It was a lovely day, my birthday. I'm 27 today. My mom was my first call of the day; as it should be, since it was just me and her on the first day. We chatted for a few minutes before I went into the shower. On the way to work, I had a few adventures. First I forgot that I had taken my cash, credit/debit card, and id out of my wallet to stick into a small purse for Ericka's bridal shower yesterday. I had to dig $0.85 in change to buy my coffee. Then of course, I had to return to my apartment to get said money and wallet-fillers, stopping to grab an umbrella due to the fine drizzle that would have been ok by me, except I am now exclusively wearing glasses (contacts have irritated my eyes so much my left eye is still quite red). Drizzle on my glasses is not cool.
Then I got down to the subway station and discovered my metrocard had expired. Thankfully I had the credit card now! I bought a new monthly card (which kind of sucks because I am not using it on Thursday and Friday so the MTA bitches get my money for those days, fare hike my left foot!). Hopped on the train and got a seat after a few stops, which in itself is a great birthday gift. I started reading my new book
, a gift from Ericka (who thought she was coming to my birthday party yesterday instead of her bridal shower!). Unfortunately when I was still several stops away, an older gentleman practically fell into my lap. I looked up, thinking he'd been pushed into me with the rushing crowds of people streaming simultaneously onto and off of the train, but when he was helped up by a kind citizen (New Yorkers are very kind, generally), he slumped back down. I freaked out momentarily because I was actually afraid for him, but he got up after that and seemed all right. I said a prayer for him and tried to calm down and continue reading.
The rest of the day was pretty quiet. Went to work, opened tonnes of e-cards (special thanks to alissomora
for the birthday wishes!) and got a few nice calls. I got to see both of my sisters (Brenda stopped by to see me and Natalie took me to lunch and gave a great Coach key ring). Then a flower company called to verify my office address for a delivery, and very aggressively practically demanded that I be at my desk for the next "1.5 - 2 hours." Um, excuse me? Luckily they came within 40 minutes, and I was able to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my darling Raph.
I met up with Raph after work, and then he took me to dinner at a lovely French restaurant.
We had an elegant meal with a delicious bottle of wine. The conversation was, as always, pleasant and fun. I had a great birthday, despite the weird start and the pretty bland work day. Here's looking forward to a fabulous year!