Birthdays Galore

The past few weeks in my life have been really crazy busy. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just been pretty overwhelming. August is always a packed birthday month for me, as 3 of my best friends and multiple family members have August birthdays. So I decided to highlight just 2 days worth of birthday celebrations into this post.

Saturday, 8/15/2015

Not just one but two birthdays were celebrated on this day. The first was my grandfather, who turned 80 last month, but his party was being held a month later so my family could fly in from out of town. While really lovely, taking family photos in the 95+ degree weather was not my ideal way to spend the afternoon. But overall, it was nice to celebrate my grandpa and his life.

Birthday celebration #2 was Mel, one of my best friends since we were 8 years old. Technically we’ve known each other since we were 6, but Mel has informed me that she didn’t actually start liking me until 3rd grade. One of the things I love about her is her honestly and bluntness.

Mel and me. I got her a workout tank that says “I Hate Running” on it. She loved it.
Mel and me. I got her a workout tank that says “I Hate Running” on it. She loved it.

She had a 90′s themed birthday at her apartment, which was a genius idea. My friend Sam dressed up as Wayne from Wayne’s World. My outfit definitely was not up to par. I went with a sort of grunge-ish/goth-ish look. Basically it was hot as balls so I opted for a tank and shorts and converse with a vest, which was promptly taken off due to lack of a/c in her apartment. But I got to catch up with some old friends from high school and celebrated an amazing lady’s special day!

Thursday, 8/20/2015

Just 5 days later came the birthday of another one of my besties, Chelsea. We met when we were awkward 13-year-olds and the friendship has stuck ever since. Chelsea chose to have her party at a bar in West Hollywood called “The Den on Sunset.”

Ever since moving back to LA, I have become very old lady-ish with my sleeping habits. I wake up at around 7 every day and like to be in bed (not necessarily sleeping, though) by 10. Okay, that may not be your typical old lady, but all through high school, I definitely stayed up until 1 or 2am before having to get up at 6:30. I have no idea how I did it. I must have been a vampire or something.

Chelsea and me. I got her a Mac and Cheese Cookbook, as she is totally obsessed with Mac. Check out her blog, MacandChelsea.com!
Chelsea and me. I got her a Mac and Cheese Cookbook, as she is totally obsessed with Mac. Check out her blog, MacandChelsea.com!

The reason I bring this up is because I typically don’t like to go out too late on weekdays so that I’m well rested for the morning. But I gathered all my strength and drove all the way to WeHo on a Thursday. I ended up having a really great time, as I knew I would, once again catching up with old and new friends. I ordered a hamburger with an egg on top. The burger was fine, definitely rarer than I asked for, but I ate and enjoyed. I headed home at around 10pm and was in bed by 10:45. So I guess I can be social AND have a normal sleeping schedule? How odd.

So yes, fun birthday times were had by all. Although I feel like I’ve had my fair share of birthdays for a while. Glad a week until the next important one: my grandma. Cross that bridge when I get there?

-Girl in Los Angeles 🙂

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