So, because Shalane, Amanda, and Lauren all have birthdays in May, and my birthday is in July, when we will obviously not be here together, we elected yesterday as ‘the Birthday Day’. It was a day of joyous celebration and exchanging of gifts. A little like Christmas, but in April. With only four people getting presents.
Before the party started, I was curled up in bed relaxing, and Lauren felt the need to jump in with me. Shalane took a picture. That big long lump is me, and I’m probably saying something like ‘Help, Help, Lauren is molesting me in my bed.’
Help, Help, Lauren is Molesting Me in my Bed
Anyway, Lauren made us some delicious yellow cupcakes with brown icing and Lauren, Shalane, Amanda, Kasie, and I all congregated in Shalane’s and my room to open presents. Lots of good presents were given and received!
Shalane got a gift card to B&N; from Amanda, two DVDs from Lauren (Double Jeopardy and Taking Lives), a DVD from Kasie (Dawn of the Dead), and a Pound Puppy and wolf book with lovely pictures from me.
Lauren got a dvd from Kasie (10 Things I Hate About You), two French poetry books from Shalane, a dessert cookbook and a French movie from Amanda, and Littlest Pet Shop turtles and a healthy cookbook from me.
Amanda got a DVD from Lauren (Interview with a Vampire), a wheel of sympoms and what they mean you have (in a ‘you are going to die’ attitude) and (some movie) from Kasie, two gay porn books from Shalane, and a peppermint My Little Pony, glitter gel pens, and Magnetic Poetry: Put Downs, from me.
Minty the Identity-Crisis Butterfly/Pony
I got a belly dancing kit (DVD, book, finger chimes, music) and a *purple* My Little Pony from Lauren, two Kurt Vonnegut books (Breakfast of Champions & Cat’s Cradle) from Amanda, Kill Bill Volume 1 (the one I like more) from Kasie, and Mosby’s Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary Sixth Edition (revised for 2005) from Shalane.
Oh such lovely presents! There was much fun and happiness, and laughing, and I read everybody little tidbits from my dictionary, like ‘infected abortion’ and ‘rectal prolapse’.
Then, we picked up Caroline down-the-hall (not Lauren’s Caroline, the weirdo), and piled into two cars (Lauren’s and Amanda’s) and set out to Macaroni Grill. I took my my little pony, because it’s purple, and on the way Caroline helped me name her. Her name on the box is ‘Fizzy-Pop’, but everyone knows this is a stupid name. So I renamed her Noodle, but then the picture on her butt didn’t match her name. So I decided she must be schizophrenic and have multiple-personalities. Then Caroline came up with the perfect name for her: Skitzy-Pop.
Skitzy-Pop the Schizophrenic Pony
We arrived at Macaroni Grill, where the waitress has to ask me if it was ok to move my pony to put the bread down, which it was, of course. Of course, everyone else thought this was hilarious. I always seem to be labeled weird at Macaroni Grill, for poking people with knives, or asking for cake with half of the whipped cream, or whatever. We all had good meals, the leftovers of mine I ate for breakfast/lunch this morning. Yum! We headed back to the dorm, then.
On the way back, Lauren, Caroline, and I (all in Lauren’s car) started singing Disney songs, and sang them all the way back to the dorm, then went into Shalane’s and my room, and printed out words, and sang them more. Chez-nek (Chesney) came over and joined us, and we all ate Lauren’s delicious cupcakes, sang songs, and watched funny flash animations on my computer.
What a fun day! There was much laughing and happiness. I’ll leave you with this picture of me, dressed up as a present.
Some days you just have to be silly.