Saturday, March 22, 2008

Last night was so kick-ass

Last night I celebrated my 35th birthday with 19 of my favorite people. We had a fantastic dinner at an Indian vegetarian restaurant, where we took over two big tables in a private section that looked like a cave (I didn't know caves were the rage in India, but, well. Anyway.). The food was great, the laughs were big and numerous, and I was very grateful for such a wonderful night.
Afterward some of us went to sing karaoke. We got a private room (very Lost In Translation), and 4 bottles of champagne later, it was 4 am and I was in a taxi with uncontrollable hiccups. I woke up this morning feeling like a giant boa constrictor had wound itself around my head and would surely crush my brains if I so much as opened one eye a speck.

But goddamn it, it was worth it.

Oh, and a special grazie to mom and dad for taking Lily overnight so that I could re-enact my wild child college days for the evening. I have a feeling that 35 is going to be a hell of a year...

My heartfelt toast to the cave

Jeremy palms me on the head

My lovely sis and her very tall boyfriend


Beautiful Kara totally outdoes me with her toast. I love Kara.


Heather and Missy with the youngest person at the table, baby Junot


A quiet moment with my beer. That looks like a glass of urine.


Chelsea and Marisol and the E-street Band


Jeremy and I share a seat and wait for more champagne


Bennett pretends it pains him to sit next to me and my singing voice. But really he loves it.

This is at about 2 am, I think. Or later. Probably singing Blondie. Or Pat Benatar. And kicking so much ass at it.

18 comments:

Chele said...

happy belated birthday you, looks like you celebrated the way it should be celebrated. any birthday that ends is pat benatar karaoke is a success. hope you got great gifts

BUMBLE!!! said...

Ditto on the happy belated birthday. Good times with good friends... what more can a person ask for?!!

oestrebunny said...

Well happy birthday!

Looks like you had a great time!

SPR said...

Happy Birthday K.

Scooter said...

You look great, your friends look great, and I am supremely glad you had such a great time.

Happy Birthday.

Oh, my region got about eight inches or so of snow. Blech.

Krissyface said...

Chele, Thank you...I am totally in love with karaoke now.

Bumble, thanks...really, what more can a person ask for? It was a very happy night.

Bunny, thanks a million.

S, hopefully next year, you'll be there too.

Scoot, thanks...and I am so sorry about the snow. Where is your region? Well, maybe you like snow so I will just say, WOW.

Scooter said...

I live in Ypsilanti. It's sort of at the fringes of the Ann Arbor and Detroit Metropolitan statistical areas. Uh, about five or so miles from where I-94 and I-275 meet.

And quite truthfully, I would not move anywhere else.

Pronto said...

Cute........

I'm betting you'd love Rock Band !!!

jespur said...

Happy Happy Joy Joy Day! Glad you had a wonderful evening, but my mom always says you should celebrate your birthday one day for each year you've survived. That means your birthday fun has just begun!

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Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Kristin - I think the actual day is today or tomorrow. Sorry we missed your party. Looks like it was amazing! Glad you had so much fun. Ronan & I were just checking out your photos. We were looking at photos of Lily & he said "she's a cutie." Watch out:)

Prunella Jones said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. Happy Birthday you sassy babe!

Krissyface said...

Pronto, dying to try Rock Band.

Jespur, I think if I celebrated that many days, it would probably kill me.

Kell, you guys were missed!

Pru, thanks very much!

bizzygirl said...

Happy Birthday!!! So glad you had fun. Did you do the "Love is a Battlefield" dance when you were singing Pat Benatar? I hope so...that's the image I have anyway.

Krissyface said...

bizzy...welcome!
We absolutely sang Love is a Battlefield. I have great admiration for any song whose video features hookers dancing their pimp right out of town.
Such empowerment.

kay zee said...

happy birthday
karaoke queen!

kay zee said...

happy birthday
karaoke queen!

Pronto said...

In that case, I'll eagerly await photos of your first Rock Band tryst....