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1. When I was growing up I always thought I shared a birthday with Martin Luther King because we would often be off on my birthday. It was only much later in life when I found out what the term "observed" meant. 2. I now have three dresses to wear to the wedding next weekend and can't decide which one to wear. Or whether I want to wear any of them :-( 3. The last thing Val needs to learn: My boss wants me to take classes in and learn digital video production. Stay tuned for less photos and more video! hehehe. 4....

I am so glad that birthdays still excite me. I still get that giddy feeling all day just waiting to go out and celebrate. :) Here's what I did for my 26th birthday party. So, yesterday I turned a big ole 26. And a big ole thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate my 26th birthday! We went to my fav little wine bar, Parallel 42, which I went to for the first time a year ago for my last birthday. It was a ton of fun! So many people came too! I think it was the biggest turnout...

Quick outing to Parallel 42 wine bar last night with JoeJoe, Sid (yay! I got to see Sid before he left), and Julie. Had some yummy Riesling and an apple crisp and looked at European train maps. Joe is demanding that I take part in some of the planning. bah. Julie suggested a couple places we have to go, like a hostel that wakes you up with mooing techno music and a place that just serves steak - medium rare, well-done - and that is all. Can't wait! I finally got back some rolls of film, so...

In continuing with my strive to towards having the best year ever, I just had quite possibly my best birthday ever (even surpassing the infamous 21st birthday party where I got everyone so wasted they were throwing up all over the place). For my 25th birthday, we went to Parallel 42, a wine bar in Riverside that I heard of through a girl in my magazine writing class who wrote an article on local wine bars. I seriously had the three of the best wines I've ever had in my life: prosecco, an ice wine ($15 a glass, but worth...

So, 10 minutes left of my 25th birthday! Too bad I am sick :( I left early from work Monday and stayed home Tuesday because of a sore throat, fever, and general ickyness. I feel better than I did, but my nose is all stuffed and I'm coughing like crazy. I went to lunch with Matt and Matt at Panera for soup to celebrate and after dinner I went out with MattyK to a restaurant where he had a hamburger and I had a piece of chocolate cake. yumyum. He insisted that the waitress would think i was...