13 February 2013

I'm 24 now!

I spent most of my 24th birthday at work today, from 8 in the morning to a little after 6 in the evening. But before you say anything, it wasn't anywhere near as depressing as it probably sounds! I'm lucky enough to have gotten a job at the same company where my best friend Faustina works. We work in different departments, but I've met some really nice people in my own department (including my supervisor and his manager).

When I walked into the office this morning, the first thing I noticed were all the pink and green balloons. I'm not even joking when I say that there were probably about ten balloons - give or take a few - taped around my cubicle. I have my coworker and new friend Tania to thank for that. :) In addition to the pink and green balloons was a cake with a mylar balloon attached and a bouquet of flowers with even more balloons attached to it. There was a Post-it note from Faustina by the cake and I assumed that the flowers were from her too.

The very first thing I did after clocking in was call her on her extension. This is how our conversation went:

Me: "Faustina!"
Faustina: "Happy Birthday, BestFriend! Did you see your cake?"
Me: "Yes! OMG, thank you for the cake and the flowers!"
Faustina: "Flowers? What flowers?
Me: "Wait, you're not the one who left these for me?"
Faustina: "No...I'm pretty sure those are from Andrew."

Now before I continue the story, allow me to fill you in: Andrew is another one of my coworkers. We met at this party back in December. He then accompanied my newly single self to this party for New Year's Eve. And just because I feel like being coy, that's all I have to say about that for now. ;)

Anyway, I wasn't sure if Andrew had arrived at the office yet, so I texted him. Now this is how our conversation went:

Me: "Thank you for the flowers!"
Andrew: "You got them today?! They were supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I'm kinda bummed out. I had a birthday set of flowers and then the Valentine's set of flowers."
Me: "Awww really? I only got one. Either way, thank you!"

Now here's the funny part: those flowers that I found on my desk weren't from him. They were from Tania. And apparently we both accidentally ruined his surprise. Oops!

My cubicle was so bright and cheerful and festive that I couldn't help but smile every time I'd come back from a break. Also, it attracted so much attention that I got "Happy Birthday!" greetings from just about everyone who walked by, including coworkers whom I hadn't even introduced myself to yet. Oh and throughout all of this, I managed to stay productive too. Haha.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and even though I'll be at work most of the day again, I can't wait to see what the day will bring.


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  4. Happy Birthday! And what a cute story! Following <3 Alex


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