We started of Neil’s day of birth at the Silver Diner with some fine tasting birthday pan-cakes.
Came home to a surprise gift from my mother:
Neil’s favorite 25 year aged balsamic vinegar. Which, as you can see, he loves.
Then, of course, we had to head to Pie Gourmet the absolutely best thing about our town. It is a store that has exclusively sold pies since the 1950s. THE most DELICIOUS pies on earth. And, since we all know pie is far superior to cake in every way, that is really saying something.
And, I would be remiss not to share this fluke pic when I was trying to take a cute shot of us both with our pie.
Happy Birthday Neil YOU ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST. BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!!!!!
Nothing like seafood & a political debate to really celebrate your 28th birthday in style.
I convinced the Republican & Democrat clubs at my school to let me crash their student Presidential debate. I convinced another Nader fan at USD to participate with me, and we were allowed to answer 2/4 questions (ie, I only got to answer one of the questions). I’m not sure how many swing voters there were in the audience, but it was fun. And I got to wear my “Don’t hate the playa, hate the game” Nader t-shirt that Neil & I made. Worth it.
Neil and I went out to breakfast at a seedy diner to celebrate in the a.m., since I had class until 9:30p.m. the night of. Turns out it is the most popular place in San Diego, based on the crowd. I had a spinach fritatta, unusual fare for a highway-side diner, but delicious indeed.
When I got home from class I was so hungry that Neil took me out for a Birthday Burrito instead of the celebratory ice cream we had planned. It was also quite delicious.
My family came to visit me the week before my birthday & somehow we ended up at a seafood joint down by the San Diego marina. Luckily we started the birthday season out early & they brought me some complimentary birthday dessert.
What could possibly say “Happy Birthday” more than husband & wife matching fleece vests from the 2002 Olympics. Thanks dad! You are one-of-a-kind.
Neil fetched me out some seaweed from Coronado beach for my birthday.
But, luckily he also surprised me with this fantastic cloche.
And, just for a jog down memory lane… for my 27th birthday I made everyone rent costumes & go to a mansion in Salt Lake for a Murder Mystery party. Anyone who says I’m not a good time doesn’t know how to have a good time.