Yesterday was my birthday. My 34th birthday. That, for some reason, sounds middle-aged. Regardless of my pending senior citizen status, it was an AMAZING birthday.
I am never one to shy away from reminding people of my birthday. So I sent out an email with a variety of events for people to celebrate me.
Monday night was my “trivia birthday” @ Corner Bar. What used to be a weekly event has become much less frequent….but it was fun just the same. Three good friends. Good, cheap cocktails. Attentive and lovely servers. Random conversations…….ALL GOOD!
My friend Jenn Franklin had a CD release party/show on Tuesday. I’m so proud that she has completed her EP. She is stupid talented and gives me chills every-time I hear her sing. She also announced from the stage that I had a birthday coming up and all of Third and Lindsley wished me happy birthday. God I love Nashville. I then went to dinner with my pops and had my last corn nuggets of my 33rd year. YUM!
Weds. found me @ Peter’s Thai Sushi (YUM!) having lunch with Ear Injury. After a near miss with
the devil, I mean my old boss on my way in, the rest of the meal was a tasty and delightful experience. Man the food there is SO amazing. Add to that wonderful company and it doesn’t get much better. I spent Weds. night chilling at the house with the furry friends, watching ANTM and Project Runway (sorry to see ya go Chris–ya coulda been a contender!)
Thursday—my ACTUAL birthday. My phone started ringing at 7:30. I have numerous voice mails that I saved with folks wishing me a happy birthday. I had cards on my desk at work and my mom even sent me a huge cookie cake with a balloon on it to the office. My dept. took me to lunch at Yellow Porch (delish) where Alison Krauss and John Waite had also decided to grab a bite (have I mentioned I love Nashville?) I basically did no work all day and just chatted with folks and hung out. Well, I did have a vendor change the laws of physics and help me solve a problem with a project—but hey….that’s what happens on my birthday.
After work I went to dinner at Eastland Cafe with my dad. We ate tapas style–which is my favorite. It’s the only way to get shrimp & grits, herbed carrots, green chili mac & cheese, buttered asparagus, coconut rice and a decadent cheese platter at one meal without being sick at the end. You would hate to be sick at the end also since there was a pomegranate martini, triple chocolate tart with raspberry sorbet and blueberry beignets to be had. MMMMMMMM
I took my happy mouth (and the rest of me) to meet the Thursday night trivia gang. I have so much fun with these people I can’t even explain it. They truly get as much joy out of every situation possible. I usually laugh so much that my stomach hurts. I got a wonderful Sephora giftcard from my super pregnant friend (seriously…the packaging for their gift cards is AMAZING!!!) and we got her soon to be born son making all kinds of moves for us all night. We decided he likes the bar scene already. We didn’t do so well at the actual trivia part, but we had a blast otherwise and I could hardly believe that while a few of the same people were there as had been at my last birthday—the mood was so much different. My last birthday kinda sucked…mostly because of me….but that is so in the past and I will bask in the afterglow of this birthday instead.
There is still more celebrating to be had. Pub crawl. East Nashville. Good times! It’s not only my birthday festivity, but that of the lovely Snikki. It should be a good time. Anything that can celebrate the great way my life is going is a good time to me. Now if I could only have a mega makeout session…………