Life of a Wallflower Part 2 – 27th Birthday

Just another little peek into my life. =)

I don’t look forward to growing a year older. Who does, right? Sometimes I feel as if there’s extra pressure to be more accomplished, to be something greater, and I’m worried that I don’t meet those expectations.

But birthdays are always fun too. What’s the best part about birthdays? The birthday cards! Lol. It’s the always the best part of birthdays and Christmases for me because it’s the most sentimental.  I love reading what people write to me.

I turn 27 today, the 15th, but I celebrated with friends a few days earlier, because it was the only time we were all free. I wanted to dedicate this post to my friends, who know who they are and have been there for me through the years.

We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. I know it’s odd that I ended up going to a chain restaurant, but I love the food there and the cheesecakes are amazing though so very fattening. I figured it’s okay every once in awhile though to live it up =)

I ordered my favorite dish, Chicken Madeira. One of these days, I’m going to figure out how to make this dish and share the recipe with you. I’ll have to run out to get Madeira wine first though!


Some of the other foods we ordered.

Complimentary bread.


Mozzarella, tomato, and basil flatbread.


Skinny shrimp tacos.


Chicken Madeira and Herb Crusted Salmon Combo.


As for the presents? I love cards as I said above. This was perfect and so true!


And the ultimate surprise was this. But… I haven’t opened it yet because I don’t have a cover to protect it. Yes, I’m one of those people. I can’t stand scratches on my screens. It drives me crazy. lol.


This post is really just a public thank you to my friends =)

Anyways, I’m about to post a yummy pancake recipe for you guys to start the weekend right. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. American Toolbox says:

    “I don’t look forward to growing a year older. ” I recommend buying a really nice pair of shoes. Something sturdy and recraftable which you’ll still have in 20 years.

    Incidentally, 26-27 was a good time for me. But the best is usually to come . . .

  2. Jack Flacco says:

    I just got an iPad mini for Christmas and it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. I know, cliché! But really, I’m having fun with it as much as my iPhone. Anyway, happy belated, belated, belated birthday! 😉

  3. tariqhossenbux01 says:

    Great post… you know what? I got an IPAD mini and i was stupid not to buy a cover. I scratched the screen THEN bought a cover but it was too late and I can’t see anything on the screen now. I miss it! And happy birthday!

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