So, it is that time of year that I’ve dreaded since I turned 15 – April 23rd, my birthday. Why at age 15 did I know life could only get worse with time? Well, I was experiencing all the good and bad things of being an adult at that tender age; working an after-school job at a tattoo shop, a weekend job at a sneaker store and clubbing on school nights (my mom worked a lot of double shifts).
How old am I turning you ask? If I go off how I feel, I’m certainly turning 50 this year.
Anyways, I can’t really complain at all. The universe has blessed me and I am very happy. Life is certainly an interesting journey…just when you think you’ve figured it out – you’re dead wrong!
Now…I present to you my list of birthday wishes in proper consumer-American swag!
5. MOROCCAN TEA GLASSES ($)
I love going to CAFE GITANE and getting their Moroccan Mint Tea, which they serve in Moroccan tea glasses. They can make anyone holding them look sophisticated and worldly!
6. AEROLATTE MILK FROTHER ($25)
Oh right, I need this to make some frothy cappuccino’s with my espresso maker. Although I avoid dairy at all costs and I’m off of SOY MILK, I’ll be frothing some ALMOND and CASHEW MILK with this sucker…I mean frother.
9. HEELYS ($60)
A lovely boy gave me a pair once for my birthday when I was working at Def Jam. It was right after I raved to him about how cool kids looked wizzing down the street in them. I thought it was a thoughtful and hilarious gift. I wore them in the office and while I was finessing my glides – I fell straight on my butt. I was so freaked out I never put them on again, but I think I’m ready to give it another go.
10. A BABY BY ZOO KID (NO CHILD SUPPORT NEEDED)
Hahaha, although I wouldn’t mind having a mixed, red-headed, freckled babe – I’m joking. But, I seriously want to see him perform live. I’m not always a live-show watching kind of gal, but for the right performer I am.
12. CLAUS PORTO CANDLES ($34)
They are my all-time favorite candles. They burn for “long-time” and they also can be used as a drinking glass afterwards. My favorite scent is “PARADA”, delicious aroma of sandalwood and pear!
14. A TRIP TO PARIS ($)
It’s long overdue. If I had to think of one other place I would live other than New York, it would be Paris. I’m already learning French with Rosetta Stone, I’ll keep you posted.
15. GREAT JONES SPA MASSAGE ($100)
I’m addicted to massages, which is interesting because I utterly dislike being touched by other people. Maybe it stems from my domestic abuse childhood, but things like a random touch of the leg when sitting next to someone who is telling you a story or the touch of an arm during a conversation totally irritates me. I’m not touchy feely with friends and especially not girlfriends; I am no cuddle bunny. Makes no sense I know. I’m not entirely weird…when it comes to intimate relationships of love – that is a different story.
Above all, I love a HANDMADE CARD. Seriously, I love making them for friends and I love getting them from others! It’s the best way to show your love for someone! If you want to send me one for my birthday like how my loving supporters did last year, you can email it to: INFO@ VASHTIE.COM