Saturday, June 1, 2013

may gratitudes- 24th birthday

I’m 24 everybody! I don’t feel too different. We had an outdoor picnic by the dental school last weekend. It had rained the day before so we briefly considered moving our picnic indoors but thankfully by Saturday morning it was sunny and almost a little chilly.

Everyone ate secret vegan meals. We had the Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salad from The China Study Cookbook and banana “ice creams” with only one ingredient- frozen bananas blended in Vitamix. Plus treats lovely ladies brought in to munch on.

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A classmate happened to be walking by! So we got a group picture from the award-winning photographer Lan La (‘s camera I mean…). Can you tell how green sunny beautiful it was this day? I’m blending into the background.

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Emily brought me a vegan cupcake topped with an Oreo (Oreos are vegan- but only in America). I devoured this sparkly goodness as an afternoon snack.

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When I was in Houston I had a birthday picnic last year too! (This made me nostalgic for that sunny day and reading this post from Helen in Peace Corp made me so sad and relieved and still sad.) My birthday always falls in the summer after everyone has left for the semester. This is the first year my birthday has fallen in the middle of the semester so I think this is one pro of having an extra-long spring semester.

Will you be picnic-ing out this summer?
What’s your favorite picnic food?


  1. Happy Birthday to my lovely Daughter!!

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