Thursday Thoughts (on a Friday) 19.0: Birthday Recap Edition

Hello friends! Last week I turned the big 2-7 and this weekend my family is coming to visit me. All four of us will be staying in my one bedroom apartment…it’s definitely going to be cozy! But before the weekend festivities begin, I should recount what’s been going on in my life the past week. The majority of this post will be a massive photo dump from my birthday…but I’ll try to throw in some other non-birthday things as well.



Work  updates:

1) The manuscript for the “short project” has been submitted to my advisor! It’s a co-first-author paper for me, so I’m pretty excited about it. Hopefully he gets back to us with edits soon!

2) The editor comments from a book chapter I recently wrote also came back last week. Amazingly there were only four comments, and the editor had very positive things to say about the manuscript…so that made me feel pretty good. It’s my first first-author manuscript so I’ll be glad to see it finally published.

3) Work has just generally been very busy, which is a good thing I guess. My work trip to D.C. is coming up and I really hope I can finish everything that I need to in time.


Nail Art:


Base/Top Coat: Sally Hansen Flawless

Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Blue on Black


For my birthday dinner my friends and I went to Thai Sookdee in Evanston. I had a delicious dinner and a great time socializing with friends…such a great time that I forgot to take any pictures. Blogger fail 😦

After dinner we ventured to World of Beer for more socializing. This time I DID remember to take some pictures…lots of pictures…Prepare yourself for a massive photo dump:


Love these ladies!


I managed to get a pic with Pete (who is leaving for the summer) and Dana before they left!


Me and the men of office 1021. I love this pic but it’s blurry…


Maria and I (with someone trying to photo bomb us)


Me and my two best friends from Wine Riot


These guys…believe it or not this is the best of three


Ran into Yujin from my group


Me, Sarah (who is successfully preventing a photobomb), and Kayla


Me, Maria, Kayla, and Sarah

Sarah even brought me a piece of birthday cake to the bar. I felt so special!!!




Thanks again Sarah! I really appreciated it!


Guess who came into town on Wednesday????


That’s right this girl! I had a great time wandering around campus yesterday showing her off. We also braved the cold and the wind to take a quick  walk along the lake:


My parents got in to town this afternoon and it’s sure to be a great weekend!


Well that’s it for now. I hope everyone has a great and safe memorial day weekend!


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