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 Post subject: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:33 am 
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...and I'm not sure what to do to celebrate. Friday itself I'm going to be representing my grad program at a national science foundation event in Amsterdam. (Bonus: This means I get Ethiopian for dinner! YES!) Normally I prefer to be out of town for my birthday. I guess a day-event in Amsterdam counts? Not sure about the weekend, though. NatureBoy just confirmed he can come out, and will be arriving Thursday night + mucking about in Amsterdam on Friday. It's May vacation for the next two weeks, so not possible to go to the islands or even a proper forest because (1) tourists and (2) we only have 2 days. The weather looks like it will be cool but not wet.

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- kayaking
- hanging out in his mom's forest house
- (gym) rock climbing
- maybe overnighting in Amsterdam or on the west = beach time? (But see above about May vacation.)
- ???


When you turned 30, what did you do to celebrate?

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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I just attended a 30th birthday party where we played bubble soccer.
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It was a blast. I've also had a recent birthday at Jumpoline, which is a place where the whole floor is basically trampolines.

I enjoy those last hurrahs of youth because I'm honestly getting too old to do those kinds of things. I injure more easily lately and get sore very easily. Your ideas sound great. If the weather is good I'd do that outdoors stuff and kayaking. Things that you don't always find time for.


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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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All of those things sound awesome!! I would be inclined to go for the kayaking.

I didn't really do anything to celebrate turning 30, but I haven't really done anything to celebrate a birthday in 10 years or so (I'm so boring!). Happy early birthday!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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Kayaking does sound fun.

30 was my best birthday. I had a vegan potluck, and all of my nonvegan friends made food I could eat. I was living in a house with a back porch and yard, so I could actually do something at home, which I prefer. We drank a lot of beer and I picked the music and wore a cute dress with no shoes because HOME TURF.

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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First of all, happy birthday!!!!

Beach time is always something I can't get enough of.

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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For my 30th I just had a regular party at my house. It was fun but no big deal. But for my 40th I had the best party ever. I rented out the function room at a restaurant and hired the bar trivia people to come do a private trivia game, and the restaurant catered the food but let me make the dessert (cupcakes - I think I made 7 kinds). Around 60 people came and it was amazing. For my husband's 40th we got a party bus, which was fun but not as good as trivia.

Sounds like party is not on your list, but kayaking or rock climbing would be awesome too!


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All your ideas sound good, but if it was me I would vote beach. Plus, I really, really want to try bubble football!

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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I think a forest house hang out sounds lovely :) But I live in a city so I would say that.

I'm turning 30 in a couple of months and if I can save up, I plan on hiring a bouncy castle. I forking love bouncy castles.

Either that or I'll be crying in to a bottle of cheap gin, grieving the loss of my wasted youth and singing 'all by myself' to an audience of distraught-looking dogs.

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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Not sure if you know bun? She doesn't post often, but she also turned 30 this year. She had a funeral for her youth, including a casket, cake, black clothes (and black mascara tears!) for everyone.

....It's not that I'm opposed to the idea of a party, DtC. Yours sounds awesome! It's more that my close friends are all far enough away that a brunch or dinner or whatever would not exactly be possible, and more than that is too much for me right now (because, end of PhD). Plus, I am expected to host a giant party almost exactly like that when I defend 6-8 months from now.

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lutin wrote:
Not sure if you know bun? She doesn't post often, but she also turned 30 this year. She had a funeral for her youth, including a casket, cake, black clothes (and black mascara tears!) for everyone.

That is so awesome!

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Very happy birthday lutin!

I went on a cheapie weekend getaway-- just found some place a few hours away near hiking trails, drove there, stayed over and hiked. It was actually super nice, though very very low key. I made a very small cake and we ate it halfway through a hike!

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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That sounds lovely c&s.

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 Post subject: Re: So, I turn 30 on Friday...
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happy birthday lutin ...

a 'forest' house? that sounds cool ... perhaps some of that with some gym rock climbing?

you have Amsterdam there in the future ... whatever you decide be sure to eat CAKE!

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