35 years and 1 day

Yesterday was my birthday – the birthday in which i turned 35.  In many polls and surveys when you have to choose which age group you are in, I think I just lapsed into the next group up!  No longer do I get the joy of filling in the 18-34 bucket….now it’s 35 – dead.  Le sigh.

My birthday was on a Thursday, so not really time for a crazy party, and I was at work too. Feh.  But at home, Larry was hard at work as he not only made me a fantastic dinner of steak, asparagus and delicious au-gratin potatoes (with montepulciano wine too), but also birthday cupcakes!!!! Here are pics of all the fun:

I'm 35.  Cristina is super happy for me.
I'm 35. Cristina is super happy for me.03-Nov-2011 07:43, Apple iPhone 4, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 125
Cupcakes and presents for my birthday?  Yes, please.  Larry is the best.
Cupcakes and presents for my birthday? Yes, please. Larry is the best.03-Nov-2011 16:46, Apple iPhone 4, 2.8, 3.85mm, 0.059 sec, ISO 250
My fabulous birthday dinner - steak, asparagus & cheese, and amazing au-gratin potatoes.  Scrumptous.
My fabulous birthday dinner - steak, asparagus & cheese, and amazing au-gratin potatoes. Scrumptous.03-Nov-2011 18:54, Apple iPhone 4, 2.8, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 400
 
03-Nov-2011 18:54, Apple iPhone 4, 2.8, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
That's my guy! He's incredible - and I think he should hire himself out as a private chef.
That's my guy! He's incredible - and I think he should hire himself out as a private chef.03-Nov-2011 18:54, Apple iPhone 4, 2.8, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 250
 

I am a very lucky guy.  Don’t be too jealous that I get to eat so well….with my sciatic problems, I’m gaining plenty of weight.  Damn you and your delicious cooking, Lawrence!

Speaking of that sciatic issue, I went this morning….EARLY this morning to the UCLA Imaging center to get an MRI.  I’d never got one before and my mom had warned me that it’s best to just close your eyes as it can start to get a little claustrophobic. Indeed, she was right.  It’s a tad spooky to get loaded into this tube where the tube wall is just inches from your body and face.  Then you have to hold still for 20 minutes while this machine is getting all bangy around you.  Luckily they give you an option to listen to the radio so I was able to enjoy the random stylings of Jack FM during the ordeal.  Hopefully that MRI will reveal what’s truly the problem in my back and can lead to what happens next, whether it’s therapy or surgery.  Or just cut my leg off.

In totally other stories, did you see the new Grand Theft Auto V trailer?  It’s definitely set in Los Angeles, I mean Los Santos.  No idea when it’s coming out though or who you play as.  But can’t wait, either way:

And if you get the chance, check out the Bad Lip Reading videos on Youtube….the one on Rick Perry is especially priceless as is the Russian Unicorn one (a take on Michael Buble’s “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet” —- AWESOME song).

In another post today, I’m going to display the gallery of images from Part 2 of our office re-do adventure!

 

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