It was a busy weekend. It was a fun weekend. It was a weekend full of birthday celebrations from start to finish and it's about freaking time! It seems like it's been forever since I've enjoyed myself as much as I did this weekend. The birthdays I helped celebrate all belonged to special people and so this last weekend of February and first into March was one that I'll remember for a long, long time to come.
Happy Birthday Manny!
The plan was two trips into the city on Friday and Sunday, with a family birthday party for my nephew Jake sandwiched in between on Saturday. First up on Friday night was an evening of debauchery for my pal Manny's birthday. His birthday is actually today, but Monday's not really a good night for going out, and so he, our friend Ozzie and I traipsed into NYC for a little fun with Manny's friends Norberto and Raj at the Fairytail Lounge and then on to Icon in Astoria for a nightcap and some dancing. I'll spare you any gory details, but let's just say it was great to be with these two friends for such a fun night!
Happy Birthday Jake!
My youngest nephew is a teenager. My brother's younger son turned 13 years old on Saturday and after spending an awesome day with him seeing Wicked a few weeks back, I was only too glad to spend his special day with him. Until that jaunt into the city I'd never really spent much time with Jake, and I'm so glad that we took that trip because for the first time I really got to know him as a person. All I can say about that is he is one awesome kid...um, young man! Jake, you rock! Happy Birthday!
Last, but certainly not least was the best part of my weekend. You see, tomorrow one of my oldest friends, Bobby, will be joining the '50 Club,' and me and our third Rich treated him to see Kinky Boots on Broadway, The three of us spent the awesomest of days together in the snow-covered city laughing, dining and enjoying a spectacular show. Though I consider many of my friends a part of my extended family, these two are my real family, and it was nice to be just the three of us together. The only sucky part was an awful ride home because a murky forecast of snow turning to freezing rain was mostly snow...and a lot of it! Poor Dita had to drive us for the better part of a two and a half hour ride through unplowed expressway to get home. That didn't stop the mood of the day, though, as the ride was full of good music and good friends, just like the day had been.
Anyway, since I feel like a lot of the time lately I've been writing about negative stuff (it's been a long winter!), I wanted to share a good time for a change. So for what it's worth, happy birthday to Manny, Jake and Blanche! I love you all and I'm lucky to have each of you in my life!