I Don’t Know About You… But I’m Feeling 28

The celebration of my 28th birthday took place in 3 parts, akin to that of a three layer cake…

The first layer of my “birthday cake” was spent partying at the Drink The District “Cherry Blossom Festival” down at the The Yards in D.C. with friends from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on a beautiful spring-y Saturday afternoon. I figured since I’m getting older and not really able to stay up as late as I used to, the whole “day party” approach would work best because that meant I would be in bed by midnight at the latest.

^^ Lmya, Charles and Me – Lmya and I always celebrate our bdays together since we were born 2 days apart :)

During our 3 hours of partying, we had unlimited access to a plethora of 50 wine and about 30 beer tastings (for the price of $28 – not bad right?). On top of that, all the D.C.’s best food trucks were on location to help us feed the drank. To say we took full advantage of the offerings would be an understatement. 

By 4:30pm, all of my friends and I (and I’m sure the rest of D.C. who came out to party) were definitely feeling the buzz. This is when we all hopped in an Uber and made our way to sing some karaoke… Because karaoke is always fun when you’ve been drinking. Unfortunately, I don’t have many photos from this part of our night but at least I got a pic of our birthday cake… A cake that once again spelled my name wrong just like last year. I swear I can’t win haha. :)

The next morning I was so hungover lol. It this moment where I truly felt like I was 28 and getting old because I remember the days when I could go out all night, drank and party, go to sleep at 3 in the morning and still be able to get up at 9 and bounce back like nothing happened. 

^^ via Snapchat. You can find me at username: setarrra.

The Sunday after my birthday celebration? Not so much. I was in bed by 12:30 the night before, had taken an aspirin and drank lots of water before going to bed but I still woke with the biggest headache ever. I didn’t get out of bed until almost 5pm. Poor Charles was in charge of feeding me toast and ginger ale until my stomach could cooperate. 

When I was finally feeling better, we went over to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, Tequila Grande, and ate some very necessary grub as part of the 2nd layer of my “birthday cake”. My favorite thing to order on their menu is the tamales… Sooooo good and perfect for a hangover.

The 3rd and last layer of my “birthday cake” celebration was spent later in the following week with my family. My Grams and Uncle Mack were in town to watch my sister, Gigi, while my dad was on vacay so Charles and I headed over to hang out with them (including my brother, Gabriel) and eat some dinner on a Wednesday night. We had burritos, played Gigi’s favorite game of telephone and ate more birthday cake, errrrr more like birthday brownies (because brownies are better than cake in my book). 

 ^^ Gigi, my Grams and moi
 ^^ Can you tell which card Gigi got me?

And that’s that. My 28th birthday in a nutshell. 3 layers of fun spent with family, friends and food haha.

As for what I’m thinking of doing for my 29th birthday next year (holy crap 29?!)? It will definitely be something much more lowkey… Probably just a dinner or brunch because I’ve come to conclusion that getting wasted on my birthday is something I’m not really a fan of anymore. I think I much prefer being able to slowly sip and actually taste my drink as apposed to having friends thrust beer in my face and tell me to chug because it’s my birthday haha. But who knows, I might forget about my crazy hangover by the time next year rolls around and repeat the same b-day ritual. Either way, I have no regrets because for lack of a better word… YOLO.

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  • You know I love when your little sister makes a cameo, and that brownie ‘cake’ is too cute! I’ve never experienced a hangover, but i hear anything greasy & fatty help, so it looks like you made a good choice. Also… your skin is flawless, honeyyy. Give us your dark sercrets.

    • Wait, never? As in never not once had a hangover??? I wish I could say the same for myself haha, never having a hangover sounds ah-mazing! And as for my skin, I wash it in the morning and night and lotion it afterwards? I really don’t have any dark secrets lol. I went through a huge bout of acne while in high school but after that my skin kind of cleared up on its own soooo I guess I’ll blame my skin on genetics :)

  • What a great celebration! Happpppy Birthday :)
    p.s now I have Taylor Swift in my head…!

  • You know I love when your little sister makes a cameo, and that brownie 'cake' is too cute! I've never experienced a hangover, but i hear anything greasy & fatty help, so it looks like you made a good choice. Also… your skin is flawless, honeyyy. Give us your dark sercrets.

  • What a great celebration! Happpppy Birthday :)
    p.s now I have Taylor Swift in my head…!

  • Thank You Marcella! And sorry about getting that song stuck in your head haha ;)

  • Haha, no probs! It's a good Friday song ;)

  • Wait, never? As in never not once had a hangover??? I wish I could say the same for myself haha, never having a hangover sounds ah-mazing! And as for my skin, I wash it in the morning and night and lotion it afterwards? I really don't have any dark secrets lol. I went through a huge bout of acne while in high school but after that my skin kind of cleared up on its own soooo I guess I'll blame my skin on genetics :)

  • Whitney

    This looks so fun! And yes…the older you get the less appealing wasted Bdays become. My big 30 is coming up in August and I really just want to leisurely patio drink, recieve gifts and eat myself to a food coma.

    • Awww yay! Your idea for celebrating your 30th sounds like my kind of party! I actually can’t wait to turn 30 lol. These “in between” birthdays (between 25-30) aren’t as exciting to celebrate but I think turning 30 will be lots of fun!

  • What a great birthday celebration! And my handovers feel the same, womp womp, I guess we are growing up! Happy Birthday!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Thanks Kelly! It’s totally not fair that hangovers only get worse as you get older. If only there was an instant cure for this kind of stuff.

  • What a great birthday celebration! And my handovers feel the same, womp womp, I guess we are growing up! Happy Birthday!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • You dyed your hair?? Did I miss that?

    • Lol it’s all good Tasha! I colored it for my birthday and went red. :)

  • You dyed your hair?? Did I miss that?

  • Cam “3rdverse” T.

    I felt like I was there!!!

    • But you WERE there Cam! In my heart <3 :)

  • Lol it's all good Tasha! I colored it for my birthday and went red. :)

  • Thanks Kelly! It's totally not fair that hangovers only get worse as you get older. If only there was an instant cure for this kind of stuff.

  • Awww yay! Your idea for celebrating your 30th sounds like my kind of party! I actually can't wait to turn 30 lol. These "in between" birthdays (between 25-30) aren't as exciting to celebrate but I think turning 30 will be lots of fun!

  • Cam “3rdverse” T.

    I felt like I was there!!!

  • But you WERE there Cam! In my heart <3 :)