Most of those that know me, are aware that I only celebrate my birthday every ten years (30, 40, 50 and my upcoming 60th). I was going to have this big bash in New York for my 60th, but I am financially somewhat drained thanks to legal fees I had to cough up for a certain situation. Also, that situation caused me enough stress, as well as losing seeing my grandson regularly (if at all ...) so I needed a pick me up, and chose to throw myself a casual dinner on Saturday (the 9th-my actual BD) at one of my favorite restaurants! (Of course, now that I jinxed the every ten year aspect, I'll probably drop dead before next year! J/K).
My cousins (Kelly, Leslie) went to great lengths to get me a plumeria flower lei for the day (trust me, that was a great feat – especially with the plant and flowers out of season even in Hawai'i!), but man, (I still have it, they will last almost a week without losing their color or fragrance) I'm in heaven with my lei.
Kelly and I on La Brea, leaving for the dinner party (Jerry took this picture)
Yoon, chowing down!
My best friend, Linda (Mexican/American) comparing notes with EJ on their IPhones re a Korean soap opera they both watch.
Jerry, watching amazed as Hana takes a picture of her food. See that puzzled look on his face? Well, everyone KNOWS Hana takes pictures of her food and puts it on her Facebook page! Duh!
Right side of me ...
Left side of me ...
Image of guests from vantage point of my drink (I was at the end of the table).
Photo of all of us (minus Jerry who was standing on the both across from us taking the picture).
From left to right: Yoon, EJ, Hana, Georgiana, Simon, David, Gordon, Nick, Kelly, Linda and me. Jerry was taking the picture. (all the dark ones I took from my cell phone; I did not bring a camera).
My cousins also know that most of my adult life, I was associated with the fragrance "Jungle Gardenia," and it has not been available for years. The girls found a fragrance that was as close to that as can be, by Givenchy called "Amarige" which is so awesome, I put it on before I go to bed!
DVD's were the theme of the night, and I got a ton, from a lot of Elizabeth Taylor movies, to a lot of my favorite action movies (Transformers, Star Trek, Tron, etc.).
All, in all, a very good time was had.