Friday, July 6, 2012

A Birthday in July

Edgar's Bakery Sign
Edgar's Bakery
Salt and Pepper
Edgar's Bakery Number 22
ChipsWaldorf Chicken Salad at Edgar's BakeryCupcakes MenuBagged Cookies

______For those of you who are fellow Americans, I hope that your Fourth of July was patriotic, filled with freedom, and that the entirety of the day your mind roamed aimlessly on subjects pertaining to bald eagles, stars, and grilled meat.  For those of you who aren't from our stars-and-stripes country, I hope everything was still pretty darn awesome for ya.  I rather enjoyed slumbering away to the sound of fireworks that night--it was comparable to falling asleep to the lovely pitter patter of rain, except less predictable and much more dangerous.

______Also, my birthday is today!  I have turned the ripe age of 19, meaning that the only new action which I can legally perform is smoking (and consequently, getting lung cancer).  Alas, lung cancer isn't really much of a priority in my life right now, and so turning such an age isn't all that exciting. But what is exciting is sitting down for a satisfying meal at our favorite local bakery with our new neighbor-lady; we took her there for lunch today and I decided to bring my camera along and snap a few pictures while we were at it.  I had a very delicious Chicken Waldorf Salad that included chicken, apples, and walnuts with a light raspberry dressing on the side.  It's funny--I used to think that putting fruit into a salad was a rather strange concept, but now it's the only kind of salad I'll probably ever touch.  When my brother comes home tomorrow, we're going to go eat dinner at a lovely, new Italian restaurant, and later scarf down the deliciousness that is homemade cookie cake.


______The presents I received included a lovely new purse (which is the perfect size for lugging my camera around in), some pretty clothing, a Def Leppard CD (I'm currently collecting 80's music), and a year-long Flickr subscription (meaning that now I don't have any excuses to not take pictures due to a lack of online storage). 

______I hope that the start to your July was as fantastic as mine, citizens!


Hanna C. said...

happy birthday!!
i hope you had/are having a great time:) and the gifts you received are great.
happy birthday again

LyddieGal said...

Happy Birthday!!
Even though 19 isn't the most monumental age, it is you last year as a teenager. So enjoy it!!

your bakery lunch sounds delish, and I can't wait to see the new purse!

Chic on the Cheap

Well... said...

Sounds like the perfect start for your July! Happy birthday Ali! :D I love all the colorful presents and wrapping paper shown. So you.
And how sweet of you to take out your neighbor. I may have to move down there so I can experience this southern hospitality! ;)

Trendy Teal

Am2Pm Chic said...

Happy Birthday !! Really nice pictures thou.

Boheme.Fille said...

Happy birthday, darling!


lajsdlakjds MY MOUTH IS WATERING. A whole menu for cupcakes? Um, THAT IS EPIC.

And happy 19th! Hey ho! Don't mock the age - you can now drink legally in Canada. Hahah.

Aw thanks so much for your nice comment! Made me super smiley haha

Joy said...

Hope you had a great b-day! The desert looks delicious and the dress was beautiful!

Nanthini said...

Sweetheart, happy gorgeous 19th! May you grow gracefully and be blessed with all that's pretty and wondrous :) xoxo <3

Wenni Donna said...

This is sweet! My birthday is also in July and my fiancé surprised me by booking a fine party venue for the night and inviting all my friends and relatives. I thought they might be at their places working or chilling, but they were here for my birthday. It was special!