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My Birthday!


Thursday was My Birthday!! 22 years old, baby! And unlike many young 20-something’s I didn’t want to have a party at a club or bar, or go out and do shots or drink. What I wanted for my birthday was to go to Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium.

Since it was my birthday I received free admission, and I had been looking forward to feeding the sting rays and doing a one on one encounter with the penguins. Like, I was telling everyone at work about how ecstatic I was.
Sadly, the aquarium only does those things in the summer months. While I did get to pet the sting rays and smaller sharks, everything else was a no go.

Still, I had an amazing time!






Can you tell I love jellyfish!? Also, look at these eels! They look straight out of the little mermaid!!



I had some fun in the gift shop as well, they had some “kanye shades”. I ended up getting this amazing jellyfish tee shirt as well!



After that fun afternoon of sea creatures, I surprised my parents back home! They took me out to dinner at a shockingly fancy, delicious, and well priced Italian restaurant in their town of Seekonk, MA called ‘Chardonnay’. The ambiance was great, with faux candles to set a calm mood.

With a bottle of wine and birthday cards we feasted on a Mediterranean pizza piled with spinach, olives, feta and onions; all my favorites!
I then finished off my birthday night with dessert and drinks with some local friends at UNOs.


Oh sweet, delicious success of becoming 22!


July 30th, 2010 is going down in my books as probably THE best day ever. I was up alllll night with one of my best friends ever. I slept maybe 3 hours, she didn’t sleep at all. We woke up at 6, showered, then she had a photoshoot. While at her photoshoot, her grandfather and I hung out on the RI/CT border. We found cows, who I pet and they licked me. We ended up at a random flea market and I found a great breakfast in bed tray from the 60’s with flamingos on it, which I bargained for and bought for my parents. Then I came across stunning hats from the 40’s and 50’s, and at the same stand a vintage Vogue from 1945. I made a deal with the sales woman and bought the magazine, as well as this adorable vintage bag (right) for $20 total! It was such a steal and while I’m still heavily in debt from my NYC roommates, I still feel it was the best purchase of my life to date. I’ll be posting a big post tonight or tomorrow with some scans/images from the magazine.

Anyway, after my friend finished her photoshoot, she treated her grandfather and I to the Mystic Aquarium…I had never been, but OMG LOVE. You c an pet sharks, and sting rays, and feed the rays…SO SO much fun. Here’s a few pictures for your non-fashionable enjoyment!

petting a shark...


So, aquarium, lunch at cracker barrel, then making a few sales on my extra clothes from my closet (and finally being able to pay my cell phone bill!) I went to an ABC Party with some friends I knew in high school. Everyone was so creative with their outfits! check out this pic:

After a wonderful night with friends, I crawled into bed with my amazing boyfriend and fell asleep next to him. AKA most perfect day.

Enjoy, and I’ll be posting more of those flea market finds in another post!