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.
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.