very much so ahead of the times.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

strangely enough, im totally itching for my birthday this year!

ah, you know, normally my mentality of a birthday is, 'get on with it.' to me, it's always so over rated. more people than you should have planed show up and instead of you enjoying your time, your frantically worried if others are enjoying themselves. at least, that's my ordeal. or, it's just another dance party, which sadly those days are long gone for me. don't get me wrong... dancing is my life, going wild and crazy, but i plan to set those wild nights aside for the dance floor on my wedding night and random spirtz of dancing in my home. im not looking for a dance party on center street anymore. so... ive come to the sad and pathetic way of celebrating, but im really quite content and excited about it. 

when is my birthday you ask? oh not until the first week of may. like i said, i know, im a little ahead of the times. it's just that, my life right now is in the planning stage for really fun and exciting things to come. currently, im in the rut of school and drawing naked men and women 6 hours a week and all i want to do is cry. but, things are looking far brighter than the past two months. one note, it's march 1st! HOORAY! we are moving forward! a month and a half left of this semester and i'll be a free soul. 

so with this rut, my brain naturally escapes the education by day dreaming, designing, planning, taking photo snap shots in my brain of my future vacations. oh and i just can't contain myself. so one of the events, its wa-la my birthday. im excited this year because 2012 is a great year, i can feel the excitement running up and down my sleeves. therefore, my birthday will be great, and small and intimate in numbers. no more big shebangs or hoorahs. i want it simple and pretty and tasty. 

may is a great month to have a birthday. i have always loved the month of may. april showers bring may flowers so to me it was always the month of full bloom and floral gardens. it was a pretty month. especially growing up in georgia, it always promised the most beautiful heat and sunshine with the magnolia trees and lush greens everywhere. aside from the yellow pollen that covered everything in site, it screamed spring. unfortunately, with utah, you just never know what weather is going to be handed to you... luckily, this winter has been very very mild. the most mild i have seen and experienced since my 5 year residency in this place and for that i am grateful. im telling you, 2012, it's a promising year. therefore, im hoping that spring will shoot up from the earth early in april so i can have a warm night to celebrate my 23rd in may. why? because i want to celebrate outside, on a long wooden picnic table, embellished with candle light, fruity glass bottled fizz and OF COURSE a simple game of monopoly with my close friends. see? how easy is that? that's all i want, a good long run of monopoly in a beautiful atmosphere with DIY floral decorations hanging and blowing in the springs evening breeze with great company. my friends might dread this event because i always feel like the child tugging on the bottom on their shirts begging and pleading for just one round of monopoly. i mean, it's like pulling teeth. you guys, we all know it's a classic here! but it's fine, they have no say because it's my birthday. and they shall put up with it and when the game is all said and done, and i have won my millions they'll sit back, smile and say, now that was a great game. i just know this. 

before we get going on the game of the century, i wanna gather together with my friends at a wing shack. i dont care which one, i just want them hot and dirty. i want to eat an overload of wings and chow down. messy faces and all. i dont eat wings too often and at times i forget how much i do love them. this was my guilty pleasure in middle school. every friday night, i'd order wings with whoever was spending the night and man, would we pig out and wash it down with some chilled IBC rootbeers. so im bringing the wings back to life. also, i'd like to walk around with a gold '2' and '3' party balloons like my friend nicoles, daughter presley here. (you can find nicoles blog at me oh my mama) ive never really carried around personal balloons, so i figured why not start now right? traditions everyone... im creating traditions. 

with that said, this year is the start of rachels traditional birthday cake! fashion designer, stella mccartney, had a spring line last year with shift dresses, blouses, maxi skirts, you name it of a symmetrical citrus print of grapfruits, lemons, blood oranges and limes, sliced for the sake of beauty. and i drooled. i always cried over the price tags. i knew it was something that i could never ever wear, but that doesn't stop me from EATING IT! a genius i found through pinterest had the bright idea of creating the most beautiful citrus cake in recognition of stellas citrus fruit line. it is the most beautiful cake i've ever seen, and i call shots on calling it mine oh mine. i found the recipe online and im going to take it to the test. you know, most people go out of their way to buy the birthday girls cake or make it on their own. step aside my kind and thoughtful friends, i'll take this project into my own hands. and my hands will bake this citrus cake until my 100th birthday. let the traditions begin. and i dont even care who doesn't enjoy the taste of it. oh they'll eat it, and they'll like it.

you see? so much to look forward to. i've never really planned my own birthday party, so this should be fun because i love this stuff but never really take into action with it. so lay back my close friends, this night is on me... in 2 months.

1 comment:

Courtney Schramm said...

love all of your posts! the husband and i are all about the wings. a good place we have found is called "estes" in downtown salt lake (i think 2nd and 2nd)...ny style pizza and wings. ps my husband is from marrietta and i hope to move to georgia someday. you look great and hope your life is going amazing--always looks so fanciful. peace and blessings!

this might tickle your fancy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Proudly designed by Mlekoshi playground