I once bought a birthday book at Hallmark and wrote down a lot of people's birthdays. Not once have I utilized it. I did flip through it once and saw a couple of names written in there who I am no longer friends with so I learned I need to pencil in most people's names. LOL. But enough about others birthdays: a few days ago, it was MINE!!!! Ok at this point I think I may need to point out that I'm only a little self-serving when it comes to my birthday, I'm not quite as crazy as I'm coming off (at least I hope not). This year I turned 29. It shouldn't suprise you that I tend to have high expectations for my birthday, it always feels like a special day, so I think the events should be something spectacular. This year, after going back and forth between different ideas, I decided on going to a Dodger game because I've never been to one and I've wanted to go to one for quite awhile. I need to clarify here and say that I am first and foremost an Oakland A's fan, but Dodger's are second in my heart. I went with my friends Laura, her boyfriend Mike, Melissa and my Aunt Connie. It was a fun experience; my friend Laura made me wear a hat that said "Happy Birthday" which she brought with her from Mike's great uncle's (?) 80th birthday party earlier that day. Fellow Dodger fans wished me a happy birthday as well as a few police officers and Dodger Security Guards. Melissa drove for me which was nice because I HATE driving new places, I seriously FREAK OUT. I may have to write an entry about said times when I've freaked out, just so you can laugh at how scared I get.
One of the higlights during the game was turning to the screen and seeing that Misti Mae Treanor and Keri Walsh Jennings won thier match in the Olympics and are one step closer to a "three-peat" Olympic Gold. I'm confident my cheering drew attention to the screen and got my half of the stadium to cheer too. It was amazing. I think I got the stadium to cheer for a second time but I forget what for, although I can tell you it was baseball related this time. We also saw Diane Keaton on the big screen and Laura was able to spot her even from where we were sitting (which was pretty awesome for $7 seats! See below) Also fun was the wave going around the stadium like 8 times and singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch. We left at the bottom of the ninth, but it didn't matter because they were beating the Cubs 2 to 1 and didn't need to finish the game. Earlier that day, the guy I'm seeing teased me about being 30, when I corrected him to 29, even though I knew he was joking, he said "Yeah you're twenty-finer," which I really liked cause I'm a total cheeseball. So here's to a year not being anything less than finer than the previous 28 years of my life! (yep I just said that :) Cheers and Go Dodgers! :)