So it was my birthday on Sunday.
To be fair it was also Twin's birthday - two minutes after mine.
We're now 29. 30 is on the horizon.
And we share our birthday with a few friends. Also Ashton Kutcher, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Charles Dickens were also born on this day. Who knew February 7th was such a popular day to have a baby?
On Thursday our mom took us out to get manicures - not that any of us have nice nails, but it's still fun.
In my fam we celebrate by getting presents (natch) and going out to eat at a restaurant of the birthday person's choosing. We'll be hitting Twin's choice later, hopefully when our youngest sister, henceforth known as Youngest Sister, comes home from a visit from Far Away College (aka Columbia in Oprahland (aka Chicago)). Twin chose Solera which is a delicious tapas restaurant.
I chose La Grolla, which we dined at Sunday afternoon (because there was no point watching the Super Bowl when it was our BIRTHDAY...duh (also the Vikings weren't playing, so you know, what's the point?)). La Grolla is classified as Italian, and every time we've eaten there the food is so super duper fantastic you pretty much don't want to eat anywhere else, ever again.
This is the dish (cartoccio) that Brother would kill a bear to get at. An honest to god bear...
The chef/owner was once a personal chef for Donald Trump and apparently Mr. Trump has good tastes.
As for presents, Twin got a new jacket along with Casino Royale and season 2 of the Venture Brothers.
If you're not watching Venture Brothers, you need to rectify that IMMEDIATELY!
She also got dog training classes for Tula, who may or may not be an agility champion in the making.
Together, we also got a Ladder, which doesn't seem like much, but we've needed a ladder for almost 2 years now to get rid of the trees growing in our gutters.
Our Grandma has started to give away some of her possessions in lieu of a birthday gift (aka, money) which is awesome because I'd much rather have some of her heirlooms than money any day.
This year we got these wonderful dishes that belonged to, like, her grandmother and therefore are really old. They're made out of carnival glass.
I got District 9 on blu ray and season two of Metalocalypse.
If you love metal, even a little bit, this show is for you
From Younger Sister I received a pretty hair binder and a journal made from REAL ELEPHANT POOP!
You might be questioning the journal, but it's because I LURVE elephants.
this was my first ever tattoo
I also got a framed print of Waterhouse's Circe Invidosa
It's hanging in my room across from my framed Waterhouse La Belle Damme Sans Merci. Awesome.
So anyway, that's how I spent my Sunday. There was also some Dexter watching as well as Call of Duty playing.
How was your weekend?
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