Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Birthweek Recap!

What a GREAT birthday! I had so much fun and am so grateful for my wonderful friends and family!! Here is the recap:

Amazing spray tan from a fabulous gay man named Paul. This led to subsequent discussions on whether Paul was truly gay or just had it all figured out with the best professional "little white lie" around thus allowing him to oogle half nakey girls freely without them feeling icky and violated.

Saturday Morning:
Since you aren't supposed to shower off the base of a spray tan for eight hours, I went to bed with my initial color not washed off. I woke up to this:
Yes, apparently I drool in my sleep. And apparently drool + fresh spray tan = the demise of one of my white tank tops.

Saturday Night:
We had reservations at Victor Tango's at 7:00 so we met at our house around 6:30 where the girls gave me my birthday presents: a massage, an ADORABLE apron (exhibit A), and a SNUGGIE (exhibit B) from Al, E, and Jules and a really fun picture from Jodi that I now have proudly hanging in my cube at work (exhibit C). How fun is that? (I know, you're super-jealous of my girlfriends, aren't you?? Yep, I would be too.)
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Victor Tango's was a blast. The boys made it their mission to made sure I was slightly unsteady on my feet before dinner was over (and not because of my four inch heels). The favorites of the night were the ahi tuna nachos, the crab mac n cheese (I. die.) and the cheeseburger tacos.

However, my favorite part of dinner was my HOMEMADE birthday cake. My three college besties had NEVER baked a cake before. Like even out of a box. So this was a huge deal for them. It took them four hours and a bottle of wine. Look how cute it is!
After dinner, we headed to Sunset Lounge to do a little dancin'. And dance we did. Three of my favorite guy friends came. And boy can they dance... we had a BLAST! Here are a few of the pictures...
The night ended with a rock band party back at our house in which Jodi ran point on the vocals and I drummed. In my snuggie.

Lunch at Jakes (my personal remedy of choice) and then a movie with the girls. We went to see "He's Just Not That Into You" and in a twist of fate we ended up at a theater we've never been to. If you've never been to Inwood theater you MUST go. Instead of seats, they have couches with huge ottomans and BEAN BAG chairs! I know, it's the little things in life... but it was SO COOL. See below...
Celebration with the parents! And if anyone knows how to do it right, it's them! Mom (aka the inventor of the birthWEEK) definitely does not slack off. I got to Plano and was greeted on the entry table of their house with a cake, balloons, presents AND flowers. However, my mom said she was a little disappointed I got there so early bc she wanted to have "In da club" playing when I walked in. Yes, my mom wanted 50 cent to be the first one to wish me happy birthday upon my arrival. Freaking. Hilarious.

We hung out for a bit and then went to The Keg for dinner. It was delish and lucky moose will get to enjoy the festivities since I brought home a GIANT t-bone for him from my dad's steak. We wrapped up the night with presents and a chocolate confection from Central Market. (If you are of the cake-purchasing as opposed to the cake-baking variety like my friends, Central Market chocolate cakes are so good... moist and just the right amount of rich.)

All in all it was simply a wonderful birthday! Thank you everyone for making it so special!!


Walker said...

Sounds like a great birthweek!

But wait... you're telling me you drool SO much that it runs out of your mouth, down your chin, down your neck, and past your shoulders?! And enough to make your shirt sopping wet and run your spray tan?! I just don't even know what to say to that.

Natalie said...

Yes, I drool. And I would like to think the shoulder situation is because the teensy amount that I did drool ended up there because I tuck my head into my chest when I sleep.

Really? No comment about mom wanting to have "In da club" blaring ...

Dotty said...

OMG! I just clicked on the link to the 50 Cent "birthday" lyrics! I liked it better before I knew what ALL the words were.