2.02.2010

go shorty! its your birthday!

a few months ago, i got an email that mariah carey would be playing at d.a.r. constitution hall here in dc. so naturally, the first thing i do is call bao and ask her if she's able to come out to catch the show with me. so she flew out, got here on wednesday the 27th, we head to my home, tease the hair, and head on out. we had dinner at georgia brown's, and for those of you who haven't been, you absolutely must. dinner was awesome. we then cabbed over the the concert venue to partake in the mariah experience. she was AMAZING (yes, the capital letters were necessary... she was that good!). constitution hall was such an intimate venue and mariah really went all out for her audience. i don't have the words to explain how great of a show it really was.

the next day, bao and i got up and decided to head to la tasca in old town for some tapas and sangria for lunch. what started off as a nice, sunny little lunch turned into an unplanned party.... resulting in me getting kicked out of rock it grill later that night for being sick in their bathroom... i really don't care to go into details about that.

needless to say, friday i was not up for partying. bao took me to a spa in alexandria that is known for their fish pedicures. it really was as weird as it sounds. haha we were so ticklish for the first 5 minutes we couldn't exchange words. but i have to give it to the fish.. my feet really have never felt so smooth. while being pampered, we brainstormed and came up with an idea to throw a last minute dinner party. we decided on korean food and went to the grocery store to buy all the fixings. a few friends came by, ben baked an ice cream cake, and it was just a nice little night in.

all in all, my 29th birthday was one of my favorites. i came home on wednesday to find a card and some gummy candy from eric. the card he gave me was the same card that he gave me three years ago before we officially were a couple, and inside this one he wrote "three years later, same card from the same guy!" i just feel very blessed and very loved and am so grateful for the life i have.