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Happy Birthday to John!

Saturday was John’s birthday and as one of my goal’s this month was to make sure he had a good one, I let him do whatever he wanted.

We started off with biking to breakfast.  It was already warm and muggy out when we got up.  Ugh!  We biked to Coffee Planet.

My bagel was poppyseed for a change.  It just looks burned LOL.

The birthday boy!

John wanted to get a long ride in on his birthday, but with the heat coming on fast and furious, we cut the ride short at 20 miles.  He didn’t get his 44 for 44, but that’s okay.

Since it was such a hot day, his choice of activity was a movie.  We went to see a matinee of Dark Knight Rises.

Honestly, I have to say I didn’t care for this movie too much.  I really liked the second movie, but not this one.  It was fairly violent and too long! LOL. I do have to say that I was starting to feel a little anxious during the movie as well.  This is the first time I have been in a theater in over a year.  Can you believe it?  The last movie I saw in a theater was Planet of the Apes last year (which I really, really liked).  I just am not finding too many interesting movies that I am really willing to pay and see in the theater.

Anyway, I was thinking about the Aurora shootings during the movie, and then it didn’t help that a few times an attendant came through the theater doing a little sweep.  The movie itself was okay, but it was starting to border on over-the-top shenanigans, which is not what the first 2 movies were like. Plus, I had trouble understanding Bain and kept thinking of the movie Predator.  (I made this with PicMonkey)

It’s not just me that sees this, right?

I am getting sidetracked from the birthday here.   :mrgreen:

We kept cool in the mall after the movie and then went out for dinner.  John chose Siam Thai Sushi.

We tried some food at the Take a Bite and liked it so much we wanted to come back.  I decided to try a bubble tea for the first time.  This is a pineapple flavored  bubble tea.

Bubble tea, for those that don’t know, is a sweet milky drink with large tapioca pearls in it (or boba).  This had black and regular pearls in it.  It comes with a giant straw to suck up the pearls with.  I was a little scared:

It was interesting and kind of fun, but I probably wouldn’t get another one.  Not sure I like to chew my drinks LOL!

John had a Thai iced coffee.

Our food was fantastic!

I had Cashew Nut Shrimp, which had bell peppers, ground cashews, carrots and onions (which I didn’t eat) and shrimp in a spicy chili sauce.

Really good food, but the lighting is terrible for a food blogger.  John had mango curry with scallops.

This was a coconut mild based red curry with mangos, carrots, bamboo shoots, peppers and basil with sliced scallops.  We so need to try to recreate this at home!  Yummers!

We picked up a cake at Chocolate Mill to take home after that. I was going to bake a cake for John, but with the extreme heat, we didn’t want the oven on this weekend, so a purchased cake it was.

This was a chocolate cake with coffee butter cream.  We had the folks over for cake.

Happy birthday to the best hubby in the world! Welcome to 44 :D

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