Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today I am 27 years old! Sadly, I have to leave for Atlanta for a work conference today, so Travis and I mostly celebrated yesterday. I wanted to go camping, but of course the last few days have been really cold and rainy. So here is what we did:
Travis got me my favorite cake! A mint chocolate chip ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins! They always make me nostalgic because my mom would get them for me for my birthday. My favorite part is the frozen icing blobs. Yum!
We stopped by the outlet of course, and I found two little treasures: this deer tray, and a knitted hippo!
Seriously, how cute is she?
We've been hanging onto some free passes for the Franklin Theatre (we won them in their tacky Christmas sweater competition) and when I saw that one of my favorite childhood movies was playing today, we had to go! 
Can you tell what it is? Sadly it wasn't nearly as good as I remembered. But it was fun to see again.
We walked around downtown Franklin a little bit, though most of the shops were closed on Sunday.
We walked down one of the residential streets and I saw these cute pastel houses!
We went to one of my favorite antique malls to kill some time before we met my parents for dinner. I love this booth, even though everything is really expensive.
Ugh, every time I see this jackalope I want it so bad! Then I think "Could I really have taxidermy in my house?" I just can't decide! I love him!

I'm looking for a light fixture for our dining room. I keep finding stuff that I love on its own, but I can't ever decide if it will look good in the actual space. This one is so cute!
Here is a self portrait. Me at 27. Hanging out at the antique mall as usual.
We went to dinner at the Mellow Mushroom with my parents and I had a really delicious calzone. We talked about going to see Titanic 3D after (since it was my birthday date and I could force Travis to do anything) but it wasn't playing for two hours, so we just came home.
We ate a lot of cake and watched Nausica, one of the only Miyazaki films I hadn't seen. It was good!
Priscilla is having a pretty good day too. She is wrapped in a blanket sleeping between us. 
So I had a pretty nice special day. And I don't have to go to work again until Saturday! I mean, I'll be working, but being out of town will be a fun change of pace. 

24 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!

    ...and as for the taxidermy, I vote yes

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  2. Happy, Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good pre-birthday. I love that tray that you found.

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  3. Happy birthday!!! Glad you had a great day celebrating! :)

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  4. Happy birthday! I now want a Baskin Robbins cake, a deer tray, and a jackelope. Argument for jackelope: I don't know if I could live without that thing! Look at it! Argument against jakelope: It would be spooky to bump against it going for a glass of water in the middle of the night. But still!!

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    1. i know i love it! i wonder if my cats would try to destroy it?

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  5. Happy, Happy birthday. Enjoy your cake, I sure enjoyed seeing what all you got up to to celebrate!

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  6. Was it Ferngully that you saw?

    Happy Birthday!

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  7. happy birthday!!! i'm glad you had a great day :)

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Is that Fern Gully you were watching? If so you get bonus happy birthday points for being so rad. Save me some cake.

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  9. I have been to that antique mall a few times and you don't want to know how many of those times I picked up that Jackalope and carried him around and then put him back because I am poor. Buy him. And take pictures. I'll creep on him from afar :)

    Happy Birthday! Even if Fern Gully wasn't as good as you remember I trust the Toxic Love scene was everything you remember and more. I still love it :)

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    1. hahah, i feel like i've been pinning over him for years, though i don't think that booth has been there a super long time. i wish he would get discounted! because that would probably make up my mind for me!

      hahaha, the toxic love part was always my favorite! i told travis i remembered all the words, but i totally didn't. i always liked "acid rain, pouring down like egg chow mein. Slime beneath me, OH, slime up above!" and the heavy panting! haha

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  10. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a nice day.

    I for one vote YES on the Jackalope, I mean...I think he's awesome, despite being, well, creepy taxidermy...but amazing creepy taxidermy.

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  11. Happy Birthday Love the hippo

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  12. Happy Birthday to you! You always know how to make a day special!
    love
    tweedles

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  13. happy birthday rae! darling you HAVE to get the weird taxidermy thing, it's really rather rad and then you could develop a dusty hogwartsian library corner with taxidermy-that-might-just-come-alive at your place!

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    1. ok, i think that is the best argument for the taxidermy.

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday! I am sorry I missed it! BUT a little birdie told me that you should be receiving a belated bday something something in the mail sometime soon!

    Enjoy being not-30....seriously!

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  15. I am sorry I missed your actual bday!

    Happy (belated) Birthday! I hope this year is fantastic for you!!

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  16. OMG. what is THAT FILM?!

    It's doing my head in.


    Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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  17. FERNGULLY!!!!!! (oh and happy birthday! <3)

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