I’m sure everyone reading this knows something about the way that I celebrate the anniversary of my birth, basically for as long as possible. And I call it Birthukkah (get it, ‘instead of one day of presents, we get 8 crazy nights!’).
It started my sophomore year of college when I couldn’t get all of my friends together on my actual birthday (some of my friends don’t mesh that well anyway, though they are all lovely people whom I cherish!) so I told people that were stressing about it that I was happy to celebrate my birthday all weekend/week like for Hanukkah. And thus Birthukkah was born. As the years have proceeded things have gotten more and more ridiculous. Now you can participate on facebook as well as in real life. This year was no different, here’s a run down of the real life shenanigans that Birthukkah entailed in real life.
Friday Nov 12: How Well Do You Know Sti? quiz for my YA program (hilarious!), drive to Austin spend night with friends Isaac and Laura
Saturday Nov. 13: Maverick Committe meeting (talking about comics for 5 1/2 hours? Yes please!), Austin Comicon where I took pictures with 2 versions of the Doctor :), dinner and drinks with Katie, Sister tattoos, seeing Julia
Sunday Nov. 14: Brunch and antiquing at Red Rooster Cafe, see the Dolly Parton musical 9to5 with Bob and Bagel
Monday Nov. 15: Visit future living possibilities with future roommate Bonnie, dinner at Le Madeleine, my Doctor Who season 5 arrived in the mail!
Tuesday Nov. 16: Awesome Movie Makers workshop w/kiddos
Wed. Nov 17: I don’t remember but I’m sure it was awesome.
Thurs. Nov 18: Spent evening/night with my parents
Fri. Nov 19: eeeeeearly flight to STL, used book store finds, watching Lie to Me which has my husband (Brendan Hines) in it, had tasty fried chicken with vodka sauce and biscuits, started Doctor Who season 5 with Holly
Sat. Nov 20: Aimee B’s!, Old Town!, bought lots of rings, hot chocolate, learning to knit, seeing (and loving) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1
Sun. Nov 21: Church and meeting all the people Holly talks about, yummy thai lunch, pumpkin cheesecake concrete at Fritz’s, hearing Walking in Memphis right after talking about it!, more Doctor Who, being picked by mom at the airport
Mon. Nov 22: pumpkin pancakes, grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches, sole meuniere (aka my newest favorite fish dish..YUMMMM), crave cupcakes, watched Walking Dead
Tues Nov. 23: Kootie’s birthday, black clutch from Kootie, brownies and other gifts from my kids, 2 hours of Lego Rock Band (our band is called Children of the Power), seeing my grandma and uncle after work.
And now on to Thanksgiving!