On Sunday, I went on a blind date of sorts with my aunt’s coworker. My aunt wants us to get married YESTERDAY. For my birthday on Monday, a friend baked me an oreo cheesecake and took me out for lunch. Later on that night, I hung out at the cafe with the regulars and chewed the shiz. Even later, an old friend took me to a neighborhood bar for a few drinks. All in all, my official birthday was low key and cool, just the way I like it. On Tuesday, I rested, but only for a little while. I ran errands, and hung out with the cafe people again until a late hour. On Wednesday, I worked my normal 24hr shift, and promised to help a coworker move his stuff out of his house which he recently sold. I didn’t get much sleep at work, and while the move was quick and easy, the reward wasn’t. He took a bunch of us, other coworkers who helped him move, to a bar and fed us dozens of clams and beer.
Two dozen clams and several beers later, I headed home. I was supposed to go to an award ceremony for a cousin, but was too beat to make it. When I got home, the plan was to take a shower and sleep. I took the shower, but just had to jump online. When I next looked at the clock, it was hours later. A friend had just im’d me about a movie, so we went to see it. I HAVE to see it again. (I’ll talk about the movie at another time.)
On Friday, I attended a work-related beach event, and because I had been down the shore on two previous occasions, I wrongly assumed my base tan would prevent me from burning. Then I burned. I didn’t notice because I drank as heavily as everyone else. Again, I planned to hit the showers then the sack, and again, the sack didn’t catch my attention. Instead, I went out with two friends to a Japanese steakhouse, drank too much wine, talked up a storm. Afterwards, I hit the club, with more of the same on Saturday, after a day-long bbq at my cousin’s house, celebrating my birthday again, but this time with an uncle who’s birthday falls in the same week as my own.
It’s now Monday morning, 2:20am. I’m about done (fingers crossed) with only a few hours left in my 24hr shift at work.
This week, I will rest.