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Mean Girl Music Journal: Han Solo Birthday Weekend was Asthmatic

 

 

 

I thought that I could go to Cleveland by myself for my birthday weekend. Technically, I have a driver’s license and a van. (Fooled you State of Ohio – I’m a terrible driver.) There was enough time in the day to do the things that I was traveling to Cleveland to do. I even wore my favorite Princess Leia shirt.

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On the way to Cleveland, I stopped at a beach to do an interview with a band. Note to self: Always do interviews from the beach.

After leaving the beach, nothing went the way I planned at all.

Although, I would like to say that I’m a chick and I can do what I want – there’s that voice that says it’s not always safe. I thought I would walk a few blocks to see the Cleveland subway. They open it up once in awhile for public viewing.

The truth is that the voice was saying “Don’t go down there. Look at that group of guys. ” It’s not that I think they will attack me or rob me. But they could. A single woman walking alone is a target.

So I went to eat instead. The food was the only good thing about this trip. Thank goodness for pulled pork sliders.

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I was supposed to go to a SoFar Sounds show. I applied at least a month ago to get tickets. It’s pretty hush-hush. They are so secretive about where it is and who is playing.

My GPS is a liar and gives me wrong directions on a regular basis. Another downside to being alone. She also tries to get me to drive over bridges. I am terrified of bridges. Well, by the time I escaped one bridge, I was pretty sure that I was having a panic attack or I have asthma. Possibly both. I felt like a wookie was sitting on my chest.  I love wookies but not when they are suffocating me.

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http://www.coverjunkie.com/blog/sneak-peek-starwars-love/3/7633

So I drove home instead of going to the show that is happening right now. My Han Solo birthday weekend was kind of creepy and asthmatic.

Sorry SoFar Sounds. I really wanted to come but I had to get that wookie off of my chest.

#WeekendCoffeeShare: birthday wish list

Birthday Wish List
If we were having coffee, I would tell you
  • that it’s my birthday today.
  • I hate and love my birthday. It’s complicated.
  • I keep waiting for someone to plan something amazing for my birthday.
  • It NEVER happens. Like NEVER.
  • Sure, I get taken out to dinner and probably a cake or some birthday pancakes.
  • You’re probably saying, “What’s wrong with that? Why are you whining so much?”
  • Nothing is wrong with it.
  • This year, I got nothing. No birthday pancakes. No dinner. No cake. For damn sure no amazing special presents.
  • I had to make my own damn bagel.
  • My mom is the only one that even comes close to making my birthday special. Thank God for my mom.
  • I was supposed to do something that I signed up to do. I didn’t do it for several reasons. That’s disappointing.
  • So I guess that means I really, really have to start figuring out all of that self-care bullshit about making my own happiness a priority. I do not want to have another shitty birthday like this year.
  • Obviously no one else is going to plan anything so I will have to do it.
  • The picture is just a bunch of stuff that I would like to wear. I need somewhere to wear nice things.
  • I’m thinking about running away next year. (Seriously. I’m thinking about doing it now but I have babysitting issues. Also, I have a job and responsibilities. What a bunch of shit.)
  • Hope your weekend has been better than mine.
Happy Fucking Birthday to me!
P.S. Misha Collins was the first one to send me birthday wishes. I don’t care if it was a generated mass produced email. It’s all I have right now.

 


Marchesa flare dress
modalist.com

Athena Procopiou off the shoulder dress
$610 – mytheresa.com

Vans canvas sneaker
$230 – vestiairecollective.com

Crossbody purse
maryfrances.com

Chan Luu bracelet
$225 – shopbop.com

Goth jewelry
vancaro.com

Dsquared2 sunglasses
dsquared2.com

Laptop case
wordscrub.org

Wool hat
etsy.com

Crown headband
$32 – rocknrose.co.uk

White mug
etsy.com

if we were having coffee: roller skating, shopping & ice cream with the birthday princess

If we were having coffee, I would be so happy to see you and have an adult conversation. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t had a really awesome day with the birthday princess aka Little Sister #2. I just haven’t really talked to a grown-up beyond introductions (“Hi. I’m her mom. It’s her birthday. Is there any coffee?”)

#birthdaypancakes for the #birthdayprincess
#birthdaypancakes for the #birthdayprincess
  • Lucas made her some birthday pancakes. It should be a thing. Birthday pancakes. #birthdaypancakes
  • We went roller skating with the Girl Scouts. Little Sister wanted to go there for her birthday last year. We didn’t go so I was happy to see roller skating Girl Scout event that fell on her birthday this year. We were all very excited, even though she didn’t get to ride in the giant roller skate. She was happy with the bouncy house and scooter. Nothing seemed to make her happier than racing around me saying “Hi Mom. Bye Mom.”
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She loves this dragon.
She loves this dragon.
  •  I don’t know any of the moms. I still don’t know any of the moms. No one was really talkative. No one was rude . . . just not very outgoing.
  • Maybe they didn’t like my pigtails and unicorn shirt. I realize that I’m 40 but I still like pigtails and unicorns. Maybe they just wanted to be alone . . . in a noisy roller skating rink. Not judging. I’ve wanted to be alone in noisy places.
  • So I lasted about five minutes at the table before I put on my skates. I still know that I’m 40 but I really love to go roller skating. If I had really great medical insurance plus great secondary medical insurance, I would join the roller derby. I chose my name and persona, which includes pigtails, a few years ago. However, the chances of getting injured are pretty high. Medical bills are also pretty high.
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  • Then we went to Toys R’ Us. Honestly, I got out of there for a bargain price of two toys. I figured it would end up being more toys than we could fit in the car.
  • Little Sister #2 is my fashionista child. She was more than happy to shop for clothes. Old Navy is having a summer kickoff summer sale this weekend. I also got out of there with the bargain price of having the kid stylin’ for the whole summer, flip flops and all. Have I ever mentioned that Little Sister #2 hardly ever wears shorts? It’s all skirts and dresses for the birthday princess from the first warm day of spring until the first chilly day in the fall.
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Crafty Time: birthday scrapbook page

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This scrapbook page was inspired by this layout that I found on Pinterest. Where else can you find such cool layouts?

I used Washi tape to outline the pictures in order to make it look more like a cake. Washi tape is an inexpensive way to spruce up your scrapbook pages. So far I have had a good experience with using the tape.