Since we don't really know many people in this area yet, a party for me was not in the cards. But my day was very nice anyway. I actually got up earlier than normal because Shawn made me breakfast of pancakes and eggs before he went to work. Then I stayed at home in my pajamas until about 2:00 and didn't feel guilty about it. When Shawn came home from work, he gave me my present. Or actually, he gave me a promise about my present. :) Once they go on sale, he's going to buy us tickets to see all 3 games when the Indians are here to play the Mariners next July. But he's also promised to "sing the praises of baseball as the best sport ever," and he's also agreed to do some research ahead of time so that he'll know who the starting pitchers will be and "will be able to chat like a 'real fan'." I think that's a wonderful, thoughtful gift! :)Shawn then took me out to dinner. I had asked him to choose a place, so he did. He didn't tell me ahead of time where we were going, but I could tell that he had done some research online to find something good. We ended up in Greenlake, which is a neighborhood north of Seattle. He planned on taking me to a place called The Stumbling Goat Bistro (which we realized later was funny in light of the "special" goat we saw on Sunday!). However, when we got there, we noticed that the restaurant was awfully dark. We walked up to the door and noticed that the place is closed on Mondays. Oops. The menu looked good, though, so we'll have to try it some other time.So as Plan B, we headed to Ballard, which is a fun part of town. We decided to try Lombardi's. It was really good! When they brought us our meals, both Shawn and I immediately were drawn to the other person's dish. :) But we ate what we ordered and then each took a few bites of the other person's meal. When we were finished, we walked a couple doors down to a coffee shop/cupcake bakery. We found ourselves at Cupcake Royale, which I have actually heard of. We each got a cupcake for my birthday. They were really good! This is the one that I had, but after perusing their website, I think we'll have to go back so I can try more flavors!All in all, it was a great way to celebrate my 30th birthday. :)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Happy Birthday to Me!
Yesterday, October 27th, was my birthday. Yes, it's true...I am thirty. Although it's safe to say that I don't really feel "old," I do feel a bit more grown up. I realize that I've legally been an adult for the last 12 years, but I often haven't felt like an adult. The last day or two, I've been feeling like an adult. It's kinda nice, actually.