At 1:04 in the afternoon today I will officially turn 27. I'm not sure why people keep asking me "how do you feel about that?" Uh, how I am supposed to feel about it? It's not like there is some magical switch you can just hit and you stop aging. And while not aging like in the movie In Time would be kinda cool, time as currency creeps me out a bit so I'll pass.
So, in case you were wondering, I'm not concerned about turning 27. It's just another number. Although, I am beginning to wonder at what age am I actually going to feel like an adult. I assumed it would have been a while ago but it never came.
As for birthdays, I fully believe that one should treat themselves to the absolute fullest on the day of their birth. Those people who are all "Oh, its just another birthday. Ho hum"...well, I don't like them much. It's the day you were born, damn it! Celebrate! Enjoy that you have survived another year!
A few weeks ago, I decided that since my birthday landed on a Tuesday it was only in my best interest to take off work Monday and Tuesday because really, who doesn't want a 4 day weekend? Once my vacation request was approved, I needed to figure out what to do with that time.
I immediately booked a massage and then decided that I also needed to get my hairs done. With the time before, in between and after, I plan to spend it shopping. I have a bathing suit top to return and a dress to find for a wedding at the end of May. All of that happened yesterday. So what am I doing today? Getting a pedicure and then spending the rest of the day sitting on my butt.
Oh, and I almost forgot the most important Birthday Rule of ALL! Calories don't count on your birthday. So you should indulge in absolutely anything that you like. In my case, that included this cake batter milkshake because its easier to make one at home than it is to drive 30 minutes to the nearest Coldstone.
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup boxed yellow cake mix
- 2-3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- sprinkles, for garnish
- whipped cream, optional
1. Combine everything but the sprinkles into a blender and blend until you reach desired consistency. Add more milk for a thinner milkshake and more ice cream for a thicker one.
2. Pour into a glass, top with some sprinkles and/or whipped cream, add a straw and enjoy!
To make the sprinkles stick to the side of the glass like in my picture above, use your finger to spread a thin amount of corn syrup around the rim of the glass then place the glass sticky side down into the sprinkles and rotate.
Do I really need to tell you what this tastes like or that you shouldn't wait until your next birthday to make it? The picture should clearly speak for me.