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Okay, so last Friday we went to Kenneth's happy hour which was fun. I had invited my
sister, but she said she couldn't go. Then later on I got a call from her saying that
she was there, and didn't recognize anyone! Mike and I got there about 40 minutes after
she did. It was fun to see Edk, since he works somewhere else now, and even Kallen
showed up with a friend of hers from work. I didn't get to talk to Kenneth much, but
that's nothing new. And Mike bought a ton of books at Green Apple, one of which he left
over here so I could read it.
On Saturday a few of us went to Trader Vic's for one of the official birthday celebrations.
The drinks were super yummy, as was all the food. It was really nice to be with a few
good friends for my birthday celebration, instead of having a huge party like I have in
past years. Also, all the gifts I got were great. I didn't have to pretend to like anything!
It was perfect. All my birthdays should be so good.
I'm super excited to read that Nutella might come back here! It would be very exciting
to be able to go to tea with him on a regular basis! Yay!
I think I had the best birthday ever this year. On Wednesday, we had game night as usual, but
Toby came over, in addition to the normal people, and I got a cake from Liberty. It was citrus
cake, with raspberry cream filling, covered in chocolate ganache. Mmmmmm. We only played Apples
to Apples, because there were more people than normal, and because we spent most of the night
On Thursday, my actual birthday, Mike took me out to dinner at Liberty. Their August menu
is great. We split what's basically a Caprice salad made with heirloom tomatoes. Man, those
tomatoes were delicous! We definately need to go back this month and get that again. After
dinner Mike gave me my present which was a Mac mini! Sooo exciting and Soooo cute! We put it
together right away. My old Linux desktop box is out, and the Mac mini is so in. I've spent
the last few days configuring it, with lots of help from Mike! And, I'm also having to learn
how to navigate and use a Mac, since the last Mac I owned was in 1993. OS X is *much* better!