Saturday, February 9, 2013

belated birthday post

So thankful to welcome into the last year of my 30s with many fond memories!

It was totally worth going to began with a workout.  (which based on my food intake for the rest of the day was a really good thing.)

I enjoyed several of the mini cupcakes from my friend Chris...and shared the rest with co-workers and friends.  We went out for our usual cluster lunch...and I was highly encouraged to get the 'birthday special'....which was the colossal drink.  A larger than life mojito with four bendy straws and a glow in the dark plastic ice cube.  Woo...I had a little help with it...but not nearly enough.

I needed copious amounts of caffeine to get through the rest of the day.

Which continued in an excellent manner.  Calls from friends and family and the fun comments on Facebook.  Dinner was at The City Tap House.  If you are in the University City area of Philly you must check it out.  60 brews on tap and if you get a flight you can fill out a card with tasting notes :)

Tasty Jambalaya pizza for an appetizer and 1/2 chicken roasted on black beans for the main course.  Yum!

Dessert was a tasty Young's Double Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Float.

Then we waddled over to The Blockley for a great night of music.  A great small venue...a good crowd and we were a few feet from the stage.  We danced to the music of the New Sound Brass Band out of Philly....

Nothing compares to a stage with 6 trombones!  Good times...

We also danced until 1 to the sounds of Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers.  

What a wonderful night.

The next day was brought to you by a large coffee from Dunkin Donuts followed by a chai latte with a shot of espresso.

Several days later and I'm nearly caught up on my sleep...but again, totally worth it.

Thankful for the opportunity to celebrate.

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