Thursday, January 22, 2015

Post-Birthday: Book/Gift Haul + mushy sentiment

So my birthday festivities are over. Tomorrow I will celebrate my friends bday who was days before mine by seeing Into the Woods. I'll let you know how I like it, I think it looks good ^_^

I can't believe I'm 28. I'm not one of those people who thinks that it's "old" or anything like that. It's just crazy because it's so close to 30. When I was younger I thought that when I was 30 I'd be like "cool shit" and have all my shit together too. Hmmm that's only half true. Although I think I'm cool as shit in a lot of ways, I feel like my "shit" is just on it's way to getting together….

This year I wanted to keep it simple. Normally I do elaborate birthdays; sneaking off to Mazátlán, Mexico or jetting to Paris, France. This year, however, I was content to do sushi and hookah bar with my friends (see photo above). I got 1 major gift for myself this year, which is: a MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I now am fully prepared for school in Fall. I've wanted a Mac computer for years. It feels so good to actually have one. I love posting and blogging on here too. I CAN TYPE SO FAST! It's so much easier than blogging on my iPad, which is how I've been blogging... :i

…for all of you who sent me happy birthday tweets, fb msgs, sent me book mail, commented here, etc. I cherish them and I have never felt so loved as I have this year. From family there is always the love, but this was the first year where I actually got so many nice gifts from unexpected sources that I just felt all warm and fuzzy inside :h So I need to say..


My Birthday Haul

         MacBook Pro w/Retina Display
             13" - from myself :party

The Venture Bros. S3  + Between the Spark and Burn - from Scott (@ZOMBIEHIGHX23)

Dangerous Girls - from Jess @ My Reading Dress
so excited to read this. It was totally off my radar, and I do want to read more thrillers so yay :tup

Dead of Winter - from Jess @ Step Into Fiction (won it, but it came around my bday and it was on my wishlist so that makes it a gift in my book.) :tup

The Maze Runner - from my not-so-little brother :L
after being on the fence with this one, I saw the trailer for the movie and thought, oh this looks good. So it's one of the very few dystopia books I have added to my tbr that i'm excited for :D

Cupcakes made by my lovely mom…(aren't they gorgeous?! I prefer cupcakes over cake) :k
+Money, hairpins, necklaces, owl mug, hookah tobacco and coals, wine, and handmade frames from Family and Friends. I'm so spoiled.

BUT I'M SPOILING YOU GUYS TOO. If you haven't already:



—Thanks again everyone! Have you read any of these books?! Any fans of the Venture Brothers out there? Has anyone seen Into The Woods with Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, etc? 

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.