things I learned from turning 25

  1. Nature doesn’t care about your plans or the fact that you were expecting 20-30 people plus dogs to show up at the beach, had puppy party bags all made up, as well as the perfect outfit picked out and that this whole day is supposed to be all about you (aka ME)… Nature says “Nice try” and just rains on your parade.
  2. 10 people is a very good number of people for my tiny, tiny apartment.
  3. People made funny noises when they play Mario Kart on the Wii.
  4. When you have a variety of cupcakes, cut them in sections so everyone can pick and choose and try all the flavors.
  5. 4-dozen cupcakes is quite ambitious for 10 people to consume.
  6. Alcohol is a universal gift.
  7. You never know who’s going to end up in China.
  8. It’s totally okay to bring a dozen cupcakes to a bar.
  9. Small Ronnie is still pretty much the best ever.
  10. Skype calls do not show up as proper numbers or anything I’d normally answer on my cell’s caller ID.
  11. Phoebe’s has the best cupcakes and icing I’ve had in a long, long, long time — and very affordable too.
  12. Cupcake crawls are popular.
  13. Give a person a cupcake, they buy you beer.
  14. People tend to forget about people’s dislike of beer (aka mine).
  15. There’s always a friend available to drink your unwanted beer.
  16. Claudio’s tamale’s are pretty freaking awesome.
  17. Tamales are best eaten push-pop style.
  18. The best way to end a night is receiving hugs from some pretty awesome people.
  19. 3 1/2 year old leave the best voicemail messages.
  20. Your mom will eventually join facebook.
  21. Flipflops are a bitch, despite being a simple thing to wear.
  22. You never know who you’ll meet on public transportation.
  23. You really do need your social security card to get your license renewed (aka first Illinois license).
  24. It is possible to speed clean your apartment AND hide your dishes under towel and that no one will care.
  25. Being 25 really does feel like being 25.

And there you have it.  I hope to bring you more pictures as others post them online.  Overall, I’ve got to say… Best. Birthday. Ever. I’ve got some amazing people in my life right now and chilling with them this weekend has been absolutely amazing.  I’ve gotten great messages (online and on my phone), gotten a lot of hugs, laughed a lot, and just generally had a great time.  25, you’re off to a great start.