Last week was my 28th birthday (I know, time flies!!) and I could not have asked for a better celebration with friends in Atlanta. I love this city because there are so many things to see, do, and experience no matter the occasion.
The birthday celebrations started on Monday. It was a federal holiday, so I had the day off from CDC. I got my first birthday package from my mom & dad. They are currently moving from Dallas, TX to Kansas City, MO. Even in all the chaos of selling their house and moving to another state they still sent me the perfect present! Two mugs from their new city, for my collection.
That night Jay and I went to one of our FAVORITE restaurants in Atlanta, The Optimist. It’s a special place to us because we had Jay’s last birthday there as well as my graduation dinner. The food and services are top notch and I love that it has become the restaurant that we go to for special occasions.
Tuesday (my actual birthday) was a busy day. I woke up and went to CDC then closed off the night working at Dick’s, but I didn’t mind. Everyone I saw wished me happy birthday and the day was full of joy. When I got home, I opened up my gifts from Jay and my best friend Katie: two books, a LADYGANG sweatshirt, make up, and a ticket to the So You Think You Can Dance Tour here in Atlanta next month.
By the time Friday rolled around I was ready to party, October Style. I gathered up some of my best friends and we went to the 13 Story Trap Haunted House in Newnan. It was a lot of fun, but I definitely laughed more than screamed. We agreed to try another (more scary) haunted house next year.
Saturday was birthday party day. I woke up, made my own cake, and watched Halloween Movies all day until party time. About three weeks ago, I’d invited about 30 friends to come karaoke with me at a Korean 노래방 (song-house). If you’ve never been to a karaoke bar, you must experience it. It’s just you, a bunch of your friends, in a private room, singing your hearts out!
I had the best birthday ever. I have the most amazing family and friends. Thank you to everyone who made it special. I love you all! 🙂
Perhaps you hate birthdays? Perhaps you hate singing? You do you, boo.