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Ah, what a great birthday weekend! - Happy's Obsession
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Ah, what a great birthday weekend!
I'm in Berkeley, visiting with one of my best friends, who just happens to have been my landlord for the first 2 years I went to UC Berkeley. She's the nicest person evah! And a gourmet cook, who has made the greatest food possible since I've been here. It's almost impossible to want to go out, as we have had fantastic dinners, fabulous champagne mimosa breakfasts, and then lunches out on the town. Last night, we went to this wonderful restaurant called Pearl's Oyster Bar in Oakland, CA. It's a "small plate" place, meaning that you get an artsy & yummy nibble, sharable between 4 people (for 1-2 bites each). You order a bunch of them, and share. It was sooooo good! In addition, the bar is a techno wonderland, with the wall behind the bar a color changing light show. It was so cool - and I had some of the best food ever! Chez Panisse is probably the only one better I've been to here, & that was at the top of the food pyramid for me! I'm so spoiled now... how will I ever go back to my humdrum daily food life?

I had a great birthday yesterday! Managed to get all the things I wanted done on the main day we were here. Got a journal at Papyrus to try to make some changes... today feels kind of like Fat Tuesday to me, because I've got quite a few things I want to change starting tomorrow, so I'm trying to just enjoy it like hell. Ash Wednesday will come soon enough, followed by Lent (all metaphorical, realize). But I'm determined, and I hope that better health will result from it. I also got some books at The Other Change of Hobbit, a great new & used bookstore specializing in SciFi, but also having other smaller sections. It's one of my touchstones whenever I come back here. We also went by Zachary's for pizza, because K had to have some. Then on to Pearl's for dinner.

Today, we've just been lazing around, had a wonderful champage brunch again. K's out on a walk, and I'm planning on just hanging with L (& P) for the rest of the day until we leave at 9:30 tonight. Will be home LATE!!!, and work tomorrow at 9, so not looking forward to this wonderful relaxing sojourn ending. But all good things must come to an end.

Ah well... better get back to everyone! Talk to you all later!
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shadownyc From: shadownyc Date: January 14th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time!
littlemisstexas From: littlemisstexas Date: January 14th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very glad you had a wonderful day, belated happy birthday! *huge hugs & much love* : ) ♥

weirdqafan From: weirdqafan Date: January 14th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you're having a great birthday. Keep up the fun!
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queenydiva From: queenydiva Date: January 14th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that sounds like SO much fun! Happy belated birthday!
crangirl39 From: crangirl39 Date: January 14th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Belated Birtday! Sounds like a very fun time.
severina2001 From: severina2001 Date: January 14th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear you're having a fabulous time. :)
nerdanel From: nerdanel Date: January 15th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww man! I was going to say, we should meet up if you're in the East Bay, but it looks like I missed you. :(

Happy belated birthday!
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