maybe twenty-seven. 
But then in your thirties something strange starts to happen. 
It's a mere hiccup at first, an instant of hesitation. How old are you? 
Oh, I'm—you start confidently, but then you stop. 
You were going to say thirty-three, but you're not. You're thirty-five.
 And then you're bothered, because you wonder if this is the beginning of the end. 
It is, of course, but it's decades before you admit it."
- Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

This weekend was so wonderful, I don't know where to begin.
All week JD had been teasing me that he was getting me a box of rocks.
I joked that they should be diamonds then. He said they were granite.
I made a joke about countertops. 
Later in the day he called to tell me that getting those rocks up
the stairs had been difficult, they were heavy and so
we went back and forth again about the diamonds and countertops.
What I was not expecting, was walking into JD's bedroom later that evening
to find a huge box sitting in the middle of the room.
I pushed it to see how heavy it was. The box didn't budge.
I had absolutely no idea what it could be.

 JD sat down in a chair opposite me and laughed 
as I pulled the striped wrapping paper away to find
the word Xerox printed on the cardboard.
"It's not a printer" he reassured me.
Earlier in the week he had purchased a new color laser printer
and I had been quit excited about it so I couldn't be sure.
Once I got the box open it was filled with newspaper,
which quickly blanketed the floor.
Then I saw it, the white bag with the simple black font.
I have the most amazing boyfriend.

As if a lovely new dress wasn't enough, we then went into
the living room where we had a red velvet cake from Veniero's
and some rosé. It was wonderful.
Saturday we wandered around SoHo and into this sweet little
bakery called Vesuvio. The cookies piled high in the window looked
too delicious, we didn't stand a chance. 
I had a coconut, JD the chocolate chip. Yum.
Later in the evening we met friends for dinner at Tiny's in TriBeCa,
which was followed by an adventure of sorts.
JD, I love you, thank you for making turning twenty-five so sweet.


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  2. You have a great blog
    The beginning of this post is a little bit sad ;o(
    Happy birthday! ;o))
    Would you like to follow each other?

  3. JD sounds like a great guy. Happy Birthday!


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