The Send-Off of 28

Last night, on my birthday eve, I decided a glass of wine was in order to celebrate my last night as a 28-year-old… or a bottle, as it were.

A few sheets to the wind later, as Paul and I were enjoying trashy TV night, (Bachelorette, I love you), I was greatly disturbed by a commercial for “one-swipe eyeliner”.  

“BULLSHIT!”, I yelled, jumping off the couch and grabbing my makeup bag, mirror, and planting my butt where I do my makeup in the living room window.

“One-swipe eyeliner?! I will show you what happens when you try to “one-swipe” your eyeliner.”

Paul, not being shocked any  more by my uncontrollable outbursts, sat patiently as I haphazardly ran liquid eyeliner across my top lids, screwing up the second eye which caused me to yell, “SEE! here’s swipe 2, and 3, and whoops, missed a spot!  Eyeliner deserves the respect of more than one-swipe!”

This escalated quickly, and I just kept going.  “Wanna see drag queen makeup?”… who was Paul to say no? The wine sure as hell wasn’t, and it was my birthday eve…and it went downhill.  Downhill fast. 

Three layers of lipstick, blush, more bronzer than a real housewife, drawn in eye brows and blue eye shadow out to my temples later, it had officially turned into Hott Mess Monday.

I sent a few slefies to my bestie for proof of my playtime: 


look at those brows!

Am I turned on? Am I pooping? Only Paul and my carpet will ever know.

I am happy to report that I had the good sense to wash my face before I passed out on the couch, completely missing who the Bachelorette sent home, and apparently a very sweet good night from my beloved who dragged me off the couch and tucked me into bed.  He had to repeat it this morning to me because my only response was a grunt, and I am pretty sure a majestic glint of drool coming out of the side of my  mouth.

Oh the adventures of loving me… sorry, honey 🙂

This morning, I woke up refreshed and ready to take on 29!  Wine helps you sleep like a champ!

I had a hearty birthday breakfast: 


Sprinkles on waffles!

And was welcomed by vegan treats in my office from co-workers and my work wife 🙂

It is only 10:30am and this birthday has been amazing 🙂

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day as well!  And fear not, I will have something deep to say about getting older later 🙂


Best Thanksgiving Ever!

Thursday was such a great time.  Paul and I found the only restaurant that was open in the area, which happened to be a Claddagh Irish Pub.  They were having a huge Thanksgiving buffet, but we just wanted a spot at the bar to watch the Lions game.

We ended up passing on food completely and just drinking and chatting through the entire game.  We met strangers, made friends with the bartender and wait staff, and just enjoyed each other’s company.  We laughed, we broached some serious topics (a la, our future) and just had the best time (also doing a new “car bomb” called a holiday bomb.  It was a shot of Crown and Baileys dropped into a Christmas Ale… so good!)

We decided to sober up before heading back to the hotel by going to a grocery store that was in the same shopping center to buy our official “Thanksgiving dinner”.  I, for some reason, thought cheese and crackers was the way to go for my meal (I make terrible food choices while drunk).

Then we came home, napped, ate dinner in bed and just watched football.  It was by far the best Thanksgiving I have ever had.  I used to hate Thanksgiving, but now, I feel like Paul and I have started a new tradition of doing something new and random every year.  Or then again, we can have the tradition of getting drunk at a local pub 🙂  I like that too 🙂

I hope everyone had a great holiday!