Almond Joy Cake

Almond Joy Cake

What is considered socially acceptable adult behavior when a group of people sings you “Happy Birthday?” Avoid eye contact? Hum along? Stuff your face with the Almond Joy Cake while everyone else is concentrating on pitch? I vote Door #3. I’m weighing my options because today just so happens to be my birthday! While it would be far more becoming of me as an (even later) 20-something adult to demurely deflect attention and insist that we skip the birthday song all together, the truth is….I LOVE BIRTHDAYS, both my own and others’. I bounced out of bed this morning to pick up a warm ham+gruyere croissant and almond croissant (it’s by birthday, so I opted not to choose) from this incredible local bakery , relished the moment when the Starbucks barista wrote “Happy Birthday,” on my complimentary caramel latte, and will spend the entirety of my workday day dreaming about the fried pickles and cocktails I plan to devour at my birthday dinner with Ben. (We skip gifts and celebrate special occasions with date nights out.)

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