Birthday Post and Other Things…

So as you recall, this week included a very special day!  In fact, it included the most special of all special days: my birthday.

With the Queen’s Lunch on Wednesday at noon, I had to go to CrossFit at 6am.  Waiting for me was a partner workout, which included 8 rounds (where one person does one round and the other person rests- so we each were to do four rounds) of: 20 pull-ups, 30 push-ups, 40 sit-ups, and 50 air squats.  My partner had to go to work, so we only ended up doing 3 rounds, but my arms and shoulders were shot nonetheless.  That said, I have seen (on the internets) other places that have birthday workouts… like, “Hey!!  You’re turning 23!!  Let’s do 5 rounds (because it is May 5th) of 23 pull-ups, 23 overhead squats, 23 push-ups, 23 double unders, and 23 handstand push ups!!)  To which I say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!!”

My coworkers joined me for lunch in our conference room, where we had cake and champagne!  Julia’s Doppleganger (who is my coworker, who I absolutely adore) made me a crown.  Don’t be jealous, MOM!!

For my birthday, Dave and Nico got me a Manchester City scarf, a DePaul Beanie hat (it’s getting cold up here), a DePaul drawstring sack, and the book “The Signal and the Noise.”  And we had Lou Malnati’s pizza for dinner.  And I had cider.  And Dave got us a trifle/layer/parfait dessert thing that was delicious, but quite the mess.  In all it was fantastic!!  Last night, we concluded the festivities with a date night at the Little Bucharest Bistro and a stop by a nearby used book store.  Dave and I were talking about it last night, and so far, we have had cuisine from: Romania, Serbia, Poland, the Phillipines, and Cuba, since we have been in Chicago.  Isn’t that cool?

So, in all, it was a fantastic birthday!!  I couldn’t have asked for a better day!

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