Thursday, July 19, 2012

It's Ok Thursday & My Birthday!

Its Ok Thursdays
It's ok...
To be overly excited about my birthday TODAY!
To have already been spoiled enough this month to not get a gift on my actual birthday.
To think everything Dane Cook says is hilarious.
To wonder what this bump on my forehead is... looks like poison ivy, but doesn't itch. TMI?
To listen to a song on repeat. All day. No, seriously.
To stop and ask your neighbor questions while walking his dog.
To eat pasta for lunch again because you're too lazy to make anything else.
To be excited about this weekend (The Color Run & Jazz and Rib Fest)!!
To wonder why you bother trying to make plans with certain people.
To eat as much ice cream as your husband.
To wear smelly socks to run in for the 2nd day in a row. Wait, what?
Today is my birthday!!
Yep, getting closer to 30 all the time.
My husband & I have taken the day off work and even though there will probably be a thunder storm at some point today, I'm going to enjoy it. Although, all our plans were to do things outdoors so this should be interesting.
I'm calling this my "birthday on a dime" to prove that you can still have a good time and not spend a ton of money. Believe it. First up is a trip to the Zoo. We have a membership so technically, this is free. We will most likely bring in Subway (yes, it's allowed) so we aren't tempted to buy expensive concession stand/food court items. While we're at it, we'll use the points on our Subway card to purchase said subs, so those will be free too.

After the zoo we have a couple options. We're not sure which we'll choose to do yet. Either we'll go to the Clippers baseball game or we'll go to Trapper Johns and rent kayaks for a couple hours. If we go to the game, it would cost about $10 per ticket. Not too shabby. If we go to Trapper Johns and print a buy-one-get-one coupon from their website, we could rent two kayaks for $15 total. Hmm.

Who can forget dinner?! A girl's gotta eat, right? If we go to Uno's I could use my coupon for 1 free entree. If we go anywhere else we'll be paying full price but it would be the biggest expense of the day, so that's probably ok. I've been wanting to try Milestone 229 downtown so maybe we'll end up there. It overlooks Bicentennial Park with it's huge fountains.

For the evening, we have another couple options. (Can you tell I'm indecisive?) Perhaps we'll go to Scioto Downs and bet on the horses. Or maybe we'll go downtown to the Columbus Commons to see The Floorwalkers concert. If we go to the harness races, it's free to park and only $2 to bet on a horse! (At least it was $2 before, but now that it's reopened with a new casino and what-not, maybe it's a little more money for each bet. Idk.) The Floorwalkers concert is also free to go to and they're fantastic. If you don't know their stuff, look 'em up.

So maybe you're thinking "but you spent money on gas getting to each place" and that's correct. But our car gets on average, 43 mpg so it's really not that much money. And no, it's not a new hybrid. I'm not a hybrid kinda gal. So there you have it! Birthday on a dime. If we get rained out on everything, we'll just go see a movie for $4 each. SCORE!
Have a good day everyone! I know I will :]


Jana Faith said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day!

JKT said...

Happy birthday, lady! Sounds like you have a great day planned :)

Oh and the wearing smelly socks for a run two days in a row...totally been there :)

Destiny said...

Happy Birthday!

and your shit is funny...smelly socks..nice...and I love dane cook! he's a funny bastard.

Sara S said...

happy birthday! Definitely okay to eat as much ice cream as your husband!!

CherylW said...

"Happy Birthday" Nikki, Hope you have a Spectacular day. Your plans sound amazing. Hope the rain holds off for ya.

smk053078 said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you and the hubs have a wonderful day together! I hope it doesn't rain. And I can listen to a song on repeat alllll day too!
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Sammantha said...

Happy birthday! I hope it is absolutely amazing!

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Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!