March 10, 2004

The Day After

One of the side benefits of getting married? Double the birthday greetings! I'm used to the ceremonial call from my parents, but I also received well-wishes and cards from L's parents, sister and aunt and uncle. It's just another item to add to the list of things to look forward to in the years to come.

I'm happy to report that my teeth are clean and cavity free. At the end of my appointment, my dentist wished me a happy birthday and handed me a free toothbrush. Of course, I realized that everyone gets a free toothbrush at the dentist, birthday or not. Did she mean to pass the free brush off as a birthday present? Realizing that the next time I saw her she'd have a lot of pointy objects to put in my mouth, I quieted my inner Larry David, thanked her and left.

Al Di La is closed on Tuesdays, although I didn't know that until I showed up at the restaurant. So we traded in our Italian and went across the street to Moutarde for some delicious French fare. If at all possible, have your birthday on a Tuesday. The restaurant was quieter than normal and the wait staff was eager to serve us.

But now it's back to reality. I'm in my post-twenties, as I am more comfortable saying, and there's work to be done and only five months to go before the big day. Today I have to clean the apartment. The gifts from our wedding showers arrived via UPS yesterday and I have to find a place to put the wine glasses and other presents we've agreed not to use until after the wedding. Maybe a good project for my 31st year on earth will be finding a bigger place to live.

Thanks to everyone who left comments or emailed me wishing me a happy birthday. It was a great day, one that I hope to do again next year.

Posted by The Groom at March 10, 2004 08:58 AM
Comments

So Doug with all this birthday banter, I was asking your m-i-l to be how L will be treated on her birthday from now on....Since her birthday will become her anniversary, does she lose a gift, a separate celebration of two of the most important dates in her life?? Being a woman myself, I love to be pampered on my birthday AND anniversary, now L will have to celebrate you and herself on her b-day. This might be romantic and adorable for a year or two, but it will get old Doug :-) Just make sure she gets TWO thoughtful gifts, or if you're thinking jewelry, the item will have to contain TWO stones not one. Food for thought. You are such a great pre-groom, post-twenties kinda guy, I know you'll have this situation covered.

Pam

Posted by: Pam at March 10, 2004 01:08 PM

Two gifts or not, I'm just happy I only have to remember one date.

Posted by: The Groom at March 10, 2004 01:27 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
Sorry i didn't wish u a happy birthdy yesterday but i was really busy preparing for my standardized testing (the GEPA's)to go online let alone wish you a happpy birthday. So, since i am one day late ill give u a Happy Birthday for every hour i missed. (The ones above don't count!)

1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
2 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
3 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
4 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
5 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
6 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
7 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
8 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
9 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!

Your fav cuz
~Lily

Posted by: Lily at March 10, 2004 09:33 PM

OK, since you got double the wishes, imagine what L will receive on her special day. It will be amazing since all 250ish people at the wedding will undoubtedly find out that not only is L Queen for a day for the wedding, but also for her b-day. Heaven Help Us!!!! Anyway, the extra wishes on b-days are an extra perk when two families join together. Hope yours was the best in the last 30 years!
MOB

Posted by: MOB at March 11, 2004 09:29 AM