People always want to know what one did on their birthday. As a teacher, I abhor repeating myself unnecessarily, so I’m keeping this list and when someone asks me what I did I can just say:
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Smokey woke me up at 6:00
I may be on break, but he certainly is not
Then, I . . .
opened Overcast and started catching up on unplayed podcasts
logged into Facebook and played some Scrabble
talked to my Mom and Dad
They call me every birthday at 7:15 AM
tried helping Krystal get ready for work
I was more in the way than anything else
went into town dressed like this:
finished shopping for Krystal
OK, I shopped for me, too
Using a gift card, I purchased these books:
Panera Bread gave me a free pastry for my birthday:
Huzzah for the cobblestone!
chipotle-barbecue boneless wings from Buffalo Wild Wings
talked to my cousin Eric
he wished me Happy Birthday and told me about crazy people at Wal-Mart getting free wine samples
started typing this list
wrapped the presents I bought for Krystal
messed around some more on Facebook
paid bills online
helped a friend in Canada fix a vibration problem with their iPhone
made some coffee
Dunkin’ Dark – a Christmas present from a wonderful 7th grader who paid attention when a fellow student asked my favorite type of coffee
warmed my cobblestone
coffee + cobblestone = afternoon snack
browsed BuzzFeed while consuming said snack
finished my podcast binge
logged into Netflix to watch X-Files
I’m in season eight which means David Duchovny isn’t around as much as he used to, and the show suffers for it
I’m determined to see it through, though
I want Mulder’s “I Want to Believe” poster
browsed social media
waited for the mailman to come
received a card from an aunt in New York
checked the Goodreads giveaways
switched from X-Files to the BBC show Myth Hunters
The second episode “Hitler and the Spear of Destiny” annoyed me to no end by constantly referring to Charlemagne as the first Holy Roman Emperor
While it is true Charlemagne was crowned Emperor of the Romans on December 25, 800, Otto I [Otto “the Great”] was the first Holy Roman Emperor
I’d expect better of the BBC
tracked down my copy of A Christmas Story
texted with David, my best friend since the day he was born
made supper of grilled cheese, Doritos, and Moxie
for my birthday? Yes, you see
Krystal, her sister, and our cousin Alex went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
I have no desire to see Odysseus/Oedipus in Space, so Krystal gave me the best present an introvert can receive: alone time.
Let me repeat:
There is no greater gift for an introvert than planned alone time!
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes. I
watched A Christmas Story while enjoying my nostalgic dinner
since I own the DVD, the 24-hour marathon begins when I say it will and is entirely independent of TBS
watched more X-Files
ate all the coconut candies from a box of Russel Stover Elegant Chocolates
brushed my teeth
Krystal is allergic to coconut; no sense giving her a headache or worse
Krystal came home @12:30
switched from X-Files to The Munsters
a satisfying birthday indeed
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