Today was my nineteenth birthday. I didn't get nearly as many presents as I have in years past, but that's okay. I bought myself a vintage/used bangle in Ybor (where my parents took me + boyfriend) and three necklaces in a Claire's down there. I'm telling you, no matter where I am as long as there's a Claire's I'm happy. It's weird, but I walk into one and I feel an immense sense of peace, like the way religious people feel when they go to church or something. Yeah, I'm weird.
My grandparents gave me a cookbook and a Beatles book that I (surprisingly!) didn't already have. They were really pleased about that, although now my grandmother expects me to cook. Oh dear.
I also got a perfume gift set. I'm horribly allergic- well not really allergic, but I get the worst freaking migraines
from most perfumes. It's really horrible because sometimes I can't even be near someone wearing perfume or cologne, and very very horrible because I love scents. I treasure my sense of smell immensely. I can often identify people by their scent or guess what someone smells like before I get close enough to smell them.
Somehow, through all of her sluttifying and babymaking and cheetos-eating, Britney Spears managed to make perfumes I can actually tolerate... and that I actually like.
I adore Curious (and wore it daily last year) and when she came out with a modification of it (called In Control) I loved it too. And today I got a gift set!
A huge black bottle with an In Control charm thing and one of those old-fashioned spray thingies. A rather large lipgloss that smells like white cake and butterscotch and has glitter (it's called Wild Side). A scented lotion. And a pink jewelry box that has a removable inner container with space for lots of rings, a thing for earrings, a "secret compartment" and some general space. And you can take it out and fold it up and snap it closed and carry it around! And the jewelry box has a mirror in it too.
I consider it to be one of the best birthday presents ever ever ever.
So while we were in Ybor, we were wandering around and saw CHALK WRITING. I got three pictures of three Jacob Christiano chalk writings. That was pretty cool.
And then I had steak at an Outback. Sometimes a girl just has to eat animal flesh, you know? I know, I'm horrible.
My boyfriend gave me a tiny teddy bear. <33 (More presents pending, of course. My boyfriend is not cheap :D)
I have to say, right now, that he is the absolutely most perfect person in the entire world ever. And he likes my new perfume. (Note to self: stop sniffing self. It's weird.)
It was a rather uneventful birthday as birthdays go, but I think things went pretty well.
My mother says another present is coming in the mail, so that's pretty cool.
I'll post the Jacob Christiano pictures up sometime next week. I was in such a hurry to take pictures of them I forgot to even read them, heh. But it's still cool to see some of his stuff on my birthday. I wasn't expecting that.
I hope you all had lovely Thanksgivings.
Birthday love from,
Ivyette @ 1:14 AM
This is the set I got. http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Britney-Spears-Control-Holiday/dp/B000JLHPBC
I have no idea why the picture is so small.
I'd like to think the one my mother bought was cheaper than that. I certainly hope so!