Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Birthdays come and go

Friday was my 29th birthday. It was...quiet. Not completely quiet, but no big party like I usually have. But that's ok, or at least that's what I'm telling myself. No, really, it was fine. We went back to Louisiana, had an amazing Greek dinner with my parents in which the employees dressed in middle eastern garb and sang to me. I keep waiting for the year this won't embarrass me, but it still does. Saturday we had lunch with my in laws at this amazing burrito place that I can't even discuss for too long because there aren't any in Houston and that's just too sad. I know, I know, there is a lot of Mexican food here, but it's not the same.



As you know, in the summer of 2009, two friends, Kat, Laurie and myself started a roller derby league in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Acadiana Good Times Rollers. Saturday night was their last bout of the season, so we all went together, as none of us are on the team anymore for various reasons. It was nice, a bit nostalgic. Got to talk to a lot of people that I truly miss hanging out with. Also got a bit snubbed by some people that I didn't want to talk to, so that worked out well. While I don't agree with everything that has happened with the league since I left, I do still feel a sense of pride that I was a part of it.

Finished off the weekend with the Saints game (no, I don't want to talk about it) and a birthday sweet potato pie with my folks, and came on home. Probably the last time we'll be there until Thanksgiving. It was a good birthday, lots of nice presents and all that, but still very quiet. Probably the "loudest" quiet part about it was that I didn't hear a single word from my "best friend", the girl I've known since freshman year of high school. Not even a post on my Facebook, which is all I really wanted anyway. I'm way more angry about this than I'm letting on, but what's the point in that, right? I've got the people I need.

7 comments:

Hey Barbie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a good time. Sorry to hear about your friend though.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

Thanks hon :)

H.E.A.T.H.E.R said...

I'm kinda going through the same thing with my "friends"... It sucks... but the way I'm looking at is "at least I'm finding out sooner rather than later"... Just try to find the bright side!!!
and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

Thanks Heather! The bright side are the many, many birthday wishes from people I never expected to give a flip about me. All's well that ends well!

katsterisk said...

HEATHER

Are you coming to Ren Fair? We can whoop it up, Roman style, for both you AND Laurie's birthday. JUST SAYIN'.

52 Faces said...

Happy Birthday!!

omg how weird that we're going through the same thing about friends right now (and H.E.A.T.H.E.R.)

Best friends suck. :P

It does seem like the older you get, the less "friendly" people are. I try to keep the closeness up, but it's not worth our time!

ella said...

Still: that kind of thing hurts. Even though we're all grown up and stuff, it still can getcha down.

Last year (09) I had a horrid b-day. This year? Great. There's no rhyme or reason to it.
But Happy belated B-day anyway!