They Say It’s My Birthday

Posted By on September 14, 2010

I’m currently writing this on the 13th, but in a few short hours I will officially be 33 years old. How did I get that old? How am I getting that close to 40??? And yet I still act like I’m 12.

My birthday is my favorite day of the year. It is no secret that I like attention focused on myself, so nothing better than a whole day where people have to be nice to you and shower you with gifts and attention. Sadly I’ll be working for most of the day, but should be going to dinner and out for a few drinks with some friends. I say should because my friend and I spent most of the day in bed with food poisoning or something from whatever we ate on Sunday night. Just when I thought the Kristin Johnsons were gone, I was sadly mistaken and thankful to be home and close to a bathroom.

(I have no direction to this post, can you tell?)

So this month is crazy busy for me. I spent part of the past week/weekend in Pittsburgh for work. We had a meeting and then the company picnic on Saturday. It was a good trip. Usually my trips to the ‘burgh are for 36 hours and I never really get to hang out with my friends/co-workers there. But this trip I had Friday night free and was able to actually go out in Pittsburgh and hang out with people outside of a conference room.

My friend Tiffany owns a bar and so we went to her place on Friday night. It was a blast and so fun to hang out in a casual setting with her, even if she was working as the bartender. Also, it’s nice to have friends who own bars.

The picnic on Saturday was a lot of fun. The food was amazing and it was so nice to meet my co-worker’s families and kids. My flight left at 5 PM on Saturday and then I headed back to Chicago. At that point, it had already been a long day. But it was far from over. I had to head over to my aunt’s house, since she was throwing a party for my cousin who just graduated and got her PHD. The party included a pig roast and thankfully, I missed the pig cooking and being decapitated. But damn, that was a good sandwich!

The  biggest reason I trekked to the party was this little one:

Is she not the cutest baby ever? She’s gotten so big! She’s three months old now and is a little chubby baby. I LOVE chubby babies! She’s such a good baby and laughs at her Auntie already. She must know, at such a young age, how ridiculous I am. I must give off some sort of crazy scent.

Yesterday was my official birthday celebration, watching football at our regular Sunday bar. And there was a new bartender this year and we totally hit it off. The interesting thing is that I thought I had hit it off with previous bartenders at this place, only to realize that they were just being nice to me for my tips. But this guy was different! He actually hung around after his shift ended to hang with me.

AND! He’s from Wisconsin so I told him I was heading to Madison this coming weekend for the ASU/Wisconsin game. So he spent like 20 minutes looking up the addresses of places I HAVE to go when I’m there for the game! How cute is that? Oh, and he gave me his digits. So all in all, the food poisoning was totally worth it.

And then, of course, the cab driver gave me his number. And since I was giddy over bartender guy, I wasn’t even offering mine up. IT IS A GIFT! I should so have a cab driver whisperer show.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


27 Responses to “They Say It’s My Birthday”

  1. tmc says:

    Well happy birthday, lady! May this be the year that you ditch the Kristin Johnsons for good.
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  2. hilary says:

    Just when you thought you ditched the Kristen Johnsons for good… UGH! But, the bartender definitely sounds great!

    Happy Birthday! Forget about getting close to 40. From now on in, just celebrate the anniversary of your birthday. It buys you a few more years…. This is what I do. Last year, I celebrated the 1st anniversary of my 35th birthday, and in November I am planning on celebrating the 2nd anniversary. Screw turning 37!
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  3. HouseofJules says:

    Happy birthday! May we always be 12 years old at heart! 🙂
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  4. Happy birthday and best wishes for the coming year!
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  5. Mahnee says:

    Happy birthday!!!! Hope you’re feeling better today and can enjoy your day!

  6. Happy birthday, lady! 33 does’t sound old to me at all. And yay for getting a cute bartender’s digits- if nothing else, at least he can slip you a few free drinks!

  7. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday!

    I am actually going to Pittsburgh on whim next week. Any recommendation?
    Jen´s last blog post ..Gone to the Pears

  8. bikerchick says:

    Happy birthday, Ms. Johnson! Many, many happy returns of the day. Cab whisperer… you slay me!

  9. Angella says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You and those cab drivers…

    Excited to hear more about the bartender, though. 😉

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  10. Avitable says:

    Happy birthday! Hope it’s spectacular.
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  11. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday! May it be Kristen Johnsons-free 🙂
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  12. Rhi says:

    Happy Birthday!

  13. Amanda Kropp says:

    Happy Birthday, KJ!!!

    See you this weekend as we cheer on our Sun Devils!!!!

  14. Kristen says:

    Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to youuuuuu. Happy birthday to you.

  15. jodifur says:

    Happy B-day!
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  16. alimartell says:

    holy cow…she is sooo big!!!

    oh yeah. happy birthday, m’lady.
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  17. Carrisa says:

    Happy Birthday! And good luck with the bartender!

  18. Heather B. says:

    Happy, happy birthday, love. xoxoxoxo

  19. Diane says:

    Happy Birthday! May you have a wonderful day! Great picture with your adorable niece.

  20. Just Shireen says:

    Happy birthday, lady!

    Good to see you’ve still got the touch with cab drivers!
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  21. gorillabuns says:

    one should never have the kristen johnson on their birthday!

    hope it was a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!

  22. Fairy Godmother says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTABELLA!!! Hope you had a good birthday and have a wonderful year ahead. Hugs and kisses to my God Daughter.

    Love you!
    Your Fairy Godmother and Uncle Bob

  23. Jools says:

    Happy birthday and yay for cute bartenders!
    Jools´s last blog post ..In bloom

  24. Gav says:

    happy birthday! sorry i’m late to the party…
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  25. Eileen says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    Drinks on me next time we are anywhere near the same town.
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  26. I hope you had a great birthday!! And that baby girl has some beautiful eyes!
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