Thursday, July 5, 2012

B-Day Weekend

Ah, birthdays: the time of year when we are forced to think about that number associated with our all-too-quickly dwindling existence. The only thing that takes the sting out of pondering mortality is... KARAOKE! :)

In all seriousness, though, the celebrations this year were epic. Over the weekend, I ate at Benihana for the first time since high school. I had forgotten how fun it is to have food cooked fresh in front of me by an entertaining chef. Who loves me.

Another advantage to birthdays: cards and gifts!

After dinner we went to Sing Sing for private-room karaoke. Highlights of the evening include Jeff's rendition of "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from The Little Mermaid, Chris singing "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne, Ruby with SWV's "Weak," Burke hamming it up on "Dang Me," and my duet with Beth: "Steppin Out."

Chill out / Watcha yellin' for

On Sunday, we went to Rockaway Beach to enjoy some sand and saltwater.

For my birthday dessert, my friend Kim (a talented baker) made me some delicious cake pops! Sooooo gooooood...