Since I was a little girl, I have always been a bit weird about my birthday. For a few reasons but most significantly….1. it definitely a day when you have both the spotlight and expectations – which in my opinion isn’t a very good combination! And 2. It is a very special day, that only comes one a year, and deep down you want it to be a memorable event with the meaningful and permanent people in life. In recent years, I have attempted to change my typical birthday protocol in which I hype it up and do a ton of planning for either a big party or reunion of friends …and then find myself either too drunk or too stressed to even enjoy the day.
On Jan 19th, 2013 – I turned 25 or as I have coined it – Terriann 2.5! Spoken like a true “Generation Y/Millennials” right?! I did organize a little happy hour celebration for Thursday night which was very enjoyable. There was a nice turn out and it was a perfect combination between low key and social. On Friday night I headed to Riverside for the weekend. Mom and Dad are in the thick of the Winter SAT season. In an effort to promote their SAT classes for Feburary/March, Be College Wise is offering practice tests to the various high schools around the IE (Inland Empire) . I helped proctor the SAT test at Norco High School on Saturday morning. That evening after a quiet birthday dinner, Mom & I got a phone call from Dad, who had been out shit kicking. The recent acquisition of cell phone knowledge came in very handy as he called to report that he was broken down the side of the 215 holding the hypothesis was that he had run out of gas. I immediately got secret satisfaction out of this recalling the numerous diatribes I have been told entitled “irresponsibility with the car.” Well boy did karma show me! We spent 4 hours waiting on a stretch of bustling freeway between Harvey Knox and Van Buren. Murphy was definitely in top form because coincidentally AAA had a system wide shut down this very night. Two battery jump starts and a gas drop off later we made it home. Our savior after numerous phone calls was seemingly the only tow company in the IE with a working truck, a reasonable rate, and was “within the radius distance.” Talk about serious Nohilly bonding!