Birthday Eve

by Heather on September 28, 2010

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I’m not really the kind of person who likes to share that it’s her birthday.  I both love and hate the attention at the same time and feel weird about bringing that internal conflict upon myself.

And so I just don’t say anything at all and hope that people find out some other way.

And I also hope that they don’t.  I know I’m weird…seeing this in writing is just affirmation!

So yes, today is my birthday.  There, it’s out there.  Do with that what you will.

Nate “surprised” me last night with part of my birthday present:  some Vibram Five 5Fingers!

I say “surprise” because I actually have known about having these for almost 2 weeks now.  Hey, I had to try them on!

But kudos to Nate for holding off and ignoring my incessant whining about “needing” them immediately.  That’s a strong man!

It just so happens that our neighbor, Aaron, actually has the same birthday as me!  So last night we went and celebrated at 3 Margaritas.  You know I had to get a margarita, right?!  Strawberry, please, with extra sugar on the rim – YUM! (10 points to anyone who can name that movie…college roommates excluded).

This was a lot bigger than I imagined, and let’s just be honest here:  I’m pretty much a huge lightweight.  This massive margarita could be dangerous!

All I have to say is thank goodness for chips and salsa.

Nate and I split a burrito with beans, rice, and carne asada topped with chipotle sauce, sour cream, and guacamole.  Heaven I tell you!  I could eat Mexican food for the rest of my life.  Really though.  I could.

But I won’t.

So today?  Today I’ll be working and kicking myself for not asking off.  And the rest is unknown!  I know I get another birthday dinner at a restaurant of my choosing, but I’m not sure what I choose just yet.  I can promise you this though:  it will be good!

Finally, I’m going to milk it for all it’s worth:  a perfect birthday present would be to make it to Round 3 of Project Food Blog!  Please vote for me by clicking here.  Side note:  you do have to be a member of Foodbuzz to vote, but joining is easy (wink, wink)!

Happy Tuesday guys :)

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{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica @ How Sweet September 28, 2010

Happy birthday!!! <3
I could eat Mexican every day of my life too.


2 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 28, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady!!!


3 Dorry September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday beautiful Heather!! I’ve missed reading your blog while traveling and so glad I stopped by today to wish you the happiest birthday ever! Lots of love & xoxo, Dorry


4 fittybitty September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Heather! I think I could eat mexican food everyday for the rest of my life as well. Yum. And that margarita looks devine…
It’s bad to be thinking i want one at 9 am right? yes, it is..


5 Julie September 28, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday!!

I’ve thought about getting the Vibram’s but it just occurred to me while looking at your picture, that my 2nd toe is longer than my big toe. Hmmm…. Might not be too comfortable.


6 Julie September 28, 2010

Well I just answered my own question with the video on the Vibram website. You use the measurement from your longest foot/longest toe to determine the size.


7 Salah September 28, 2010

Happy birthday Big Scissor!!!! I love you! You’re the best sister in the WORLD!


8 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 28, 2010

I could eat Mexican food for the rest of my life, too. And no worries, birthday calories don’t count! AND I’m so jealous of your Vibrams! I love them.



9 Joslyn @ missfitbliss September 28, 2010


Those shoes look so cool. I’m totally ignorant as to how they work. Are they like running shoes or what?


10 Heather September 28, 2010

they are…i would check out the website for more information, or read “born to run” which is all about the barefoot running movement :)


11 Kathleen September 28, 2010

Coming out of lurkerville to wish you a Happy Birthday. I’ve been reading for a while and just wanted you to know that I love your blog and clicked on the FBuzz <3… hope you get to round 3 and beyond. Good luck!


12 glutenfreemuse September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday! I just got my first pair of Vibrams too :-) I’ve been getting blisters, but I just pop em and move on! Yay for running barefoot!!! or soon to be :-(


13 Natalia - a side of simple September 28, 2010

Aw, Heather, birthdays are awesome. I hope you have a great one!!


14 Kara @ MyWellnest September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!
I always take the day off on my Birthday…next year do it!
Going to vote for you now!!!


15 peanutbutterfingers September 28, 2010

happy, happy birthday heather! i hope it’s amazing! :)


16 eatingmachine September 28, 2010

happy birthday!!


17 Christie {Honoring Health} September 28, 2010

Happy birthday, my dear!

I am super jealous of your vibrams. I want to get some but feel skeered!


18 G @ nutritious foodie September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday :)

Love the shoes… do they feel weird?


19 Ashley September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday lovely!!!!!!!! You are just glowing. So happy to see that :) Keep me posted on the VFF’s!! Aaaaand, send me some photos of you in them and I’ll put them on my VFF photos page! Have an awesome day! xo


20 Tabitha (From Single to Married) September 28, 2010

my brother in law has shoes like that – he calls them his monkey shoes! :)

Happy Birthday Heather!


21 Amber from Girl with the Red Hair September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday! So cool you got the Vibrams!

I adore Mexican food :-)

Hope you have a fabulous day!


22 Nic September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I can’t wait to read about your experiences with your new vibrams and if the transition is difficult going from shoes to barefoot. If anything, you look super badass :)


23 spabettie September 28, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! I’m in good company… my bday was yesterday!! :) have a great one, Fellow Libra! XO !


24 Judith T. Ayers September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Heather!!! Hope your special day is the best ever. Love the gift from the hubby.


25 Mary September 28, 2010

Happy birthday girlfriend!! Live it up and have a drink for me :)

I love those 5 fingers! Maybe I can get handsome boyfriend to get me some of those puppies for christmas!


26 Katherine September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!

That margarita looks so yummy! I’m the same way about my birthday. Don’t really like the attention!

Have a great day!


27 Amber's Notebook September 28, 2010

Oh my goodness happy birthday a day late! That marg looks yummy! Those shoes are crazy!


28 Jennifer | EvolvingWell September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, chica!
Sounds like you guys had a fun night celebrating! It’s funny that you got those shoe things…my neighbor bought a pair to lift weights in which are all black, so she looks like she’s got monkey feet. haha!

Enjoy every moment of your day and wishing you many more wonderful years filled with love, happiness and good health!


29 Marg September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!!! I love mexican too, have fun tonight!


30 Marg September 28, 2010

oh and I already voted for you, good luck!


31 katecooks September 28, 2010

happy birthday! i know many people who don’t like to advertise their bdays, so you arent alone. is it a bad thing that i like to shout it from the rooftops?? i just love all birthdays in general!!

that mexican looks delish. hope tonight’s dinner is just as good :)


32 Maria September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday! Vibrams rock! I could wear mine everyday if only people wouldn’t give me odd looks at the office :)


33 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 28, 2010

Awwww happy bday!!!


34 Alex @ IEatAsphalt September 28, 2010

Happy happy birthday lady!! :)


35 Lauren September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday! My bf’s birthday is today, too! Hope yours is a happy one!


36 Emily September 28, 2010

Happy birthday! I hope it’s margarita-filled yet again!!


37 Amy @ Second City Randomness September 28, 2010

I hope you had a great birthday! And enjoy the new running kicks- my friend has a pair and she thinks they’re fun… :)


38 Amy H September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!! You’ll have to let us know what you think of your Vibrams!!!


39 Jess @ MTL Veggie September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!
Strawberry margharita’s + mexican food is definitely the perfect way to celebrate :)


40 Anna September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday !!!! :-) I can’t wait to hear how you like those Vibrams!!!


41 Lauren September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Seriously?!?! You were going to keep this? LoL, nonsense! It’s time to celebrate and make a HUGE deal because it’s totally your day! :) Hope it was amazing!!!!!


42 Kim in MD September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, beautiful inspiring Heather! Thanks to you my daughter is spreading the “Faces of Beauty” word around her school. So far, no luck with photos (they don’t want to put their photo “out there” on the web), but you are making a difference in so many young girl’s lives! I hope your birthday is as special as you are! :-)


43 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday! I am the same way about Mexican food–I could seriously eat it for every meal!


44 Duchess of Fork September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!! I love Mexican food more than life itself. You’re so lucky that you live in CO, where you’re surrounded by authentic Mexican food. My aunt lives in Longmont and I love going to greasy Mexican dives when I visit her. Hope your day was great! :)


45 Beth @fatbustermack September 28, 2010

Happy Birthday! Looks like you’re having a great celebration!


46 Heather C September 28, 2010

mexican food for life!! Sounds like the perfect birthday fiesta to me ;) Happy birthday, girl!!! Hope the Vibrams are nice ‘n comfy!


47 Marie-Sophie September 28, 2010

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag (= all the best wishes for your birthday) !!!

Hope you had an awesome day!


48 KeepItSweet September 29, 2010

hope you had a great birthday!!! i’m with you on mexican food:-)


49 TheHealthyApron September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday! I’m not a birthday fan either but I definitely still like to celebrate. I mean, getting older means getting wiser right?
Anyway, seems like you had a fun day and what a great birthday present!
ps. I LOVE Mexican food as week! Beans + Rice + tortilla + guac = HEAVEN in my mouth!


50 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self September 29, 2010

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Heather,
Happy birthday to you! :)

Thanks for being an awesome blogger!


51 Sarah September 29, 2010

Happy, happy Birthday, Heather. I hope you enjoy celebrating your life today!


52 Taylor September 29, 2010

Okay, so the movie quote about the margarita made me think of The Hot Chick. Whether or not that is the movie you were actually referencing, it still made me laugh. :)


53 Teri [a foodie stays fit] September 30, 2010

Yay for your Vibrams!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!

<3 you and your blog. a lot.

I voted for you again! Hope you make it to round 3!!!


54 Mary September 30, 2010

I’m always the person who wishes Happy Birthday late…so I’m glad to see that I am still that person. Happy (belated) Birthday and wish you many blessings all year through! I am jealous of your vibrams!


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