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So! A couple of weeks ago I turned 31 and this happened.



Isn't it amazing? Well, if you don't watch Family Guy then you probably don't understand how it's amazing, but trust me, it's amazing. :3 It was made by the uber magnificent [livejournal.com profile] phoenixblur!



Yeah seriously, how am I 31 already?! Since when did I become OLD?! (I guess last year, turning 30 is kind of the official OLD age, ain't it?! HA!) When you're 20 you think you'll be mature and FEEL like you're 31 by the time you're 31, but what you don't realize is that you still feel 20! To quote the AWESOME song 30/90 from Tick, Tick, Boom (RIP, Jonathan Larson! ;_;), "why can't you stay 29, hell you still feel like you're 22!" <3 OK, so that's about turning 30, not 31, but it's the same idea.

ANYWAY! So here's the inside of Steph's awesome card:



My actual birthday fell on a Thursday, and Mike took me out to dinner at this amazing Chinese restaurant that we love that's actually across the street from us, but we don't go to often as it's rather expensive-ish.

On Friday, I got together with a bunch of friends at Foonzo, which is my new favourite place in Montreal. I've only been there once before, very recently and very briefly--Mike and I shared a pitcher of beer and then left, but I knew right away that I wanted to come back asap and that it would be a PERFECT place to celebrate my birthday, as it's a GAME-THEMED CAFE. As in, both board games AND video games. :) There's a table full of board games that you can play with all night long, and instead of tables & chairs you get sofas and coffee tables.


JENGA!!!

At each set of couches there's a TV set to Space so you can watch sci-fi while you geek out and play board games on your coffee table, and you can also borrow various video games consoles to play at your table. Old-school stuff AND modern stuff. We had an X-Box at one of our tables, and a Sega Genesis at the other. :)
Also, in the back of the cafe, there's plenty of pinball machines and arcade games.
There's also an aquarium of turtles! <3 OMG! They are so cute! It's like this entire place was put together with ME in mind, lol.
Also, the decor--a 'scene' of Mega Man 2 (Airman's stage, to be precise) is illustrated on the ducts, along with a Tardis and an alien from Aliens. :)
Oh, and it's a cafe, so you can have coffee, yummy bubble tea, and cake, but it's ALSO 18+ because you can also get beer. :) They also have food! Good food, too. ^.^


Me and Nika. <3

Anyway, it was a lot of fun, but I left early because I was EXHAUSTED from work. I was ONE of the first people to leave...my own party! lol. These things happen. What can I say?
Teaching high school takes a lot out of ya! -.-


Mike and Gladys during a game of...War, I think they were playing?

Also, after having no snow for almost 2 months, we had a snow storm that night! but a lot of people braved the storm and showed up anyway. I HAVE SUCH AWESOME FRIENDS! I was totally happy and grateful and flattered that so many people came despite the weather. :) I love my friends. <3


This has gotta be my favourite pic of the night. XD

The next night was Nuit Blanche! That was a short night too--actually one of the shortest nights at Nuit Blanche. I wasn't that tired, but everyone started leaving at around 1 AM and Mike was EXHAUSTED (he works INSANE hours), so I went home with him. I decided to change it up this year and go to different places and hang around a slightly different part of town.


Place des Spectacles! Yup, that's a ferris wheel. No, I didn't go on it. They also had a giant ice slide that had this huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge line-up to get on. No thanks. :P

The places we ended up going to didn't turn out to be as cool as the places I've been to other years, but that's the gamble you take when you decide to do something different, eh? ;) Either way, I had fun, a lot of fun, and I wish we could have stayed out longer but what can ya do. One awesome HIGHLIGHT (haha, because it's part of the Montreal HIGHLIGHT Festival, get it?! Oy...) was Nat showing up and giving me a wind-up Tardis! Ahhh! How awesome is that?!


At one place we went to, people were playing Mario on a GIANT screen with a GIANT controller, the size of a table. You can't see it in the photo (I kept trying to get a good shot of it), but it's in the bottom-ish right corner of the pic. Really can't see it, sadly!


That Pac Man poster had video game trivia on it, very cool. =)

Also, we went to the National Library (on St-Denis) where there was some kind of cosplay event going on, and as I was running around holding out my newfound Tardis, I literally almost ran into someone dressed as the Doctor! I said, "HEY! You're suppposed to be in HERE!", waving my Tardis at him, and he stopped and gasped and said, "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!" (referring to the shrunken Tardis, lol.) He waved his sonic screwdriver at it and posed for a photo! It was so awesome! It really was one of my favourite moments of the whole weekend. I kept telling everyone about it and I'm sure everyone just wanted me to shut up after awhile but I couldn't help it, that little moment amused me SO much! <3



(Sorry for the shit quality; this photo was taken with a phone.)

So yeah, that more or less sums things up. The next day was Sunday and that was the day of the Oscars and that amazing party. ;)

Next, I gotta post the photos from the Quebec City trip!

Date: 2012-03-05 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dzuunmod.livejournal.com
Awesome. I really enjoyed this post. Two things:
1. Foonzo makes me think of Funzo (http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Funzo).
2. I went on a coupla dates with someone in your pictures this one time. Not gonna say who.

Date: 2012-03-05 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
Why would you want to hide the fact that you've dated Laura? She's a REALLY nice person. :/

Date: 2012-03-05 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dzuunmod.livejournal.com
Ah okay, you know.

It wasn't a matter of hiding it, I was just going to see if/who you would guess.

Date: 2012-03-05 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
I wouldn't have guessed, because I couldn't care less. I just know it's her because it's really, really, really, really obvious that you haven't dated Nika, Steph, or Gladys.

Date: 2012-03-05 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dzuunmod.livejournal.com
Well, sorry for the bother then.

Date: 2012-03-05 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
No bother. :)

Date: 2012-03-05 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dzuunmod.livejournal.com
Curious why you assumed the worst about me though!

Date: 2012-03-06 09:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sourdick.livejournal.com
That is curious

Date: 2012-03-05 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentauror.livejournal.com
Yay, Nuit Blanche! I went in that dome with a friend. Neither of us knew what was in there, but it looked so cool... but then inside it was TOTALLY lame, just a bar! I would rather have waited in line for the ferris wheel or the slide! However, I did see the penguins. And had some tea at the tea-tasting part of the Japanese stuff at the library. And walked past a block-long line at one of the chocolate places with incredulous disbelief at just how long it was. I had never done Nuit Blanche before, so I was wholly unprepared for how long the lines were going to be! I was somewhat unimpressed. Also unimpressed that it took me, no joke, fifteen minutes to get from the train doors at Place-des-Arts to Ste-Catherine, going through Place-des-Arts itself. HOLY SHIT. That was around 10:30, maybe? It was ridiculous! Also it was really cold that night. But fun nonetheless? :) Post your Quebec pics!!

Date: 2012-03-05 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentauror.livejournal.com
PS: Also! Happy bday!!!!!!! I know, this is exactly how I felt! I just turned 32 at the end of December and I must say, the panic has subsided from last year (and the year before!!) a little now. Resignation? Lol.

Date: 2012-03-05 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
Oh, and thank you! I felt a LOT less panic than I felt last year, that's for damn sure. I'm so glad you understand the whole panic thing. Most of my (male) friends don't seem to understand it. They don't have the same issues with getting older as us ladies do, the lucky bastards! lol

Date: 2012-03-05 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
Omg, isn't Nuit Blanche the best?!?! I never got a chance to check out that dome, but I can't believe it was just a bar! That is so lame!

You were at the library, too?! Omg, it's too bad we didn't run into each other! ;___;

And yeah, line-ups at NB can really suck! I can't imagine what the metro must have been like...I'm very lucky I live in the middle of it all, but I remember I used to go back when I lived in Verdun and the metro wasn't too bad. Then again, it totally depends on when you take it, seeing as it goes all night long (why oh why can't it go all night long EVERY night?! Grrr...).

And lol yes! Quebec pics! I shall do that now. :) (They're on Facebook though, if you check mine, you'll see mine plus the ones my friend took!)

<3

Date: 2012-03-06 09:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sourdick.livejournal.com
You're the oldest person I know.

Date: 2012-03-06 12:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-06 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepersona.livejournal.com
Also, the PowerGlove! I love the PowerGlove. It's so bad. (http://yfrog.com/odzgrknj) (That second screen was literally just showing that scene from The Wizard over and over, with captions)

Date: 2012-03-06 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepersona.livejournal.com
Here's a better photo: http://instagr.am/p/Hca6SKvVf4/ (http://instagr.am/p/Hca6SKvVf4/)

Date: 2012-03-06 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
Omg the powerglove! LMAO, I totally missed that somehow. XD

Date: 2012-03-06 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
Also, LOLOLOLOL at the scene from The Wizard over and over and over....hahahhahaha ommmggggg. <3

Date: 2012-03-08 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostsailors.livejournal.com
HAPPY BELATED BDAY.

I am turning 30 this year and cannot cope with this at all- I FEEL YOU ON 31.

Date: 2012-03-09 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Yeaaah I FREAKED last year when I turned 30, so bad. But now I feel OK. :)

Date: 2012-03-11 09:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostsailors.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've NEVER had a problem before. I don't know why I am having such a freak out. It just seems like such a huge number I would never reach...

Date: 2012-03-11 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bee-york.livejournal.com
I don't know why I am having such a freak out.

Well, society (ESPECIALLY pop culture) rams it into our heads that 30 is old--I grew up watching sitcoms where main characters turning 30 and freaking out about it was a super common storyline, so it's totally normal to freak out about it. :)

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