28 January 2007

Now I'm 25!

I turned 25 this month. It was actually right away on the third day of the year. And let me tell you, it was no small occurrence. Growing up, I was the oldest child but the youngest kid in my class. Most of my friends will turn 27 this year. So turning 25 was a long time coming.

My birthday is January 3rd. I made the mistake of working on my birthday last year and that was a disaster. It was probably the worst day of my professional life. So I vowed to stay away from that lunacy this year. Instead, I slept in, picked up Lucy's friend Danielle (remember the peanut allergy) from the airport, and became an official Nevada resident. Even though I've had my Nevada plates for a while, I never had my license. In Nevada, new drivers have to take the written test if they're under 25. So I thought about taking the test and I decided to do it. Then I printed out the study guide and never looked at it. After a year of lying to myself, I decided to just wait for my birthday.

My experience at the DMV was pretty good. I took an awesome picture for my license. Really. When I got it back, my immediate response was "I look fantastic." And I did. The only caveat was that I relinquish my North Dakota license. Fortunately, I took a picture of it. Unfortunately, I can't just put it on the Internet. It has a lot of personal information on it you know.

After the DMV, I went out for lunch with my friends who were working that day. Once we ate, I ran some errands and met them for happy hour. Lucy and Danielle also came. Jesse was still a little sick so he stayed home.

My birthday was on a Wednesday. I went to work on Thursday and Friday and I had a party for myself Friday night at RoadRunners Saloon here in Las Vegas. I had a really good time and I think everyone else did as well. I took a lot of pictures, and put those on the Internet for all to enjoy. They'll also be on the sidebar, for your later perusal.

The final birthday celebration was Saturday, January 6th. My closest friends and I had some salad and cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. The raspberry lemon is my favorite. Doesn't it look delicious?

Then we went dancing at The Whiskey. Tab and Julie came in from Los Angeles and it was a really fun night. There are pictures from that night also on the Internet.

Turning 25 was a lot of fun. But it was also maybe too much party. I've got to start thinking smaller. Who am I kidding? The way I see it, there's only one time a year to celebrate your being. And if you can't milk it for all it's worth, you're a dummy.