Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday to me!

Last year, I didn't even have a birthday party. I was stressed about finishing my thesis, the weather was cold and awful, I just couldn't bring myself to plan and execute a party. This year I went back and forth about it. On one hand, many of my closest friends are not anywhere near here. On the other hand, I've met some wonderful people that I am very happy to call new friends. So in the end, I decided to do a low-key but fun party: birthday brunch at Breakfast In America. I invited friends from three areas of my life: Americans, knitting, and lab. And as you can see, I had a great time!

A tour around the table, from the bottom left: French lab mate, me, American, American, British knitter, French lab mate, American, French lab mate.

Some of my friends even surprised me with wonderful thoughtful cards and gifts. It warmed my heart to know that I have met such wonderful people here in the four months I've been here so far!

I <3 my French posse!

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