Last Thursday I turned 24 on the 24th. I had been waiting for that day since I discovered golden birthdays. It was a long time coming, and I think we celebrated it just perfectly.
win: a night talking, laughing, and dancing with some amazing friends. and this guy.
win: carving pumpkins and exchanging smiles across a dinner table with more wonderful friends.
win: giant golden balloons in the shape of 2's and 4's.
win: treats from Matt.
fail: birthday dinner surprise planned by Matt in the space needle. WOULD be a win, except we both got dizzy on the elevator ride and even dizzier in the revolving restaurant. check please!
fail: re-coup down below the space needle and try to make new reservations. end up listening to horrible live scream-o at Hard Rock.
fail: give up on dinner and drive to Port Townsend for a night in the "best ranked hotel in Port Townsend," aka the CREEPIEST ex-brothell that feels like it's full of ghosts and doesn't let you sleep at night.
fail: Matt working the whole next day in Port Angeles, leaving me car-less in Port Townsend. 8 hours of coffee shops later I'd go anywhere with him.
and then more wins.
win: Matt taking me birthday shopping since we didn't end up paying for dinner OR a hotel, which meant a trip to Anthropologie and Target.
win: the leaves.
here's to 24, and all the rest to come.