The story of my birthday, 54 days after the fact.

Why 54 days later? Because, I’m lazy? Also, because I couldn’t find my xD card reader.

I have a bad habit of waiting too long after some event to write about it. By the time I get around to it details have been lost and impact and waned. I apologize for the brevity of this recount and lack of detail.

paper hearts hanging from the ceiling on my birthday. put up by emily, they tell a story 579 pieces. 1 for each day he had been together.

When I woke up I found 579 paper hearts hanging from the ceiling. Each one had a number on one side and a word on the other. Put them together in order and it told a little story. I won’t share it here as it was a little private, but believe me it was very sweet. (P.S. cutting down and organizing/ordering 597 hearts took for.ev.er.) Also, she had gotten me bagels and flowers.

paper hearts hanging from the ceiling on my birthday. put up by emily, they tell a story 579 pieces. 1 for each day he had been together.
paper hearts hanging from the ceiling on my birthday. put up by emily, they tell a story 579 pieces. 1 for each day he had been together.
paper hearts hanging from the ceiling on my birthday. put up by emily, they tell a story 579 pieces. 1 for each day he had been together.

paper hearts hanging from the ceiling on my birthday. put up by emily, they tell a story 579 pieces. 1 for each day he had been together.
paper hearts hanging from the ceiling on my birthday. put up by emily, they tell a story 579 pieces. 1 for each day he had been together.
paper hearts hanging from the ceiling on my birthday. put up by emily, they tell a story 579 pieces. 1 for each day he had been together.

I put in a few hours at the Dreaming (the comic shop that I help out at now and again). Emily picked me from the Dreaming in the afternoon. Then we went to see Superbad. Afterward we went back home where she had set up a little buffet of awesomely awesome foods; a little bit from each of our favourite resturants here in Seattle.

Mac and cheese and hush puppies from Hillside Quickie. Philly Seitan from Wayward Cafe. Inari from HaNa. Mango Tango and Chico Sticks, because they rule. Apple Juice ands Hummus from Trader Joe’s.

Then to top it all off, she had gotten gift certificates to all those food places, plus a few others which I’m still using nearly two months later.

Altogether, a pretty good birthday.

There are more pictures of the hearts over on flickr.

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