according to tiburon (even if questioned by her husband)- last night's get together was an extravaganza. and it was fun. i surely had a great time. i hope everyone else did, too. unfortunately, about 2 hours before the party was due to start, we got slammed with a pretty bad storm. i expected no one to show, but a few troopers (who live fairly close by) still made it out. as i got phone calls from people (especially the utah county ones) apologizing for turning around and going back home, i told them, "the only reason i'm out in this weather is because its my thing!" i was disappointed not to get to see those guys, but i totally understood. when tib showed up - i was so relieved - i was thinking, "how sad is that if i'm the only one at my own birthday party?" and then kim showed up. and then the rest. we ate at bajio - cause i've decided that cafe rio, while they have better tortillas, still makes me sick every single time & now that i've found hair in my food - i'll go with what doesn't give me gut wrenching trots. so we ate, chatted and had a little entertainment (see post below) - then we headed off to see penelope, a cute little ditty about a girl with a pig face. (insert joke here) while i was utterly bugged about the annoying little teeny boopers & way highly entertained man who clamorously commented and laughed their way through the movie, i was able to use my ever so swift talent of ignoring children & their annoying incessant talking (7 years of teaching people) and just enjoy the show. and james mcavoy.
thanks to brooke & chris who bought my dinner and gave me a funny card and a target gift card. you guys rock!
thanks to tiburon, who bought my movie ticket, ice cream that we may or may not have smuggled into the theatre (thank heavens for big purses!) AND for this funny card, which had a picture of the turtle charm inside... she was bummed it wasn't delivered in time, but i have to admit, i might not have been able to handle the excitement had it actually been placed in my hands. i almost pissed myself, just seeing the picture. (let me tell you - i've realized the quickest way to become one of my favorite people, is surprise me with a james avery charm.) tib - your generosity was overwhelming last night... thanks for making my birthday!
and krystal - you crack me up, with your sweet innocent believing of everything that chris was bullcrap-ing us about. thanks for the dr pepper jelly bellys. if you were in the biggest loser, i'd suspect you for trying to completely throw me outta the game! (i'm going to enjoy them in small quantities for now!)
and kimmy - thanks for coming. i just love having you around!!!