Happy 40th Birthday Susie!
As my Gamma Phi Beta sorority sisters used to shout:
Drink Beer! Drink Beer! Drink Beer, goddamnit, Drink Beer!
If you can’t Drink Beer like a Gamma Phi can,
then you shouldn’t have a goddamn beer in your hand!
Suz doesn’t drink much of anything, but you know, it’s a cheer for my friend. And a classy one at that, huh? NICE!
(Damn, I’m going to miss the countdown to Suz’s 40th birthday – I’ve been cashing in! Trip to NYC, the Scion xB, a soon-to-arrive puppy, this past Friday’s Which Witch shenanigans, and an open-house this evening… Summer and Susie’s birthday will soon be over, nooooooooo!)
Got tired of the green, decided to go for something a little richer and fall-ish, so voila, the debut of my new, chocolatey color scheme…
Nathan and John had lunch with my dad today, downtown, at Mill City Pizza, the pizza place in US Bank Plaza, where both John and my dad have their offices (although in different towers). John raves about Mill City’s pizza and has been wanting to take Nathan – aka Mr. Pizza – for quite awhile. So before school starts, they finally made the trip, plus ran into Pa David as a bonus, and then made their way to the Body Worlds exhibit at the Science Musuem of Minnesota. When they get home, mighty hungry I’d guess, I’ll be ready for them with…
…a seemingly rich but actually quite healthy chicken gumbo, in honor of New Orleans on this Hurricane Katrina anniversary. Get well soon, New Orleans. Sigh.
And after dinner, on a happier note, we’re heading to Susie’s for dessert at her birthday open house. Rumor has it that Suz’s amazing-baker-friend Rosemarie has baked a coconut cake, among other tasties – woo hoo! In the name of moderation, I’ll attempt a small-ish sort of piece…