Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Eve

I’m 29. Tomorrow sometime, I will graduate from the twenties and move into the thirties. ACK! I still haven’t quite figured out how the birthday thing works when you are way out of your birth time zone.

It doesn’t quite seem possible that I can be entering this oh-so-grownup decade. For Pete’s sake, I still forget to buy toilet paper.

Anyway, for about 8 years, I’ve been a little concerned that entering the 30’s would bring a metamorphosis of anchorwoman hair and soccer mom style. So, I’ve decided to document the process for posterity.

Here I am as of this morning:


In other thoughts, if you HAVE to turn 30, it is kind of fun to do it in an exotic land. AND I get to ride the train AND go to Zumba tomorrow. What more could a girl ask for?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday goal update

So, it's been some time since I made my list of things I want to accomplish before my birthday. I am pleased to report that I have completed 3/4 goals.

I leg pressed 108 kg at the gym exactly one time. It was really heavy. But I was excited and decided that was enough to make my goal. I also finally finished David Copperfield. The last musical number was the best. Now, you will have to go read (re-read) it to see if I am telling the truth  for yourself. Of course, the third goal I actually accomplished while I was writing the list, and so, it is checked off.

My last goal is to make a recipe from a new Japanese cookbook I had acquired. I just finished poking around the book, and I think I'm either going to make an asparagus recipe or what looks like a cold cucumber soup.'s hard to decide. I baked a few things today, so now I need to switch my mindset to cooking. We shall see what happens!