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Birthday Adventures...

I know, I know, I've become Posty Ms. Posteric today. But, hey! Eat it up. It could be another week before I post or something!

My birthday was officially March 12th (almost 2 weeks ago). If you ask me, I'll tell you I turned 6. Other people can do the math and know that I turned 33 this year. (Meh!) I add the numbers together to come up with an age :) Besides, at heart, there are times I do feel as though I am 6!

I chose to celebrate on Saturday, March 10th. We went to Hops Restaurant in Owings Mills, MD. All told, we had 11 people come. Not bad, considering last year. It was very, very nice to be surrounded by some of my closest friends, some of which who even travelled from Georgia to come up for a visit (er, even though really it worked out that his work was sending him, it was especially nice to see him!!)

We had a very nice dinner at Hops. The waitress somehow (glare glare) found out it was my birthday. Someone broke the golden rule that birthday stuff does not get mentioned at the restaurant. However, she played along with what /I/ wanted and didn't make people sing or anything embarassing like that, though she /did/ keep yelling about how I was the birthday girl and how my friends "had better" take good care of me. Overall, she was pretty fun as waitresses go, and took very good care of us (at least as far as I could tell).

After good food and good conversation, we headed off to the movie theatre to see 300. The movie was good, to me. But, I think that's probably because I was somewhat bedazzled by the eye candy that were the Spartan men. Movie? Feh. Who cares about plot. EYE CANDY! Er, cough. Yeah. No, really. The movie was good, outside of the eye candy, too. I'm in it for the entertainment factor, and the movie kept me rather riveted - for many various reasons.

We all travelled back to stephdray and adamdray's house after the movie to hang out and chat. Some of us were there till the wee hours of the morning (thanks to the time change), but we all eventually headed out. This is where things got particularly interesting for me!

I got all the way home in Bowie, MD, which is about a 45 minute drive, and realized that my house keys were missing. I paniced. I searched the car. I fretted that I had not yet programmed my new telephone with all of my phone numbers since Cingular failed to bring over the numbers and just gave me the names when they transferred things.

I did not want to wake Nancy or Scott by knocking on the door because that would not solve the problem of missing keys -- they had both their house keys and my father's house keys on the ring! I needed them back. So, I decided, even if it was 3:30 am, to drive all the way back to Owings Mills to see if I could find them.

Did you know 24 hour McDonalds are not 24 hour McDonalds? That was the MOST irritating thing about the evening. I wanted to get a cup of soda, caffeine to help keep me awake, and the one right in the rural part of Bowie was closed. CLOSED!! I was very irritated, but continued to set off anyway. Instead, I went to the one on Rt. 3, hoping it would be open, and it was. I ordered my soda, then proceeded to wait 10 minutes while they sorted out the person ahead of me and their order, then another 5 minutes while the manager for the evening berated the cashier for not noticing all I got was a large coke and charging me for the meal behind me. They refunded me the money they overcharged, and I was on my way.

Thankfully, after that, I got a second wind. I managed to get to Owings Mills just fine. I travelled around the block of Steph and Adam's court at least once to make sure I didn't drop the keys on the ground along the road. I didn't. I'd hoped that'd been when I dropped them, but it apparently wasn't. I had unclipped my keys from my laptop case, and I figured that's the exact moment I lost the house keys. Car and house are on the same clip.

Given they were not on the road, I decided the next logical step was to see if they were on the sidewalk anywhere. I hoped to God they were not in the grass anywhere. God must have heard my silent prayer (and I'm not even religious!) because the keys were sitting just on the edge of Steph and Adam's sidewalk, very, very close to the grass. I snapped them up, got back into the car, and went home -- as I did not want to wake Steph and Adam over such a silly incident. I managed to get home without any other incidents, safe and sound, and crash.

Truth be told, I think I was actually prepared to sleep in the car on that cold, cold morning, and wait for Nancy and Scott to wake up, if worse came to worse. Silly of me, yes, but I was willing to do that. That's me, in a nutshell, willing to go the extra mile before disturbing other people with my issues and being an inconvenince, even if it might not be!


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 23rd, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
We would have beaten you so badly if you'd slept in your car instead of waking us up. Next time you need help, CALL US. We're your friends and we'll be there for you, just like you're always there for us.
Mar. 23rd, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
Um. Yeah. About the calling thing? My phone didn't have the numbers programmed, so I couldn't! :) But I will, if there ever is a next time. Some of the numbers are programmed back in, and yours and Nancy's are among those numbers now.
Mar. 23rd, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Trust in your friends. I have learned this recently, they are there in good and bad times and it allows them to accept your help graciously when they need it :)
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