To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
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- Don Draper

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Run #9.2 - Running, Drinking, Karaoke

My "30ish" glass!
Friday, at 3:44am my phone rang. My mom was sneaky! I always call her at 4am and she tells me of my birth and wishes me happy birthday. Since I always beat her to it she got tricky and called early. She said, "I am calling you now because this is when you caused me the most pain!" After our brief call it was back to sleep for a short while before my alarm went off for real. Instead of hitting snooze over and over and over I just hit it once then got up to start my day. I started with a run!
Originally I was going to do 2 miles. Garmin issues made my time run short, so instead I ran one mile. Sure it wasn't much, but at 5 something in the morning that was a lot for me! I slept in my running clothes, so I literally got up, put on socks and shoes and left. It was a fun way to wake up, knowing I was starting off my 33rd year of life in a positive, healthy way! After my run I had to hurry in the house, put on my suit and head to the pool!

My local BFF
Class was great. I worked really hard and got a great arm and ab workout. I love Fridays when we usually only have about 4 of us in class. We have more space and freedom to get creative and goof off while working out! 
Next off to work, where I got my birthday wish ... I survived the day without my two co-workers right by me even knowing it was my birthday -- thus I didn't have to hear them talk to me about it, which would annoy me. Yay! Happy birthday to me!

He was my mom's high school friend. I stole him.
Me and my Mommy!
Then finally my birthday dinner at my favorite place in town, the Blackbird Bar & Grill. My co-worker and I walked up there together and found the rest of our party already in place at the bar. My mommy, whom I hadn't seen in a week while she was on vacay, was there with a tiara and glass just for me! AND my local bestie did make it after all. Yippee!! For over an hour we all just talked and had some drinks before moving to our table. Dinner was yummy, I love plain noodles in butter!

And then it was the after party --- my mom went home and some of us went down to this totally seedy tavern. I mean nobody has teeth. I've only been there once and I thought it felt like a prison riot would break out. So it amused me to go there willingly - and it was so empty! I dominated the karaoke microphone and turned the entire bar into my dance floor. Britney, Cher, Alanis ... mine. mine. mine. I forgot to do 9 to 5, which is my new show stopper. Dammit. I feel like I sang more, but I can't really tell you because I don't really remember. It was a blast, and for the record I had NO hangover!


  1. How could you forget to do 9-5?! I am a little disappointed. Sounds like you had a super fun birthday and no hangover makes it even better.

  2. I love your description of the tavern. I bet you gave all those toothless guys something to remember. Glad you had such a fun night! 33 is going to be an awesome year!

  3. What a great celebration of your birth!! I love when people still make a big deal over birthdays!!

  4. karaoke = birthday heaven wooohoooo.

    So glad it was such a great celebration, and PS .... very pleased I was born at 8:30 on a saturday morning to avoid clonking my mom on the head if she called me at silly-o-clock :-)

  5. That's it: the two of us need to karaoke together. It would be epic.

  6. Sounds like you had a great night!! :)

  7. I am going to guess which tavern it was. Haha! Very cool that your mom called to announce the moment of pain to you...great sense of humor there :)


  8. Awesome!! Sounds like a great birthday!! And because you can never hear it too much - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  9. Happy belated Birthday!!!! Looks like u had a blast.


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