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Birthday Flashback April 18th Sambuca - The Sanest Days Are Mad
Birthday Flashback April 18th Sambuca
This is like weeks overdue but with everything that has been going on and the fact that I don't have my computer yet and that has made it very difficult to log the things that I want to write about, but this definitely has to be mentioned.

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

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beeooll From: beeooll Date: May 1st, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad your birthday was happy. i was shooting all flavors of birthday wishes down in your direction that day.

things will be great.
easilydistractd From: easilydistractd Date: May 1st, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad you had a good time!!!
rjpass From: rjpass Date: May 2nd, 2006 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Before I knew it I had desert with a candle and the best part of it all nobody sang Happy Birthday.

HELL YEAH!! I freakin' HATE when they do that. Co-workers tried to have people at Claim Jumper sing happy birthday to me, but the minute i saw em' gathering in a group right before they were to come to my table, i bolted in the other direction and spoiled the party =)

I'm glad you're out there and having fun. Tis the way life should be, and you're a fun gal so im sure it wasnt hard to entertain/be entertained.

Happy Belated Birfday!!
moe1409szyslak From: moe1409szyslak Date: May 3rd, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)


Just posting to say hello. I just got back from incarceration at Oregon State Hopital where "ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST" was filmed.

Glad your life is going well.

I haven't used a computer in over 8 months!

Congrats on your birthday!
moe1409szyslak From: moe1409szyslak Date: May 7th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hello!

Where is SAMBUCA?

I haven't read a lot of your latest posts, but I thought you and Joel were getting married.
damiella From: damiella Date: May 10th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just got back from a big trip and am way behind on LJ, but I wanted to add my birthday wishes along with the others, and also offer my sympathy at the tough time you're going through. I wish you all the best in starting over.
starbkz From: starbkz Date: May 14th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy belated birthday :)
From: jaycine Date: May 18th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
happy belated, sylla!
i'm sorry to read what
a tough time you are going
through. hang in there, girl!
you have lots of love from
online and off, from texas
to cali. =)
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