Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthday and triathlon news!

We'll be celebrating my birthday this Saturday at my mom's (I work thurs/fri), but Mirza and I took the day to ourselves to hang out and celebrate my 25th year!:)

Mirza wanted to take me out for my birthday, so I decided I wanted to go to Leafy Greens cafe. If you remember, we went there in October.

I ordered the Mediterranean pizza, which was:
A walnut and hemp seed crust adorned with cashew hummus, olive tapenade, sliced olives, shredded fennel, cubes of cucumber and grape tomato wedges and sprinkled with our own z’attar.  Even if olives are not your thing, you will love this dish!

It was just okay. Mirza ordered the veggie burger again, which was amazing! The star of the meal was my green smoothie. I'm so glad I ordered it:

AMAZZZINGG. Best Green Monster I've ever had.

For dessert, they had this raw cayenne chocolate macaroon:

I wish I had like 10 more.

For the rest of the day, we kind of just hung out. I decided (quite excitedly) that I had to have an ice cream cake for my birthday. I used to get these all the time as a kid, so it just felt right!

And then, the UPS MAN CAME!! Always exciting to get packages. I knew it was from my sister and I actually already knew she would be getting me knives because we talked about it, but I didn't know what kind. aaaah, I was so super excited! Mirza makes fun of these pictures because he says I look creepy holding knives lol.

I must say, this was a wonderful birthday. Mirza brought me out to lunch, also got me a cute stuffed bunny. His mom gave me a big basket full of beautiful hand towels for the bathroom, some pretty magnets for the fridge, recipe cards, blank card pack, etc. She always gives cute gifts.
I love my knives! I needed them so badly. I couldn't even cut a butternut squash with my dull-ass knives.


In other non-birthday related news, yesterday at my flat tire course (bike), I met two women who are training for a triathlon! I mentioned the one in June for my hospital and they agreed they want to do it, too and they invited me to train with them!
We're going for a bike ride at Fort Desoto this Saturday. It's going to be so fun! They are also members of Mad Dogs, a triathlon club in our city, and they start having open water swims in March!
So, it is official, I AM GOING TO DO A SPRINT TRIATHLON!!!!!!!


april said...


And that's so exciting your doing a triathalon!! I wish I had endurance like that but sadly I don't!

Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you about nursing! NOBODY is hiring LPNs except for the nursing homes but I don't want my license on the line with a ratio of one nurse to 8 patients so I haven't applied. Ugh!

Raspberry Stethoscope said...

Thanks, April!
1:8 isn't bad, actually, especially for a nursing home. It isn't like you're in the hospital, which is an acute care situation. The nursing home will be activities of daily living because they live there. Plus, you will have other staff, like RNs, and techs, so i don't think it is bad at all. I know some nurses who work in the hospital in med-surg who have 1:8, now imagine that. And these patients are acutely ill.
Get out there and get some experience, it will be good!:)
ps: i have no endurance either, so this will be interesting

Eco Yogini said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
I thought 25 was such as FANTASTIC year for myself- you will LOVE it :)

Also- YAY triathlon!!!

(ps, i AM jealous you can open your windows wide open! :) )

e said...

congrats on deciding to do the triathlon!

Niki said...

Glad you had a good birthday! And how neat that you found some triathlon training buddies!