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Monday, October 02, 2006

They Did Indeed Say it Was My Birthday

On turning 29 delightfully:
*Take Friday before birthday off to ensure one is well rested for festivities to come. Spend day at the Spy Museum with my friend in from Atlanta. We attempted to crawl through the ductwork, but halfway through determined we are not cut out for espionage. If you haven't visited the museum, you must. Even though it costs 15 clams, it kicketh copious tail.
*Spend Friday night ringing in the impending birthday with four sorority sisters and beer--lots and lots of it--at Gazuza and The Big Hunt. Decide it's time to call it a night Sunday morning when the camera ends up floating in a pint.
*Wake Saturday and promptly showered with gifts by significant other. Always an excellent gift giver, he opted this year to enable my growing golf obsession. A bit later, my mother and father arrived bearing home supplies from Costco (it's the best delivery service 'cuz you don't even necessarily have to pay the bill right away) and the fixings for a delicious breakfast.
*Wile away a beautiful afternoon at the National Books Festival.
*End with romantic late-night dinner at Hank's, sucking down Blue Points, polenta with parmesan, and champagne. Because it's not a great birthday until you've contracted gout. Stop into Kramerbooks and get John Hodgman's The Areas of My Expertise. Start giggling before even making it past the cover.

P.S.-Oh and a special birthday thank you to Mark Foley, who gave the gift that keeps on giving: Republican scandal, A1.


Anonymous Sweet said...

I love the Spy Museum too! My sister and I went a couple weeks ago. Although, we felt like dumbasses when we were brought into that first room where you can 'pick you new identity.' The two of us thought that we'd be quizzed on it later, so we kept repeating our new names/occupations over and over. So much so, that we inspired the people around us to really focus on it too. Yeah, we were never quizzed on it.

2:21 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

Woo! Happy (belated) birthday!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Sweet- We got quizzed three times! I was starting to think that I really was Hasina Mtumbe, the 26-year-old banker with a microdot file to retrieve at the Munich brewhouse.

I-66- Thanks. In the blog world, having a birthday on a weekend is a little like having a summer birthday in elementary school. No cupcakes for you...

8:41 PM  
Blogger KassyK said...

Your birthday sounds fantastic!! So glad you had a blast. Mine is coming up in 2 months and I am already planning it since I never do the bday thing--this year, I decided to go all out. :-)

Glad you had a great weekend and happy belated.

8:45 PM  
Blogger regs said...

Happy bday, wish I had been there for some for the SS fun! We went to the game; the highlight was drinking warm busch light at the EN halftime tailgate with baby brother. Seriously, can you remember the last time you had a busch light? Let alone one floating in a trashcan of slightly cool water that was once ice?

Looking forward to seeing you at the VA tech game, after seeing what happened this weekend we might actually win.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Regs- Isn't it your big sister obligation to buy him decent beer?
Definitely. I'll forward you the directions to the tailgate I'll be at. And yes, the Hokies are cruising toward a nationally televised spanking. Hmmm, good thing I don't have any VaTech readers...

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Baker! said...

oops, well, happy late birthday, brunch bird!

5:07 AM  

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