Hello bloggers. I apologize for once again being a bit MIA. I have gotten to that point in my life where my job pretty much controls me. My birthday is tomorrow (26, eek) and since I have never been one to celebrate my birthday only once, this pas weekend marked part one of the celebration.
Some girl friends and I headed to Trailer Park Lounge, which is one of my favorite NYC bars. It has been voted by Food Network to be one of the Top 5 Kitschiest Restaurants in America and is a lot of fun. The bar is a venerable shrine to all that is white trash, and has pictures, props, etc. hanging on the walls, and part of a trailer and a bowling alley in the bar! They have amazing frozen margaritas and food. One of the reasons I love it so much is that it is a place where I can order Macaroni and Cheese with a side of tater tots for dinner. What's not to love? If you are in NYC, I recommend that you go there at least once for the experience. Thanks to KMH, I even got to wear a pink and green Lilly Pulitzer party crown!
My mother's birthday was yesterday, and my Nana's is today, so we usually do one big birthday dinner or brunch for the three of us. We went to an Italian place that's across the street from my Nana's house. It's nice but nothing exceptional, we always go there every year because my Nana can't walk well and it's very accessible for her. TLS and I have a joke that every time I order sangria, I end up wearing more of it than drinking it, and I have to say that yesterday, I did not wear a single drop! Take that. I ended up having to come to dinner late due to work, so that sangria was very much needed when I got finally got there.
Sadly, after I moved offices, my camera cord no longer seems to work. When I plug my camera into the computer, it shows as being connected, but won't actually read it to upload the pictures. This was supposed to be a post chock full of pictures to thank my wonderful blog readers, but alas, until I get a new cord, I can't upload any. Instead, I do want to thank blog readers who have been so kind as to share in my birthday with me and send me cards/gifts. Angela sent me these adorable ladybug notecards from Papyrus. Lis sent me an adorable pink and green Lilly Pulitzer mug and set of shift dress notecards courtesy of the Preppy Princess. The Princess and her consort were kind enough to throw in a Pocket Lilly Pad. Being that I'm someone who loves paper products and likes to have a notepad on hand at all times, this is currently residing in my tan Longchamp purse. Thank you ladies. :) Thank you cards are in the mail. :) I was also fortunate enough to win a monogrammed beach towel thanks to Whitney Caroline Designs. I have to say that the picture did not do the towel justice at all and I absolutely love it! It was perfect timing too, because the birthday celebration continues tomorrow with a trip to Connecticut followed by the Harry Potter movie with my mom and GNB, and then a birthday trip to the Hamptons with GNB this weekend where it will be put to good use. :)
Thank you to everyone for sharing in my fun with me, and don't forget, you still have until midnight tonight EST to enter my last birthday month giveaway.