~Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's my birthday, my b-b-b-birthday

It's my birthday today and I'm sitting here in the office with my double monitors and view of the pollen-covered parking lot. I've never had to work on my birthday before, but I've been taking a lot of sick days while I've been getting my medical issues sorted out, so I didn't want to use another personal day just yet.

It's not that bad: working on your birthday. Everyone in the office has been wishing me well, and I wouldn't have gotten that sitting at home in my jammies and watching bad TV. My boss canceled our morning meeting so I could sit at my desk and eat my breakfast, which was Italian leftovers. A coworker said I could pick whatever restaurant for lunch and he would pay, and he hardly complained when I said I wanted the wing place that leaves your mouth feeling like hot garbage.

I also skipped out of the office midmorning to go rent some movies for this weekend, sneaking back to my desk 30 minutes later. And then I did it again after a couple of hours of on-line shopping to try on a pair of pants when I didn't know what size I needed. My office is in the middle of the city's shopping mecca—every store I could possibly desire is less than a mile away. No one's really bothering me with any work, so I'm getting away with it.

That bad part is I'm sitting in front of the computer with the Internet in front of me and my credit card beside me. I've so far managed to justify $175 in birthday purchases to myself. And I still have two more hours left at work. But who knows, I may sneak out the back door a few minutes early.

Dinner last night was great. And by great, I mean anticlimactic, which was the best possible outcome. Family crisis averted. Tonight Scott is taking me to our restaurant, followed by going to 80's night at a club for some dancing. Tomorrow night I'm meeting up with the friends for some karaoke, and Saturday night we're having dinner with my mother and Scott's mother. They haven't met yet. Like how I slipped that in there?

30 comments:

WiscoBlonde said...

Woo Birthday!!! Hooray!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday honey!!!!!!!!
So glad everythings working out well! Enjoy your birthday week.
(in my self-made culture birthdays last a week ;p)
big kisses!

Vi said...

Happy birthday mate!!!

Paige Jennifer said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapy!!!!!
Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirthday!!!

May the year ahead be the best one yet (or at the very least, not suck the big one)!

xoxo

Single Girl said...

Yay!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Tilly said...

Happy, happy birthday!! YAY!!

M said...

happy birthday! Have a wonderful day!

J said...

Happy happy birthday babe!

Enny said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Working your bday is better than sitting at home because you just don't get the guilt for being lazy :o)

I hope dinner goes well - I'm SURE it wiil!

Amber said...

Happy birthday!!!!!

And who needs to "justify" spending your hard-earned money on a few gifts for yourself?? It's YOUR special day and you give enough of yourself - in every way - to those around you. You just get on with your bad self, chicky! :)

I left a more detailed comment on the entry before this one, which include my birthday wishes for you.

Glad you're having a wonderful day and you've gotten so much support from everyone around you. The "snuck in" personal time is fantastic!

And, yet again, love your closing line.

Looks like the two of you are pressing forward -- so proud and so happy for you both! :)

Much love and hugs from Colorado!

LizSara said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Brithday dear Sarahwhoknowsitsallperfectlyjustifiableexpensespendingonyourbirthday
Happy Birthday to you

Peach said...

Happy birthday Sweet Sarah XXX

youwontfindmehere said...

Happy Birthday To You!!

nuttycow said...

Happy Birthday (at the risk of sounding like a copy cat)

Hope the sun is shining and all your purchases fit.

kristin b said...

i hope you had a good birfday! :)

can't wait to hear how saturday night goes!!

AmyD said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!! It sounds like you had a great day, and I really hope dinner with the mom's goes well tonight! It certainly can't be any worse than dinner with the dad?! ;o)

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

nicole said...

i'm like a day late....but happy birthday! i hope it was a fabulous one, and you didn't spend too much money :)

The Portly Gentleman in Aisle 5 said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Lulu said...

Happy Birthday! Glad that everything worked out well.... You sound like you have a lovely birthday weekend planned!

Best of luck with the mum meets other mum dinner!

My mum and my fiance`s mum have never met either.....and if they did they would need a translator....probably me. They won`t meet til the day before our wedding actually....Should be interesting!

general_boy said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! And $175.... pffft... that's nuthin'!!! :P

dont eat the token said...

hApPy BiRtHdAy To YoU!!!

regulargirl said...

Happy birthday!!!

FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

Okay, I just tried to send this through and nothing happened. Let's try this again ...

HAPPY BELATED!!! :)

>*;* said...

Happy belated birthday! Can't wait to hear about the mom's meeting!

Ariel said...

Oops... happy belated birthday! Sounds like you work for a very cool company too - it's best to be at work on such days, more treats, more attention... and if you cannot get those on your birthday, when can you? Hope the credit card hasn't melted yet.

Will said...

Well! Happy Birthday, Sarah!
Been a long time since I've been here to read you~~(Love the new/old Template..lol!)

**
Have a great Birthday..
..and, next year: take a personal day~~be good to yourself!

`x~Will (formerly, "adam")

Cath said...

Happy regards for the day... but $175?.. Is that all? Surely you aren't trying hard enough.

Diane Mandy said...

Happy Birthday, Sara!

Wait... the MOTHERS are meeting???

A Life Uncommon said...

Family crises averted is always a great thing. Glad your birthday turned out well. Happy belated!!!

dont eat the token said...

How did the mom & mom dinner go? Fun!?

My mom and Jukebox's mom have never met - we've been going out 2.5 years, and he's been my brother's best friend for almost 10 years.


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