Ohhhh it has been a long month. S’s “weird kidney thing” was a freak reaction to an antibiotic, which made his kidney and liver shut down. Then he got pneumonia. He was in a coma for two weeks. Then he died. Needless to say, my birthday was not as I had hoped.
I threw my party anyway. It was small, because I’ve lost ambition to do most things except work and plan vacations now, but I managed to put up balloons and streamers and make some cake truffles. I also squeezed into my prom dress (the first couple of days of my grief diet involved eating once a day, tops, then quickly devolved into eating frozen pizzas for dinner every night and Doritos whenever possible) and put on makeup.
That being said, people did dress up-I even got dudes to wear ties!-and it was about as nice as it could have been.
Today my good friend L turns 30, which means that I turn 30 in exactly five months. Holy schnikes.
I’m sticking with the prom theme. I’m going to my parents’ this weekend, and I’m planning on bringing my old prom dress back with me. I’m almost positive it’ll still fit. I’ve also been checking out really ridiculous ‘80s prom dresses at the vintage shop in my neighborhood to inspire my friends.
Also, this cake is happening.
I’m not sure where I came up with (where I stole) the idea for a prom birthday. Maybe because half my friends are teachers and it was just prom season?
This article from DigsMagazine (oh DigsMagazine, where have you gone?) has actually made me EXCITED to turn 30. Well, not so much the turning-30 part, but the having-a-birthday part. Particularly the part where I get to crown myself queen, which I was decidedly NOT at my prom.
I’m planning to go to Vegas to celebrate, but probably not until January, which is halfway between my 30th and my best friend’s 30th. And it’ll only involve us, and probably my boyfriend. So I’m looking for something to do in November that will involve more people, and probably a really good outfit.