Tuesday, January 10, 2012

26

Today is my 26th birthday!

You know how people often ask, "do you feel older?" Usually, I look at them blankly and reply, "Um, no," but this year I do. For the first time, I really feel like an adult. My decisions feel like they carry significant weight and life feels substantial and not like the game it felt like in the past years. I feel excited about the future but also scared by the reality that this is serious.

Ok, enough seriousness. After all it is my day to celebrate. Can I share with you my pictures from my birthday last year?


We went to Rimini - to the beach!

It was foggy and freezing but to me it felt like home. Plus it is nice to go to Rimini and walk along the beach without anyone else in sight and only the noise of the fog horn. For those who have never been to Rimini in the summer it looks like THIS.

We were totally encapsulated by the fog. It felt mystical and romantic.

After our foggy walk, we warmed up with a delicious seafood lunch of mussels, spaghetti allo scoglio and fritto misto of fish. And it wouldn't be a lunch at the beach without sparkling vino bianco and lemon sorbet with vodka to finish it all off.

Tonight, for my birthday, we are going to try a new restaurant in the center of Bologna. I will be back tomorrow with pictures and a review.

3 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow- the pictures are beautiful! Hauntingly so :) Happy happy birthday to you! Yesterday was mine, we are so close!

Hope you enjoy your day, Alex! xox

Hannah said...

Wow- the pictures are beautiful! Hauntingly so :) Happy happy birthday to you! Yesterday was mine, we are so close!

Hope you enjoy your day, Alex! xox

ALEX SMOOKLER said...

Thanks Hannah! I hope you had a great birthday as well. You are so lucky your boyfriend made you a cake. That sounds like a wonderful birthday surprise!