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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.

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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!

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