Birthday Countdown Flashback – 2009
This was a really fun year to celebrate. Well it was and it wasn’t. A few days before, I felt myself getting really down. And I’m not sure if it was the feeling of self-actualization or if I could see things falling apart with my marriage. But to celebrate this year, I decided to surround myself with some of the people I care about most and take over Wolff’s Biergarten the way the nWo usually does.
I planned this on a weekend (actually 2 days before my birthday) so that a few heavy hitters could come, but I had no idea I would have the turn out that I did. Here’s a run-through of who made it:
From the capital region
There were others. You’ll have to trust me on that.
There are so many side stories that I want to tell, but I should just get down to the birthday festivities.
I got there early enough to start out with a pancake brunch. I had Oreo pancakes, and they were delicious but not substantial.
So the bartender at Biergarten is a guy named Mark. Turns out, his birthday is July 25 and he was turning 30 in 2009 too!
He was a good sport. The general policy there is that they don’t give you a birthday boot unless it’s your birthday. But I explained myself and he gave it anyway. He even let me take some pics of his props.
So the thing about drinking a 2 liter boot filled with beer on a 90 degree day at a place that is basically outdoors is that you gotta work quick. But for me, there’s only so fast I can go.
Here’s what I looked like taking the first sip:
Here’s what I looked like toward the bottom:
Once I was done with the boot, I trekked over to dompap’s apartment and hung out there before going to a Green Day concert at the Times Union Center Arena. All in all an amazing day.
Coming off the bad feelings I was having, this turned out to be a great day.
Ohh yeah, and visit Ashley’s Blog, Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen and prepare to drool all day.