A Birthday, a R.E.U.N.I.O.N and an Anniversary

So 3 things happened in the past few days, which I would consider to be fairly significant milestones in my life.

First I celebrated my 30-something birthday on the 26th of May, which was by the way, my 2ND Lockdown birthday…and probably as a birthday gift from the universe, the F.R.I.E.N.D.S R.E.U.N.I.O.N aired the very next day πŸ₯³πŸ₯³. And today, I completed a full year of starting this blog.πŸ“βœοΈ

Lockdown birthdays be like

Ok so first about the birthday..like I mentioned, this was my second lockdown birthday. Last year too we were under total lockdown. Even getting a cake was difficult. There was no going out, no dressing up, no meeting with friends, no party shenanigans. Fortunately my parents were with me, so they made up for it with their love and pampering, including a scrumptious lunch prepared by my mother including all things my favourite. πŸ₯°πŸ˜‹

Last year, I bought a nice dress, thinking of wearing it when we step out once this pandemic is behind us. Stupid me. Am sure the pandemic devil was silently chuckling. And yes, like you would imagine that dress is still waiting to be worn. There was a time (even until last year) when I was hooked on to online shopping, I just couldn’t get enough things to buy. But now, even buying a simple top or a new pair of jeans seems like a long term investment. Who knows when I can actually wear them πŸ™„πŸ€·. Seems like pyajamas are here to stay and slay. ☹️

This year’s birthday was just like any other day this year. Only difference, I took leave from work, which is about as exciting and happening as it can be when you’re under total lockdown. Parents not here with me this time, so cooked up my favourite things, ate lots of cake (thanks to husband for pre-ordering from my favourite patisserie), spoke to Friends and family and spent a considerable amount of time being lazy and doing nothing productive. Come to think of it, maybe it wasn’t the best birthday I’ve had, but a day spent lazying around and doing absolutely nothing, is actually a day well spent indeed πŸ˜πŸ’€.

Infact, probably first time ever, I couldn’t wait for my birthday to get over coz the very next day it was time for the FRIENDS REUNION. Now if you have read my earlier posts, you would know that am a huge, huge fan. I dedicated an entire post to the series (read My ode to F.R.I.E.N.D.S) and I keep referring to them in every other post. For me the series is like comfort food, each episode like a spoonful of chocolate icecream. Familiar and comforting. Just what I need to get through the hiccups of the day. So imagine my excitement when I say that I was gonna see my favourite 6 people together again. At the same place and at the same time. After 17 years!! Could I BE any happierπŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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When I heard of the team working on something, I was hoping they would take the story forward and we would see how their lives have shaped up after all these years. Did Joey ever fall in love and get married? Does Monica still laugh at chandler’s jokes? Are Ross and Rachel still together or are they again on a break? How many cats does Mike and Phoebe have at home? Is Janice still trying to woo chandler? Wouldn’t it be nice to know how these characters are doing after all these years. But I guess they thought it best to leave this to our imagination. And a reunion is what they planned for us fans.

And such a joy it was to see them all together again. I had goosebumps as I saw each of them walk into the same sets where they acted in all the 10 seasons. Watching them go down memory lane, reliving their character’s iconic moments, talk about their journey. It was just heart warming. And to know that Jen and David (Ross and Rachel) did actually have feelings for each other much like their onscreen characters….who knows maybe they could have been lobsters in real life too. Ok. I need to stop fantasizing. It was just a joy to see all of them come together and talk about and celebrate the greatest show ever (for me atleast). πŸ’—πŸ’—

My eyes my eyes πŸ’–πŸ’–

And lastly, today I completed 1 year of blogging. I opened this account to just vent and ramble on about things that bothered me, about things I wanted to discuss. I chose to go anonymous so that I could say things here that I refrain from sharing on other fancy social media platforms (read The half hearted smileβ€¦πŸ™‚πŸ™‚. ). I never thought anyone would read them,let alone like them. But, this past year has been so amazing. I have connected with some wonderful people here, who actually read and leave a comment on all my posts. I have had the opportunity to read so much here…. beautiful poetries, fictions, life experiences. It has been truly a fantastic experience and for that, I thank you all. I hope we can continue to inspire and motivate each other in the coming days. My love and gratitude to you all for the support and encouragement. πŸ’–πŸ€—

50 thoughts on “A Birthday, a R.E.U.N.I.O.N and an Anniversary

  1. Belated birthday wishes my 30 something friend πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŒΉπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ·

    And 26th May would have been our 46th wedding anniversary 😊

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    1. Thank you so much sir πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
      Am glad to know your anniversary coincides with my birthday….surely you will remember my bday…I know your wife is still with you in spirit so wish you both a happy anniversary ❀️❀️

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      1. I just love the way you talk about her, remember her and love her…it’s heartbreaking and heart warming at the same time. She was very lucky to have you..just as much as you were 😊

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  2. wishing you a belated Happy birthday πŸŽ‚ πŸ₯³ God bless you and may all your dreams come true πŸ‘ and also congratulations on completing a year in this blogosphere πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯³
    I liked the Reunion too , the emotions I was feeling were so heartwarming πŸ’•

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday!! Wishing you continued happiness in this space, Congratulations on completing 1 year!! And I agree with you about Friends episodes being like the comfortable and familiar chocolate ice-cream on any given day πŸ™‚

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  4. Congratulations on your blogi-versary! You’ve worked extremely hard over this year to make good content so you deserve all of the likes and comments you get on each post. Also, happy birthday! Thirty is indeed a milestone, I’m happy to hear that your family made your lockdown birthdays special for you.

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday! Just making it through this Pandemic (and one year of blogging πŸ™‚ ) is a fantastic thing. Sun still comes up every day and it will be there when life will return to some level of normal. Wear that dress meanwhile. Put on some pretty shoes, and makeup, and have a picnic on your living-room carpet with hubby πŸ™‚

    We LOVED Friends Reunion over here, although it was bitter-sweet. I also hoped that they will take the story further and it will be more than one episode. And a few characters were missing, like Phoebe’s Mike. But I guess that Friends, much like Gilmore Girls and Frasier – are comedy series we will always have to return to, for comfort πŸ™‚

    Best wishes from South Africa,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much Pat for your wishes. πŸ’–πŸ’– So glad you liked the FRIENDS REUNION…you’re right, few people were missing like Mike, Ben (Ross’s son), carol and Susan. But I loved seeing Janice, Gunther. They were just as integral to the show as the 6 of them. I have seen Gilmore girls as well but not much of Frasier. Might try once againπŸ˜€

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  6. Sorry to be late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY 30 something friend…. πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸŒ·
    Enjoy and congrats on all of your milestones too❣️❣️ YAY FOR YOU❣️❣️❣️❣️

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  7. A much delayed birthday wish πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚, and congratulations on completing one year of spreading joy through your blog. Wish many more such wonderful years to come.
    Sorry much delayed, I was very infrequent on WP due to my travel to native and missed many posts.

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    1. Oh no worries Deb, I did read your earlier blog about your walks with your father in your native so I am aware that’s keeping you busy…thank you so much for your wishes…it’s never too late to wish someone πŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ

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  8. happy belated bdy!!! & congrats on the milestone! may you have many many more fun years of blogging & living life to the fullest, whatever the world brings ❀

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  9. A still very happy much delayed birthday to you. There is nothing better than getting a delicious cake, and getting to eat it all without ordering it. And yes the anniversary on wordpress. As today is mine. One year of committed writing here.
    I am thankful to myself that i started writing i.e blogging which before i felt not quiet serious hobby or thought high of it. But this one blogging year has been the most fulfilling of times spent on internet.

    Thanks for writing too. Congratulation
    Nara x

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    1. Oh you’re absolutely right Narayan, we spend so much time online but we hardly do anything productive. This feels like channeling my energy and thoughts in the right direction. It’s been a great experience so far. Congratulations on your blogiversary and thank you for your wishes….happy to connect with you and read your posts 😊😊

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    1. Thank you so much buddy for your wishesπŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ….and you’re right. This pandemic shows no signs of going away and God knows when I can go out…might as well wear it at home and click some pics πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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