Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Nicolas!

As a child you had one stupendous day for your birthday.  As an adult it seems to last two weeks, simply because it is hard to celebrate all with your friends on the same day.  My trophy husband turned 35 this past week & his birthday lasted 3 days. 

First we went to dinner with his parents & then to see Quentin Tarintino's new film The Hateful 8.  I have been eagerly awaiting to see it because my friend was out of town in Telluride for 6 months working on it.  I couldn't make it to his gold showing so it was an opportunity to see it with family at least.  It was a great film. We got strange stares from the rest of the audience when his name came on the screen & we cheered. Not the regular routine for a Tuesday movie night  in a suburban theater.

The second day of celebrating was supposed to be a big affair but it was ruined by the US Postal Service.  How long does it take to get a card to someone in your own city these days? Apparently a week is not enough time.  I have been dutifully reducing my belongings as part of my new year's resolution so I decided to send out all of my 3D invites for his birthday gathering. I started to worry when I hadn't received a single RSVP by Monday.  So Nicolas started calling everyone & found out only one had actually received the card on Tuesday.  We did continue on & did have some friends turn up to Comrades Brewing Company for Geeks who Drink trivia night. Nicolas does love a themed party so we ran with the geek theme & decided Soviet scientist.  Through the years I've accumulated Soviet uniforms for every season...& I don't truly know why.  We did have outfits to wear. The staff loved it but the rest of the kids at the bar didn't get it. Alas most of them were born after the Cold War & didn't grasp the true AWESOMENESS of the my Iron Curtain chique. 

I quickly made laboratory treats when I got home from work.  If you haven't checked out online cooking shows, do this one: Nerdy Nummies.  Rosanna Pansino does little Marthaesque cooking lessons but with eminent scientists cooking alongside her.  My oven has been out of commission for awhile now so we decided to just top Valentine's Day cupcakes with shaped Starbursts and strawberry jelly to make RED BLOOD CELL CUPCAKES.
Then we decided to get super dorky & make geeky jello shots.  I had unused petri dishes (don't ask), the only other thing I needed was 'jello', vodka & gummies to make PETRI DISH JELLO SHOTS.
My disappointment came when we played Geeks who Drink.  I was expecting to awe them with my awesome bank of useless knowledge. Alas most of the questions didn't have anything to do with geekiness, they were about pop culture. An entire round where they played sound clips of introductions to tv shows where the character did a monologue. We were to name the Character that did the speech?! Not a round to be won by someone that hasn't watched tv in 21 years. Nicolas did enjoy his flight of beer though.  I told him that it looked like the drinking competition for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The rest of the evening was rocking with Nicolas's friends at the Milk night club. Nicolas had a fabulous time as you can see.
So much so that he had finally woken up by the time I got off of work the next day.  He was quietly folding laundry & just wanted a good hamburger then run some errands on the Birthday day itself.  Other people's birthdays are so fun much more fun then my own.  Of years creating huge celebrations for myself its nice to do whatever the other person really wants to do for their day so they don't have to do it themselves.  Happy Birthday Handsome!