Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

On this day, 35 years ago, I was born.  Birthdays for me are a little strange.  I tend not to celebrate them with much fanfare and sometimes request that they go unnoticed.  They never do, and I'm secretly thankful for that. My children colored me a banner with birthday wishes and pictures of their favorite things.  My lovely wife made me the birthday meal I request every year.  Fish tacos with dressed arugula and papaya avocado salsa.  Key lime pie (I prefer it to birthday cake) was my dessert topped with whipped cream - because it's my birthday.  Because it is already reaching 100 degrees in Texas we tried a new citrus infused herbal iced tea as our beverage.  Everyone enjoyed the meal.  Pictures of the tacos and pie are below.  If you want any of the recipes just let me know and I'll send them to you.  This meal actually occurred on Memorial day because my birthday is on a weekday and the weekend was more convenient.

Thanks to the power of social media dozens of the Facebook friends wished me a happy birthday causing a wonderful notification chime from my phone throughout the day.  Friends from work wished me a happy birthday and poked fun at aging throughout the day.  My family visited me for lunch at work.  I fielded calls and emails from my parents, grandparents, in-laws, and friends throughout the evening.  Thanks to everyone out there who thought of me on my birthday.  I'm another year older and very happy for everything I have.  

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! I feel inclined to tell my favorite arugula (screw you spell check, that is how it's spelled) joke, but I will spare you. Of course, I've told it so many times that you just heard it anyway.
    I'm glad you don't mind us making a big deal about your birthday - it's fun for everyone - and frankly, you age whether we celebrate or not, so we might as well eat cake (or every year).