Sunday, March 9, 2008

happy birthday to me, and bon voyage dilly!

My friend Dilly is leaving tomorrow to go to Jordan for 2 months, to live with her father and get some experience in sustainable development, maybe teach English, that sort of thing. So of course, we had to have a sushi party to see her off well, and my other friend Shine is the whiz-biz at sushi, no joke - she made uramaki'd (inside outed) california with fuji apple, shitake & sweet potato, avocado & peanut, bunny rolls, some with veggie pâté, some with peanut butter (surprisingly good!), mango cilantro rolls, futomaki, various tiny single-ingredient rolls, caterpillar rolls with mango on the outside.... so amazing. We feasted on the floor and drank yerba teas and inhaled gorgeous little sushi pieces until we couldn't eat anymore.

But then I did have to eat more (poor me, I know!) - they brought out a slice of spelt-crusted chocolate-banana pie with a big sparkler in it, just for my birthday! (it happens to be today but I hadn't breathed a word of it). So incredibly sweet! I have a hard time with undue attention and a whole birthday cake would have probably blown my mind and made me blush enough to pop a gasket, but one slice of beautiful pie and a small round of 'happy birthday'... well, it was perfect.

Here's to 24! :D

(and I'm still making a key lime Pie Of Greatness for my birthday, just probably the next time I go home)










8 comments:

BitterSweet said...

Happy birthday! Looks like a delicious way to celebrate, for sure!

Theresa said...

Happy freakin birthday! 24... you're almost a quarter of a century old! How very sweet of your friends!

Leigh said...

Happy Birthday, Youngin'!

Vegyogini said...

Happy birthday, Kamutflake Girl! What a wonderful way to spend your day. :)

Vegan_Noodle said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Isn't it great when your friends surprise you? All that sushi looks awesome.

stonielove said...

belated happy birthday! what a colorful plate of sushi!!!

missblueberry said...

Happiest of Birthdays! the sushi looks amazing. Nothing better than avocado sushi. thanks - now I know what I will be tackling for dinner tonight.

Coppe said...

Happy birthday! Yours is the day after mine (I'm posting my own Cake of Greatness soon). This means you're awesome.