Interstellar Adventures

December 1, 2005

Surprise! Updated with Photos!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 9:20 am

I got home from work and had a dozen red roses waiting for me. Then I changed for dinner. Us Texas gals gotta be comfy, so I threw on some jeans. I didn’t know where I was going for dinner. When we pulled up to Love & War in Texas I was pleased. We went inside, and Surprise! my family and several friends were there! I had a great time. During dinner I sampled the Wild Boar that was on the menu. It was quite tasty and was spiced up with a peppercorn sauce of some kind. I altered my sides from what the menu provided though (ever seen When Harry Met Sally?) and got garlic mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. The mashed potatoes were to die for. They also have rather large Texas-sized draft beers. I had two and was ready for lights out.

I got great gifts too! My mom and my sisters got me gift certificates to Run On! so I can buy my new trail shoes for my 25K run in Bandera. I got a Target (Tarjay) gift certificate from my friend Amy. My grandma made me a beautiful scarf. And Nick, the dear, got me a couple of gifts. First, I got a copy of a print that I saw at the Kimball on one of our dates. It’s of a painting by Matisse called L’Asie (Asia). I love the vibrant colors and the exotic look of the female figure. He also got me Joe III. I love his voice. It’s so deep and kinda gravelly. The song that clued me in to him was Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off. Give the sample a listen. It’s a cute song. And he’s not too bad to look at either! The biggest surprise of the evening though? My new Garmin Forerunner 201. I wasn’t expecting it at all, and I was very surprised to get it. I’ve been wanting one for a while, but it’s one of those ‘expensive’ toys. I was hoping to just get enough gift certificates to get one.

               Nick givin’ me a smooch                                                                       Sister, Grandma, Sister, Me & Mom
                                                                                                                                   Me & Nick
               Me wearin’ my scarf my grandma made                                                  Oh Sexy Boyfriend!

After everyone left, Nick said we had one more stop to make. I couldn’t imagine where, but I got in the car like a good girl and waited on my last surprise. We wound down the evening by going to ‘our’ Starbucks. The one where we had our first date. We grabbed a couple of tall lattes and sat back in those big comfy chairs and reflected on the evening. No one has ever thrown me a surprise party before, and Nick had to do some scheming with my sister to get in contact with everyone. He did a great job and I was very surprised.

Thank you, baby, for such a wonderful birthday.



  1. YAY! Glad you had a great birthday!

    Comment by JustCara — December 1, 2005 @ 9:56 am |Reply

  2. Happy belated birthday!!! Sounds like a fantastic celebration… your man done good!!

    Comment by Marie — December 1, 2005 @ 10:04 am |Reply

  3. (sigh) That’s what birthdays are all about, surprises and wonderful gifts! And ending up at “your” Starbucks…cherry on the sundae! Can we ever say Nick’s wonderful too much??

    Comment by Carnealian — December 1, 2005 @ 10:07 am |Reply

  4. What a wonderful Birthday celebration!

    I hope your Thursday is great!

    Comment by Texas_Ivy10 — December 1, 2005 @ 10:32 am |Reply

  5. What a nice birthday! 🙂 Congrats to you!

    Comment by Lisa — December 1, 2005 @ 12:15 pm |Reply

  6. Ahhhh, that sounds perfect!!! I have never had a surprise party before, but I’m one of those types that seriously hate surprises. I have a list of presents that I’ll accept and I let everyone know what’s on that list. When they deviate, I get super mad!!! Of course cash and gift cards are always accepted. But, I digress. Sounds like an awesome party.

    Comment by Jolynn — December 1, 2005 @ 1:17 pm |Reply

  7. YOu get engaged AND a surprise birthday! You’re off to a great new start!

    Comment by annie — December 1, 2005 @ 3:05 pm |Reply

  8. Augh! I missed that yesterday was your birthday! Happy Belated!

    Too bad you didn’t do anything special … Oh well, maybe next year. 😉 😉

    Comment by abbynormal — December 1, 2005 @ 4:56 pm |Reply

  9. Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!

    Comment by MommaK — December 1, 2005 @ 8:30 pm |Reply

  10. Holy family resemblance!!

    You all look so happy…. What a wonderful celebration!!

    Comment by Marie — December 2, 2005 @ 7:44 am |Reply

  11. Happy belated Birthday!

    What a lovely surprise!! 😉

    Have a fab weekend
    I’m nearing 30 and about to kiss goodbye to my twirling girling twenties next Feb
    goldie xx

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — December 2, 2005 @ 8:05 am |Reply

  12. I think Nick wants something from you.

    Comment by Coyote Mike — December 2, 2005 @ 8:50 am |Reply

  13. Nick is a cutie!!!

    Comment by UziCue — December 2, 2005 @ 9:28 am |Reply

  14. Taking notes…

    surprise birthday party
    scheme with sister
    dozen roses
    site of first date

    OK, got it.

    Now to find a girlfriend…

    Comment by Bone — December 2, 2005 @ 9:55 am |Reply

  15. Nah Bone- it isn’t just the list, it’s the whole package…You need to see the movie Phenomenon with John Travolta. Nick “bought her chairs”.

    Besides, you have women hittin’ on you all the time… you just have to pick one you like. I have every confidence you’ll be able to make them feel as special as Nick did Lass.

    BTW, congrats sweetie. I love that awwww aspect of a man when he gets all mushy.

    Comment by sallwood — December 2, 2005 @ 11:21 am |Reply

  16. Wow, Nick is hairy.

    Comment by Coyote Mike — December 2, 2005 @ 12:04 pm |Reply

  17. I love that scarf!! I only have a million scarves but can you really have too many?

    Comment by Carnealian — December 2, 2005 @ 12:59 pm |Reply

  18. What a great birthday surprise — and Love & War in Texas is a great place to eat. He’s a keeper. 🙂

    Comment by FTS — December 2, 2005 @ 2:03 pm |Reply

  19. Happy Birthday!

    Comment by mommy d — December 3, 2005 @ 10:00 pm |Reply

  20. You are a gorgeous birthday girl!

    Comment by Running2Ks — December 3, 2005 @ 10:59 pm |Reply

  21. I was trying to get a close-up of that ring! It looks nice!–>

    Comment by annie — December 4, 2005 @ 8:57 pm |Reply

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