Friday, April 18, 2008

Fancy-Pants Grown-Up Lady.

So much going on that my head feels like it’s about to explode, but luckily I was able to take one day off to celebrate my birthday! Yep, Wednesday I turned 33. I feel very “thirty-something” right about now.

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Madame R was able to escape her dog sitting responsibiltities for a few hours so we headed to lunch and stuffed ourselves silly at an Indian lunch buffet. We ate so much that we almost passed out during our lovely walk by the Moselle, but we managed. And for once the sun came out and everything was all bright and glowy.

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Side note #1: walking around Metz France on a bright and sunny day is effing lovely!

So after spending a good part of the afternoon walking around Metz we barely had enough energy to scarf down some cake…but we managed. YUM!


But after that I was totally worn out (Birthdays make me tired!) so I headed home to take a nap…..but instead ended up working a bit.

Then FrenchBoy decided he wants to take me out to dinner. And of course as you know I cannot turn down a meal, so I agreed. He made reservations at some fancy Italian place called DiRoma. Which is actually within walking distance of our apartment. We ordered this lovely entrée.

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Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of my Gambas & St.Jacques brochettes which is really a shame because the gambas had the freakiest little eyeballs. I swear they were looking at me.

Anyway, half way through dinner FrenchBoy asks me to get his wallet out of his Man-Purse. Of course when I open the Man-Purse --- I find my birthday gift:


Fancy-Pants Grown-Up Lady sunglasses! Only problem is they are so fancy that I’m almost skeered to wear’em! And then it hit me: Crap! Wait! Am I a Fancy-Pants Grown-Up Lady now? When did this happen? Is that what happens to you when you turn 33?

And then I got over myself and finished eating my freakin' dinner.

Sidenote #2: FrenchBoy insisted that I post the photo of his gift here. He’s so proud of himself for being able to pick me the perfect sunglasses without any assistance on my part.

And I gotta hand it to him. He did a great job. I love them. They look great on my little round face and they even fit perfectly. They don’t give me brain squeeze or anything!

OK, birthday re-cap:

Saucy Aussie, Indian lunch buffets, long walks by the river, delicious cakes, romantic dinners with a Frenchman, and Fancy-Pants-Grown-Up-Lady sunglasses.

Well golly! That doesn't suck at all now does it?


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Happy Birthday..sounds like you had a fabulous day...the entree looks devine, bet it was tasty!!!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!
My sister once offered to buy me an expensive pair of sunglasses. I said no. I am sure I would just end up sitting on them or losing them or something.

The Late Bloomer said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mme K! Sounds to me like you had a WONDERFUL day! Snazzy sunglasses there too -- look like they will really suit you!

Cyn said...

I love your blog!
And cool shades. French boy has great taste, you must have trained him well, eh?! ;-)

Happy Belated Birthday!

buzzgirl said...

Bon Anniversaire, mes voeux les plus sincères!

I'm glad you had a good one. We need a photo of you in the glasses!

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Happy birthday! I'm impressed he was able to pick sunglasses for you, I have a hard enough time picking them for myself.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a good birthday! Cool sunglasses! Your photos look great (how'd you make my legs look so skinny?). Neutron is an internet star now..he's got photos on the internet and a video!

raynaae said...

happy belated belated! sounds like a grand time. im located in lyon now, although thats a ways from metz. i would love to visit one of these days!e

screamish said...

Nope, doesnt suck at all. Better than a poke in the eye with a blunt samosa...I love grown up presents. And buying grown up things. Don't like paying grown up bills tho. Or going to grown up work.

Gonna go make a curry (I'm so easily led by your food posts)

Mary said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Mine was 4/14... Aries women rule.

Love the sunglasses but especially your blog.

Felicity said...

Happy Birthday, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog, it is so funny. David is gorgeous, love your glasses, love the food!!!!!!!. You seem to be having so much fun. Wish you a successful and blessing marriage!