Guess who has the best wife, parents and in-laws EVER?
Dave's birthday is on Wednesday, the 27th, so we decided to celebrate a few days early. (I've done this before by accident... I could have SWORN his birthday was on the 25th last year, so when we went to my parents' house for their annual Memorial Day Party/Bocce Tournament, I announced to my mom that we should bring out a cake on the 25th. Eh, close enough.)
Anyway, with Dave's parents coming in town this weekend, I thought it would be good to give him his present -- a Nikon D90 -- before the actual birthday, so we could all see his face when he opened it.
I wrapped a few random "presents" so Dave wouldn't see just one gift. That would've been a dead giveaway. I also decided to crush his soul every time he thought he was getting the camera.
Example: Dave is cooking in the kitchen while I'm sitting at our counter, watching and drinking. He's a little drunk, but so am I, so I ended up mentioning something about his birthday present. Singular.
Dave: I know what it is!
Me: No you don't. How do you know? What do you think?
Dave: I'm not gonna say. But you said "present," not "presents," so I think I know.
CRAP. Must throw him off. Must... lie.
Me: No, I didn't.
Dave: Pretty sure you did. You said "present."
Dave: But, I thought... You really didn't?
His face fell, evidence of the crushed soul. Mission accomplished.
I did that type of thing quite a few times before Friday, just to make sure he would have no idea he was getting the camera. Worth it. He was thrilled.
And now, a few pics from the weekend:
Saturday afternoon in Chinatown.
Most of our weekends circle around food.
...And drink. (Bubble tea! Kinda creepy, but I still like it.)
Club seats, wait staff, vodka lemonades. I hear there was a baseball game going on too.
Sunday brunch at Rockit. Dave drank coffee. His mom and I drank mimosas.
And so, our weekend of gluttony and indulgence came to an end.
Next weekend: MY parents come in town. For 5 days. Anyone who knows my dad knows he's the biggest drinker and eater pretty much ever, so it promises to be a continuation of these recent festivities. But with Manhattans.