Saturday, July 17, 2010

My 24th Birthday

Last Thursday was my birthday, and it turned out to be wonderful. Eric got me a sewing machine, which I have been wanting for years. He also surprised me by sending flowers at my school. I was so shocked and enjoyed having them in my classroom. I loved receiving so many sweet messages from my family and friends. One of my favorites was from my dear friend Molly, who wrote me this fantastic poem.

I wish I could call my sweet kien bee,
Sing her a song directly from me,
Wish her a happiest happiest day,
Inform her she makes me happy and gay,
Tell her I'm ever so glad she's my pal,
I'm glad she came through Belinda's birth canal.

I want to sing her a song that tells her all of these things,
But it's a no no to do audible sings,
In your office when you are a lawyer at work,
So she does not get this birthday perk.

Instead I will just write her a verse,
Telling her I wish I could buy her a purse

From Gucci or Coach or Louis Vuitton,
But truthfully, if I got her one it'd be a con,
Because I am poor, oh woe is me,
I don't even have a single penny,
To use to buy a gift for my dear Christine.
Please don't think that I'm being mean.

Instead when she comes again to this town,
I'll show her all the restaurants I've found.
I'll take her and treat her to a delicious meal,
I hope that she agrees and we have a deal.

I love you my wonderful, sweet Kien Bee,
I'm so glad you're friends with a girl like me!

Fabulous, right?
Later that night Eric took me to Trudy's, which is one of my favorite places to go for two reasons. 1) I love their chicken flautas.
2) You get a FREE Mexican martini on your birthday.

I ended the evening by relaxing and watching my favorite show, So You Think You Can Dance.

On Friday, my sister and cousins came up to visit and stay over. It was so nice to have the four of us back together. We talked and laughed all night till about 2am. I loved it!

All in all my birthday rocked!


  1. Sewing machine! That's awesome!!

  2. What a creative poem! Sounds like you had a great birthday.

    I can't wait to see some of your sewing projects!!