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Balloons and Confetti and Glitter, OH MY!

Some of you may not know this, so just in case you don't just repeat the following phrase...

happy-birthday-no

It's true! 28 years ago today my awesome Mom brought me into this world. As you get older, birthdays start to get a little less exciting...and eventually become something you dread.  But not me! [or at least not yet...the wrinkles and gray hairs are still at bay, folks...saying this even in blog form is probably going to be my undoing...].

I'm having an easy going day, filled with all my favorite 'doing nothing' things, eating a yummy brunch [location TBD], window shopping [and maybe even buying a few things, WHAT?], walking around thrift stores and antique shops [yeah, like you didn't see that coming...], a few other impromptu happy, carefree outings. I may have to visit the Humane Society, but just to give some puppies a little love, no adopting today! [she chants to herself, worried she may not follow through with this assertion...].

Later on, I'm headed to Bacchanalia with my mom for an early seating for dinner [6:15 was the only slot I could get, THREE weeks in advance! If you're not from Atlanta, it's apparently the best place in town; the chef Anne Quatrano is a James Beard semifinalist this year, so things basically will be amazing [it's my first time eating here, so I'm taking the word of many on this!].  Top off the evening with my absolute favorite Caramel Cake. I don't even like caramel in any other context, but this cake is pure crack.  Yes, that's right. Maybe if I'm feeling extra crazy [or craycray as some ridiculous person would say], I'll go out for a drink or two afterwards, but I'm saving my shenanigans and debauchery for the weekend [because who has shenanigans and debauchery on a Wednesday when you're 28?! Don't answer that...]

So that's the plan for this lovely birthday of mine.  I thought I'd also share with you what I imagine my ideal 28 year old person birthday would look like [insert collage of bright colors, confetti balloons [saw this on Blogshop and fell in love], bouncy balls [no ball jokes here, these things were THE BEST when I was a kid!], glittery, fringy banners and just general happy thoughts.  Oh and WINE.  [Basically the only thing delineating my birthday from that of a five year old.] Cheers!

PS- if you do want to throw someone a partytimeexcellent like the one above, check out Shop Sweet Lulu.