Even though Jason and I usually have a joint birthday party on the weekend between our two birthdays, this year we had thought we might pass on the whole party bit. Not because we don't like people celebrating our birthdays, mind you (mine is Friday...still plenty of time to get me a present, hmm?), but because it would involve us driving the hour up to the Family Farm. Sometimes driving just doesn't seem like too much fun. For Jason's birthday I made shiny top blueberry cobbler, spaghetti with browned butter and mizithra cheese, and called it good.
But then my parents tempted us up to their house on Saturday with the promise of an excellent birthday present.
We have joined the iMasses. It's very exciting. I have a suspicion that the real reason why my parents gave us an iPod is because Sydney was asking for one, and although they kept telling us repeatedly that we really really needed one, we would have none of it. Ultimately my parents couldn't bear the thought of (1) their granddaughters not having every day access to an iPod and (2) these granddaughters being raised by parents who didn't see the immediate need to have one. So, now we have one, and it's fabulous. I've left the task of downloading/uploading/all things iPod related to Jason because I spend enough time on the computer without adding another project. The only thing I'll probably do myself is get all the episodes of This American Life.
Not only did we get an iPod and an iTunes gift card (wee! thanks Cousin!), but my parents also gave us a new desktop computer and external hard drive. If I didn't know better I'd think the new computer was run by a battery because it is as quiet as a mouse. Quieter, in fact, judging from my experience with mice. And if techy stuff doesn't interest you, I got some very shiny earrings and bracelets. Ooh, pretty.
Other birthday party highlights (photos courtesy my dad and Sarah) include:
a cake with 32 candles,
blowing out the candles,
and the licking of frosting off the candles.
Everything a birthday party should be.
PS: Added birthday bonus: today was a snow day, so no school! Yippee!
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