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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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20 comments to Happy Birthday to John!

  • Happy Birthday to John! Ha, Bane wishes he was a cool at the Predator. He needs some dreads to complete the look. My sister and I are big fans of bubble tea, we went for some once and they were out of the fat straws, so the guy gave us skinny straws. We laughed so hard trying to suck the pearls up one at a time.

  • Sounds like a great birthday celebration. I think we both got a pretty good deal on the best husband in the world thing!! Tell John “hello” and “Happy Birthday” from Bill and me.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!

    I haven’t seen the new Batman yet. I too loved the second one, so we’ll see what I think when/if we actually make it to the theater. It’s finally cooling down here. Today was magnificent and the wind was blowing strong so hopefully it’ll cool down for you guys soon too.

  • Christine

    You guys are so cute!! Looks like fun!

  • Glad the birthday guy had a good one, and that you both enjoyed the weekend!

  • Happy Birthday John!!
    My daughter loves bubble tea but it is the one thing I’ve never tried. Now it’s on my list happy

  • I just heard about that bubble tea somewhere else! The cake looks fantastic. I couldn’t have gone to that movie. I am jumpy enough in scary movies!

    Happy Birthday John!

  • Happy birthday John! Welcome to the group of awesome 44’s.

    You gave John a great birthday Lori.

    We don’t go to the theater often anymore too. We have a paid movie channel at home and usually watch movies at home. Most movies are on that channel within a year after they were shown in the theater but we don’t care about that.

  • Miz

    LATE TO THIS —which only means we CONTINUE THE CELEBRATION!!!

  • Belated birthday wishes to John! He looks younger every year!

    I wouldn’t want to chew my beverage either, but I will take a sliver of cake if it’s still around. happy

  • Happy birthday to John! Everything looks yummy. Sorry that you didn’t enjoy this movie. I actually really did! It was dark though but then again most of his movies are. It had me sitting on the edge of the seat the whole time.

  • Happy Birthday John!!! Glad you had a great day. happy

    I’ve never tried bubble tea, but they have boba as a topping choice at the froyo places here. They remind me too much of the salmon eggs that we used as fish bait years ago…

  • Happy happy to John! What a wonderful bday for him!!! That cake sounded DELISH – coffee butter cream frosting – I am there! happy

    I like Planet of the Apes too. Have not seen the Batman one & most likely will not. Movies are so expensive even in the daytime!

    I have heard of PicMonkey & now I might have something else that sucks up time! winking

  • Kimberley

    Happy Birthday to John! Looks like a wonderful day…the food looks so good, I think I will make some curry tonight.

  • Dawn

    Happy Belated Birthday to John!!! Looks like you guys had a really great Birthday for him happy Yea, I wouldn’t want to chew my tea either lol.

  • Biz

    Happy belated birthday John! That cake is my husbands favorite – buttercream frosting wins him over every time. big grin

    44 is the best year yet! Well, that is until I turn 45 in March! big grin

  • Happy (belated) Birthday to John! happy I’m learning in this weight loss journey that it takes a special man to support his woman in her food struggles. You seem to do a great job, John!

    p.s. We LOVE Thai food, but only my husband is big on the boba drinks. I also don’t like to chew my drinks. LOL tongue

  • Happy Birthday to John! (Does he read your blog?)

    I think the chocolate cake was the best, although I liked the cashew nut shrimp too.. I’ve heard of bubble tea but haven’t tasted it.

  • I liked most of the movie–there were parts that I thought could have been cut and were over the top, too.

    Happy birthday John!

  • BIG Belated Happy Birthday to John!!!!!

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