So, here it goes... This Thursday, September 2nd, I turn 27. I can't help but think back to my life at 26 and truly see a difference from where I am today. I think 27 will be a good year, and things will change for the best. I had a lot of fun at 26, and especially living in #413, but it's nice to finally slow down a bit and enjoy the rest of my 20's at a different pace. And when I say different, what I really meant to say is I'm changing my pace entirely.
I am digressing. I want to talk about my birthday week instead. It's finally here! In just 2 days I will turn 27, woohoo! This week has already started off with a bang, too. My team and I went out to lunch at Umi, one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Richmond.
I will digress again on the subject of sushi... I also love Osaka for their killer "Starburst Roll" pictured here. The other best sushi place in Richmond definitely comes from Mai Sushi in the Village Shopping Center. There, my top three. I'll get back to the point.
So, today was a good day. And this week is only going to get better! Tomorrow, I have a birthday breakfast with my HR team and then it's off to La Bamba for birthday dinner with a few of my girlfriends. I can't wait! It's cheap mexican downtown and great Sangria. My favorite. Thursday, my actual birthday, and John is taking me to Pescados, a restaurant I loved when I went there for my older sister's 30th birthday. They serve the best Latin/Caribbean seafood I've ever had. They made Style Weekly's 50 best restaurants and RTD's top 12. Just look at the tilapia fish tacos, will ya? So good.
What's almost more exciting than my actual birthday, is the fact that I am flying out to Boston, MA on Friday to celebrate my birthday with my best friend, soul mate, confident, and pretty much the coolest person on earth, Weezie: My Twin Sister! We get to turn 27 together and celebrate up in Boston where she lives. I can't wait! I haven't been up to Boston since St. Patty's weekend, one of my favorite times in Boston (let me tell you, it's insane!)... We are heading to Zen for our birthday dinner for a couple of sake bombs and of course, good sushi. I imagine we'll shop and walk around Boston on Saturday or go to Legal Seafood for lunch. My favorite breakfast place in Boston is by far and away the Paramount in Beacon Hill. Truly it serves the best brunch I've ever had. I love that I can get an egg-white omelette with ham and cheese plus a side of pancakes. I'm already getting way too excited for this trip and it's only Tuesday night!
All I have to say is if Hurricane Earl gets in my way during any part of my birthday week, it's on.