Friday, July 16, 2010

Birthday week is finally OVER!

Can't wait til my birthday week, although being in October, I'll most likely be celebrating it in school with 12 year olds. Happy days.....

But back to the topic at hand. Mr. DEDS requested going to a restaurant in Portland for Brunch. This is a neat little place across from the Post Office that I've been eyeballing for many, many years, but have never been to. 

It has always intrigued me, especially at dusk when the lights are on inside.
It's kinda funky inside... eclectic .....just like we are. 
Here is Mr. Birthday boy, on his actual birthday, toasting with a Bloody Mary, outside on Bintliff's funky deck.
The breakfasts here are quite a feast....and yes.....kinda funky and eclectic, too. Perfect place.
Once back home, we had Birdman's brother and matey over for Sapphiretinis, a beverage inspired by the cruise......Curacoa....coco rum.....banana liquer...and pineapple juice. (it does not turn your mouth blue like sno-cones do)
We had appetizers and dessert. As far as I'm concerned, you never even need a meal when entertaining. Appetizers and dessert and booze. That's my idea of a party.
He wanted blueberry pie for a birthday cake. (I think that WILL turn your mouth blue) and icecream. Ever thrifty, I recycled my son's birthday candles. He's not really 24, or even 42 for that matter. 
And finally some of his gifts. Key elements of his personality: Beer, Birdfeeder, necktie from the Portland Museum of Art, and Needhams

Perfect day to a perfect week. I hope you enjoyed it, sweetie. 

Forever young.

May God bless and keep you always 
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others 
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars 
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous 
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth 
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous 
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy 
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation 
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful 
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
May you stay forever young.


--Bob Dylan

12 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

What a great birthday week! I've been to Bintliff's in Kennebunk, but I've never been to the one in Portland. It looks nicer inside than it does outside! I like your idea of a meal...appetizers, dessert, and drinks. Works for me! Happy Birthday Mr. DEDS!

Birdman said...
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Birdman said...

Ok, let's see-
Breakfast 5stars*****
Bloody Mary 4stars****(still too spicey!)
Sapphiretini 5stars******
appetizers 5stars *****
Blueberry pie/cake 5stars*****
Gifts? needhams 5stars*****
Tie 5stars*****
Birdfeeder 5tars***** (hey, I'm Birdman)
Beer? Come on! Get serious!
Guests 5stars*****
Not bad for a 29th birthday celebration!
Thanks DEDS

Piecefulafternoon said...

This week was such fun as we watched you celebrate!

Fearless Nester said...

Awww, birthday week is over so soon?! And the weekend is just beginning too. Sounds like a good time was had by all. ~Lili

brattcat said...

This 'birthday week' is a superb idea. Hand over one of those blue concoctions. I'm lifting my glass in a toast to the birthday boy.

annie'smom said...

Birthday week's over? Awww . . .
It was a great way to celebrate the birthday of a great person! I'm glad that I was able to be a part of it, and . . . I'm glad that my teeth didn't turn blue! xxoo

Debbie said...

What a very cool birthday! Looking at all these photos makes me want to take up drinking again! Love the bird feeder...very unusual. The restaurant is beautiful....so old world looking inside. Mr. Birdman is much younger than I thought....and very hip! You can see quite a bit behind that HUGE bloody mary ya know! I think you did a wonderful job giving him a fabulous birthday week! My LORD...you deserve a birthday MONTH after that in October! Congrats DEDS...what does that stand for anyway? Can you tell us? Hey Elenka...thanks for popping over the GoodOldBeans!

Elenka said...

Debbie, Mr. DEDS stands for Mr. DownEastDoingStuff

Debbie said...

OMFG Elenka....I feel like such an idiot! Of course it does! :(

LBJ said...

Excuse me but I have just been informed by the inventor of B-Day week that BM has until sundown On Sunday!

Elenka said...

Pay no attention to LBJ's remark. Her husband claims to have invented Birthday Week and is now working on Birthday Month, in its preliminary stages.
He knows not what he says....