so, for once, i was hoping for a kick ass birthday with all my friends there getting drunk and having fun. but, as usual, it was just another day to disappoint me.
it started out wonderful. sharon took me to lunch and we ran some errands for our party. i went home to get ready and i was already running late. reina got there before i was ready so she went to put our name in at cheesecake factory. the wait was an hour and half. and it was already after 6.
two good things happened: david got off work early so he came to dinner with us. and, when we got seated, i turned around to find my baby sister and my little hermana there. best birthday gift EVER.
by the time i got to sharons, it was almost nine and some of her friends were already there. me, rachel, reina, elisa, dannah, and christina all got ready in sharon's room and bathroom. by the time i was done, it was 10. a bunch of sharon's friends were there and chris and christine were there. (sorry i left you down there!)
the night just got worse. a bunch of people i didn't know showed. and half of them were super ghetto and trying to hit on my sisters. half the people i invited that said they were going to come didn't -- sick, flaky, car problems, etc. i drank, but couldn't get passed a buzz. it started getting crazy in the house and i was just not feeling it. no one i knew was even there anymore -- they weren't having fun, either.
my sisters, tommy, rachel, carlos, christina, dannah, matthew, and i all decided to leave and go back to david's to hang out. i cried in the car on the way there.
thank you to my sisters for coming for my birthday. i love you guys and you made it that much better. thank you especially to elisa for surprising me. and to reina for dinner and my alcohol.
thank you to david for buying a tie and being the most attractive person there. you saved the day for sure. <3
thank you to my bestie for driving down and dealing with shit and being there on my birthday. i love you.
thank you to katie for coming even though the rest of the girls didn't. it meant a lot to me. A LOT.
thanks to tommy. you braved it by yourself!
thanks to noel and matt for showing up to a party where you didn't know anyone! it was good to see you as always.
thanks to matthew for coming to hang out, even after being lost for so long. it meant so much to me.
and, thank you to all my loves from work: tina, jess, justine, juana, robert, chris, christine, and craig david. you guys let me have fun for an hour. i love you guys and am so thankful i have friends like you.
also, thank you not only to the people that came to celebrate, but to those that actually sent me some good wishes: david, coco, tina, tommy, kerry, and tasha.
oh, well. it's just another birthday, right? here's to year 22.