Friday, September 10, 2004

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

This year's birthday (no need to ask-- I'm 31) is already way better than my 30th, but still not quite up to the standard set by my 29th. And 28th was just wierd (not in a good way, though).

But I LURVE birthdays-- mine or other people's. That's probably my mom's fault- she always makes a big deal of bdays. But the 29th bday set the standard: In Paris with Tony, had a fantastic time shopping and eating french pastries, riding around on the Metro and visiting the Louvre, having Canard aux Olives for dinner under the gold nighttime glow of the Eiffel Tower. Aaaaaaaaah, that's the way to do it. I think EVERY birthday should be spent that way.

Last year (30) was the antithesis of the Paris bday-- alone in Indianapolis eating an apple dumpling at the Cheesecake factory. I guess on average, 29 and 30 were still pretty good.

31 has been fun so far. Last night Tony invited a bunch of friends to go out for BBQ and bowling, and then we had ice cream afterwards. I love bowling. I'm so bad at it. It's so much fun. But I don't like "serious bowlers." Fortunately, none of my friends last night were serious bowlers. In fact, some were as bad at bowling as me! Or at least they pretended to be for my birthday.

This afternoon we drive down to New Bern to ride in the MS150-- it's a 2-day, 150-mile bike ride (75 miles each day) to raise money and awareness for MS research and patient support programs. We did it last year and it was hella-fun, and it looks like the weather should hold out for us. We're currently between-hurricanes.

I'll let you know how the ride goes next week-- hopefully no crashes!!


PartnerInCrime said...

Back in May, my company had a bowling party the night before our day-long annual meeting (which happened to be in Vegas - yeah, baby!). At the meeting the next day, they gave out the bowling awards. I won "Least Graceful Bowler". I think I made like a 17 or something. My prize was a cheesy Las Vegas shot glass - ironic, since I think I was bowling so badly due to all the free booze they had been serving the night before.

Lance Armstrong said...

The ride was great, but the weather didn't hold out. It rained- not hard, but enough that we were wet all day. When we finished, Cat looked like she'd just done cycle-cross!

Cat said...

Yeah, Lance was pretty tired after the big bike ride. He had a hard time keeping up with me. ;-)