Thank you all for the birthday wishes!! I appreciate them so much. I love birthdays, because it's all about me ^_~ I demand a parade thrown in my honor on that day, and yesterday came pretty darn close to it.
I woke up early and realized it was my birthday and squee'd. But it was too early, so I forced myself to go back to sleep for a few hours.
I finally got up and got dressed and headed out the door. Whereupon more squeeage ensued, because the always wonderful xoraclex
had decorated my back stoop and my car!! She painted the back stoop rainbow colors and covered it with glitter, and she tied happy ribbons on my car. I was so happy! THANK YOU, CARLETTE!! ^_^
I drove over to the old apartment, and on the way there the manager called me and said the people below me were complaining of a drip from their bathroom ceiling. I gave her permission to send the maintanence guys in, but I told her I haven't used that shower in over a week (I'm showering at Carlette's right now, because I haven't scrubbed out the new bathtub and DAMMIT I just realized I forgot to get a new shower curtain liner when I was at Target today). I got to the old apartment and found that the toilet had been running for days
. I'm sorry for the wasted water, but I'm glad the apartment complex has to pay for it. I told them in August
there was a problem with the toilet, they half-heartedly "fixed" it, and actually made the problem worse. So screw their water bill.
I packed up the car and went to The Original Pancake House
for breakfast. I'd never been there, but it was close to the old apartment and I wanted chocolate chip pancakes. I was pretty disappointed in the service and the food. :-\ Oh well. Now I know I wasn't missing anything all the times I drove past the place.
I came home, took a shower at Carlette's, and got dressed in the new dress
I'd gotten the day before. RAWR. I looked hawt
. Damn, that is a sweet Penny you might say. I felt good.
I got to work and found treats on my desk! My mom had brought me a brownie from The Bonbonerie
, which are only my favorite brownies EVAR, and my coworker A. had made me chocolate chip cookies! A. also got me a cute little kitten stationary set. She is so kind.
I had to sit through a four-hour training session on "Tactical Communications." It was pretty damn dull. And the guy running the training had an adverb phobia. He kept saying, "We need to treat the patrons good. We don't want to treat them bad." He said it approximately 10 times! It was driving me nuts.
I finally got to leave and drove out to Wright State to pick up ladyoceanstar
. She was totally rocking her new glasses and haircut, and she looked fantabulous! I popped in the Spamalot!
soundtrack and we sped down to Cincinnati where we met box_o_kittens
for dinner at Applebee's. I'd really been wanting to try their new Apple Walnut Chicken Salad, but apparently I was craving pasta, because I ordered shrimp alfredo. We'd wanted dessert, but there just wasn't time. YOU KNOW how I freak about time.
We got downtown and walked the block and a half to the theatre. My feet were KILLING me by this point, because the boots have a higher heel than I'm used to. Oh, the ways we suffer for beauty. :-\
The show was, in a word, SO FUCKING AWESOME
. I nearly fell out of my seat laughing at several points. It was pretty much just the movie with songs added and the plot changed slightly, but it was just frickin' great. It was so fun to see all the best lines being said right in front of you by a live actor. The guy who played Lancelot was just the best. Since that role was created by Hank Azaria, that actor had to play a ton of different roles: Lancelot, Tim the Enchanter, the French Taunter, the Knights Who Say Ni. He made each of them so different, but so true to the original. The guy who played Arthur was definitely channeling his inner Tim Curry. It was cool, so I could imagine how Tim would have done it, but I would have also liked to see him make the part his own. The Lady of the Lake was the biggest disappointment. She was trying too hard to affect the proper accent and she sung from the back of her throat. Which is how I sing, but I'm not on frickin' Broadway.
It was such a great night, and it was so nice to be able to snuggle and smooch with Lisa. Best present evar ^_~ She bought me a tee shirt
, which was awesome. I still must...thank her... for all that she did for me for my birthday ^_~
Toby and I got back to the apartment late, and I crashed. It really was the second best birthday evar!! (Sorry, seeing Eddie Izzard front-row center and getting him to sign my video "Happy birthday" and getting to hug him will ALWAYS remain number 1 ^_~)