It’s my birthday!
Happy birthday to me! I’m 31 today and I’m celebrating life. I was in a car accident just two days ago that completely totaled my car. As I was hit…TWICE, I seriously thought that I was going to die. Luckily, and completely surprising to the medics that arrived on the scene, I was alright. Not completely alright, but nothing serious. I’m bruised and banged up, but I got to walk away. I’m so very thankful for that. Here’s to life!
And here’s a link to a post I wrote a couple of years ago on my 28th birthday. A snapshot of birthdays past! (Gosh. I’ve had online journals and such for more than ten years now. >.<)
Ladies and gentleman, I had the longest day in the history of preschool teaching. The kids have been absolute terrors this week aaaaaand today was the absolute worst! I had to deal with not one, but three temper tantrums! One resulted in me being covered with milk/food, the other resulted in me being kicked…repeatedly and the last just fucking annoyed me. Kids *sigh* I love them, but at times I can’t freaking stand them! Because of my long exhausting day, I skipped derby practice tonight. Instead, I’m in my pj’s drinking beer and watching netflix. I’ve been into random documentaries lately. Currently watching a documentary on retired wrestler, Bret the Hitman Hart.
My birthday was wonderful. Ate some cake, hung out with friends and I participated in my first scrimmage. My derby league split into two teams and scrimmaged each other. It was pretty intense and a lot of fun. My team, the green team, was down two players. One was injured and one was sick, so we had no alternates to come in and relieve us. It was pretty tiring playing the whole time! My team was in the lead the whole time, but ended up losing in the last few seconds by 3 points. 3 POINTS! It was a good time. Here are some pics!
Happy Birthday to me! Today I am 28! Last night I went through all of my blogs and read what i did for my bday’s past. It was hilarious, so I’ll share them with you.
March 20,2002(from my livejournal) Mood-indifferent Music-FurtherSeemsForever
“Ahhh…I’m 19 years old. My birthday was okay. Yesterday morning I wasn’t feeling to well, but I took some medicine and a nap and when I woke up I was feeling better minus the nauseousess from the medicine. Yesterday seemed like any other day. I remember birthdays from when I was a kid and everyone would make a huge deal out of it. “So, how do you feel being 11?” Those were the days.It doesn’t feel any different being 19.”
March 20, 2003– (from livejournal) Mood-bouncy Music-bright eyes
i am now officially 20! and obviously more mature
liquidlion23: yar yar
liquidlion23: yar yar yar yar yar
thesophiatheory: i’m 20 years old….i dont do this immature kinda stuff anymore
thesophiatheory: grow up
thesophiatheory: and be more mature like i
thesophiatheory: i had to
March 20,2004 (from Simplysophia livejournal) – yesterday was my birthday. I’m the big 2-1 now. wooo…I guess. I thought I would be wasted the entire weekend, but I wasn’t. I didn’t even feel like it.
March 20,2005 (simplysophia livejournal) Mood-good Music-modest mouse– I went to fmla and then out to dinner(taco cabana!) to celebrate my birthday with the most fabulous people! shoutouts to all of you that came! KTO! Jesi! SPecial K! Eddie! Stina Anne! Lena
March 20,2006 Sophiawrites– Since last Friday(St. Patty’s day!) my life has pretty much been a non-stop party. Friday went out to the bars and got plastered! Made out with some guy…And a girl at the bar. I said I would never makeout with anyone at a bar. I find it disgusting and just eww! But I did it. tsk..tsk. Apparently, I’m excused from it because it was St Patrick’s day and you’re allowed to do such things on St. Patrick’s Day. My birthday came and left. It actually lasted for a few days. I had a good time. Spent most of it inebriated. Sunday day was spent in Dallas with Daddy.
We ate, talked, and watched “futbol”. Spent Sunday evening ringing in my Birthday with Amanda and Ryder at IHOP. Monday-the actually birthday-Had a birthday lunch with jimothy which later evolved into afternoon birthday beers at Lou’s with heather, Katie S., and Sean. Had a birthday dinner and margaritas with alot of my friends! (thanks so much for coming out, -I love you sean, Jim, Bryce,Amanda, Ryder, James, George, Liz, des, Cathy, Kendall, Katie, Natalie and Blake!), and partied it up at the bars later. Sean Greene sang a song at karaoke night for me. Graceland by Paul Simon. How appropriate. 🙂 Went to the Mavs game on Tuesday with Amanda, Ryder, and Jim. I had soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much fun! I cant even tell you everything that went on that night. I can however give you a summary-a million big beers, pitchers at hooters, kicked out of hooters, losing jims phone in a cab, mini strip off. bahahhaa. It was a great night. Last night was the first night in about a week that I was actually stayed in. It was nice. I got to do some studying and chill and watch Six feet Under. I think I may take a small break from drinking. A week! Here’s to my week of sobriety! Think I’ll make it until next Wednesday?
March 2007 (this is the story of how I fell in love with Holland and vowed to live there. And I did! ) (lophy-livejournal)- Holland was amazingly beautiful and tons of fun. I danced until dawn in the coolest of clubs. I turned 24 years old! I biked across amsterdam for hours and hours seeing sights and talking/listening to stories. Biking in amsterdam was hard work! I had to dodge cars, tons of other bikers, people, and trams! I drank far too much Belgian beer! Lost my glasses in Rotterdam.
Met John Sinclair. THE John Sinclair! Fell in love with a lovely little dutch treat known as Stroopwafels! Sprained my ankle and continuously walked/danced on it and it is now swollen as fuck. shopped at a huge open market. Met some great people. Shared the home of Arjan, one of the coolest kids I have ever met who is also coming to visit in 3 weeks! Conquered my dumb fear of windmills. Walked through the infamous Red Light District where the whores were surprisingly pretty…well, some of them. Got to see and explore 4 of Hollands biggest cities. Went to the top of the Euromast, a huge tower that overlooks the city of Rotterdam.Was told that I was the most beautiful girl in Holland…that made my day. Learned how to pronounce Scheveningen properly…kind of. Refused to eat a Kroket-A deep fried snack with mystery meat in the middle! I’ve heard its quite tasty. Jeremy had a couple while we were there, but I could not bring myself to eat one. Perhaps one day. Fell in love with the country and vowed to live there at some point in my life 🙂
March 2008– Yea, I turned 25 yesterday. I spent it in Amsterdam just as I did last year. Though this year I wasn’t with a boyfriend in a quaint little Italian restaurant.
Instead, my friends cooked a nice vegan curry dinner for me and baked tons of cupcakes! I seriously ate about 9 cupcakes between yesterday and today and I have a ton more! Woot! Cupcakes are one of my favorite things in the entire world. Anywho, great dinner/wine with friends and that was it. My flatmates decorated the flat with balloons and a typical Dutch streamer.
March 2009– My birthday has come and gone. It was such a lovely time. I had a blast. There was cake, beer, and most importantly friends! We started out drinking/hanging out at my place and out on the later went out on the town. We had a blast. Some a little more than others. But this is neither the place nor the time. I also scored some awesome gifts! An XBOX 360! with some games including Street Fighter 4!, an amazing homemade cake, some chocolates and candy from poland, lots of booze, a cosmetic case, a lovely hardcover for my new macbook and flowers. Thanks for all the wishes as well!
I spent my 27th birthday in Toronto! It was so much fun and you can read about it here, because I don’t feel like copy/pasting all of that! But here’s a pic of my birthday cupcake from some little place in Toronto.
For my 28th birthday, I will be playing roller derby! My team is having a mini scrimmage (30 minutes instead of the normal hour)! And my team better win ^_^
Day 1-our town, West Virginia to Buffalo, New York
This part of the trip was only supposed to take 4 and a half hours, BUT in Pennsylvania I saw a sign pointing to the direction of Lake Eerie and lighthouses. I had never seen a lighthouse and it was still pretty early and not out of the way, so we stopped at a beach/park. We spent an hour walking around and driving. And I got to see my lighthouse! 😀
After the pitstop we drove the last hour and a half to Buffalo. We arrived and had buffalo wings for dinner. We went to the Anchor Bar which is the place they were invented. They were yummy, but I’ve had better. I got extra hot and the bf got BBQ. He’s a baby when it comes to hot stuff where as, I am an West African girl who was raised eating the spiciest foods! It was nothing for me. *brushes shoulder off*
After dinner we rested for a bit before driving 30 minutes to Niagara Falls to see the falls at night. We got there and I could barely see anything because of all the mist and hellooo it was dark. I was kind of disappointed and after walking around for 15 minutes I said “FUCK IT! Let’s go back to the car”. We were walking back when *click*, someone turned on the lights! All of a sudden the falls were lit up with green light in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It was beautiful. I turned my grumpy frown upside down and enjoyed the lovely view!
Even though it was St. Patrick’s Day, we didn’t go out drinking. We spent the night with Jennifer, the girl we were staying with, talking and stuffing our faces with cookies. Good times.
Day 2- Niagara Falls to Toronto, Canada!
The next day we woke up and had a big breakfast with Jennifer before heading out to see Niagara Falls during the day. The plan was to see it from the American side, the Canadian side, and then on to Toronto!
The view of the falls from America’s side were kind of crappy(comparatively). There were lots of barricades because of the ice and because you’re next to the falls, the view is kind of obstructed.
the Canadian view was amazing. you could get a lot closer to the falls, so we spent quite awhile sitting there enjoying it. The sound of the water falling was so loud, but soothing. I joked to the bf that I should record it to fall asleep to. (I sometimes fall asleep to recorded nature sounds)
After the falls it was on to Toronto! Unfortunately we had a little setback at the border patrol. We were one of the lucky cars that got picked to get searched. Yay! They searched the car COMPLETELY! I mean, the door panels, everywhere in the trunk, under the seats-it was very thorough! They especially got curious over the baked goods we had in our car. Jennifer gave us homemade cookies and brownies for the trip. The patrol guy actually opened and sniffed every ziplock and questioned us if the brownie marked “w” was for weed.
We assured him it was for walnuts as he sniffed it! Haha, after the search we got our stamps and continued to Toronto!
Days 3, 4, 5-Toronto, Canada!
Toronto is SUCH an artsy/hip city. Also very international and diverse. Foreign people make up 50% of the city. And you could definitely tell since there were “ethnic” neighborhoods called like Little Italy, Corso Italia, Greektown, Portugal Village, Koreatown, Little India, Little Jamaica, and my favorite Chinatown. I love shopping/eating in Chinatown’s. Up until Toronto, NYC’s chinatown was my favorite. But not anymore Toronto’s chinatown is HUGE! And spans for streets and streets and has tons of shops/bubble tea places and even malls! We spent an entire afternoon there-exploring, having lunch, and shopping.
Most of our time in Toronto was spent walking around exploring and eating yummy food! But we also did some touristy stuff. We took a walking tour and went to the CN Tower-which is a HUGE tower, the second tallest in the world actually. (It’s one of the seven modern wonders of the world, which means I got to see 2 wonders on this trip!) We took the tour, which takes you up the tower, in a glass elevator. I’m not usually afraid of heights, but I was definitely a little uneasy in this swaying, glass elevator, going 1500ft above Toronto! Once we stopped on the first level (1200ft) I was ok. The view from up there was amazing! There was also a glass floor. Yup. A glass floor 1200ft above the ground. Of course I was scared, but I walked on it and after me making fun of him for awhile, the bf did too. It was crazy looking down.
After hanging around on that floor for awhile, we took the elevator up to the highest point. Pretty cool.
The rest of the weekend was spent exploring the city and then celebrating my birthday with a cupcake, a nice dinner, and some beers! All in all a great little vacation and birthday.
My birthday has come and gone. It was such a lovely time. I had a blast. There was cake, beer, and most importantly friends! We started out drinking/hanging out at my place and out on the later went out on the town. We had a blast. Some a little more than others 😉 But this is neither the place nor the time. I also scored some awesome gifts! An XBOX 360! with some games including Street Fighter 4!, an amazing homemade cake, some chocolates and candy from poland, lots of booze, a cosmetic case, a lovely hardcover for my new macbook and flowers. Thanks for all the wishes as well! I added a photo album to my photos page. You can find it here.
Hmm, the rest of the weekend was pretty chill. Just hung around playing World of Warcraft and hanging out with Tony who spent the weekend here.
I really want some chinese food. From the states. It tastes different(better!) there.