Monday, September 14, 2009

aftermath

Today, we celebrated my brother David's birthday. David's a hard one to buy gifts for; if you ask him what he wants for his birthday or for Christmas, he'll usually say "Don't buy me anything" or something along those lines. We do know, however, that David's an avid mountain biker and that he loves electronic gadgets, so we got him gift cards for REI and Best Buy.

My own gift to David was tonight's dinner; I made my usual "crazy bolognese" spaghetti along with garlic bread and a simple salad (baby spinach, sweet onions, almond slivers, alfalfa sprouts, mandarin oranges, and raspberry vinaigrette). Dad, however, deserves the biggest applause for stepping out of his comfort zone-- he says he can't cook-- and making his first-ever vanilla layer cake with chocolate icing, served with several varieties of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

David also enjoyed the Purple and Brown video to which I linked in the previous post; in a few minutes, I'll probably show it to Dad.

Hard to believe my little brother's thirty-three. Not so little, I guess.


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1 comment:

melancholy donut said...

ice cream n cake n cake!