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11 March 2014 @ 07:41 pm
Me-Stuff - Birthday  
So, it was my birthday last Saturday. And I've sort of been saving solidly for two years, enough that I could basically afford to have three nights in a hotel somewhere away. Which ... well, tonight's my last night at said hotel, so that obviously went well :D

I went a little mad, I think. I went shopping. Five new books and two new DVD boxsets. That, um, that doesn't usually happen to me in a single sitting. Although, admittedly, two of those books were from a secondhand and a charity shop, and cost exactly 4.50 euros between them. So there's that. Heh. And one of the boxsets was the complete Thin Man movie collection, and the other was the first season of Fantasy Island, which I didn't even know could be got on DVD and so was an instant buy. I couldn't leave them, is what I'm saying.

I've been planning a break for a while. Given, you know, stuff. It's been nice to get away for the few days. I needed that, I think. Very weird, because I'm a miser at heart and almost had a panic attack after my shopping trip yesterday, but I did enjoy it.

Um. Yay, birthday present to me? *grins crookedly*
 
 
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ciaranbochna: Yoshitaka Dreamciaranbochna on March 12th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! That sounds like a fabulous present. I cherish my hermit time (what little of it there is), and the idea of a hotel is perfect. There is something about spending money that just doesn't seem right, does it? It is fine in the moment, but the aftermath..lol I am glad you had some time for yourself, and reveled in every moment of it.
icarus_chained: Considerationicarus_chained on March 12th, 2014 09:44 am (UTC)
*nods* It's very, very nice to get away for a while. Heh. Even if spending money to do so feels ... strange. You get so used to thinking 'do I need this?' that it takes you a while to remember that, just this once, the question is more 'do I want this?'. *smiles crookedly, shakes head*

Thanks, hon.
corvuscornix: gardeningcorvuscornix on March 12th, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
That sounds lovely - and well deserved. My belated Happy Birthday wishes!
icarus_chained: Considerationicarus_chained on March 12th, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
*smiles* Thanks, hon!
dickgloucester: spideranimateddickgloucester on March 12th, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an excellent treat for your birthday. :D
icarus_chained: Mischieficarus_chained on March 12th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
It was, rather. Heh. *smiles*
yumearashi: Harlequinyumearashi on March 15th, 2014 07:08 am (UTC)
*hugs* Happy birthday! That sounds lovely, it's nice to hear you're getting some 'me time', what with everything that's been going on.
icarus_chained: Cloud Roadicarus_chained on March 15th, 2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs, smiles* Thank you. It was rather welcome, yes. Heh.
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