I had a fabulous birthday, thank you very much! Mike got into town on Friday, and while that was present enough for me, he had a whole bonanza planned for my birthday. It started with presents when I woke up (and they were all great!), and then we were off to an undisclosed location for an undisclosed event. The event turned out to be the Sex and the City tour around New York! We got on a bus and went all over, to places like Carrie’s stoop, the Magnolia Bakery, and Charlotte’s gallery. It was lots of fun. The only bad thing was the Gay Pride parade had closed down a lot of streets, so there was a ton of traffic and it took forever to get places. However, that meant we got to see a lot of the Pride stuff, and it was awesome! What a party. After the tour, we went home to change, and then Mike took me to Tavern on the Green for dinner! I had mentioned once to him that I’d always wanted to go there, and he remembered! It was so nice, and the food was great! I want more of it, and I want it now. All in all, a perfect day.

So, as you can imagine, I was not really in the mood to come into work on Monday (leaving Mike at my apartment) after having had such a great day. I sulked into the office, and turned the corner to where my desk is, to be greeted with this:


My friends Walshy and Lisa came in ON A SUNDAY to decorate my office! I couldn’t believe it. They also spent 2 hours looking for streamers. Yes, in New York City, where you can supposedly find anything, anytime, they couldn’t find streamers. My mood was lifted instantly, of course! I left the streamers up all day, even though they were hanging all over the place. At the end of the day I tore down all the streamers but the ones on the front wall…and I left the confetti that they had thrown on the ground. I am sure the cleaning people were thrilled with that discovery. But hey, it was my birthday! It was totally necessary.

Now I am waiting for Mike to get here, and then we are going to meet a bunch of people at a little cafe on the Hudson River to celebrate my birthday. Just a small little get-together, nothing like the big bashes I usually have for myself, but that’s okay. I sure do miss all of my Cali friends, though! But they are so awesome, about 10 of them called to wish me happy birthday! Being an idiot, however, I had put my phone on silent and missed all the calls. Lucky for me, they left messages! So nice. I love all of you! You are all wonderful and your hair is pretty and hey, you look like you lost five pounds! Kisses.