John had his 27th birthday on March 24. This is our 6th birthday of his that we have celebrated together. SIX. Makes me feel like we have been together forever! HA. Actually, it feels like no time at all most days.
John's birthday fell on a Monday this year. Does anyone like Mondays? I don't think so. But I tried to make it as special for him as it could be.
We went to see Les Miserables at Hale Center Theater that afternoon, and it was amazing! Hale Center never ceases to amaze me; the actors are all so talented, and even in such a small space, they do such a fantastic job.
When it was announced that they were making Les Mis into a movie, I was beyond excited, and John didn't really understand why. He had heard the music, but he had never seen the play,and didn't think he would like it. I begged him so many times to go see it in theaters, and he wouldn't. But, you bet your bottom that as soon as it came out on Blu Ray I made him watch it with me. And as much as he had reisisted, he loves that movie. He tells me constantly that we should have seen it in theaters.
Seeing it performed on stage was no different. While the actors and actresses aren't recognizable names, it was still just as fantastic. Now I just need to convince him that it is worth taking me to NYC to see it again. ;)
John really only asked for one thing for his birthday. This turn table. It started as a KickStarter project, and he has followed it since then, telling me how cool it is, and everything that makes it better than the two record players we already own, and why he needs one. Can I tell you anything about it? Other than it's cool, and he wanted one? No. I heard the name of it, and that's all I needed.
Unfortunately, because it was started on KickStarter, they only make them as the orders come in, and were already behind schedule when they started making them, because they had to make all of the ones that were purchased through KickStarter. So, I ordered it in January; thinking, it will for sure be here by the end of March, right? Wrongo. Not even supposed to ship until the end of April. Guess I should have ordered it in October.
So, on his birthday I made him a homemade card out of construction paper, with a note telling him how much I love him, and then included a picture of the turn table and told him that if he wasn't such a hipster, his gift would have been here on time. ;)
He was beyond excited, and just looked at me and was like "REALLY?" Haha, yes, really. I love when he gets excited about things, especially when I am apart of said things.