twenty-six candles

I'm usually not that crazy when my birthday comes around. I don't particularly enjoy the attention. But as I grow older, I'm starting to get excited to plan something fun, catch up with all my mates, and realize I'm another year closer to death. Okay. That last part was a joke. But honestly, though, I enjoyed my birthday celebrations last week. It started on Sunday with my family. We ate WAY too much food at this amazing  Korean BBQ and Hot Pot spot that I highly recommend. The service was so quick and everything was so yummy! My family loves to celebrate any occasion over an enormous (or rather ridiculously priced) amount of delicious food. I was working on my actual birthday, but no worries! My sweet boy and I cooked an amazing dinner together (thank you Blue Apron!) and watched a movie.

My birthday fun didn't start until the weekend. I planned a chill bonfire in Santa Cruz where the weather was absolute perfection! Sunny and warm with a cool breeze. I was a bit nervous because I invited my mates from my various circle of friends. I was worried there'd be a segregation between groups. Sadly, there was a bit of separation. However, we all enjoyed eating leftover cold pizza, chips, and brews by the fire that kept blowing smoke into our faces. And some of my friends have never even been to a bonfire on the beach before! I'm glad to be the one popping their cherry. Lol. 

We ended the night tired, filled with beer, and smelling like a campfire at Pour Taproom in downtown. The concept was very interesting and very hipster. It was perfect for me! Haha. The taps for beer are digitalized and you wear a wristband that charges you based off of how much you poured into your glass. Very modern. I definitely want to go there again. 

The one thing I learned from this birthday is: NEVER FORGET TO BRING DRAMAMINE WHEN DRIVING HIGHWAY 17. I have vertigo and got the worst case of motion sickness I have ever felt. If it wasn't for the drive, I would visit Santa Cruz more often since I live closer. But, Half Moon Bay is still my number one love.

Happy birthday to all my fellow weirdo prophet Aquirians! 
Stay weird and wild.

K. x