"I want, I want, I want ... but that's crazy"

Sunday, September 23, 2012

40

Friday, my annual trip to the BMV was painless enough. I walked right up to the counter with no waiting to renew my registrations for my car and Pooh's. I had to renew my driver's license too. I always have this crazy eyed sort of look in my driver's license photos, but at least this one's not too terribly bad. I took the time to do hair and makeup for once. I figure if it's THE photo of me for the next four years, maybe I should attempt to make it look a little less crap. The image here is as lousy as you would expect a cellphone photo of a driver's license photo to be, but I assure you, it's not bad for capturing the last day of my 30s. 

I even took the eye test and passed without my glasses, so according to my driver's license, I don't have to wear them for another four years, Of course, I always wear my glasses when I'm driving - pretty much only when I'm driving. I just bought a new pair from Zenni Optical just for the occasion. They're pretty cool. Right after I received them, though, I got an email telling me that Zenni was having a 2-for-1 sale. Well, I couldn't pass that up, could I? I ordered two more pairs just last night for less than $20 total, including shipping. Is it any wonder I recommend Zenni to EVERYONE I know who wears glasses? Today's the last day for that, so if you want the deal, jump on it!

When I arrived at work Friday, this is what I found. The whole notion of decorating desks for birthdays is a relatively new concept, and I think I like it. It's a whole lot better than what we did before - which was ignore our coworkers as much as possible. The cute little pillow there is a gift from my news editor. It says, "New shoes cure the blues." Yeah, I'm kinda known for my shoe thing. You'll also notice two Doctor Who t-shirts (and underneath, what you can't see is a Doctor Who calendar as well), courtesy of my bf, who's our staff photographer. Very cool selection on his part.

Saturday was my actual birthday. I spent half of that sleeping. Pooh did stop by for a visit - mainly to pick up the new registration for his car, but it's always nice to see him. He's planning his outfit for the Daddy Daughter Dance he'll be escorting his sister, Gin, to. (She'd much rather go with him than her father.) Pooh said he'd take her as long as he could wear a bow tie. He's also considering suspenders and a tweed jacket. If he can find a fez, he'll be in heaven. (Yes, that's a reference to the 11th Doctor. I've got the kids hooked on it too.) Gin's all for it. The dance is a fundraiser for her cheer squad.

Speaking of Doctor Who, I've got Munch convinced to wear a gas mask for her Halloween costume this year. Instead of saying, "Trick or treat" when she rings the doorbells, she'll be saying, "Are you my mummy?" LOL! Awesome!

Anyway, after Pooh left, I took the girls out to dinner at Applebee's for my birthday. I had a gift card for $25 that I'd gotten for my points at MyPoints.com, so dinner was only 95 cents plus the tip. Not bad. I do so love getting free stuff, and MyPoints is one of my favorites, because it's so easy and has the best rewards.

I stayed up too late rewatching episodes of Shameless (U.K.), so I only got about 4 hours of sleep before I got up to watch the Liverpool v. Man United match this morning. We won after a decidedly sticky first half and Gerrard scoring first for Liverpool. Nailbiter, squeaky bum and all that. Still, the thrill of the final victory wasn't enough to keep me from stealing another hour of sleep before I had to go in to work today.

I'm off for the next two days though. I took the days off because my ex-fiance and his wife are visiting from Australia. I'm soooo sleeping in tomorrow.

1 comment:

Pearl said...

Happy birthday! You surely have a lot of sweet friends there. xoxo,
Pearl

P.S. What's with licenses that all of us seem to have a bad day for them?