May is my birthday month. I never knew about birthday months until I lived with a fantastic roommate, Garth, in college. He celebrated his birthday all month long. He bought himself little gifts, or let himself go out more and so on and if you commented to him on this he’d always say, “It’s my birthday month.” as if this explained everything.
This year May has truly felt like my birthday month. It started with an early birthday party (complete with keg, jello shots and a bad ass pinata that had candy, alcohol and black & milds inside). This was followed by my real birthday where I had a great lunch with some fantastic coworkers and a great night with some of my favorite Austin folks. It was a very Austin night with beers and so-so food at Opal Divine’s on West 6th, free swim at Barton Springs and drinks at Uncle Billy’s. But of course, the best part was getting to go home to North Carolina. I normally don’t make it home very often but this is the third time in less than a year that I’ve made it back. Not only that but my sister came with her family as well. It is truly amazing getting to watch my nieces grow. All of the sudden, they have true definite personalities. They are becoming distinct individuals, instead of just little kiddos. And they’re pretty adorable too.
And now, all of the sudden May is coming to a close! Mixed feelings on that one. We’re getting closer to the true horrible temperatures that are a Texas summer. I’m going to have to break down and turn on my AC. But then again, pretty soon I can start counting down to my August trip to Alaska and I’m a pretty big fan of that.