Monday, September 29, 2008


So yesterday was my birthday, and I went to my cousin's engagement party, which was really good. The food was awesome and they surprised me with a cake at the end. Really nice of them.

Let me start out by saying that birthdays are really important to me, and it is not about the gifts, but the thoughts behind it.
All day last week Dirty was working a side job with my Dad on some blueprints that needed revisions. He does that sometimes, and especially now that he is out of work, he does it more often.

Of course I was nagging him about my bday and what he was going to do. Little did I know that he was planning a party for me all along.

My sister called me on Thursday night and asked to borrow my car. We made plans to meet after work and go to my apartment to pick up my car. While we were on the train, she told me that she needed to go to the bathroom when we go to my house. Then Dirty called and told me he was making wings for dinner and to ask my sister if she wanted to stay. She was hemming and hawing like she always does, and I had no clue. Anyway, we got to my house and went upstairs. When I opened the door, I saw my whole family and Dirty in my apartment. I was really surprised.

Anyway, he made dinner for everyone by himself. Listen to this menu:
Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Mussels with White Wine and Garlic
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Clambake with Lobster, Crab Legs, Shrimp, Potato and Corn
Honey Glazed Ham
Green Beans

The only thing he bought was the ice cream cake that I wanted. Let me tell you, he busted his ass cooking, and everything was delicious. Of course I got tons of presents, all of which I wanted and love, love, love.

The Arugula, Salad Greens and Romaine packs for my Aerogarden
Cash Money- always accepted
Day of Beauty at the Spa- mani/pedi/facial/haircut (I chopped all my hair off again.)
Cooking show DVDs
Underwear and tank tops
and my fave gift of all from Dirty, this toaster oven with convection feature:

I already broke it in. Saturday I made pizza and baked a loaf of bread in it. Awesome!

No engagement ring, and yesterday at the engagement party, there was too much heat on me getting engaged for my birthday. I am fine that it didn't happen, because I would have to sacrifice one of my other gifts. I'm no dummy. :)


Jadeny said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday!! I also hope you caught BTM last night. lol

~Penny~ said...

Happy birthday sista!

Umm what wasn't I invited? You know I am always up for a fantastic Dirty menu??

Fun fun prezzies. I am glad he did what he could for you. It really is the thought that counts....

unlike last minute Nikes on the way to the train;)

And the ring, it will happen. You know it will.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!!

And I think it's way cute what Dirty did. It's almost more romantic than a gift.

EJ said...

awwwwwwwwww, go shawty, it's your birfday, we're gonna party like it's your birfday...

cause you weren't expecting that one ;)

Stella said...

Wow the boy can cook! What a sweetie. He went to so much trouble to make your day special. That is love.

rage said...

Happy Birthday Sloane!

Dirty is a sweetie for going through all that trouble to make your b-day as special as possible!

tara said...

happy belated b-day!
Sounds like you had a great party and yummy to the food!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated! That menu is fantastic. You definitely need to seal the deal there ;) the man can cook!