November 15, 2004

The Birthday Weekend Recap

Much to her dismay, Beth turned thirty this weekend. Instead of boldly ignoring the entry into a new decade, we pretty much had a whole birthday weekend. You only turn thirty once, right?

Friday and Saturday were relaxing days. There were movies and TiVo watched (I'll talk about those later...wait for it), books started and books finished, fine dining and general merriment. But Sunday? That was the big day! I cooked us both a very large breakfast to start off the day - eggs, hashbrowns, bagels, tea and orange juice. Then we relaxed that off for a little while before going to see a movie (The Grudge...again, wait for it). Sufficiently creeped out, we went home and I gave Beth my second birthday gift, the first being extravagant bling (again, you only turn thirty once and diamonds just have to help ease the pain, right?). She's always been a Paul Simon fan so what would be better than every single one of his albums? So she listened to Paul while I read some stuff and watched some stuff. Then we headed out for dinner at our favorite Indian place. Wonderful as always. We returned, stuffed, and I hauled out the cake I'd bought to celebrate the occasion. Is there anything better than cheap grocery store cake? I think not.

There it is - the quick birthday weekend recap! Now I have to turn my attention to budgets and project plans and work breakdown structures and all the other fine buzzwords that go into rolling out a project. Um, I preferred the weekend, thank you very much.

Posted by Chris at November 15, 2004 09:52 AM

Sounds like a great weekend! Glad everything went well & that you had a relaxing time, 'cause I'm sure you've got 83242345234877876495875402362341098 meetings this week :P

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at November 15, 2004 10:21 AM

Sounds like an awesome weekend. I was totally wishing for hashbrowns on Sunday; Beth is such a lucky girl!

Posted by: Rachael at November 15, 2004 10:28 AM

Not just because of the hashbrowns! That's some pretty nice bling too! Just needed to clarify that potatoes are not my top priority.

Posted by: Rachael at November 15, 2004 10:29 AM

Hash browns, store bought cake, and bling bling. It doesn't get any better than that. :)

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at November 15, 2004 10:36 AM

Sounds like a perfect way to bring in 30. The only thing that would have made it better is ice cream cake. Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream cake to be precise. Man, I can't wait till my birthday! :D

Posted by: patricia at November 15, 2004 10:38 AM

Sounds like my kind of party.

Posted by: Fraulein N at November 15, 2004 10:48 AM

If Beth wasn't so nice, I'd say she was spoiled rotten! :)

Posted by: alektra at November 15, 2004 10:57 AM

You didn't make the birthday cake from scratch??? LOL. Well I'd have to say the rest of the spoiling you did certainly made up for that. Glad you both had a fantastic weekend! :)

Posted by: groovebunny at November 15, 2004 11:17 AM

It sounds like Beth had the perfect 30th! Lovely bling, some hash browns, cake...what else do you need? Just perfect.

Posted by: Heather at November 15, 2004 11:57 AM

i hope you're getting her some christmas bling to go with that birthday bling. ;-)

sounds like a great weekend for you too!

Posted by: tj at November 15, 2004 12:24 PM

What do you mean, "you only turn 30 once"?? That's crazy talk. I've been turning 30 for 10 years. And it's true-- I am so over the whole "age" thing.

Posted by: bluepoppy at November 15, 2004 01:32 PM

Now I want cake, SO BAAAAAAAAAD!

Happy birthday, Beth! Very glad you two had such a great weekend.

Posted by: Shiz at November 15, 2004 04:53 PM

Mmm. Cake. Just had a lemon pudding sort of cake at a friend's house. Twas lovely.

Posted by: Heather at November 15, 2004 05:53 PM

OH! Wish Beth a very happy 2nd annual 29th birthday for me!

Posted by: Marie at November 15, 2004 05:54 PM

Sounds like a wonderfull weekend and an especially wonderful birthday for Beth thanks to the reliable cactus! Nice.
Now, where's my breakfast?!

Posted by: Jade at November 15, 2004 06:13 PM

I am going to print your entry out in a VERY BIG and annoying font size and post it above my toilet, which by the way is where all things that beg to be noticed by my husband go. Perhaps I can guilt-trip him into believeing that men can learn to be great gift-givers.
Good job, Chris. Your wife is a lucky woman!

Posted by: Geezitron at November 15, 2004 10:35 PM

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy. W. C. Fields (1880 - 1946)

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