Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kicking Off the Birthday Month

Those of you who were around here last year know that I'm pretty good at turning my birthday into a month-long ordeal. This year, my birthday hasn't really registered quite as high on my radar... I suppose because 26 isn't as big of a deal as 25. I also haven't been thinking about it as much since I've had so many other things on my mind. However, I still think May babies are best and am determined to make May a spectacular month.

Here's how I've already started:

Sunday evening, I was already near downtown having dinner with a friend. I decided about an hour before it was supposed to start that I was going to try to get a ticket to see Death Cab for Cutie at the Ryman Auditorium. This is one of my favorite places to see a show. Since it's on the smaller side, there's really not a bad seat in the house. I walked up to the box office and scored a ticket in row 8, DEAD CENTER, for only $34. I then spent 4 hours watching Ra Ra Riots, Matt Costa and Death Cab. My spontaneous decisions lately have definitely been worth it, and I feel like I got May off on a good start. The concert was definitely a nice little present to myself.

In other news, the weekend was incredibly rainy. Someone I know actually made a post on Facebook about how she didn't know we lived in Seattle. I used the time to catch up on the month's worth of laundry that had accumulated.

My boss and I go to lunch together once a week (it's a nice little perk of the job), and today we headed to a local mexican joint since it's Cinco de Mayo and all. I realized halfway through our meal that the 4 men seated beside us kept staring at us. It was a little unnerving, and I couldn't believe they didn't stop when they noticed I was staring back. I'm sure they were wondering what was up... I mean, I am close to 26 and he's 29. But I never can figure out why people seem to think it's so odd we're out eating lunch. I could TOTALLY pass for his daughter. We're both short, skinny and have dark hair. He's got 2 daughters the exact same age as me and my sister. While I don't look like either of them, I could still pass for being his daughter if people only saw me.

I ran 5 miles today for the FIRST time since last November when I ran a 5-mile race and realized something was horribly wrong with my hip. It was exciting. I finally felt confident bumping up to 5 miles, and it went pretty smoothly. I finished it in about 48 minutes. I probably could have pushed the pace, but right now I'm more concerned about increasing my endurance. I'll worry about picking up my speed later.

Tonight I'm heading out to do a little celebrating for Cinco de Mayo, yet another fun way to kick off my birthday month.

I realized I've bounced around a lot in this post. Sorry! All of these tidbits couldn't really stand alone as their own posts.


Nicole said...

I <3 Birthday Months! I'm partial to April though... May can be second! ;)

YAY for good times! I'm excited you've done some fun things lately!!!

Jocelyn said...

Enjoy this month! :D and happy cinco!

Sharneysrun said...

Happy Birthday all month long, Melanie! I hope this year will be your best yet :-)

Niki said...

Birthday months are SO fun!! Great job on the 5 miler!!