The Obligatory Birthday Post – 2010

14 04 2010

While it’s still quite fresh in my memory, here is a recap of my birthday, 2010 (AKA my 23rd birthday).

I was awake over midnight and so there were a few Mxit messages from various people, including Chris at 12:00:48 AM, Brian at 12:00:53 AM, and Caroline at 12:13:28 AM. Caroline also called at 00:00 and so she gets the prize for first birthday wish of 2010! Whoot.

From there: A list of who, how and when.

Caroline: 00:00, phonecall
Chris: 00:00:48, Mxit
Brian: 00:00:53, Mxit
Brian: 00:02, Facebook
Caroline: 00:13:25, Mxit
Caroline: 00:56, SMS
PlayStation 3 Forums: 07:01, Email
Andre (ex-boss): 08:21, phonecall
Kelly: 08:30, SMS
SANBS: 08:30, SMS
Caroline: 08:53, SMS
FNB: 09:14, SMS
Caro: 10:07, Facebook
Kyla: 10:47, Facebook
Donovan: 11:09, SMS
Greg, 11:43, Facebook
Caroline: 11:56, SMS
Stef: 12:13, Facebook
Peter: 12:31, Facebook
Brother Grant: 12:48, Facebook
Shaun: 13:00, Facebook
Brother Geoff: 13:10, SMS
Bianca: 13:40, Facebook
Amanda: 13:45, Facebook
Caroline: 14:15, SMS
Cousin Graham: 14:18, Facebook
Caroline: 17:01, Facebook
Jarryd: 17:04, Facebook
Caroline: 17:06, SMS
Fuzzy-Boots: 17:13, SMS
Tarryn: 17:15, SMS
Aunt: 17:54, phonecall
Philile: 18:34, Facebook
Other Aunt: 20:16, phonecall
Chris: 22:06, Facebook
Iranda: 23:01, Facebook
Alan: 23:11, SMS

Think that’s everyone. Sorry if I missed you!

All in all, I’d say there’s more birthday wishes this year than last. A few randoms who wished this year who didn’t last, and vice versa too.

So, I woke up pretty late, even though I set my alarm for earlier, I woke up momentarily and then went back to sleep. My ex-boss Andre phoned me in the morning, and I went back to sleep til bout 11 or so. Then, I played a bit of Guitar Hero 5 which arrived when I ordered it a few weeks back, and it was awesome. Afterwards, I went to lunch with George to McDonalds, where we discovered that they had raised their prices! Ripoff!

Anyway, we finished lunch and went home. To separate homes I mean. And then … Caroline came, and we had coffee and cake. And I had to finish up my freelancing work, and so I wrote my article while she arbed on the bed.

Supper was in interesting affair. I wore my new suit and got everyone else to suit up too. Everyone else including my brother and his GF, Caroline and the parents. Restaurant was Giovanni Rigatone at Banbury Crossing, where they have no set pizzas on the menu: you have to build everything yourself. It was really awesome, and the fact that everyone else was suited up was a nice touch.

Ooh, the pizza I made had: spicy chicken, bacon, onion and pepperdew. It was awesome. I don’t know what everyone else had, but it was pretty awesome.

Finally: a list of the presents I got. Yay presents!

  • God of War III Ultimate Collector’s Edition
  • An awesome suit (Suit up!)
  • A bar of chocolate
  • A book of humourous internet-isms.
  • Guitar Hero 5 (ordered myself a few weeks back and happened to arrive 13 April)
  • Brutal Legend (same as Guitar Hero 5)




Birthday Roundup 2009

16 04 2009

Ok, herewith a roundup of my 22nd birthday, being that it occured on Monday 13 April 2009.

Staying awake over midnight, a few people get the first wishes in as the clock strikes. George especially, just as the clock ticks over, gets the first wish this year. A few minutes later, my girlfriend phones. I then log onto Facebook, expecting a huge swamp of well-wishes, but there is only a little notice from the Facebook team. Kinda lame.

Not quite as exciting as last year, I still had a really good time. It helped that it was on a public holiday, so everybody was at home, and I didn’t have to go to varsity and what-not.

Ok, a breakdown of the activities. Um, breakfast with George, after waking up and getting present/wishes/hugs etc. from parents. We went to Cappuchino’s at Northgate and it was AWESOME! (Incidentally, the same place we went to for supper, but more on that later).Then we arbed around Northgate for a bit, looking at stuff. Haha. Came home, played Fallout 3 until afternoon.

Girlfriend arrived, we unwrapped the present (was in about 50 different boxes, each smaller and smaller and within the larger boxes) and then had cake and Mountain Dew. Then we played Guitar Hero until it was time to go to dinner. As previously mentioned, I decided on Cappuchino’s Northgate, and it was awesome. I had the most amazing club sandwich. WOW it was amazing. I even had some left over which I had the next day and it was still amazing! Haha, everybody seemed to be quite impressed with the place, the menu choice and the quality of the food. The only downside was due to it being Monday night and a public holiday, there wasn’t very many people, and so the atmosphere felt a little dead. But it was still amazing.

And then we went home, had coffee and more cake (wow we had the most amazing cakes. My mom bought a chocolate cherry cake, and a batch of chocolate brownies, and my GF brought 9 chocolate cupcakes from her mom. Very awesome.), and then just basically sat around and chatted until it was time for the GF to leave.

Um … after that, I think I just sat around on the PC as I usually do and just savoured the last few hours of my birthday. Can’t wait for 13 April 2010!

Brief rundown of the gifts:

  • Money from parents.
  • HD monitor from brother Grant.
  • Wireless keypad for PS3 from Caroline.
  • ? <More to come still?>

And, as with last year, a list of who wished me, how, and when.

  1. 12:00. George, via Mxit.
  2. 12:03. Caroline, via phonecall.
  3. 12:34. Brian, via Mxit.
  4. 7:17. The South African National Blood Service, via SMS.
  5. 8:45. Parents, in person.
  6. 09:00. Alan, via phonecall.
  7. 09:02. Brian, via Facebook.
  8. 9:14. First National Bank, vis SMS.
  9. 9:18. Brother Geoff, via phone.
  10. 09:28. My one aunt, via phonecall.
  11. 09:29. Chris, via Facebook.
  12. 09:30. Kelly, via Facebook.
  13. 09:53. Justin, via Facebook.
  14. 10:04. Tarryn, via Facebook.
  15. 10:10. Caroline, via Facebook. (Also dedicated a status to me).
  16. 10:14. Caroline, via SMS.
  17. 10:55. Kyla, via Facebook.
  18. 12:42. Donovan, via SMS.
  19. 12:47. Greg, via Facebook. (Also dedicated a status to me).
  20. 12:53. My other aunt, via phonecall.
  21. 12:55. Brother Grant, in person.
  22. 13:40. Katrina, via Facebook.
  23. 15:35. My boss Andre, via phonecall.
  24. 16:50. Shaun, via Facebook.
  25. 19:14. Calla, via Facebook.
  26. 19:21. Brother Geoff, in person.
  27. 19:21. Brother Geoff’s GF, Nikki, in person.
  28. 21:31. Caroline’s Mom, via SMS.
  29. 22:00. Vinny, via Mxit.
  30. 23:58. Caroline again, via SMS.
  31. 14 April. Jimmy, via Facebook.
  32. 15 April. My uncle, in person.

Well, if you want to make the list next year, get those wishes in early, and often, for multiple credit 🙂