Saturday, December 11, 2004

Happy Birthday!!

Wow! My best friend had her birthday!

Happy Birthday, Sher! We went out Friday night to Up Star Crow. It's at Newport on the Levee. The traffic was heavy when we got over there, we almost decided to bail and go somewhere else. But we valet parked the car, went right in and got seated in a perfect spot, with a great view of the stage. She knows the band that was performing, a blues/jazz band. Tonight they were playing the blues. Nice.

We ordered a bottle of merlot, Bogle. It's a California wine and I generally don't care for CA wines, but this one is a smooth, fruitful wine. Absolutely delicious. We had mussels for appetizer and both got grilled tuna, but each of us had it served a little differently. I had mine in a pineapple, apricot, baby greens, grilled tuna salad with balsamic vinegrette. She had tuna mojo which is a grilled tuna with a sauce made of jalepeno's, green peppers, onions, sauteed in a little butter, white wine and capers. Linguini was tossed with the sauce. Both were delicious! We were very pleased.

We hung out and talked about our lives: relationships, careers, parents, school, wondered how we made it this far! Hoped to keep going and stay healthy. I wish her the very best and know that we will be friends for the rest of our lives. No matter where we go, what we do and who we're with.

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
--- Sir Winston Churchill

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