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I've kind of always loved my birthday. It mostly stems from the fact that I grew up with a lot of social anxiety and my birthday always was the one time of the year that I felt hat I could plan something and expect people to come. And it's a day where you can allow yourself just about anything you want, because it's your birthday. For instance, you can wear a new pair of fuzzy socks. And a brand new Anthropologie sweater you've been saving for for months. And stop for a Starbucks mocha in the morning. And get Chipotle tacos...

Why is it that I can go weeks without having anything really to do and then everyone seems to plan everything for the very same night? What do you do when one friend is having a housewarming party, another is having a birthday party, and it's all on the same night as your high school reunion that you're not even sure you want to go to? Well, you try as hard as you might to squeeze everything into one night!   Joe and Meredith's Housewarming When I woke up on Saturday I hadn't been planning on going to Joe and Meredith's housewarming as...

Happy Birthday Chelsa! Last week was Chelsa's birthday which of course meant we celebrated all week! Of course she would say that NONE of the activities were in honor of her birthday but I think that everything you do in your birthday week is in honor of your birthday! Here's what we did...

Last week Meredith celebrated her birthday. Friday we all met up at Kona Grill for dinner. We decided to get some delicious sushi as an appetizer so we could get both entrees and sushi. That was a good call. We also got onion strings. Yum. The ordering process was actually pretty easy as Alina, Meredith, and I all got the macadmia nut chicken, Joejoe and Joe both got the meatloaf and Maureen was different and got a salad. Then we got a chocolate brownie and a white chocolate cheesecake. And Meredith got a drink that came with rock candy which...

Saturday was Alina's birthday! A bunch of us headed out to Bucca di Beppo where we had waaaaay too much food! It was all yummy. But there was a lot. But I still ate as much as possible because it was yummy. There was an Apple Gorgonzola Salad, Ceasar Salad, Bruschetta, Fried Calamari, Fried Mozzarella, Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms, Spaghetti with Meatballs, Penne Basilica, Gnocchi al Telefono, Proscuttio Stuffed Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Italian Broccoli Romano, Tiramisu, Double Dark Chocolate Cake, Homemade Cheesecake, Apple Crostata...

Blah. My last week has been blah-y. But starting Friday I will be crazy busy with tons of fun stuff for the next week! Friday: Jen's in Chicago? maybe something? Saturday: Baby Shower Part 2 and then heading to champaign for Lindsay's party Sunday: Naperville for a Super Bowl Par-tay Monday: Hopefully launching the site! Tuesday: 24 night? Wednesday: 5-hour opera Friday: Fantasy of the Opera! Saturday: Lighting class Busy bee! Since I haven't been very fun over the last week, here are some more pics from my 28th birthday party that I stole from Emily's facebook page: [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" size="full" ids="90456,90457,90458,90459,90460,90461,90462,90463,90464,90465,90466"]...