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17 September 2006 @ 05:57 pm
26th birthday  
Poor Russ has been listening to me bang my head against the wall (not literally, though close enough) as I type out cover letters for job applications for the past hour or so; I'd forgotten how tedious it was to tailor every letter individually to suit the advertisement and to express enthusiasm in a dignified manner when what I really want to say to these publishing houses is "HIRE ME NOW!!!"

Oh well. I think I'm on a roll now anyway.


Thankyou to those who wished me a happy birthday on Friday; 26 now, and not really feeling any older (or wiser). Despite keeping it lowkey (only a handful of people out here in the UK even knew it was my birthday, I didn't even mention it to my work colleagues), my birthday turned out lovely :) Phone calls from home, cards, and the best thing of all, birthday cuddles & a homecooked dinner by my sweetheart boyfriend. And he gave me the most thoughtful presents ever! I was so touched. A printer (I had been missing mine!), gorgeous necklace, delicious perfume, faery lights, cds by some of my favourite artists that I had secretly wanted for ages (including Emilie Autumn's Opheliac deluxe edition, that I didn't even know was out yet in the UK; I was so stunned!) It wasn't just what he gave me, it was the thought that had gone into every gift, how well he knew me already. Just so incredibly sweet and thoughtful ♥

We have had a weekend of cuddles, and yesterday afternoon, meeting his parents for the first time which was exciting (and nerveracking, but they were lovely). Eating birthday cake in bed this morning, and just being happy together. The perfect way to spend a birthday weekend.
winterswitchery on September 17th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
I sent you an e-card a few days ago darling. I hope you got it &hearts Happy birthday slightly late if you didn't xxx
    scarlet's walk: baby doll faeriekisstheviolets on September 17th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
aww, I didn't get it actually! :(
But thankyou, darling ♥
Amanda -: UKmemoryofpetals on September 17th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'm going tomorrow to a job center to get my resume looked at. I have no idea how to write it properly for the UK.

I'm glad to hear you had a happy birthday! I saw cherry blossom and rose lights and I wanted them so badly!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on September 17th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
oh goodluck with the job center! I had a bit of trouble changing mine over too from the Australian format, but it wasn't too difficult once I got the hang of it :)
starmiranda on September 17th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Happy late birthday, darling. xxxoo
    scarlet's walk: butterfly flightkisstheviolets on September 17th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
thankyou sweetheart!
fairimaiden on September 17th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday (again!) It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm happy for you. ♥
Like a pure white diamond I'll shine on and onkoocachoo on September 17th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Good luck on the job front; I think the majority of students are now on their way back so hopefully that will leave you with lots of options and lovely jobs to choose from. I love new editions of albums; I spend ages reading through all the pages of booklets that they come with. I'm contemplating getting Tori's new one while I'm away and saving a few pounds. Adore the piano design for that
?starlakitty on September 17th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
happy belated birthday! :)

i'm glad to hear that your day was special. russ sounds wonderful. ;-)

also, i'm with you on the job hunting. what a pain in the arse, huh? i'm going to be going through the same soon. =/
Emilia Rothschild: Emotion // Carefreeetherealshores on September 17th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday sweetie!

funfairs & heartbreak,launderette on September 17th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
aww. i didn't know friday was your birthday, but it makes me happy to hear that you had a lovely one because you deserve it.
a is for the ache in achilles: balloonturnedoffneon on September 17th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
gah i meant to send you a birthday text on friday but i was dashing up to bristol for the weekend and forgot which i feel really bad about. but i'm glad that you still had a lovely birthday ♥
she with her honey hairnelmiocuore on September 17th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday,dear! I thought of you on Friday & I'm glad you had a lovely day & weekend! ♥
eleanor janephotogirl on September 17th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
I share your pain on the job hunting front :(
What's your London address? I cannot find it anywhere but I'm sure I had it and wrote it down. I just can't keep track of things for one minute!
Kirstiekirsidee on September 17th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
happy birthday darling girl ♥
aeval_arduina on September 18th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
OMG happy belated birthday, I am SUCH a dork, and OMG - you met his parents!!!! YOU MUST ENGAGE ME IN YAHOO CONVONESS ASAP!!

love youuuuu ((run away))

   ++   Sparkle Of Life   ++sparkleoflife on September 18th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
... i hope this works as i'm sick of the slowness of this crap computer ...

*huggles* happy belated birthday girl ... i was thinking of you even though I had no way of contacting you ... i'll get my butt moving eventually and send you a gift =) Hopefully when I upgrade my phone plan next month I can have international calls/sms put back on it [got barred when i forgot to pay them ... whoops] and i'm madly saving for a PC as i'm having net withdrawls.

Glad everything is going well for you ... keep in touch!
prophetess666prophetess666 on September 18th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your birthday turned out so well! You definitely deserve it :)