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I think eight is the best age– you’re old enough to have an awareness of the world and yourself, but you have no idea about the meaning of responsibility. If you say, “I want to be an astronaut when I grow up,” you’d hear this response: “Gee, that’s nice.”  But at my age? The response changes to this:  “So what classes are you taking to get there? And what job are you going to get when you graduate? How are you going to support yourself?”

Ah, to be eight…

On Friday, my parents surprised me with tickets to see The Capitol Steps. The Capitol Steps is a political satire group, and they are hilarious!  I don’t think I ever stopped laughing, throughout the entire show. If you have an interest in politics, I’d definitely recommend getting tickets to see a show.

By now, you’re probably all sick of seeing pictures of my infamous post-run breakfasts. But I wanted to post a picture of yesterday’s in order to show off a new birthday present– plates! Yeah, I am a nerd… I get so excited about fun dishware.

Mad-Scrambled Tofu, an apple, 2 slices toast, and pistachios.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Neta558 says:

    Happy birthday!

    I’m with you about the age 8, that’s exactly what I think! :)

  2. Katy says:

    It sounds like you had a great day. I love the new plates!
    Happy Birthday!

  3. shelby says:

    I’m glad you had such a great birthday!!

    I too wish I was only 8, good times =)

  4. lighterportions says:

    Aw that sounds like such a wonderful birthday, sounds like every moment was full of fun stuff to do! Happy Birthday!!

  5. Janet says:

    Happy Birthday!

  6. The Little Mama says:

    What a day! I hope you had a lovely birthday.

  7. Lizzy says:

    Happy happy birthday sweetheart! *hugs* I wish you all the luck & happiness in the world, may all your wishes be fulfilled <3

    And ha ha, yeah to be eight again… *sigh*

  8. The Vegan Snorkeler says:

    Love the new plates! Happy Birthday!!!

  9. just me says:

    happy birthday!

    and i love the plates…i’d be excited if i got those for my bday too!

  10. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    Happy birthday! You’re smart enough to be an astronaut if you really wanted, but then again…the idea of space accidents and explosions and other possibilities is pretty scary. And we want our Chocolate Covered Vegan to be around for many more birthdays!

  11. Animal-Friendly says:

    Glad to hear your birthday was so special! I’m right there with you about being eight years old again- it’s so sad that then when you are that age you just can’t wait to grow up…

    I love your new plates! I can’t wait to see more of them and those cupcakes you’ve been promising us!

  12. Aimee says:

    I saw the Capitol Steps years ago and loved them, so that is one fun birthday gift!

  13. Ricki says:

    Happy, happy birthday! Sounds like it was a great day. And eight is okay, but oh, to be 22 again–!! (Enjoy it while you’re there–just like 8, it also goes pretty fast!)

  14. ~randi~ says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope it was great!

  15. vegalicious says:

    You want to be an astronaut? Cool!
    I asked for plates for my birthday too, we are nerds haha!

  16. Vaala says:

    Happy birthday! Good to hear your day was wonderful…in fact it sounds like your whole weekend was awesome!

  17. T says:

    Aww, gorgeous dishes! Glad you had a great birthday!

  18. Tara says:

    Happy Birthday Katie!! I didn’t know we had birthdays so close to each other. What day was yours? Mine was on the 4th. So fun! I hope you had a lovely day.

  19. Meg says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the plates, they are absolutely fabulous!

  20. Lily Girl says:

    Happy Birthday!
    That comedy group sounds like my kind of show. And your new dishes are so fun :o) Glad to hear you had a fun weekend – birthdays should always be celebrated over the course of several days… or a week!

  21. Fitnessista says:

    i totally agree about being 8! that was when i was going to be on broadway 😀
    glad you had a fun birthday! i LOVE your new plates!!!

  22. Simple and Divine says:

    HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU TWINNY! Have the most fabbbulous birfday EVA! You deserve all there is in the world and more!

  23. Kimberly says:

    Happy birthday!! Hope you partied like a rock star.

    8 rocked.

  24. ChickPea says:

    Love the new plates! You're not the only one who gets excited about dishware…you should see me on one of my trips to Crate & Barrel…

  25. Caitlin says:

    Ooh, I love those plates (I get excited sometimes about dishware too, lol). Sounds like you had an amazing birthday–I’m glad! I hope you got some birthday dessert, too. :)

  26. eatingbender says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you had a FAB b-day weekend! Though I’m with you on wishing I could be eight years old again…

    Two things:

    1) I’m seeing Maroon 5 on Wednesday…wahoo!

    2) I love the new plates! And I get crazy about the dishware every time I see it in the store!

    One last time: Happy Birthday! This truly is the oldest you’ve ever been – enjoy it ;o)

  27. Vegetation says:

    Happy Birthday! And share away with the plates. I LOVE pretty plates (I wish I had more of them!)

  28. Emma says:

    Happy 22nd birthday! It sounds like you had a fabulous day. I love your new plates too!

    I am looking forward to your cupcake post! : )

  29. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!! Love the new plates and Capitol Steps sounds like a good time…. I’ll have to check it out.

    Eight was a good year, I think…. but don’t worry, there are many more good year to come :-)

  30. jessy says:

    hoooooooooooray for lots of birthday fun! the new plates are awesome! and your scramble looks awesome, too! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    can’t wait to see more new plates and cuppies, too! sweet gloriousness!

  31. Bianca says:

    Happy B-day Katie!!! And while I agree that 8 was nice, I prefer 21. That was a good age…back in the days of partying with reckless abandon. Waking up with the world’s worst hangover in some stranger’s living room. Ah, those were the good old days.

    Your plates, by the way, are super duper cute!

  32. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    With the two concerts and the carnival, I was too busy to make/eat birthday cake or a gourmet birthday meal, so my family agreed we’ll do that next weekend… hey, no complaints here; it means I get to celebrate my birthday all over again next weekend! I’m thinking there will be chocolate involved!

  33. Erin at says:

    What gorgeous peps. Happy birthday!

  34. sweetpotato says:

    I’m glad you had such a great birthday! I loooove roasted peppers!

  35. trustmyintuition says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!

  36. vegetalion says:

    aw happy (belated) birthday!

  37. TavoLini says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I love the new dishes–really emphasizes the colors of the food :)

  38. shellyfish says:

    Happy late birthday Sweets! 22 was a great year for me – hope it’s even better for you!

  39. Sanja says:

    Happy belated birthday!

    Uh-o, is it nerdy to get excited about dishware? 😉

  40. russ says:

    I love those plates!! So fancy! I was in London last weekend, and saw some real nice hand painted bowls in the Japan centre, which I almost couldn’t resist, but I’d already got a bag full of food, and couldn’t fit em in!
    Yours look nicer though.

  41. Jade C says:

    Ohh Katie your dinners look so delicious!! I love these kinds of meals – fancy/dressed-up veggies alongside grains or another ((although I also love potatoes, ohh, and SWEET POTATOES, so it’s a tough call there 😉 😉 )) – but still, wow!! I have started to take pictures of my meals – the ones I’m proud of, anyways!!
    I realise this comment is a bit late for the post ..over 3 years too late, LOL 😀 😀 , but heyy, I’m pretty new to your site, so I can be a noob :) :) .