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Sunday, April 09, 2006

I'm 25!

The Foreign Service Written Exam went well. I really think I did a good job and that I've got a shot at another oral assessment. There's one in Houston this year, so if I don't make it this time I can tell myself it was a little vacation to visit my in-laws. I'll get the results in July.

Aaron and I had lunch at Gordon Biersch. I hadn't eaten anything all morning (we only got one fifteen-minute break for the whole six-hour exam), so I wanted a burger, fries, and a beer. We ran into Taly and David, who were on their way to the Apple Store to buy treats for David's new video iPod. They had some drinks with us before their movie.

After lunch, we picked up Aaron's altered pants a Banana Republic and then we picked up my birthday present - a green Coach Signature carryall.

Chairman Meow, Guinness, and Coach

Coach Bag in Another Coach Bag


Present Opened

I also got a pink Ralph Lauren bathrobe from my mom. Good thing, too, because my threadbare purple bathrobe (from middle school) is in storage and I've had to deal with it being unavailable. I also got a copy of Hide This French Book, a Black and Decker Cordless Scrubber, and a gift certificate to the Kennedy Center from my in-laws. My mother-in-law and I have an agreement: if Der Ring des Nibelungen is ever performed in its entirety by anyone, we will absolutely go see it - all fifteen hours. Aaron and I have front orchestra tickets to Das Rheingold for Friday.

After a few hours of lazing around at home, we went to La Madeleine for my birthday treats: ein Stück Sachertorte and a caramel cream puff.


Caramel Cream Puff

Thanks to everyone for all the phone calls and e-mails. I was kind of sad that I couldn't have a big birthday party like I did for my twenty-third and twenty-fourth birthdays, but my day turned out great.


  • At 11:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    OMG! I think we went to Gordon Biersch after the exam, too! But we went to the one in San Diego, so we wouldn't have run into each other... ;)

    Fingers crossed for the results!

    Just found your blog via Prince Roy's site. I look forward to reading about your adventures as a FS spouse, as I hope to be one myself in a year or so!



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