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July 11, 2010

If your 21st birthday isn’t an excuse to be a lazy blogger I don’t know what is.

WARNING: The following food pictures are inadequate representations of the deliciousess that was consumed this weekend.  Some meals are altogether  missing, BUT sometimes you need to get caught up in family/friends/fun and forget about your blogging duties for a minute.

Thursday’s pre-going out dinner was simple and eaten at 9:30, hence the semi-blurry indoor bad lighting pictures.

His and hers pans — mine = diced tomatoes, olives, spinach, red bell pepper, eggplant.  Joey’s = italian sausage, rbp, diced tomatoes, eggplant, olives

We got this idea from Caitlin but I wasn’t overly impressed 😦 

Then it was off to The Hill for some midnight birthday action!

Very cool, I know.  Don’t worry I shared that pitcher 🙂

Birthday breakfast was enjoyed at Udi’s.  I’d never been there for breakfast and was surprised how normal sized the sandwiches were compared to lunch!  Remember this lunch samich?  My Southwest Breakfast Sandwich came with eggs, aioli, and avocado on Jalapeno Cheddar (I nixed the bacon) and the taste was spot on but I kept saying I thought I could eat a second one!

My parents were too kind and gave me this awesome pair of sunglasses, which I’ll try my very hardest to not leave on any rides while we’re in Disneyland!!

After some nap action (I was not going to make it without one!) it was time to suit up for more eating.  If you haven’t been to The Med in Boulder I HIGHLY suggest you run, not walk, there right now!  It’s notoriously busy during happy hour and rightly so!  They have great deals on tapas, which are just appetizer sized dishes and there’s tons to choose from.  We shared 8 between the 6 of us but I think I only tried 5.Peel & Eat Shrimp — both sauces were pretty spicy but they tasted great!  I realized I’m a horrible shrimp peeler.  My New Orleans relatives would be so embarrassed.

Bruschetta

Trucha de Antonio aka smoked ruby red trout and red pepper & harissa hummus.  The hummus was probably my favorite!  Jenn, Joey and I couldn’t get enough.

Fried polenta & rosemary honey and fried mozzarella

I was already pretty full from the tapas so I thought I’d keep dinner light and order a salad.  I went with the Nicoise which comes with grilled salmon on top of arugula with veggies and a balsamic dressing and goat cheese, of course.  Veggies included:

  • roasted peppers
  • olives
  • onions
  • cucumbers
  • potatoes

Dessert was complimentary so even though I was stuffed silly I made room for a couple bites of cheesecake.

It came with a guava sauce that everyone LOVED

The night ended with Boulder bar hopping and a buffalo kiss

It’s tradition to go to The Pub on your birthday and kiss the stuffed buffalo head on the wall.  Dirty and disgusting?  Yes, but still worth it 😛

Twas a wonderful birthday, thanks to all who made it so great 😀

P.S. Per Angela’s advice I did two things on my Thursday run

  1. I just made up my mind that I was going to make my last mile my fastest
  2. Forced myself to start out slower so I could work my way up to a faster pace

RESULT:

  • Mile 1 – 9:27
  • Mile 2 – 9:38
  • Mile 3 – 9:15
  • Mile 4 – 8:45 — ran in the pouring rain!!

SUCCESS!  Thanks for the advice, Angela 🙂

Enjoy your Saturday night, friends!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2010 12:11 AM

    Hi Lauren! I just saw you stopped by my blog – thanks for the great compliments! 🙂 I love you’rs, I’m definitely adding you to my reader.. STAT!

  2. July 12, 2010 3:19 PM

    I like that the pics are blurry..very apropo for 21st Bday..almost like we’re seeing it through your eyes..hehe

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