February 12 08

(tendonitis. fuck. i wish it had been a sprain or a break..that would be easy to fix. the good news is that Dr. Jack (who also bought me a sweet new tripod for the husband’s birthday this week. mmm. kisses!) gave me a buttload of drugs…mmm…drugs. and hopefully they will take so i won’t need any physio or steroid injections…but i’m doubtful. still hurts something fierce.)

speaking of the husband’s birthday…he turned the big ole’ Larry Bird this year. so, while 33 is not quite 35 and well past 30…to most people it’s not a big deal. to the Bird fan, it’s huge. he’s been waiting his whole life.

so…we celebrated the way he wanted to. we ate strawberry shortcake…made with sponge cake, strawberries, and cool whip. (seriously, who under the age of 87 eats sponge cake on purpose? i won’t even eat it on passover) but it’s his favorite…


we played Battle of the Sexes drinking game with Jack and Ilana…and i got TOASTED. but, Ilana and i still managed to win, even though i realize i now know nothing about fishing or tools or car mechanics. i aced the sports questions though and i knew that HOPS were the bitter ingredient in beer. hello? i’m from WISCONSIN. of course i know that ;)


…we took a Thai cooking class at Mengrai. I’m fairly certain that Chef Sasi (who has been on Iron Chef. boss.) and her husband Allan are the nicest people i have ever met. i wanted to stuff them both in my pocket and take them home with me.

It was GREAT. Allan chatted to us about the ingredients used in Thai cooking (while we chowed down on some appetizers) and then Sasi and their son took us into the kitchen where we made. our. own. food. Golden Curry. Eggplant. Pad Thai.

sadly, i have no pictures of the actual food…no cameras in the kitchen. both for secretive and hygienic reasons..which i guess i can understand (ps. cleanest kitchen i have ever seen. color me impressed.)

and then after the class…a whole bunch of our friends came down for dinner. it was perfect. it was the husband’s ideal birthday.

and i got toasted, again.

  1. It was my fiance’s birthday yesterday…he has been asking for ice cream cake since his birthday last year. When I ordered it and had them put a Blue Jays design on it the guy at Dairy Queen thought I was buying it for a 7 and not 27 year old.


    Comment by Steph on February 12, 2008
  2. yikes, sorry ’bout the wrist.
    tell the huz that 33 ain’t so bad. 1 month in and so far, so good!

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    Comment by kgirl on February 12, 2008
  3. We had so much fun on Sunday night!

    You totally need to try accupuncture for your tendonitis…Matt did it and now he’s a believer…
    okay…needles sticking out of your arm may not sound pleasant…but it works…


    Comment by Michele on February 12, 2008
  4. My husband’s favourite is strawberry shortcake as well. I don’t get it either, to be honest!

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    Comment by Naomi (Urban Mummy) on February 12, 2008
  5. No cameras for hygienic reasons? I don’t know why I find that so amusing!

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    Comment by Clink on February 12, 2008
  6. I am intensely jealous of your Thai cooking class. That sounds sooo awesome.

    And do try acupuncture for your tendinitis, and sometimes seeing a chiropractor can help as well.


    Comment by Nic on February 12, 2008
  7. I’m very jealous of your Thai class as well. Sorry to hear about your tendonitis!

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    Comment by Jane on February 12, 2008
  8. Who’s the cheeseball nuzzling his wife in the pic?


    Comment by Giblet on February 12, 2008
  9. That sponge cake is a fav of mine too…and Thai….omg, I love Thai.

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    Comment by Huckdoll on February 12, 2008
  10. It looks like SO much fun!
    Except for the tendonitis – I developed carpal tunnel syndrome during my first pregnancy and GOSH that was grand…

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    Comment by Rebecca on February 12, 2008
  11. Looks like your husband may be trying to get close to that other cute girl in the middle of the picture. I would watch that.
    How is the wrist today?
    Any improvement?


    Comment by Dr. J on February 12, 2008
  12. Oooh that sounds like so much fun! Happy 33 to the hubby!

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    Comment by Miss on February 12, 2008
  13. I got freaked out when my boy friend knew knitting and cooking terminology that I didn’t even know. I did nail random tool questions tho.

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    Comment by Lindz on February 12, 2008
  14. Thanks for the cooking class idea for Valentine’s Day! I never would have thought about that myself. Isn’t this why we have blogs? Idea-sharing rocks…

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    Comment by fringes on February 12, 2008
  15. What an awesome birthday!! Do you want to organise mine? I’ll have one order of the same please!

    I’ve always talked of taking a Thai cooking class, just haven’t got around to it – must’ve been awesome!
    And she was on Iron Chef?? AWESOME! I love that show!

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    Comment by Bronnie on February 12, 2008
  16. What a super fun birthday idea!

    I discovered the not-so-much joy of tendonitis myself this year and fuck does it ever suck – I swear i thought my wrist was in labor for a week. Until… my daughter loaned me her cheap-ass ($10) wrist protectors that she wears for gymnastics and within two days it was gone. Have you tried them? They’re just really stretchy tensors with a velcro strap to hold it on. I think they just lock up the wrist from moving enough for the flare up to subside but you still have lots of finger motion… you know, for flipping assholes off in traffic.


    Comment by jasmine on February 12, 2008
  17. Sounds like you guys had a fun time! Happy Birthday, Gib!

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    Comment by Haley-O on February 12, 2008
  18. Sounds like a stellar birthday (You look HAWT, by the way!).

    33 ain’t so bad. I’m not dead. Yet.

    And your husband is a Larry Bird fan? Mine too, though MJ’s his all-time favourite :)

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    Comment by Angella on February 12, 2008
  19. Sounds like a blast! Say Happy B-day to your hubby! I totally need to get toasted and was planning to but the darn snowstorm has nixed my plans to pick a bottle of Vino from the LCBO – f-k I hate winter!
    Too bad about the tendonitis – drugs are good, but the secret is to treat the cause of tendonitis – typing? snow shovelling?

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    Comment by Mom On The Run on February 12, 2008
  20. mmm thai food is so delicious…happy b-day to your hubby…


    Comment by LAVENDULA on February 12, 2008
  21. You know, I am so desperate to get toasted with you. I’m doing a run in TO in May, waddya say?

    Happy Birthday to The Man. We were born the same year!

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    Comment by Chantal on February 12, 2008
  22. I cannot wait to be drinking again =)

    Happy Birthday to your husband.


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    Comment by Jenn on February 12, 2008
  23. You met someone who was on Iron Chef? So jealous.

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    Comment by slynnro on February 13, 2008
  24. That cake looks AWESOME to me.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on February 13, 2008
  25. Don’t know if you’ve seen this already but if not Yu might be interested in this website.
    It’s got about 30 recipes each one with a cooking video to go along
    Good if you like to try cooking Thai food at home


    Comment by Norris Hall on February 20, 2008

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