Domo-kun: "Otanjoubi omedetou!" *
*”Happy birthday” in Japanese
I had a fantastic birthday weekend… more like birthday WEEK. Vin took me on a long-awaited, much needed vacation to Riviera Maya and we ate/drank/got crazy tan lines while everyone else was dealing with a snowstorm in the Northeast. Then we come back to NY and had a whole smoked pig dinner with all the fixin’s. Then we had a fancy steak dinner on my actual birthday with Vin’s family. Then I had ice cream cake with my family the day after my birthday. And I walked away with booze (thanks, Uncle Rob!) and gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s and Williams Sonoma since everyone ganged up on me and felt like catering to my weakness for high-end liquor, baking supplies and kitchen gadgets. hahaha Seriously, I love the gifts… thanks so much, and thanks to Vin for putting up with all the birthday madness! <3
I spent the last evening of my extended birthday festivities making my own cake. Last year Vin got me a little Domo monster stuffed toy. I don’t know why, but I really really wanted one. And I don’t know why I had the urge to make a double chocolate Domo-kun cake for myself for my birthday, but here it is. It looked way cooler in my head and I felt like this was a little sloppy. Then again, I DID start decorating around midnight and this wasn’t for a real order, so I admit I was a little lazy about this one. And I didn’t mean for the cake to look this angry, but it did. Oh well. It tastes awesome.
I’m bringing this into work tomorrow to celebrate with co-workers since I didn’t have time to bake last Thursday night. Plus, it just so happens that one of my co-workers has the same birthday as me and his desk just so happens to be right behind mine so maybe it wouldn’t be so weird bringing in a cake I made by myself for myself. It’s not like we’re in 3rd grade and you have to bring in cupcakes to share with your entire class; I’m pushing 30 now. haha
Turning 28 isn’t so bad… especially since I had an awesome birthday and I still look like I’m 18 =P
**Sorry about the not-so-great photos. Vin is asleep (as most people are apt to be @ 2:30 in the morning) so I didn’t ask him to take pics and I just couldn’t get a nice image =/