Thanks for all the birthday wishes! My birthday is today, December 7th. Always a rather sobering day. And who knew I’d ever turn 30? Certainly not me. But I’m sure it’s that way with every age, yes? Especially the big ones: 30, 40, 50, etc. When you’re young, you never think the day will come when you’ll be your parents’ age, your grandparents’ age.
Today I’ll be making homemade donuts in an attempt to find something for the holidays that become a tradition for us. My ex-boyfriend’s step-mom made cinnamon rolls, his step-sister was starting to make her family’s tradition be making monkey bread, and Dave’s mom makes dough cakes. All those are fine, but I’d like something that’s OURS. Know what I mean? If I had to choose right now, I’d choose dough cakes, but again, I’d like something that’s OURS. So I’m attempting the donuts this morning (since I can eat whatever I want on my birthday!), and then Dave and I will go out to dinner at my favorite restaurant. When I called to make reservations, the conversation went something like this:
(You should know that I know the menu changes every night…the chef goes to the farmer’s market and gets what she needs, then she goes back and hand writes the menu. About three years ago (probably longer) I had the best prawn cocktail, and when I mentioned this to a server recently, she said that next time I make my reservation, I should mention this prawn cocktail, because the chef would probably do it again.)
Me: Hi, I’d like to make reservations.
Restaurant Person: For how many people?
RP: On what date?
Me: Sunday, December 7th.
RP: And what time?
RP: And what name will this be under?
RP: Okay! We’ll see two of you here on Sunday, December 7th at 6:00pm.
Me: Great! And there’s just one more thing. A couple of years ago I had a shrimp (actually it was prawns, but whatever) cocktail there and it was sooo good, and I was wondering if you would ask the chef if she can do that again.
RP: Um, well, you know, the menu changes every night and I can’t guarantee the chef will put that on the menu.
Me: Oh, I know, but if you could just mention it to her. Because, see, it’s my birthday, and it’s also me and my husband’s six month anniversary, and we got engaged at your restaurant, so I’d really like it if you would just mention it to the chef. I know it may not be on the menu, but would you just mention it?
RP: OH! Well, sure, I can mention that. And either way I’ve got it down that it’s your birthday and anniversary.
Anyone want to take bets on whether the prawn cocktail will be on the menu? 😀
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