Monday, July 8, 2013
Twenty Years Young
______On Saturday, I leveled up in the real world, turning the ripe and slightly moldy age of 20. As I rose from my bed that morning, I was astonished to find I was donning a rad plaid business suit and tacky tie pattered with tiny hot dogs.
______And in that moment, I was suddenly hit with the realization that now I'm a real adult. Not a fake one, but a real one who has to pretend she likes discussing the state of the economy and whether yellow curtains or burgundy ones would better accentuate the living room. I nodded acceptance at this, glad that adult-me could at least wear something as special as a hot dog print tie, and brazenly kissed the rebellious teenage world goodbye.
______I was quick to begin the day by baking my cake. I've had it planned out for a month: cookie cake infused with dark chocolate chips and frosted with wedding cake icing so sweet it makes you cringe.
______The cake's turnout pleased me greatly, mainly because a) it's gluten-free, and I just kind of used my feminine-borne baking senses to improvise with the ingredients, and it somehow ended up super delectable and chewy to the max, and b) it's super adorable, right? And geeky cubed with the twin triforces! Decorating it was an adventure, and eating the icing that refused to stick to the cookie was an adventure, too.
______The clouds were grey bundles that poured soft rain on us all day, which I was perfectly content with. It made for a slow-paced and savory day of shopping with the family. My dearest dad bought me some matching aqua biking gear, like gloves and a shirt and shorts, and then we drove home to open presents, and I unwrapped a few more lovely things...
______...such as a 72 set of Copic markers: the highest quality markers on this here planet. I'm more than ready to play with them this week!
______You know you're old as balls when your eyes light up over socks. And yes, I did pose them on colorful sheets of paper. It makes them look more dramatic.
______We also visited a ginormous second-hand book and music store and I picked up two books. The one on the far left, however, was a surprise present from my momma: it's a collective encyclopedia of all of the Zelda game concepts for my guilty geek pleasure.
______Rain still pattering down around us in gentle rinse cycles, the family and I closed the day with cheese-laden Mexican food, nommy nommy cookie cake, and the watching of Django: Unchained. I couldn't have asked for a better twentieth birthday, and overall, I would say my ultimate transition from flightless teenager into full-fledged non-teenager wasn't thaaat treacherous.
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