Saturday, May 2, 2009

On This Day in 1981

Happy Birthday Emily!

Today Emily turns _ _ years old. I don't think she's actually old enough to be embarrassed about her age. But you can do the math from the title of this post.

Anyway. Wish her a happy birthday today or whenever you end up reading this post.

We started the celebration a little early. And by early, I mean 4:45 on a Friday afternoon. I thought 2-3 weeks would be plenty of time to get a decent reservation time for dinner. I should have learned my lesson from Valentine's and other holidays when it's impossible to get a decent time to eat at restaurants that actually take reservations that far in advance.

Anyway. 4:45 PM or 10:30 PM. Those were our options. So we opted for the earlier one. Of steakhouses in the city, Peter Luger's Steakhouse sits near the top of most lists. Plus, it's right here in Williamsburgh and we're trying to do all the things we can't do once we leave at the end of the month, which include fancy steak houses.



The food was delicious. The clientele was memorable. And the waiter put the actual T-bone of our porter house-for-two steak in the take home bag with everything else. I'm trying to talk Emily into making a good stew with that bone. Although, neither one of us really knows how to do that either.

After dinner we did some birthday shopping at the Brooklyn Industries outlet store that was across the street. By time we have this baby, (boy or girl), it's going to be decked out in all sorts of Brooklyn Industries apparel, including a onesie that says, "Made in Brooklyn."

Today, to continue the birthday celebrations, we made sushi for lunch. Sushi is one of Emily's favorite foods, but since she got pregnant, she hasn't been able to have any sushi because of the fish. So we made our own from various combinations cucumber, carrots, steak, kewpie, tamago, and green onions. I must say, I thought it was delicious.


Plus we got to break out some of japanese cooking stuff, like these cool bamboo sushi platters that my cousin Alana gave us for our wedding.

I think our baby's pretty excited about his/her mother's birthday because he/she has been super active and being pretty good at making Emily pretty sick. That's so cute of the baby to want to join in the celebrations like that. We're just hoping he/she lets up a little bit so we can go see Wolverine Origins sometime this afternoon. (Her choice, not mine, I promise. I wouldn't make her go see an X-Men movie on her birthday, unless she totally wanted to see it, and she does)...

Anyway, Happy Birthday Emily!

19 comments:

melinda said...

HAPPY BDAY Emily! :) Sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you are feeling well.

ron said...

Oh my gosh!!! The sushi looks fabulous...and the Japanese cooks really believe that food actually tastes better if the presentation is beautiful.
Way to go!
Sounds like a great bd celebration. Have a fun evening.

PS ~ The fashion show at Silverado was cute. All the nurses and aides modeled dresses for the residents. In fact, one of the residents decided to be a model too and strutted down the fashion runway in her normal attire. Everyone clapped for her.

Amy F said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like a great one. I love the Made in Brooklyn onsie. It's a keeper!

Kit Kat said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMBILY!!!!! I hope the nausea is toning it down a bit by now so that you could actually enjoy the day. Can you guys PLEASE make me sushi next time I see you??? Love you and miss you!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Emily! That sushi looks delicious. Steven and I went out for sushi when I was 8 months pregnant (thanks n and p) and everyone stared at me like I was crazy. Don't they know that some sushi is ok? sheesh. Yours looks very ok! :)

I'm glad you liked Wolverine. Steven's been giddy about it all day. He does think he's Wolverine after all. Should I see it too?

paul said...

happy birthday emily!

petey said...

geez, paul. late shift?

jill.
if you like overly ripped men with bulging veins in tank tops fight dancing perilously atop a nuclear reactor, then you will love this movie.

it was awesome. hugh jackman's gotta feel like the toughest guy ever. the story was pretty cool. i think anyone who likes to be entertained would like this movie. plus, it will give steven a chance to go see it again, which i'm sure he'd love.

Mikey, Anna, and Lillie said...

Happy Birthday Emily! That sushi does look amazingly delicious! As for the new X-Men, I've always been a fan. I liked it. except for the $10.75 per ticket part. ouch.

petey said...

mikey.

try $12.50 for nyc.

Dad (TMF) said...

May you never be sick again.

Dede said...

Happy Birthday Em!-again.

ron said...

Because Peter took the time and put forth the effort to make sushi for Emily's bd, I have a word to describe him. "uxorious."

My sister signed me up for word.smith.org which gives daily words and definitions to improve vocabulary.

Emily: You are fortunate that Peter is uxorious.
~ Mom

Dad (TMF) said...

Uxorious would be like Taming of the Shrew only backwards?

petey said...

wouldn't that mean kate the shrew would get meaner and wilder...?

The Hepworths said...

happy 28th Emily! so sorry the baby has been joining in on the birthday fun...baby sick is the worst. absolute worst. sounds like you had a great one though. and the sushi looks amazing.

Whitney said...

Wow! That sushi looks incredible. I have been craving sushi too but have not had any. Just another month or so...but then I don't know if I can when I am nursing. Hmmmmm. Well, I am glad that you had a great birthday!

Jill said...

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Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Em! Sorry I'm late!

Kaedi said...

happy birthday, emily!!!