Saturday, 26 January 2013

Birthday!

The Goth Birthday Party
It's my birthday, so I am QUEEN!

And it's a Saturday, too, which means B.A. can take me out to Birthday Lunch without having to take time off work.  Birthday Lunch will be followed by Birthday Drinks and Birthday Trip to the Cinema and then more Birthday Drinks.

Drinkie, drinkie, drinkie!

But I think nostalgically of Toronto, and the most amazing birthday party ever, which was organized by two or three of my best girlfriends when we were all Single. I may have told you about this party before.  In short, it was my Goth Birthday Party, held in my friends' two floor flat in a battered rental house. The hostesses invited a  bunch of my female friends and relations, and we all dressed up like Goths. The hostesses made a Goth Birthday Party buffet, including an astonishing spider cake. Afterwards we all went to a Goth club and danced until I dropped.

The funny thing about this party (now) is that I got the flu in the middle of it and had to take Extreme Measures in order to go on to the club. But despite this I still think that this was the ultimate birthday party of adult life---although I must say going out drinking with my Boston housemates Ted and Jonathan, with Volker and Boston Girl (see My Book) a year previously in Cambridge, MA was also great fun.

Ted is Chinese-American and Boston Girl majored in Chinese, and by 1 AM Ted had his head in his hands as Boston Girl stood outside Grafton Street in Harvard Square and drunkenly warbled hymns to Chairman Mao.

For some reason, this is one of my clearest and best birthday memories ever.

29 comments:

MaryJane said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it is a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Seraphic! Wishing you every happiness today and in the year to come. I am delighted to have found your blog in the past year. So much fun to drink my coffee and read your daily posting. : )

Anonymous said...

Should have signed that "Lisa". sorry. I am technologically challenged.

Sarah said...

Happy birthday, Seraphic! Hope your day is great!! :)

Casey said...

Happy Birthday!

Eowyn said...

Many happy returns of the day!

hip2bsquare said...

Happy Birthday!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday, Seraphic! God bless you!

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Lena said...

Happy , Happy Birthday.

Enjoy the day with your wonderful husband.

Carol Z said...

Happy, happy birthday and enjoy the celebration!

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful time. What film are you going to see?

Jackie said...

Huzzah -- three cheers for Seraphic! Happiest of Birthdays!
:-) Jackie

Girl with the yellow hat said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Auntie!!

Anonymous said...

"Sto lat, sto lat...!" :)) I wish You all the happiness in the world, Auntie Seraphic! God bless You! and have a glorious birthday :)

Philopator

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! May all your birthdays keep getting better!

ladywisdom

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday from Rachel, who is no longer in France but in Nashville, Tennessee.

I hope all your Birthday Things are lovely.

Seraphic said...

Thank you everybody, especially to Rachel (who is the brave American girl who came to the Anielskie Single retreat last May) for checking in!

We are going to see "Quartet"!

Lunch was very good! Artichoke and yogurt soup, followed by venision, potato and pumpkin something-or-other with kale and other extremely green things and then cake with whisky sauce.

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

Ooh, Quartet! I'd like to see that. :-) I don't get to the movies that often, but the law librarian is pretty good at picking flicks, so I should be able to borrow it when it comes in. It looks great (also, great cast). Have fun!

Mustard Seed said...

Have a wonderfully happy birthday, Seraphic! Enjoy! :D

Elena said...

This is a little late, but a very happy birthday to you! I hope that it has been a splendid day :)

Kristin said...

Hope your birthday was wonderful!!

Seraphic said...

Whoops! We couldn't get tickets for "Quartet" so we spent our movie money on cocktails instead.

Caelaeno said...

Happy Birthday! May your new year be fabulous. =)

OntarioGirl said...

Happy belated birthday! This link may not be full of birthday cheer, but I imagine you heard about the avalanche and I think you would appreciate this tribute written by a Canadian girl (not me) about the friend she visited in Scotland:
http://marandstace.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/a-nice-cup-of-tea/

Urszula said...

I'm a bit late to the party, but I hope you had a fabulous birthday, and that you live in good health and happiness 'sto lat' and even more!

Najserdeczniejsze zyczenia z okazji urodzin!!

Kate P said...

Hmm, I know several cool people whose birthdays are on Jan. 26--interesting.

Both descriptions, past and present, sound wonderful! Wishing you a wonderful year, Seraphic!!!

Seraphic said...

Thank you!

Gregaria said...

Happy belated birthday!