It will probably come as no surprise, but I am incredibly grateful for all of the blessings bestowed on me during my birthday weekend.
My amazing stylist and bestie, Jenny, dressed me in a gorgeous and comfortable piece from her shop Heritage Row for round one of celebrations; I loved everything about this dress (it even had pockets)!
A handful of friends and coworkers joined me for dinner and sake bombs at a local, trendy sushi spot (and then continued the party with a bit of "I refuse to be old" bar hopping afterward). I was humbled, to say the least, to look around and see so many folks taking time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with me. I have somehow managed to build quite the loving, supportive and fun community around me here on the west coast and I sure do appreciate each and every one of their places in my life!
I think people had a pretty good time :)
Sunday was a day of relaxing by the pool and soaking up the AMAZING summer weather in Marin County (just over the GGBridge). We walked into the club (thanks Garcia family for being members and letting me mooch off ya!) to find that Taylor Lautner aka Jacob Black was life guarding....
There are several things I need to say about this:
1. Yes, I took his photograph from across the pool like a complete and utter stalker/creeper/paparazzi. I mean c'mon, the kid really did look EXACTLY like Taylor Lautner! I jokingly kept saying "Team Jacob!!" to Andrea...probably a little on the "too loud" side. Ah well. I thought it was funny.
2. I am officially a cougar. From a distance this kid looked like he was easily in his twenties...but as he made a lap around the pool and awkwardly made a comment to me (did his voice just crack?) and based on conversations of the teenie bopper girls giggling and chatting next to us I'm pretty sure he wasn't even 18. Here's how I feel about this:
a. What is a teenager doing with such a tanned and fit body that makes him look so much older? So unnatural and unfair and cruel. Where has chubby youth gone?
b. As far as he is concerned, I am basically the crypt keeper.
c. I officially joined the ranks of soccer moms at the pool who say things like "that is what I want for my birthday..."
Such a pity his Trix are for kids....
And finally on Monday, my actual birthday, I was showered with dozens of text messages, Facebook posts, voice mails, tweets, emails and phone calls all wishing me the happiest of birthdays. Technology sure does make a gal feel extra special on her 27th trip around the sun :) Thank you, dear friends!!
The Weeblies generously gave me the morning off to once again soak up summer in the city....(thank you, Universe, for making my birthday feel TRULY like east coast summer!!!)...
Using my full-strength to bend the bridge...
I really enjoy the sun worshipping-chubby man in the background of this pic...
Once I arrived at work those little dolls threw on some festive hats to make me giggle :)
And then I enjoyed an Italian feast at my favorite spot in North Beach, including a surprise birthday dessert with a "make-a-wish!" candle from the adorable and incredibly Roman staff....
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped to make this weekend so amazing. I promise to spend every day of my 27th year working to be the best version of myself possible; to do your kindness and generosity justice, to pay it forward times 1,000.