October 12, 2010

Hello! I am old now!

you guys! i am IN MY THIRTIES now. i'm not sure how i feel about this, aside from the fact that it feels pretty much no different at all, which is reassuring. i rang in my 30s my favorite way: at a bar with all of my friends. except even better, my sister flew in all the way from San Francisco to celebrate with me... and to make all of my friends take EXTREMELY HILARIOUS pictures all night. she dubbed herself my "photo director" and would have me pose with a friend for one nice shot, then would say something along the lines of "OK, and now: you just found out Alice in a meth addict! GO!!" and take a second shot of us looking insane. it was totally awesome, in other words.

that one of me & my sister about midway through, by the way, where she's grabbing her face? that was a portrait of me looking as young as possible and she looking as old as possible, directly after she forced the bartenders and waitstaff at La Tasca to vote on which one of us was 30. also one of those pictures is a group "Be a Gryphon!!" shot. because, naturally.

my sister's present to me needs an entire post of its own, which i'll get to shortly... but seriously:

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she is a funny lady :)

21 comments:

Titania said...

Happy birthday Alice!! and welcome to my decade (although I am getting too close to leave it, yikes!)

Jess said...

Yay, happy birthday! Glad you got to spend some quality time with your sis.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

My brother flew in for my 30th birthday (right around the time they invented planes) and it was an awesome addition! Love all your photos, but particularly the one of you and your boyfriend ... you complement each other well! Happy birthday, Alice!!!!

kcinnova said...

My 30th birthday party was much tamer... I had a glass of champagne while breastfeeding my 1-month-old. We won't mention that he is now nearly 15yo, because that would clearly age me.

Happy Birthday! And hooray that your sister was there to celebrate with you! :)

kilax said...

Happy Birthday! Your sister sounds like A TON OF FUN! I am so happy she came in. I love all of the pics!

Swistle said...

Happy 30th!

Also, I think we need an update on the boy, don't you? It seems like it's been awhile.

Nicole said...

Happy birthday and welcome to your thirties old lady! I've enjoyed being a "thirty-something-er-er" for the past several years. Thirty is the new...um...30.

KT said...

Happy birthday! I love being in my 30s!!

d e v a n said...

Happy birthday! I'll join the ranks of the 30's on my next birthday (next Sept. lol)
yes, I agree with Swistle. The boy...

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

welcome to the club!!!!!!

i'm digging my 30's like whoa, best yet :)

Shelly Overlook said...

Happy Birthday! You and your man friend make such a lovely couple!!!

Meg said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like awesome fun, especially with your sister being your photo director!

Tyler said...

Looks like you guys had a blast, wish I could have been there!

Hotch Potchery said...

Your boy is CUTE. Also, Happy Birthday...30's were good, but I am here to tell you...40's are BETTER!

lustyreader said...

three things:
1. happy birthday, glad you lived to see 30 what with all your injuries etc ;)
2. your sister sounds like a blast!
3. love your stripey top.

Marie said...

And then I fell off my chair after seeing that very last picture. Alice's sister = very, very hilarious + awesome.

Sorry I missed your birthday but so glad you had such an awesome time!

Oh and 30 is WAY better than 20. Mainly because we can be even more lazy and complainy. :D

Shannon said...

You are looking lovely in these photos! I think 30 agrees with you! Happy Birthday!!

Sizzle said...

Happy (belated!) birthday pretty lady. :-)

Pickles and Dimes said...

God, you are young. And I am old.

Happy belated birthday!

I can't wait to see what's inside your first aid kit. :)

angelina la dawn said...

what a birthday! and your sister's present? amazing!

Jersey said...

what a fabulous gift- so glad your sister was able to fly out and spend your birthday with you. I recently celebrated my bestie's birthday in NOLA, and it certainly will NOT be forgotten! 30 and fabulous - definitely a good thing.