30 for 30

30 for 30

Betsy’s thirty presents included:

  • A subscription to This Old House magazine
  • Flowers
  • Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
  • A poem
  • DVDs of The Iron Giant and Slumdog Millionaire
  • A mixtape, opening with “Ship Happens” (warning: contains strong language)
  • Action figures of Spike (from Buffy) and Thor
  • Wine
  • Chocolates, a lei, and a very thoughtful birthday card, sent by her old friend Jessica in Hawaii
  • An “About Betsy” Powerpoint, which includes such fun facts as: Betsy is the same age as Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros. was released in 1985)
  • A box of sealed envelopes containing fun date ideas
  • And a poster of this:

osores oderint

The woman is Ada Lovelace, the world’s first programmer (because Betsy is in IT). “Osores oderint” is Latin for “Haters gonna hate.”

Afterward we had dinner at Texas Roadhouse, where the waiter said he had never seen anyone eat that many ribs in his five years of working there. Not even joking.

Birthdays are fun. 🙂

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