Saturday, July 12, 2008

Birthday bliss

Thanks, everyone, for all the birthday wishes! It was, overall, a pleasant day.

My in-laws sent me flowers and chocolates. My co-workers gave me an Amazon gift certificate. I had tons of emails, ecards, MySpace and Facebook notes. And Brent brought home some cake from my favorite bakery, Susina. He also gave me some new perfume, which I had asked him to pick out as I'm almost out of my current perfume. He did well by coming home with Calvin Klein's Eternity Summer.
He obviously likes the way it smells and although I wasn't familiar with it before, I think he made an awesome choice! It's light and fun.

The plan that evening was to pick up my car, which should have arrived by Thursday -- at the LATEST. But when I checked in with the sales guy via text message, he said that the 8 with navi had arrived, but my car wasn't among them. He's "praying that it arrives by Monday." Arrrrrr! The car drama ended up giving me a massive headache, which I tried to sleep off when I got home and waited for Brent's arrival. I took some meds and finally felt up to going out to dinner.

My big birthday celebration dinner was scheduled for Friday night (more on that in my next post), so I wanted something low key for Thursday night. We ended up at C&O Trattoria, a nearby Italian restaurant. Brent and I split a salad, then I had some angel hair while he had calamari steak.

During his very last bite, he felt something in his food. He pulled out what he thought was an industrial-strength staple! Luckily it didn't stab his cheek or tongue, nor did he chip a tooth, but still! Freaky! We called the waitress over, who then grabbed her manager. He took it with him to the kitchen for a second, then came back and said, "Um, actually, that's not a staple. I've NEVER seen this before, but it's a fish hook!" Apparently the squid had swallowed it, ending up within the flesh itself. Super freaky!

He apologized profusely, took Brent's dish off our bill and then offered us free dessert. A wild, wild dinner, lemme tell ya. Oh, but that's nothing compared to my next post...

"You better fix this nerd. Otherwise Jack Donaghy is gonna kill me, then he's gonna kill you, then he's gonna fold us up in a pizza and eat us." - Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

18 comments:

  1. Eww, that's kinda gross. But I assume the garlic knots allowed you to forget about it at least temporarily, right?

    Now I'm curious as to what happened with the other dinner!

    Buying a car definitely ranks up there as the worst things to ever do. I guess I was fortunate that I had a super easy buying experience, except for the fact the car guy wanted to go on a date with me even though he had a girlfriend.

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  2. Ug, I hate when me or someone I'm with finds unedible things in the food. I feel as if it's my fault and feel bad, even though it's not.

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  3. Dinner should have been completely free, AND you should've been given a $100 gift certificate.

    Unacceptable.

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  4. So glad the fish hook didn't do serious damage! That's scary!

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  5. OMG!!! I'm glad Brent didn't get hurt...that's really freaky!

    Also, it's a good thing this car is to accomodate your sweet baby girl because I can't imagine how frustrating it would be if you were just buying a new car for fun.

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  6. A fish hook?!?! OMG, that's just so weird.

    I'm totally intrigued for your next post too. Well done on creating suspense.

    Fingers crossed for your car.

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  7. I kind of have to Agree with Weezermonkey on that one...Your Bill should have been Comped. Someone could have been Seriously Injured, and I find it really hard to believe The Hook wasn't noticed during Prep.

    But, at least you have A Sense Of Humor about it...

    xoxo,
    TDR

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  8. The squid had swallowed it?! That IS freaky!

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  9. A fish hook!!?? Yikes! That would be uber freaky. Glad you had a nice bday! Hope you car shows up soon.

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  10. good grief..a fish hook!!? That is so weird and scarey!

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  11. glad you had a good birthday and that brent is alright. yikes. even the most crack-filled garlic knots don't make that acceptable.

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  12. That sounds like an excellent birthday celebration. I guess the restaurant had no way of knowing about the hook, but it's still pretty crazy!

    I hope you get your car sometime soon...good grief...it's getting a bit ridiculous.

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  13. Oh, the fish hook would have completely freaked me out!

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  14. Holy crap! A fish hook?!

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  15. there is NO WAY i'd have been okay with that lame excuse for compensation. you and brent are far too nice. glad he's okay, though.

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  16. i'm glad you had a fairly good birthday -- save for the car drama and the fish hook :/ i gotta agree with some of the other girls, you guys were far too nice with them. they should have covered the whole bill and thrown in a GC for another visit. seriously.

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  17. A fish hook? Wow, totally crazy!!! The entire meal should have been free!

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  18. How freaky! Glad Brent was ok. Ditto the other girls . . . you were far too nice with the restaurant.

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