HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Someone pointed out that I would be 42 on a Tuesday (42-sday) and that meant that I should paaaaaaaarrrrrrtaaaaaaaaaay. Well, I don’t really know how to party, so that’s a bit of a hurdle, but I liked the sound of it.
Needless to say, I have no plans today. Just working and I have swim practice tonight so that takes me to about 8:30 pm. Which is right about my bedtime – #partyanimal. I’ve done a pretty good job using birthday discounts in the past week and I’m totally going to get my free Starbucks today. Ooh, I also heard that there’s a donut shop here in Portland that gives you a free dozen donuts during your birthday week! I’m in. #ilovefreeshit
A few pics over the last few weeks:
My nephew, Elijah, is a grown man now. A senior in high school. Un-f*cking-believable. He’s so fun to hang out with and is such a nice damn kid.
And little Ken! I can’t even with her. She is just the cutest. And she has her mom’s exact eyebrows, which just kills me.
Last weekend, I went to the Portland March for Reproductive Rights with a few friends.
It was a beautiful day, but it’s so f*cked up that we have to be out there talking about this sh*t. Also, f*ck Texas. The only access to birth control and healthcare I had in law school was Planned Parenthood and I’m so thankful (and lucky) I had somewhere to go. I can’t imagine living somewhere where I was without access to basic healthcare. Just in case you’re wondering, teaching abstinence doesn’t work and neither does the pull-out method #newsflash. And don’t even get me started about non-consensual sex and the women/girls this impacts. One friend that attended the March walked in the door and yelled, “I’m so full of rage!” Exactly. Me too.
Speaking of rage, I’m dating again. Just kidding, not raging at all. But yeah, I know. Don’t worry, my therapist knows all about it and I’m not being a complete idiot. Just a partial idiot. And yes, it is a total sh*tshow…I kind of love it. And no, I’m not going to post that much about it. BUT, Portland is a small town. I’ve already met up with someone who knocked up a friend of a friend (whoops!) – didn’t find that out until after – and someone else reached out to me who had dated a friend of mine. Uh?! To be fair, he didn’t realize we had a mutual friend, but even after I told him I knew all about him, he was still interested. Whaaaaaaa? Crazy world.
Also crazy? This little monster:
Tot is just the best. I think around 24 pounds and the happiest thing in the world.
Happy 42-sday to me and happy Tuesday to you!