I've seen The Lion King twice. I can't guarantee this would be true for everyone, but for me it held up and was just as enjoyable the second time. Do you think Craig would go? Tommy had never been to anything like that before, and I was a bit worried that the puppets and masks would be a barrier for him, but he really liked it.
It seems like it would be something you would enjoy doing, enjoy sharing with Craig, and it would also give you an opportunity to dress up. I know you enjoy that (and the rest of us usually get the enjoyment of seeing pictures!)
But as for what you SHOULD do, you should do something that makes you happy. Even on a most non-descript, not particularly celebrated birthday, I think it's important to treat yourself at least a little. It doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate if you can think of something small that brings you joy, that can be just as good, I think.
Today is the second day of Kim's birthday, so I kind of have birthday on the brain anyway.
I asked my co-workers if they were planning to go. I think it would be a blast if some of them want to go, then we can head over there after work, get dinner and a drink, maybe stop by Sephora? Then head to the play.
Then on the weekend (the next day) do something with Craig? Perhaps something romantic.
Honestly, I really wanted to be trying to have a baby by my 35th birthday, so I might be teary. I need to stay cheered up.
Edited at 2009-02-02 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh... I'm so sorry. I knew it was something important in your goals, but I didn't recall the age 35 thing.
Unlike most people I didn't have a difficult time with turning thirty. I wasn't happy about it, but I I didn't get really down.
I had a very hard time turning forty, though. I felt like a tremendous failure, like a person who had accomplished nothing worthwhile in her whole life. I felt like I had squandered my potential. I wondered why I didn't have a fabulous career, how I had fallen down so badly.
Finally I realized that when it came down to a choice, I always chose love. In my case it was a very unconventional love, fitting into no accepted category whatsoever. But I knew that from the beginning, and with every choice I made. I actually, as much as one person can for another, saved someone, someone extraordinary, someone who deserved love and kindness and hadn't had enough of it in her life. That is, really, no small accomplishment.
If I had chosen differently I might have had a big career, made a lot more money, etc., but I would have missed the amazing experience I had. Nothing would have been worth that, for me.
I'm saying all this because I think that you have a lot to be proud of, even if it isn't exactly what dreamed of or foresaw for yourself. Of course it also doesn't mean you need to give up on those dreams, though if you changed your mind that would, of course, be okay, too. I don't think that's the case here, though. I think you still have time. I know that doesn't fix everything, but maybe it can take the edge off.
I do think the idea of spending the one evening with work friends and then doing something with Craig over the weekend sounds good. But then, as you've probably noticed, I like to celebrate over more than one day! :o)
Lots of women have babies well into their 40's and such and I know it. I'd just really like to be a mother and it hasn't worked out for me healthwise and relationshipwise yet. Sometimes I curse how responsible I am. Had I messed up and accidentally gotten pregnant I might have a child by now. I mean, I have a lovely career, a nice home, my cats, many good friends, but I want a family so bad. I guess it's hard to be turning 35 and know that the window is closing for me to have a healthy baby.
I missed out on The Lion King when it was showing in LA at the Pantages theater! I definitely wouldn't mind seeing a show twice if I loved it the first time! I saw Wicked twice and it was just...amazing.
I really really really want to see Phantom of the Opera for Valentine's Day or for my birthday, but it's super expensive and I don't know if it's do-able.
If it's something you think you'll love and will make you super happy and you can afford it, I say go for it! With Craig, or without him! If he's not interested, just do it with work people or friends, and just do something the next night with Craig that's equally special/fun!
Wicked is my favorite play besides Phantom! I've seen Phantom 3 times and that STILL isn't enough. I would LOVE to see either.
*giggles* Besides, how else am I going to get my wish to have a baby if I don't do the nasty? Try to practice making a baby should be on the agenda! Umm, and cheesecake?
Chances of accidental (Whoops) purposeful impregnation are low if you never do it. Therefore you need cheesecake to lower your inhibitions.
Would the play be something your sister could afford? If you're interested, I've never see that play. Just throwing another option out there. Of course the horizontal bop sounds like a fun time too, especially with cheesecake. *grins*
It's $35 for Thursday (That's still 1/2 price) and $40 for the Sunday at 1pm matinee.
I can swing it. Interested?
On my actual birthday? You do realize that you'd have to drive up to Seattle? I'd LOVE it, but I want a promise that I won't be spending my birthday alone and that you'll go before I get us tickets, so think about it.
I can do it. What time do I need to be there? I'm sure that Rich will let me leave early enough to make it on time. You will not be spending your birthday alone! Get those tickets baby! I'll owe you.
Ok, I talked to Craig and we both agree that we want to go to dinner together on the actual day, so no play, which is better because ultimately even at half price it's still expensive.
Anyhow, we'll still make plans to hang out for sure and celebrate my birthday maybe on one of the weekend days? Maybe karaoke?
I agree that spending the day with your sweetie is better than spending it with your sister, so since that is an option I don't blame you at all for taking it. And you're right, that is pricy. Have fun with Craig!
Thanks! We'll make plans to hang and have fun sister time too. I think we need to watch more Felicity.