So yes! I really did enjoy my birthday a helluva lot more than anticipated. I think one of the major factors was kinda the build up to it, I had Amber there all the time taking my mind of everything. Also we had a little fight on Friday (which I mentioned in the blog I writ that day) which sort of took my mind of everything else, mainly because I was more concerned about how Amber was feeling at the time than how I'll feel on my birthday. And I have to say I felt pretty great about it. We did settle the dispute though in the end, there are so many obstacles in our relationship, but it seems to be the small things (or things that should be small) that cause the most turbulance. However Friday was one of the worstwobbly bridgeswe've had to cross, but the fact we crossed it gives me a lot of confidence in our ability to deal with each other.
I woke up at about 6 a.m. and the first thing I did was go onto my laptop and log onto MSN and there right away I was greeted by my first Happy Birthday of the year :) And it was Amber of course. That for one really brightened my morning up, considering I was tired as hell and looked like crap because of the terrible sleep I had. But she was there and before we decided to engage in a video call she said she had to go make herslef look pretty; which I honestly expectedher tojust maybe do whatever it is she usually doeswhen she sayd she's'going make herself lookless icky'as she's put it on so many ocassions. So after a few botched attempts (MSN hates me) at a Video Call we got a stable picture and stable sound! And I was actually pretty shocked :| She looked pretty stunning if I do say so myself. She put her hair up because she knows I like it like that and she had the black dress I like her in. I was kinda lost for words so the first few sentences were my usual hello, how are you etc. because I couldn't think right with my eyes on her :lol:
But of course that didn't last forever, the family arose around 7:30 and sometime around 8 I had to say goodbye to open my presents and cards with the family (mum and my two sisters). I was sad to go because I hoped to spend all morning with her, but we agreed we'd do it the next day anyway. So my cards, well I had like five :P A grand total of £15 across5 cards (10 in one, 5 in another, others were empty :P). But I realised I still had a cards from my dad's side to pick up, as well as the 20-something guests coming out to dinner on the night. My sisters' got me a "Greatest Brother Award" mug. I had the sneaking suspicion they had because the second I asked for a cup of tea I got barked at to open my presents first :P My mum got me two books (murder mysteries :D), Valkyria Chronicles (which I picked out and was teased with for two weeks!), American Gangster (one of my favourite Denzel Washington films) and she's taking meshopping to Birmingham inJuly and she's giving me £20 contribution to any game I wish to purchase. She had told me that she's hid Amber's presents from me and lost them, but sneaky mother lied to me and they were right there :lol: I got a card covered in lipstick kisses on the inside from my Amber darling and then one signed by her family :) Also two t-shirts which can be seen in my images section. I tried to hyperlink them but it must be down or something :?
Then my dad picked me up around 10 and carted me off to his house for more present fun :P Well my Dad contributed £10 towards my new headphones (which can kinda be seen in some pics) which are awesome 8) And he and my nan have split the cost and bought me a new bike, which I've been dying for since my last four have been stolen :| His girlfriend got me a pair of desert camo Oniel boardie shorts and a helmet and bike lock. Also her son Max made me a special card and he attempted todraw Big Boss and Pikachuin Liverpool FC football kits (which is funny because I don't even like football, let alone support a scouser team, my dad does though :P). It was incredibly sweet of him, he's only five! Bless him! Then my nan and grandad came down and I had two more shirts, a Mr. Incredible one (because thats what the lads at thr rugby club used to call me when I had my hair short, I looked like Mr. Incredible apparently :lol: ) and a The Godfather one that simply says "The Boss" on it, not Big Boss but close :P
Then we carted off into town and we had lunch at this bar called The Bank. I had a steak sandwich, medium rare with rocket lettuce and mature cheddar... yum :D I asked the woman at the bar for a cup of teaand she looked at my birthday badge thing and said "You just turned 17 or 71 mate, tea?". I was offended... I love a cuppa tea :P
Then I went home, showered and failed my brush my hair into aquasi-neat state. Had a quick go on Valkyria Chronicles and then set off in the green shirt Amber bought me and my new headphones. I must say that I looked pretty badass in my leather jacket 8) We had to book four tables, 22 people just from my mum's side turned up. She's got a massive family, I actually used to have to be careful about picking girlfriends because it turns out I'm somehow related to half of bloody Cannock :| My great nan had like 11 kids and she herself was 1 of 8 siblings :| so we branch out across the Staffordshire :lol:
But it was totally awesome, I had the mixed grill. 4oz gammon and rump steaks, two pork and leek sausages, half a rack of ribs in BBQ sauce and a portion of chips (fries I guess :roll: ), also I specially requested the chicken breast be replaced with turkey in Amber's honour :P It came out on a huge sizzling pan, but it was nothing. I have a stomach like Mary Poppin's handbag :lol:
The next few hours were spen reaping in profit from relatives, a nice total of £60 which I appreciate, because my mom's sister and brothers' (my aunt and uncles) are going through a really tough financial time and that they even spared £5 for my birthday is just cracking :D Some of the relatives who haven't seen me for a month or two are a tad more generous, and my cousin's boyfriend, and soon-to-be father of their child, gave me £10 causeI said he was awesome. So ???? + Birthday = Profit :lol: There's a few vending machines in the childrens' play area, temporary tattoos. Now the young lad got this one that dispenses like kanji, flaming tigers and stuff like that, whilst girls are nailed down with Tinkerbell... so i went for the obvious choice and within allowing 10 minutes to dry I had a fairy tattooed to my right cheek! Before my uncle left he bought me this goodie bag thing from the kids shop, as a joke he got me a Barbie one :roll: But, the jokes on him cause I loved it :lol: Colouring pencils, stickers, lollypops and a very challenging maze puzzle game! I stuck stickers to the chosen ones (Me, Joe, Callum, Charlotted, Becky, Shelby and Evie) and we were known as the Barbie Crew for the rest of the night 8)
The cake was good too, this chocolatey thing... I ordered a cup of tea and enjoyed the cake with it 8) Everyone sung happy birthday and I got embarassed etc. But it wasn't just that which really cheered me up! Firs of all it was being with Amber that morning, then her presents. Then when I was on my lapto N-re surprised me with a happy birthday topic in The Resident Evil Veterans which was awesome, the Crusader and my Darling even dedicated blogs to me which made me ecstatic! So yeah, I got stuff, I enjoyed it! Woooo!