like a marzipan macaron, my birthday was sweet and perfect. i couldn't have asked for more. other than more stomach space.
now i'm noshing on cake and packing for hong kong. tomorrow = dumplings!!
also: a big big happy birthday to my pops! i lost count of how old he is and i just tried searching for an embarrassing old photo of him to post, but he looks practically the same now as he did in stoop's baby pictures, so i'd say that's a good accomplishment right there.