Friday, November 6, 2009

I had the tastiest wine tonight!

Weird name for a post, but that's what's on my mind right now. I don't drink wine anymore (not by choice) because it doesn't sit so well with my tummy but tonight I couldn't resist. It was a reisling and damn was it good! Where did I have this wine you ask? I had the great pleasure of having dinner tonight with some lovely ladies to celebrate my birthday. We went to Pizza Antica at Santana Row. Let me tell you, they have gooood food! We had an antipasti platter that was really tasty and I had my favorite pizza. It has yummy triple cream cheese and pears and something else, I can't remember what. It's so good! We got some pinkberry and called it a night.
Today I took myself to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I've been wanting to go for a while now and decided that today was the day. My friend Renee let me use her member card so I got in for free. It was a beautiful day, the weather was perfect! I drove all the way there with no radio or music, it's rare but sometimes silence is calming and just right. I drove there down highway 1 rather than 101, and got to see the farmland and the dunes. The aquarium was great! I was bummed that I missed the great white shark by two days but I did see some evidence of her, and quite possibly the reason she was re-released into the wild. There was another shark with a gash in it's side. The seahorse exhibit was awesome and it's just a testament to God's creativity and genious to see them. I'm quite tired right now so I'll post the pictures I took tomorrow some time.
I just want to say this before heading up to bed... while this birthday was very mellow it was great. I've said multiple times today that birthday's aren't the same as an adult as they were as kids. When you're a kid you wake up on your birthday feeling like queen of the world and like you're so special! It's a special day! It doesn't feel like that as an adult. But today I was at peace and I was very content. Driving down the highway with no music and smelling the sea air and the farmland was very peaceful.
I'd like to raise a glass to myself, I've come a long way since last year. My last birthday sucked. While my friends and family were wonderful and did a lot for me I just wasn't in a good place. I had a really hard time with turning 30 and being alone. This year I didn't need anyone else to make my day for me, I had a grand time all alone at the aquarium and well, cheers to me!
I'm tired and going to bed now, and pretending that while today was my birthday I am still 30 years old. :)

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