That’s right, I married a younger man. Gasp!/Oh, snap! And today we are now the same age again for 4 months and 2 days. Note: I did not make Adam wear a funny hat, nor did I steal his birthday cake. But I imagine Duncan would if it was Smudge’s birthday. And, ok, ok, I’ll admit when Adam opened the Good ‘n’ Plentys that his brother got him, I did ask him if I could have some even before he opened them. But at least I asked him first.
Bonus for the weekend was that Adam’s brother came into town to celebrate with us. I have detailed the exciting events below using my cell phone.
Firstly, this program I downloaded for my cell phone is rad. That being said, Lee and I started out on Friday as I picked him up from the airport and we went shopping for presents for Adam. A bit late? Perhaps. Still able to be accomplished? Yes.
I knew of two major things I wanted to get…but when Adam came home from work, there were about 15 items on the table for him to open between what Lee and I got him, ranging from emergency solar/crank-powered radio/flashlight/usb charger, to Good ‘n’ Plentys, to honey, to POM juice, etc. But, in our defense, these are all things Adam would love and appreciate. And he did. So there. We finished up the evening chatting and with me falling asleep on the couch while they had brother time. Big surprise on my part.
Then we got up leisurely and went to breakfast. The reason our eyes are all squinty is not because it was bright or we were hung over but that it’s hard to make tiny dots on my cell phone screen.
We then took a trip to REI, one of the only stores Adam can stand to browse in. Because it’s awesome. It’s all outdoorsy and the sales are pretty decent. See, I usually get way engrossed while browsing in stores; it caters to my ADD tendencies and I focus in on seeing every item. Needless to say, Adam doesn’t shop that way and gets a bit annoyed with me when we go into stores. With this store it’s different and Adam had fun. He got some birthday hiking boots, which leads to the next part of the adventure…
We went hiking. Woo! Nothing much to say about that except I ran a little experiment. I like to say hi to people as we pass them; you know, a little shared moment of “hey, we’re all hiking and enjoying the outdoors together, man.” I generally expect some sort of acknowledgment from people but I’d say that 90% of people ignored me. In the words of Michelle Tanner, “How rude!”
We came home and got all dolled up for dinner and then we went to dinner. It was very tasty and had a good atmosphere. When I awkwardly asked the server if they do anything for birthdays, things got ugly. Well, not entirely, but he came back and said his manager asked him if Adam’s birthday was today or not. Since this was Saturday and not today, we said so. He then said that they only give free dessert if it’s the actual birthday. F’real? That’s a load of crap if you ask me. Do we really look that deviant that we would try to pretend our way to a free dessert? Perhaps so…but we weren’t this time.
The evening ended with Adam and Lee competing against each other on Gran Turismo. Adam loves this game and plays it for hours on end. He is teaching his brother the ins and outs of it so that he has a new gaming buddy. I’m cool with this because he’s gonna play it anyway and at least I don’t have to pretend like I’m listening when he tells me about the cars in the game and stuff in the races. Sorry, but it’s true.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love you and though this wasn’t the most exciting of birthdays, you’re set on candy and random stuff for a while and got a bit of exercise, family time, gaming, and food! Couldn’t be better, if you ask me.