I turned 36 on Saturday. It was a good day. I ate food. A lot of food.
It’s amazing how many places will give a free meal if you sign up with their birthday clubs. Some, you don’t have to sign up, you just need to show up on your birthday and show them your ID. Others might require a small purchase to get your free deal. I cashed in as many as I could on my day.
I had Denny’s (birthday slam breakfast), Tucanos (all you can eat), Smokey Mountain Pizzaria (personal pan pizza), Firehouse Subs (sub sandwich), Baja Fresh (classic burrito), Red Robin (guacamole bacon burger and fries), and a slice of Pie from Shari’s.
I weighed 5 pounds more on Sunday morning, but it was worth it.
We had several different options on how to celebrate my birthday. We could’ve gone to Boise Code Camp or we could’ve gone downtown for Boise Treefort Music Fest. We considered movies and game spots. Honestly, the only thing on my mind was the food. We could do anything, so long as I got my food.
My husband, wonderful man that he is, arranged for me to get a 90 minute massage at a day spa. Oh how I love that man.
I got myself a little birthday present too. It’s been an idea I’ve been toying with since January, but I didn’t want to disrupt my progress with the Colonel’s Challenge so I held off. Since I’m no longer aiming for a target weight for lifting, I modified my routine so that I’m no longer using a bar across my shoulders for squats, that way I’m not pressing against this:
It’s Japanese kanji, with my own squirrel up top. You’re probably wondering, “what does it say?”
Literal translation: Squirrel on the edge of the town
Creative translation: Town’s End Squirrel
It’s not my first tattoo. My other one is: 森 That means forest, and the Japanese word for forest is Mori. If you know the significance of that, you probably know me in person (and you probably know why I detest being called Lori).
Anyways, I hope you all had an awesome weekend. I’m taking April off to get some writing done, so you won’t hear from me until May! Have an awesome time until I see you again.
What’s your idea of a perfect way to celebrate your birthday? If you could design a tattoo, what would it look like?