This post is mainly about my birthday on May 23rd, but I also have a couple of things that I want to catch up on first. Firstly, Jenny and I started dog-sitting after we got back from Austin for a good friend of ours, Taylor. His lease ended and his planned roommate backed out of their plans for a new place at the last minute, so he was stuck without a place to stay and no place to house his puppy. He asked if Jenny and I could watch her for a few weeks and we said sure. That’s how we got this cute thing:
Nala ended up staying with us for quite a bit longer than we expected, but that’s a story for another time.
I bought some running shoes and started running for a half hour five days a week, to supplement my time in the gym while at work.
I got Jenny some running new running shoes too and we started running together. We went on some runs outside with Nala, but Texas is very hot and running at the gym on the treadmill is much easier to stay consistent.
Anyway. Nala. New kicks.
On my birthday, I woke up and went to work. When I got to my desk, I saw this cute sign taped to my monitor, from my coworker.
It happened to be Friday, which was a nice treat. It also happened to be the first Friday of “Summer Hours” which means we get done at 3pm instead of the usual 7pm. After work, I picked up Jenny from her friend’s place and came home to this:
Turns out she had to stand on top of a chair on top of the coffee table to put the streamers up. I didn’t realize how difficult it must have been until I took them down a couple of weeks later.
Jenny got me two birthday cards, this was one of them.
For gifts, I got a few things. Jenny got me these two awesome prints, one of which I’ve wanted forever.
She also got me a copy of Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. Turns out it’s one of her favorite books!
So, I got home on Friday and we were planning to go see the new X-Men movie with just the two of us and then have a party with some coworkers and friends on Saturday. Jenny bought the tickets online and then after the gym we went to see the movie.
Not really, though. We didn’t go see the movie. As it turns out, Jenny had other plans. She planned a surprise birthday dinner for me at Tillman’s Roadhouse!
Here are some pictures from the Facebook event she made that I didn’t see until afterwards.
My coworkers Abel, Adam, and Harper all showed up. I was super surprised to see everyone, I wasn’t expecting anything like that. Harper’s wife and Adam’s girlfriend also came, along with our friend Kelsey.
Kelsey got me a random assortment of gifts. Seriously, I’ve never seen such a random bag of gifts. She confessed she went to CVS on the way to the dinner and just threw a bunch of random stuff in a bag. I thought it was pretty funny.
After dinner we went downtown to City Tavern and met up with Nicholas and Bizzy. We finished at One Eyed Penguin and then came home. It was definitely a great 25th birthday, and one I’ll always remember! I’d especially like to thank Jenny for making it such a special day.