I turned 31 on Saturday. Eh. 31 is a lame age hardly worth noting...but I managed to have an excellent day with some most excellent people that is worth noting! Friday night I celebrated with Mary at 118 degrees (a raw vegan restaurant in Costa Mesa at The Camp). I bet some of you think of "RAW VEGAN" with a crinkled nose thinking "ew...a restaurant where I'm served a plate of disgusting raw vegetables" or something along those lines...but this place was AMAZING! Some of you will never believe me because you are haters...but for those of you who have an open mind and love DELICIOUS food, please do yourself a favor and enjoy this restaurant sometime! There was so much flavor in every bite...I dare say it dazzled my taste buds! haha. Mary is always wonderful company so it was nice to have some special one-on-one time with her (sometimes life gets so hectic and time does not permit such luxuries...but it's always a treat when we do get the time!)! After dinner I went over to Alicia's for a little while to celebrate her birthday (damn January babies! haha!). I wish I could have stayed for longer but I left early so I could wake up early Saturday morning and go for a hike...or so I thought?
The road to hell is paved with good intentions...but when you are confronted with a road block such as...say...MIMOSAS and some of the best company southern California...no...the United States....no...the world...no...the UNIVERSE has to offer...you kinda just want to sit around drinking, watching the kiddies play around with the plethora of toys the Nuckles household (aka Becca's daycare center) has to offer, and talking about anal sex...RIGHT? hahaha! It was a wonderful birthday hike-turned all day mimosa fest extravaganza and I thank you all for knowing how to show an old gal like me such a good time! Thank you Rebecca, Evan, Ellie, Sandra, Rufino, Allison, Avery, Mikaila, Amelia (sorry about the mouth rape), Joe, Emily and Atticus (I know you were there somewhere) for a wonderful time!
It didn't end there people! Oh yes...there is MORE! When we had drunk the last drop of the 8th bottle of champagne we headed out to go home and get ready for the evening portion of my birthday celebrations. Dinner and comedy (Kevin Smith and Ralph Garmen's podcast at the Jon Luvitz comedy club-Universal City Walk)! We dropped Emily off at Joe's parents and Lara and Luis picked us up and took us out for a night on the town. I continued with the drinking theme by ordering a Sangria with dinner and a bucket of beers to share with Luis at the comedy club. Needless to say I was spent by the end of the night.
My birthday carried over into Sunday with family celebrations and a delicious vegan chocolate cake made by Lara...and we still had Monday off! Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!!!