Yesterday was my 25th birthday, and what a great day it was! I woke up early to get a free Grand Slam at Denny's with my sister, Erica, and my best friend, Kim. Then Erica and I dropped off some supplies at the animal shelter in town. We donated old blankets, pillows, and towels, which the shelter uses frequently. It felt so good to get rid of these items we were no longer using, especially when the items were going to be put to good use and not just thrown away!
After that, I found out that Frank took the day off from work. It was such a great surprise! We got lunch and took a trip to the post office (he is so patient with me when I have shop work to do, it's not even funny).
For dinner, my mom, dad, Erica, Frank, and I went to my favorite Thai restaurant. We stuffed our faces, but left room for dessert. Hello, fried ice cream! Then Kim picked up me and Frank and we met some friends in New Brunswick for a few drinks. It was really a fantastic day.
I'd say the only downfall is when—are you ready for this?—we saw a girl get hit by a car! We were crossing the street and saw her jaywalk right as a car was moving through a newly-green light. She flipped right over the car and landed on her side. Frank ran over to help and Kim and I called 911. We were all shaking like leaves; none of us had ever witnessed anything like it. An ambulance came and took her away very soon after. I hope to goodness that she was alright. Not to sound all Tai-in-"Clueless", but it really shook me and put a lot of things in perspective. Needless to say… after we left the bar, we looked both ways before crossing and Kim drove incredibly carefully the whole way home.
I'm going to be in Brooklyn again this weekend, and I'll document all the fun. Enjoy this amazing autumnal weather! :)