So I promised you a birthday post.
I had quite the birthday weekend. Yes. Quite. Saturday J had a dueling gig and I went to see him and celebrate Halloween My Birthday! It was such a great night and I got to hang out with my BFF and my cousin and her hubby! I had a blast and J was amazing! It was so good to finally see him do his thing.
Some more pics from the night..
It was literally one of the most fun nights I have had in awhile. I was clearly a creepy, ghouly Alice in Wonderland. Clearly. That picture of me crying is just to show the hilarity that transpired during the night . Lots of craziness. Two cousins together makes for a photoshoot of laughter. I am not going to bore you with all 10,234,234 pictures that were taken of just the two of us. Especially because we had the worst photographer ever!
So I have been using my birthday and the hurricane as an excuse to pig out and eat everything in sight. First I made birthday cake and then some little pumpkin cake/cookies. They were delicious.
I stole the cake recipe from HERE and pretty much followed the recipe except for the frosting. Instead, I made a marshmallowy topping since I don’t really like cool whip (I know I’m so weird). It was a really good cake, I don’t know about better than anything, but it was good. The toffee bits topping was the best part! I wont tell you about the night that J
and I just took a spoon to the top.
Now, the cookies were really easy, just half a can of pumpkin mixed with half a box of vanilla cake mix and some dark chocolate chips and extra bits of Halloween candy thrown in (I chopped milk duds and whoppers)! Yum! (J ate about 5 before I could even take that picture)
The next few birthday days were spent hanging out, surviving the hurricane (we had a lot of light flickering), scary movie marathons (I couldn’t get enough, J was really scared though), scrabble, eating(anything and everything) and drinking (J bought me a bottle of Belvedere for my birthday!) and just plain being fat. On Wednesday J made me scrambly eggs for breakfast with our champagne! Champagne is good at pretty much anytime of day. I got lots of great presents/gadgets and I have the best Hubberoo ever! He really made my birthday super special and I am glad we got to spend so much quality time together before he goes away.
We went out to dinner for our last night together/my ACTUAL birthday at a cute place down the street. I decided to be a hippie and J wore his fangs.
I wear my sunglasses at night.
We were served by a nun who gave us free shots of tequila (I just remembered that right now as I am typing) and free scary candy when she had to tell us that they were out of dessert. How can you be out of dessert? I let it slide because all I actually wanted after dinner was a plate of fries (which they didn’t have either. I guess they didn’t know that it was my birthday). So we went off in search of some fries. The great thing about this is that we have a billion restaurants/bars around us so we didn’t have to go far. At our next stop we tried a crazy Japanese Single Malt which I think was called Yamazaki (but don’t take my word for it} and even though I really hate single malt, this one had more of a brandy flavor with a scotchy aftertaste. It was really nice and I would definitely suggest. We didn’t stay out late because J had to catch a REALLY early flight in the morning (sadface). Yes, he is leaving again, but only for a month this time. I think I may live. Or not. And don’t worry, on the way back from the airport I didn’t have to pick up any hitchhikers to take with me into the city, I made it back before 6am.
To sum it all up I had the best birthday/week and I can’t wait to do it again next year!