28 and Counting

I turned 28 last Saturday, and this is how I spent it:

Hubby and I toast my birthday with glasses of Mike’s Hard Lemonade

I open the package that’s been sitting on the living room floor for the past few days. What can it be? What can it be?! It’s … every housewife’s dream dutch oven, the KitchenAid of dutch ovens, Julia Child’s dutch oven, the dutch oven you see in stock photos of dutch ovens (the way the KA Artisan is the stock photo stand mixer)…yes, yes, you guessed it! Hubby gave me the green light to get…


THE LE CREUSET DUTCH OVEN! Isn’t it bee-yew-tiful? Oh, Le Creuset, I am not worthy to use you in the kitchen, but I’ll try to be. I could go on and on about the Le Creuset, but suffice it to say that there have been anecdotes about siblings arguing over who would inherit their mother’s LC. My children won’t have that problem; I’m taking mine to the grave. Better still (I don’t want to take up so much land),  I’ll ask hubby to cremate me and store my ashes in it.

My hubby spoils me. I like it.


I wash the Le Creuset. I dry the Le Creuset. I place it lovingly on its throne upon my stove. I kiss it good night.


Hubby and I set up house, him assembling our IKEA dining table, and I washing and putting away our stacks of IKEA dishes and cutlery.


Exhausted, we fall asleep.


We wake up, go down to the lobby, and watch the Olympics badminton men’s singles match. You know how that went. You felt what I felt. And, like me, you still think Lee Chong Wei is a hero. Malaysia boleh!


We had lunch at Shake Shack, and because it was my birthday I got a milkshake and a ShakeStack (“Cheeseburger and a ’Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato, ShackSauce™”). On ordinary days the budget doesn’t allow for a milkshake, and I have to choose between a cheeseburger and a ‘shroom burger.


Hubby had planned to bring me to a museum, but a nap sounded even better. So we napped. When it’s your birthday you get to decide what to do, so we ended up having a really lovely nap.


Refreshed, we went out for dinner at Tria Cafe, which serves absolutely scrumptious food. We had

  • chicken liver mousse
  • apple tree goat cheese with basil pesto
  • claudio mozzarella sandwich
  • flourless chocolate torta


Finally, we walked over to the Kimmel Center to watch Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly’s live comedy show, “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe”. It was funny in parts, too vulgar in parts, draggy in parts. I give it a 6/10.



We caught Pokemon on the way home, then spent the last two hours of my birthday surfing the net on our phones.


The end.

By the way…

Thanks for checking in on me! It’s nice to see views from all over the world, and be able to pinpoint some of you. I’d like to shout out to Elena in Japan, Jason in Germany (am I right, is that you Jason?), Kuharnesh and Kenneth in the UK, and all my friends back home.

You guys are the best, you make me feel loved.



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