December 06, 2004

Birthday Weekend Recap

Before I get into the whole weekend-summarizing thing, I need to say a hearthy, enthusiastic and very bombastic thank you to all of you who commented or emailed such kind birthday wishes. I tell you "you rock" often. Just for a chage, I'll say that you're all uber-nifty.

Friday night? I was plumb tuckered out (and obviously quite Southern). We had a nice, low-key evening complete with carry-out from our favorite local Thai place, our friend TiVo, and Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay says hi.

I think Saturday, at least most of it, was adequately summarized however Beth and I did go out and have a nice pre-birthday dinner. Apparently I was still feeling a little Southern - I had a wonderful meal of blackened catfish and jalapeno polenta. Sometimes I miss living in the South.

That leads to Sunday...the day my mom, being unable to wait for the hospital elevator, ran up four flights of stairs and gave birth to me in 20 minutes. Really, I've been pretty punctual ever since. Beth made a wonderful breakfast (blueberry pancakes!) and then handed me my gifts. For future reference? iPods rock are uber-nifty. As is my brand-spankin' new "American Psycho" t-shirt. After playing with afformentioned uber-nifty iPod for a large portion of the day, Beth and I headed to my parents for dinner, along with my in-laws and my great uncle and his wife. It was an odd (but good) evening.

First, my mom decided that, instead of turning 32, I was turning 3+2. The theme for the party? SpongeBob. Why? Its unclear. I didn't ask. Then there was my great uncle's wife (lets call him Sid and her Nancy for convenience) who's really not all there. She's not even mostly there. Proof:

MIL: And how's your brother? How old is he?
Nancy: He's 95. And he's never married.
MIL: I thought he was married to a Japanese lady.
Sid: Let's not go there.
Nancy: Japanese lady? No. He was dating a girl once but she wanted to get married and he had to finish his law degree. I have a Japanese maid!
Sid: She's from El Salvador.
Me: Is that north or south of Hokkaido?

Nancy's brother is married to a Japanese woman and has been for about 15 years.

And I think I ate something odd. Not bad-odd, but strange-odd. I had dreams last night that I was hanging out with Roger Moore, Lee Marvin, Tony Curtis and a host of other celebrities. Then I became Roger Moore and realized that my two front teeth were false.

Aside from the oddities, I received some wonderful presents, had a great meal and spent quality time with some of the people I most love in the world. I have no complaints. I'm a 32 year-old, all-around happy dude.

Posted by Chris at December 6, 2004 10:07 AM

Your dream kicks my dreams ass. I dreamt that I was trying to hitch my way to Texas (still completely unclear why) and I ended up hanging out the whole time with Gram Parsons??!?!? who barely spoke and kept making me eat stale popcorn. I'm not making this up.

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at December 6, 2004 10:17 AM

LMAO...amazing coincidence about the SB themed birthday! We celebrated my son's on Saturday with family and even managed to have jellyfish (pink balloons with pink streamers attached) hanving invisibly (fishing lure) from the ceiling. have children, you have to start thinking creatively and enjoying spending half of your day blowing up balloons, attaching streamers, and hanging them, just to pop them 5 hours later!

Posted by: Randi at December 6, 2004 10:28 AM

Happy belated birthday man. Your dream is cool. I only dream that I am running naked on the beach with hot chicks.

Posted by: Strode at December 6, 2004 10:53 AM

belated birthday wishes! i've been considering an iPod for sometime...maybe will seriously look into getting one this time!

Posted by: Priscilla at December 6, 2004 11:21 AM

Happy, happy belated birthday!!!! Glad you had a nice weekend (as I seethe a little with jealousy over your iPod).

Posted by: Heather at December 6, 2004 11:52 AM

LoL sounds like a fun time regardless of Nancy. And what's with strange dreams induced by eating something not right? I think I'll take your secret agent with two false front teeth dream over my super anoxeric vampire chicks dream anyday.

Posted by: groovebunny at December 6, 2004 11:58 AM

Miss the South? Isn't DC between Maryland and Virginia?!

Posted by: Leslie at December 6, 2004 12:48 PM

Happy Belated! Sorry I missed the actual day. Sounds like you celebrated in style!

Posted by: Krush at December 6, 2004 01:03 PM

Happy Belated Birthday from The South. (I'll go ahead and speak for everyone.) I'm glad your day was fun!

Posted by: Karen at December 6, 2004 01:05 PM

I'm sorry -- I was away from civilization all weekend and couldn't wish you a happy birthday. So happy belated birthday!!!!!!

Posted by: laura at December 6, 2004 02:16 PM

I think we all have crazy family! Although that conversation is bizarre lol! I had two old Aunties, both deceased now rest their souls, and they used to sit around comparing operations and sicknesses, usually right before dinner, it made for very little appetite at the dinner table heehee!!

Posted by: Nina at December 6, 2004 02:39 PM

Ack, happy late birthday! Glad you had some good eatin' and nifty presents. What color ipod did you get?

Posted by: supine at December 6, 2004 02:44 PM

I always manage to come in with belated birthday blessings... glad to hear you had a happy one. The dream sounds cool, except for the false teeth.

Posted by: etherian at December 6, 2004 02:47 PM

Darling Chris, please accept my belated birthday wishes to you. It sounds like it was a pleasant day.

I so want an iPod. I'd even settle for the one that you can only put 1000 songs on. Can you imagine!? (Well duh, of course you can because you OWN one now!)

Anyway, Happy Birthday, even if it is belated!

Posted by: zanie at December 6, 2004 03:38 PM

Happy Belated Birthday, Chris!

Posted by: Kelley at December 6, 2004 09:20 PM

Hmmm... is there something you're not telling us here??? hahaha
That's hillarious...
Well my friend, sorry I'm late on this, but Happy be-lated BIRTHDAY!...and many moreeeeeeeeeeeeee...
I'm glad it was great...
Hugs to ya!

Posted by: Ana at December 6, 2004 11:50 PM

Spongebob?? lol We just threw a Spongebob party for my 8 year old. Are you an in the closet Spongebob fan? hmmmm?? It's okay to admit it, I am a 30 year old Spongebob fan myself (lol)

Posted by: Leslie at December 7, 2004 08:10 AM

I am left to wonder if there was some kind of funny stuff that the great aunt takes sprinkled all over your food. Hmm...probably nothing that a complete blood work up would find now since most is gone in 24 hours. Did you at least enjoy the ride in your sleep???

Posted by: Jade at December 7, 2004 10:11 AM

I hope that my 30th birthday party involves SpongeBob in some way. No, for real.


Posted by: Coleen at December 7, 2004 10:53 AM

L'Eponge Bob THAT ROCKS!!!

Ipod... well I cant wait to use erm make that pump you for info on the ipod phenomenon (I am interested) oh yeah and MP3s.

that is once I have a non-comatose laptop... (international coverage my fat white half arse) someone mentioned the mothership and I have been scared since.

Posted by: stinkerbell at December 7, 2004 12:51 PM

Happy birthday from one Sag to another!

Posted by: bd at December 7, 2004 03:17 PM

Happy Belated Birthday! You are the same age as TJ and I, too, wanted to throw him a Spongebob party. But, for some reason, he wouldn't let me. I wonder why? It sounds like you had a great day! Now...go out and have a great year!

Posted by: Nicole at December 8, 2004 01:55 PM