Monday, May 16, 2011

30 Before 30

I know I usually post about my Happiness Project on Mondays, but I'm interrupting the regularly scheduled posting because today is my 29th Birthday.  29 sounds a lot younger when it's describing someone else, I'm not so sure how I feel about it being attached to my name, but I guess there's not a whole lot I can do about it.

My birthday weekend was pretty awesome.  Friday night after work Andy took me out to dinner at this delicious little restaurant by our house called Clydz.  Then we went for drinks at a bar that brews their own beer.  At the bar two of our couple friends were there to surprise me and then we all went to The Stress Factory, a comedy club.  It was really such an awesome night and Andy did such a great job planning everything.

Saturday night I went out with my girls.  We went to this place called 1849 in the village and enjoyed a whole lot of cocktails.  Some health geek out there would probably call it "binge drinking" but I just call it a damn good time.  We got a little tipsy, danced a lot and then ate McDonald's at 3 am, which tasted delicious at the time, but my stomach didn't appreciate it the next day.  I haven't eaten McDonald's in close to 2 years and I hope to put another few years distance between us.

Sunday I just kind of lounged around with my fam.  It was a great weekend, but I decided that I want to end my 20's with a bang so I made a list of 30 things I want to do before I turn 30.

1.  Buy a piece of designer clothing, not a Canal street special.  Something classic that will always be in style.

2.  Go to a beer garden with Andy

3.  Throw a mystery dinner party for my friends

4.  Have a grown up tea party

5.  Spend an entire day by myself doing nothing

6.  Go away for a girl's weekend

7.  Have a mani/pedi day with Isabella

8.  Go to that Japanese restaurant that I always see in my neighborhood

9.  Make a new friend

10.  Get a post syndicated on BlogHer

11.  Figure out exactly what BlogHer is all about.

12.  Go to a happy hour in the city with my girls

13.  Rent a hotel room with Andy close by just to have a night away from home with a little decadence.

14.  Go shopping for myself for a change.  In the mall not online.

15.  Plan a surprise date night for Andy

16.  Take a gym class by myself

17.  Make a will

18.  Read 20 books

19.  Buy a statement necklace

20.  Have a slumber party...grown up style

21.  Reconnect with an old friend

22.  Make a signature cocktail

23.  Have a picnic in the park

24.  Go on a mini-vacation without the baby

25.  Buy someone a really nice gift

26.  Wear a bikini (Body willing)

27.  Take my computer to starbucks and write in peace even though I always think those people are giant douchers.  It's quiet and there's nobody bugging me.

28.  Try a new look: one that I would normally say no to.  I can probably have my sister pick something out for me.

29.  Figure out how to get the videos from my camera onto a computer

30.  Get a celebrity to tweet me
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Lollipops & Pig Tails said...

Happy birthday!
Great list!
30's really aren't that bad, I was actually glad to be in my 30's. I feel as if people respect me more and not look at me as a young college student.:)

Jessi said...

Happy Birthday!

That's a great list, I like the surprise date night. I hope you'll post about it when it's accomplished, I need some ideas ;)

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!
30 was easy for me, 34 sucked really bad! I just took it very hard for a few really good reasons! I love you list it seems doable! Good luck!

Emily said...

Great minds! I have a 30 while I'm 30- because I only thought to do it 45 days before my 30th (next week!) Happy Birthday!

Alex said...

Wow!! Sounds like you had a blast... no pictures?

And you and I have a lot in common in our lists except I'm already in my 30's and over due in some things , but hey as long as I get it done right?

The T-Shirt Mama said...

I'm currently in the process of making my list! These are great suggestions!

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