Happy 28th Birthday to ME!

I wasn’t going to post a blog today because I’m cramming for my final (in beautiful weather- how depressing) but I’m drinking my coffee right now and I have a general rule that I can’t do any homework while I enjoy my coffee. Also, if you have a Keurig, try the brown sugar cake K-cups from Target.

Just a quick update on the highlight decision- I walked into Toni & Guy and said to the girl, “I have an appointment at 4pm with Malcolm” and then she said, “Nooo… It’s with Ashari,” who is my hair colorist! Cue freakout. My response was actually, “Oh shit, but I don’t know what I want to do with my hair color yet!” Haha. Anyway, I went with highlights. They’re fairly obvious in person, but the camera wasn’t capturing it well. I also had to switch my part because I have a weird darker stripe in the front of my head if I part my hair on the normal side. I may have them fix it, but then again, I haven’t switched my part in awhile and need to anyway. I don’t love the highlights but everybody at work said they looked good.

Thursday night, I got home and Jon let me open my birthday present!

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A starter camera kit! That’s a Canon Rebel EOS T3i (I have no idea what all that means). I LOVE it! Granted, I have not a freaking clue how to use it, but luckily my brother and Jon’s sister both use DSLRs so they can teach me a thing or two. I was shocked and had no idea what Jon was getting me! I have been mentioning how much I want a nice camera since I travel so much. I’m always so bummed when I looked back at my Switzerland pictures because it was such an awesome place and my camera was such a POS. (I do have a better point and shoot now- I went to Switzerland when I was 21.) With travel nursing coming up, I wanted something to really capture all that I’m about to see! I also wouldn’t have invested in a camera for myself since I still have to buy a laptop, so Jon really did awesome with this gift!

I worked yesterday and had a fairly good 8 hour day. I asked to go to my favorite assignment for the last 4 cause it was my birthday and the supervisor let me. Always nice.

Then I went to Treehouse Pub with Gina, Brian, Kassie, Billy, Laura, and Jon for my birthday dinner. I was so glad Jon was able to make it! The food was pretty good and the atmosphere was decent! They had nice porch seating there which I love. I had a great time with my friends and was glad to get to spend some time with them on a Thursday night. It was actually a lot of fun and I’d like to do it more often.  We rarely get all the guys together too since I typically like to just enjoy the girls when I have a chance!

Here are some pictures with my new camera! They’re all on the automatic setting since I have no clue how to use it yet!

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I included this mostly to try and get my hair. Jon was just messing around with the camera.

 

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Again, attempting to get the hair. Not really working. Or maybe that is really what it looks like to other people and I just can’t tell in a mirror.

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My handsome man! Love him!

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Kassie, Gina, me, and Laura! I’ve been friends with them since I was 14!

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Laura took this one! I love it! And we did not mean to match! I didn’t even notice till we were in the car! Also, he looks so big in that picture! Sometimes I feel like it’s not so obvious that he’s 14 inches taller than me and 110lbs more than me, but it is here!

Anyway, so that sums up our night! Also, on my 28th birthday, I got my Massachusetts nursing license (WOOHOO!!) and found out the girl I am going to travel nurse with is coming to my wedding. Today I take my last final for my BSN and then I walk down the aisle to that studly man above in 22 days (holy moly- I have a LOT OF PLANNING TO DO!). I also have a GRE study book now so may be hopping on the grad school train in the fall if I get everything done in time and get accepted!

Okay, I really stretched out this cup of coffee, but it’s done. Time to go memorize B cells, T cells, and helper T cells…

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5 thoughts on “Happy 28th Birthday to ME!

  1. Your hair looks great! I love that you can rock such long hair- I really can’t. Mine just gets thick and almost overwhelms my body or something (small person, thick hair problem). Hooray for getting your nursing license and for your camera and birthday!

    • Thank you! I used to think the same thing about my hair but I’ve realized with the right products, I can usually keep it somewhat tame. But I think it’s getting too long now and am definitely going to cut a little bit off!

  2. youngandtwenty

    Happy Birthday! It looks like a great camera set.

  3. Happy birthday! Super jealous of your new camera! I have just an SLR, but film, that’s such a hassle. My mother wanted to get me a DSLR for Christmas in exchange for her control over me, she bribes me all the time but my freedom can’t be bought. You’ll get the hang of aperture and shutter speed and all of that. Pretty soon, it’ll come as second nature. It’ll come in handy for taking pictures all around Boston and the harbor!

    Love the highlights, I was hoping that you would get it. It’s always good to switch up your parts because of breakage, I need to move mine over too on the next haircut. I saw in the first comment about being short and having long thick hair. I think that just depends on the haircut. Like if you have layers like you do, it really softens up the look and doesn’t over power. Even on taller girls like myself, thick long hair can over power us if we don’t have the proper style for it. Like some of my cousins are as tall as me but with lots of thick hair down to their butts and all you see is hair because it’s all one monotone one length hair instead of breaking it up. I really like your hair, and I think the length is great for weddings because you can do so much with it without the need of extensions. So many styles you can play with.

    Good luck with your finals!

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