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Birthday float

The float down the river yesterday was a lot of fun. The sun burn (okay guys, I admit it, I was sunburned) is not going to be fun as it peels, but the parts that don’t peel are gong to be a pretty killer tan!

I don’t think I’ll find/make the time to go again this year, but next year it would be nice to do again with a little bit of protection.

I’d been worried about the cost, but since an awesome friend had an extra inner tube to lend me, it wasn’t an issue. I will probably consider getting one myself next year, though there is an appeal to the raft that was entirely out of the water and seemed more defensible against the attacks from other rafts.

The raft also seemed much sturdier in the one actual rapid part that we went through. I got lucky that my foot caught the rope that tied the tubes to the raft, if I hadn’t ended up pretty much stepping on that, I would definitely have ended up under the raft, and badly beaten up on the rocks underneath.

After floating my roommate and I invited everyone back to our place once showers and naps were had. I didn’t feel 100%, so I ended up laying on my bed for most of the night. It was kind of awesome to hear everyone having fun though. Kept me from moping and wallowing, even if I wasn’t there to partake.

All in all, not my ideal birthday, but not a bad one either.

If I were Annie I would sing

Tomorrow is my birthday!

I am normally a huge fan of any day that can be all about me. Something about this year though, I just wasn’t really feeling it. Just over two weeks ago I finally figured out what I wanted to do. A night of dinner and swing dancing with just my boy and I.

Seriously, this sounded like the most perfect birthday I could ever imagine. Unfortunately, that’s not at all how it’s going to work out.

Later in the same week that I figured out that I wanted to go dancing with my boy, it was decided that he is no longer my boy. It’s been very hard and frustrating, and even though I don’t at all agree with his decision I must have some level of respect for it and him.

So now I’m back to square one with birthday plans. All of the dodgeball folk know how much I can enjoy the spotlight because last year there was a party at my house and it was all about me and I loved it. This of course is leaving them wondering why I am not planning something huge.

It just so happens that a friend is planning a float down the river tomorrow, and I’m going to take advantage of that for my birthday. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t know how much it would cost, but a different friend offered me her extra tube for the occasion, so now I only have to figure out my own booze. I think I’ll be going with some Roy Rogers with Rum so I can pretend that I am a pirate.

While that will be kind of an all-day event, there will be lots of time in the evening to figure out what else I want to do, if anything. I have no intention of making plans until that time comes. I have a thing or two that I would like to do, but still no plans, going to see what the day brings me!

Today happens to be my dear friend Mallory’s birthday. It was also her last day at a job before starting what will hopefully be a super awesome one on Monday! Good luck Mallory! I hope you have an awesome birthday weekend!