It's my birthday! / by vanessa

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I grew up in a horrible religion that deprives kids of basic things like happiness Jehovah's Witness, so it wasn't until I was 19 when I started receiving birthday presents.  As an adult, I have always felt really lucky to get gifts.  (Maybe everyone feels like that though?)  Anyway, I've received some really awesome things, and I thought I would list them a handful of them here, in no particular order.

  • For my 30th birthday, all of my friends took my yoga class.  I kinda sucked it, but it was a really good time.
  • Two years ago I received a KitchenAid mixer. I have made a f*ckload of ice cream because of that mixer.
  • Buenos Aires, Marfa, the UK, Saba, Brazil, snowboarding in Durango...
  • One of my best friends, Joslyn, is a woman of unbelievable talent.  She has made me the best body products. I LOVE handmade gifts.
  • One year, I assisted my first yoga workshop.  These days that would be torture, but at the time I was over the moon.

So that's just a partial list.  But this year, well this year my friend Kate has really outdone herself with the possibilities.  This tweet killed it.