Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Our final weeks are turning into quite the social whirlwind. I'm trying to see people before I go, and Dave is caught up in a whole slew of end-of-school activities and parties. We literally have something happening almost every day until we leave.

Last night some of Dave's coworkers and former coworkers came over for dinner. It was our final opportunity to play host, given that all our dishes and pots and kitchen utensils are going to be carted away on Thursday. Dave made shrimp in a beurre-blanc sauce, braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, and lemon creme brulee for dessert. Fab!

Also, Dave's birthday falls right smack in the middle of all this activity. (It's tomorrow.) He's pestering me to buy him an Aston Martin. Dave, if you're reading this, take note: NOT going to happen. I do have a birthday plan, though!

(Photos: Street art in SoHo, on Thursday.)


The Bug said...

LOL - get him the AM - & maybe they'll have a buy one get one free deal & you can give it to me! Just kidding - I can't afford the upkeep of a car like that :)

That meal sounds heavenly. Happy birthday to Dave!

Reya Mellicker said...

An Astin Martin, eh? With the steering wheel on the right side of the car, of course. Ha.

I bet his birthday is going to be fabulous.

Enjoy your socializing. I'm sad I didn't get to see you before you went, but really looking forward to visiting you in London. xx

Barbara said...

You sound so excited about everything that is happening! What a great dinner. I'm glad the chef will be with you in London! I can't wait to find out about Dave's birthday surprises. May not be an Astin Martin, but I'm sure it will be special!

e said...

An Astin Martin? Fab car...Have a wonderful birthday celebration!