Last week, we took a few days off work in celebration of my birthdayyyyy. I turned 27 on the 27th. I think that means this year is going to be completely awesome, right? Of course.
My birthday usually involves me begging Cris to take me to some ridiculously expensive restaurant so I can play dress up and get tipsy and pretend to be a Real Grown Up for the night. But it turns out that really being a grown up means not spending $300 on one dinner because there are things like car payments and diapers and saving money for a wedding to worry about. Boo.
Instead, I came across this list of birthday freebies and signed up for as many as I could. And then we spent my birthday driving all over the east bay and getting tons of free, gross food. It was pretty fantastic.
Breakfast: chocolate chip pancakes @ IHOP
Chili dog @ Weinerschnitzel (this went straight to Cris, of course. just looking at it make me kinda queasy)
tacos @ Rubio’s
ice cream @ baskin robbins
burger @ red robin
and, just for kicks, a free little makeup kit from sephora
I was a little mortified at the thought of going somewhere and only ordering something free and nothing else, but Cris bravely forged ahead for my sake and I bashfully hid behind him and tipped well. We at like
kings gluttonous pigs. Saldy, our tummies could only take so much and we skipped out on the the free ice cream from Coldstone, the free entree at Chevy’s, and the free steak dinner at Black Angus.
The rest of our mini-break was spent either bumming around my mom’s house (and letting her watch Ezra so we could go see a movie—Inception? Completely awesome, in case you were wondering) or bumming around our home. I don’t think I ever pictured spending my 27th birthday this way, but I guess I’m a total old lady now because it was pretty much perfect.