Saturday, July 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!


Warning: This will be a selfish pointless post. 

I had been trying to finish up any school by Friday since I was not going to do it on my birthday (if I even found time to do so) and with that, I had to push back blogging duties. So this post won't be a review or a giveaway, even though I considered such a thing. That was a horrible teaser, wasn't it? It's like my mom saying, "I was thinking about baking cookies [or another dessert] today and was going to, but...didn't." I decided to hold off until the blogoversary in October since I just had to fork out a chunk of my paycheck to my parents. 

This isn't a complaining post either, no worries. 

Basically, I'm writing to say that today marks my 17th birthday! Not 18 or 16, the monumental birthdays, but still a pretty big deal. Over the years, many things have changed, naturally. One of those is how I have viewed gifts and my view on this topic is the opposite of how I view books. 

In the past, I would give my mom a full one or two page list of birthday gift demands ideas. This year, I gave her a measly section and told her to go at it, not being able to think of anything worthwhile except for a few books. I love gifts though. 

You know...just saying ;) 
With books, I have gone from not caring about them to I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE. I loved them in the past, but it was a different, more shallow version than it is now. 

Of course, no matter how many times I think "eh, birthdays are no big deal," when it starts to be the week beforehand, I start to plan out a multiple day celebration in my honor. So some things really don't ever change. Hey, I get one time out of the year that is about me. I'm going to soak it up. 

My plans for the day? If you're reading this in the morning, I'm probably in IHOP with my friends, taking advantage of their free birthday meal coupon. If you're reading this in the afternoon, I'm probably napping or cramming in an exercise before the big meal. If you're reading this in the evening, I'm probably chowing down on my mom's delicious homemade meal of Mexican food and BANANA PUDDING, my favorite dessert of all-time. 


If you actually stuck through reading all that, thank you. Now go enjoy your Saturday!

Happy Birthday to all the July babies out there! We're pretty awesome. 

34 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!! i really hope the day will be wonderful for you ( and filled with books^^)

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  2. Happy 17! which is monumental nevertheless :). Darn, I think I remember how 17 was like. I think O_o.
    Read heaps and have tons of fun!

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  3. Happy birthday! Mine was just on July 16th. :)

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    1. Oh, happy birthday to you as well then!

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have fun eating all the things!

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    1. I probably gained a lot of weight. It was worth it.

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday, my friend! Hope you have a fabulous day, all dedicated to you! Now go enjoy your celebration. :D

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  6. Happy Birthday! I've learned that "monumental" birthdays don't really mean much. Seventeen was special for me though because that was when my husband and I started dating!

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    1. Wow! Congrats to you and your husband ;) I always find it cool when people meet young and then go on to marry.

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  7. Happy birthday, Sunny! You share the same birthday as my sister! She's definitely still at that 'fill out a list of birthday demands' stage. ;) Hope you have/had a great day!

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  8. Happy birthday, Sunny! Seventeen is a very important birthday-it marks your last year before becoming an adult! Besides, birthdays are as monumental as you make them, and I've never really understood why sixteen is supposedly such a huge milestone. There's probably some kind of historical cultural significance. I should look that up, huh?

    Anyway, I hope you had an amazing day and continue to enjoy the end of it. Your family is lucky to have had you for seventeen years, and the anniversary of your birth is definitely worth celebrating. :)

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    1. Thank you! Ha, I think it has to do with alliteration of "Sweet Sixteen" although you could say "Sweet Seventeen" and that's a common age of getting a license. But some states have it at 17 so I don't really know either.

      Aw, you are too sweet :)

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  9. AHHHHH!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Relaxing and eating Mexican yumminess and banana pudding delight... What's better than that?! I hope you enjoy your fabulous day!!

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    1. THANK YOU! I really don't know. If I move away when I'm older, I'm coming home for my birthday because no one can beat my mama's cooking.

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  10. Happy Birthday! Even though 17 isn't a specific milestone birthday, it is such a fun year! A GREAT year! I hope it's a good one for you! And omg now I want banana pudding!

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    1. Thank you! Publix has some ;) And Zaxbys!

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  11. Happy Birthday! I hope you had an amazing day :)

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  12. Happy belated birthday!! Ah, to be 17 again. Hope you had a great one.

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  13. Congratulations and enjoy your books! I hope your Banana pudding was good :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  14. Oh, Sunny! Sorry I missed this...my husband's birthday is the 27th, as well! I hope you had a day filled with lots of prezzies (hopefully some good books in there!) and lots of yummy food! Happy belated birthday!!! :D

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    1. Woo, aren't July 27 babies the best? ;) I DID!

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  15. Ooh! Sorry, that this is late, but Happy Birthday Sunny! :D Have an awesome one :D

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday! I love that you wrote this post. SO FUN. So you've grown out of being a Dudley Dursley for your birthday. HEHE. I agree, books are the best! Hope you got many many. xo

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    1. I couldn't help celebrate it on here :) ...a Dudley Dursley? Haha!

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