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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Birthday Update

Here's a short birthday update. :) Had a really nice day on Tuesday and a really fabulous birthday. Thanks for all your lovely emails/comments/cards/gifts.

Decided to spend the day in NYC so I took the train down to the city in the morning. It's about a one-hour train ride so not all that bad really. Walked from Grand Central Station to Columbus Circle where they have the new Time Warner Center. It's a neat complex that has a Whole Foods Market, Williams Sonoma, Borders and some other stores. I love Whole Foods so spent some time in there looking at all the cool food products. Ended up getting some tea and tomato paste in a jar (call me weird - but I hate the stuff that comes in a can). Also spent some time in Borders and then walked into Williams Sonoma where they were taping a segment for the CBS Early Show. Got to see the TV anchor Hannah Storm which was kind of cool I guess. :)

Had lunch at Whole Foods. Yummy Hawaiian pizza. Then took the subway over to Herold Square. Walked around the Manhattan Mall for a bit and then explored all the floors (10 !) at Macy's. It's such a huge building. Found some bargains as well so that was good.

Took the train back to Danbury later in the afternoon and went to TK's (our favorite bar) for dinner. Had a little get together for my birthday. TK's always gives you free wings on your birthday so it pays to get older. This year I had 27 wings. :)

All my gifts were really nice too. Yay. :) Mike got me some cool Rachael Ray stuff (one of her newer cookbooks, a knife and olive oil - yes the last might seem a bit strange but I am very excited) and the new Ipod Shuffle. So awesome ! My aunt sent me two nice cook books and some money (which I already spent some of it at Macy's :) ). Two of the girls in my department got me really nice gift boxes from Yankee Candle as well. How cool ! :) My parents are spending a lot of money on me this year by covering our hotel costs when we will be in Vienna in December. So no complaints there.

Short mail update: Wrote letters to: Becki/MI, Pamela/FL, Kimber/Canada, Rachel/RI and Charmaine/Malta.
Received letters from/still owe replies to: Jetta/Finland, Lene/UK, Michelle/Winnipeg, Nadine/Tenerife and Syvil, PA. I might be missing someone there. Sorry in advance. :(

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Happy Birthday, Hanna! Sounds like you had a terrific one! Glad we were able to get together and catch up!

Posted by: Sharon | Oct 27, 2006 3:19:24 PM

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a nice day. And I hope you have a great year!

We live in Bucks County, PA, not too far from NYC, but don't go there often. We usually go to the Rockettes around Christmas, and make a good day of it.

What a huge city.

Posted by: cassie-b | Oct 31, 2006 7:10:59 AM

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