Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Let the wild rumpus start!

It's officially August and you know what that means…it's my birthday month! Huzzah! I proudly celebrate my soon-to-be 41 years on this planet.

 

I discovered today that it is Barack Obama's birthday today (I don't know how that escaped me before). I did not realize he was a fellow Leo, but now it all makes sense.

 

As we were passing the CNN building in Hollywood this morning, I noted the date on their ticker on the outside of the building and blurted out, "Hey! It's only a week from my birthday!" I got that excited feeling in my stomach – so funny that it's such an automatic reflex.  

 

Viva said, "It is? We're celebrating your birthday this weekend, then. What do you want to do?"

 

Hmm. I don't know. I'm taking Monday off and getting a facial and maybe going for a walk on the beach and then browsing around a bookstore and then sitting in a café and reading a new book and listening to the iPod until it's time to go pick up Cily from day care. On my actual birthday, I imagine we will go out to eat after work (yes, I'm going to work on my birthday, I know).

 

One of my favorite birthday memories is of having a birthday party at the park by the Charles River in Boston when I turned 6. My mom made me a cool cake with a swimming pool on the top and little tiny babies with swimsuits she made by winding embroidery thread around to cover them strategically. I remember the diving board was made out of a piece of gum. I would like that kind of party. A little picnic by the water, with a paper tablecloth and party hats. Maybe not a piñata this time around. Maybe just a little bit of a rumpus?

 

Let the games begin…


4 comments:

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday (early) to you! Mine is the second week of August so GO LEOS.

Cee in SF said...

Nothing like a good birthday week! I, too, am working tomorrow, and I work all weekend long so I don't get a true celebration. But I'm not so sure how exciting it is to turn 37. I will be super excited to turn 41. 41! Woo hoo!!!

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Hey, Bridget and Cee, happy birthday to you both (I happen to know that Cee is also a Leo)!

Cee, thirty-seven is a fine age. I remember enjoying that year. And it certainly will be memorable for you as it will be your newlywed year!!

Los Angelista said...

Awesome that this is your birthday month! Hope it is great!