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Monday, September 19, 2005

Weekend Recap - My 2005 Birthday


For my birthday, we arranged a dinner at Cafe Bizou, a popular French restaurant in Santa Monica. We came up with a good mix of people - old and new friends, from school, church and the climbing gym. The food was great, and the company was even better. We chatted until we realized that we were only one of two tables in the restaurant.

Marc, Marlon, Angela and I then went on to look for a club because our feet were itching to dance (at least mine and Angela's were! haha). But after trying 2 different clubs with no luck, we finally decided to just go to Voda, a martini bar in Santa Monica. The music was good, but unfortunately, there was no dancing there. We had to content ourselves with dancing in our seats (complete with the white man overbite). At 1am, with the knowledge that Angela and Marlon had an hour's drive ahead of them, we called it a night.

The next day after mass, my dad, Marc and I joined Allan and Lois on a sailing trip around Marina del Rey. We came loaded with all kinds of snacks - cheese, bread, chips, dip, dolmas, and the like. Allan had chicken, fruit and some salad. We had a feast in the cabin of the boat before setting off. Once we got out of the boat parking area, Allan turned to my dad and asked him to steer.

So there went an afternoon where my dad actually had the time of his life. We could not distract him from steering. I tried to sit in front of my dad and he pushed me away because I was blocking his view of the compass. Geez, Dad! But I could tell he was really enjoying himself.

After sailing, Marc and I headed down to Angela's for a farewell party for Daniel, who was leaving with his wife to go back to Belgium. Again, there was so much food than we knew what to do with - at least until Mario showed up! ;) We watched a couple of episodes of Criss Angel, and a hilarious stand-up comedy show that I can't remember the name of right now.

Tonight is my birthday dinner with family, and probably the last of this period of gluttony. It will help to have a little fat for some insulation though. It's getting colder now! Outdoor climbing season is almost upon us.

1 comment(s):

Happy birthday, Cathy. Sounds like you had an eventful one! So you're a Virgo!? A sweet, loving headstrong Virgo, like my husband!!

By Anonymous Valerie, at September 20, 2005 6:15 AM  

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