Birthday

Wli Falls, Tallest Waterfall in West Africa

Today is my 24th birthday. I feel almost as good as when I took the photo to the left at Wli Falls in Ghana in 2008. The best part of my birthday thus far has been the tremendous outpouring of love from all my family and friends. Changing my blog header made it all sink in. The header is a photo Andy took while we were in Dubrovnik, Croatia last summer. Boy that was a beautiful place. Full of sun, gardens and crystal clear water. But everything was up and down stairs, hence the view we had of the city while taking this photo from our hostel’s terrace. Looking forward to my 24th year and all that it brings.

P.S. Today I decided to go to work even though it’s my birthday. What can I really say except that I love my job. Things I’ve done so far: Received a birthday ride to work, checked my birthday facebook messages, received birthday texts, went to a birthday pilates class (I wimped out a few extra times because hey, it’s my birthday!), checked my facebook messages again and was completely overwhelmed by the well-wishes from my friends, ate birthday cupcakes in the conference room and talked about fun stuff like frosting, played with my new birthday paddleball from a student worker, drank a birthday coffee. It’s been a wonderful day and everyone at work has been so nice.

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My Birthday Wish

Dearest Andy (boyfriend),
I know you rarely read this blog and when you do you often roll your eyes at my antics. So I’ll be brief. I would like a farm for my birthday. And my birthday is fast approaching. I want to start a garden, take care of chickens and bees and have a best goat friend. I’ve shared this dream with you so I believe it’s on your radar. If this is asking too much, I would accept a composter to start creating fabulous soil in which to grow my future snow peas, spinach and zucchini. I’m sure I can stash away the soil in the crevices of our 500 sq. foot apartment. Here’s what I would like:

So cute right? And only $299 . . . But it really composts! And it doesn’t smell. And if you remember, I did ask for a farm and I think this little guy is much more in our price range. It’s like those auto kitty litter things but for composting. It does all the work! And then spits out perfectly lovely soil. Just imagine how totally tasty our veggies would be. I think it’s a great idea and we should get on it. Sustainability man.

Love,

jess