|Nomadic SA Chick||
It's February 16, and like every February 16 before this one, and for (hopefully) many more to come, I have celebrated my birthday. Today was also President's Day; my favorite non-celebrated holiday, because politics and junk. I can't say anything really special happened, but I spent my day with some really amazing people, and that's what made it so great. My student worker got me my favorite Starbucks drink before she came into work this morning, because she's awesome like that. Ben, Mallory, and Tyler took me out for sushi at lunch at Ronnies 2, and it was delicious! I don't remember the name of the roll I ordered, but it was huge and had some soft-shell crab in it. Later tonight I met up with Brian and we saw Jupiter Ascending and then grabbed dinner at Thai Kitchen (this may be my favorite restaurant in Anchorage).
Jupiter Ascending is awesome! The writing isn't great, and is actually pretty laughable in places, but the action scenes are spectacular, and beautifully done. I was also pretty impressed with Channing Tatum in it. I'm not a fan of his, and do not find him to be a great actor, but there was something about him in this film. It might have been that the script was just so bad it was something he could do. Eddie Redmayne is an awesome villan!
Thai Kitchen wasn't anything but the usual. We split some Crispy Tofu (fried tofu served with peanut sauce), and I ordered the Tom Kha Soup with Tofu. My boss introduced me to this back in December when I had a terrible cold, because it is supposed to help clear colds, and this is now my favorite dish. I order it nearly every time, cold or no cold.
I received a lot of texts, FB, Twitter, and IG messages, as well as a few very early morning phone calls with loving birthday wishes. These were the best gifts I could have received today.
People > Things
I talked to my parents; mostly the mother. She was sad because she had ordered flowers to be delivered on my birthday, but this place called Amy Florist cancelled the order too late in the day for her to do anything else. I told her that it was no worry to me and that it was more important just to talk to her.
So yeah, nothing super special, but it was good. Anyone who knows me very well knows that I don't make that big of deal about my birthday. I hate special attention, so I treat my birthday as another day, though I might do something special with just a few select people.
In the words of Ice Cube (and a running joke with some friends):
"Today I didn't even have to use my AK. I got to say it was a good day".
-Ice Cube, Today Was a Good Day