For weeks Ru and I were thinking we wanted to go somewhere very relaxing with music and Nicole mentioned Sambuca so I looked it up and it was perfect. My birthday was spent with mainly co-workers but they are friends. I spend most of my time with these people so it's no surprise that most of them were invited to come. So let's see who came. Ru, Joe and his husband Leslie, Nicole, Nicole's mother, Charlie and his girlfriend Zaira, & G. The day before we made reservations and the place made a big deal of making sure we had the number of people coming that we mentioned. Blah blah blah. We show up and they lose our reservation and finally get our table ready. So when we got that out of the way we finally started to enjoy ourselves. I was already tipsy after 2 champagne cocktails. Ru had a great Reisling. I had a gift certificate for a free appetizer that was excellent. Everybody's dinner looked really good where I was actually picking off of Nicole's and I gave her some of my steak and shrimp. Before I knew it I had desert with a candle and the best part of it all nobody sang Happy Birthday.
Everybody was went overboard with the gifts. Word got around that I was looking for furniture so the majorit of the gifts I got were gift cards to Pier 1 because I've been eyebally this headboard and nightstand set. The cards I got were filled with love and support that I cried and was embarassed. I think it was the cocktails.
Nicole mentioned a club for us to go to after called Mantra that wasn't too far from Sambuca. She knew the promotor so we headed over there. The promotor left so she has the cashier call him to make sure we were covered. After that the night became blurry. Nicole bought me shot after shot of Patron, and then a Vodka Redbull. Ru and I danced and made our usual comments about people and how the straight dating scene is so different than the gay dating scene. Joe & Leslie were ready to leave because they weren't feeling the place. G was scoping out the females. We talked for a bit and then he left next door to the Flying Saucer since he knew some people there. It was getting late and Ru and I had to get his stuff out of the apartment so we decided to leave. Nicole and I were pretty much wasted and we found G next door and left. I kind of remember the ride home. I know that I had the window down and I was looking through one eye to focus. We drove by Nicole's boyfriends house and she didn't want to stay so we took her home. Then that's when the ride home got really bad. Ru was a lil tipsy but his driving was really rough so my stomach wasn't' feeling the hard stops and sharp turns. So G came upstairs to chat with Russell and I. All I remember is giving him a hug and saying thanks for coming walking him out the door and headed straight to the bathroom to yack up my wonderful birthday. The next morning I was in pajamas that I have no idea how I got into and woke up bright and early stumbling because I was still drunk to help Ru move out of his old apartment into the new. That was our Easter! Hung over and sweaty.
Happy Birthday indeed!
I really thought I would be in a ball crying thinking how lonely and lost I am. I also thought I would be thinking about Joel and how I wished he was there. But that never came. He did call that evening but I didn't answer the phone. I did not want him to come. I have every right to have my birthday with my friends and not be reminded of the past. It seemed that everybody was all about new beginnings and that's exactly what my birthday started.
It's all about: Erasure - I Broke It All In Two