I'm not great with birthdays.
Okay, that is an understatement. I am actually really, really horrible with birthdays. I have never liked them. Not now. Not as a child. I actually cried when I turned 13 because I thought life was going by too quickly.
So you can see why making the official leap into the god forsaken "late twenties" territory is quite traumatizing for me.
When I was in high school Kevin Richardson from the Backstreet Boys was 25 and I was convinced that he was pretty much the oldest person on the planet. I am that plus TWO now! How did this HAPPEN!
I typically tend to compensate for this (and any other) psychological instability by over indulging in food and alcohol. It's grossly counterproductive, really. I turn a year older and behave in such a way that when all is said and done I actually look and feel TEN years older.
This is the story of what I did in order to forget that I am three years away from 30.
I had to work on my actual birthday, but went out for a sushi lunch with my darling husband:
We go to Sushi Star at lunch because all-you-can-eat is only $12 - at dinner it's $20! I cannot justify the extra $16, especially since the vegan items are the same at lunch and at dinner.
Quite possibly my favourite thing on the menu - mango rolls!
The cutest little tofu hats you ever did see
Avocado and cucumber hand roll
Spicy udon bowl
Avocado and pineapple roll
Fried tofu cubes
I had a long day at work and all I wanted to do with my evening was vegetate in front of the TV (watching Lost, which Paul got me on blu-ray! Hurray!). Paul surprised me with a carrot cake, which he adapted from the carrot cupcake recipe found in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.
Paul also arranged a little Saturday night gathering of our friends to further ease the birthday blow:
The cookies and cream cupcakes!
The awesome t-shirt I got from my friend Samcha!
After cake we headed to the local watering hole for a little dancing and romancing.
Much thanks to my beautiful friends for celebrating with me. And now, back to trying to live a somewhat healthy existence.....................
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