The day started just after midnight when I realised that because I have a Google+ account I get a Google Doodle with a personal birthday greeting – this was awesome and I saved the picture, see above. They should have included some wine, clearly Google isn’t noting my habits as much as they think they are.
At the crack of dawn my sister was the first to call and we had a lovely long giggly phone call which set the tone for the day. I like talking to my sister early in the day while she’s still sober, it gets tricky as the day progresses. I discovered I was out of regular Colombian blend and had to make do with Amarula flavoured coffee.. oh well, special day and all. I get my coffee from Anthony’s in Loop Street – nothing fancy, no trendy prices or attitude, just genuine coffee lovers and good freshly roasted quality. A floral and gift delivery from Irish Pat arrived while I was still in pyjamas.
I was inundated with Facebook birthday messages .. the most I’ve ever received since I signed up and a treat was that many of them were genuine personal messages, not just an arbitrary happy happy (I do that sometimes, sorry, I’ll try do better in future). Even Sarah found the time in her busy Australian trip which I am following on this blog and loving every moment of it. Her entries are mostly short and make for an easy but interesting read. She’s reaching the maudlin part of her trip now so it’s time to come home.
My buddies Caroline, Heather and Philippe announced they were popping around after work so I went to get a few bottles of vino and snacks, as well as an overdue gift for Phil whose birthday was last month (see Princess Vida’s blog entry). I always see things I want to photograph at the mall and today I indulged myself a teeny bit. It’s a nice mall with very good quality shops, even the supermarkets, but the people are so bloody pretentious I want to just laugh in their faces. I’d love to take pics of some of them but I dare not, they’re bound to know I’m not a talent scout.
I forgot to take photos of my snack platters. I got nice gifts. We had fun. The dogs didn’t break anything. Vida got a few tidbits when I tidied up. Paul called at 3 minutes to midnight.