Oh that’s right, I said ponies. More on that to come.
My birthday weekend was a perfect mix of doing fun stuff and being lazy. And both felt great!
Being lazy, well that’s easy enough, it included a lot of lounging and prep time at my apartment. And I have to say, I don’t think it’s EVER been this clean and straightened up. I fear that will only last about…three days?
But the fun stuff was SUPER fun, like indulging in some of Chicago’s great restaurants. Over my four-day weekend I hit three awesome places:
Each were delicious and a lot of fun. I even took some food porn pictures at Hot Doug’s and The Bristol. My parents tried NOT to be too embarrassed by the photo taking at The Bristol. They find it hilarious that I photograph my food. Silly.
Bristol: Eggs benedict with mustard hollandiase
Hot Doug’s: Fois Gras duck sausage with fois gras mousse too
Hot Doug’s: Duck fat fries (heaven)
Another big weekend highlight was a shindig at my house with a few friends. My parents were on-hand to help (so I could actually talk to people) and I think everyone say why I’m JUST like my dad. Scary. And many of my friends were very generous, bringing wine and even some presents. And I’m proud to say, I finally got my long-yearned for pony, actually two. They’re fabulous!
Finally, another big highlight of the weekend had to be all the internet love I got too. My Twitter and Facebook pages were flooded with birthday wishes and I received several e-mails, calls and texts. Thank you everyone for making it special. All of you get a big hug, even if you don’t want it :)
I’ve also decided (as the birthday girl) to extend celebrations into next weekend when I go shopping (finally!) for gifts and have smaller celebrations with friends who couldn’t make it this weekend. I cannot wait!
More pictures are available on my Flickr page too!
How was everyone else’s weekend? What was the best birthday you ever had?