The Birthday Gift that Keeps on Giving.

I had an awesome dinner out last night, with just Jason and my parents to keep me company. Ajay was busy enjoying a Gwen Stefani concert ("Wind it UPPPPP!") with Hayley, so we were just a tiny group. We ate at Hogs Breath Cafe, which has been a family favourite of ours for years now, they make the yummiest steaks you will ever eat. (That statement coming from me, the person who doesn't actually eat steak.)


They also make good cocktails. This one was called 'Bliss' and I was convinced that it was completely healthy because it has cranberry juice in it. Never mind the vodka.

After agreeing on getting me an IOU present, Jase surprised me with a present after all. And the best part? Boy's got good taste. He bought me a gorgeous ring, complete with bling! (No, not that kind of bling, freaks.) It's absolutely stunning, and I can't stop looking at it. It's shiny! He did really, really well.

Plus, you all completely spoiled me with birthday wishes. I think that's my alltime comment record! You realise I'll expect that much comment loving every day now, yes?

(And I know that Jason was excited to get all your welcomes to the blogging world.)

But the absolute corker of all the birthday gifts this year?

I'm officially the proud owner of a throat and upper respiratory viral infection. The cure from my doctor? Rest. Relaxation. And Panadol. Bloody hell.

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Katie said...

Hogs Breath is an awesome place, I've only been there once but it was amazing. I couldn't believe they had curly fries! How exciting!

I'm glad your birthday was good fun, and looks like Jason has been welcomed to the blogging community with gusto! Hope you get better soon!

Kelly said...

Bling trade!!
I'll show you mine if you show me yours! Hehee..
Cocktails are very good for you, by the way. They make you haaaaaappppyyyyyyy... Happy = good. See? It works!
You poor thing... you've gone and gotten really sick this time, haven't you?

Tasmiya said...

You look beautiful in that picture! I hope you feel better soon. ((Hugs))

kirby said...

BAHAH... panadol.

Marianne said...

I think I saw the Hogs Breath Cafe on an episode of Rudy Maxa (one of the travel guys on PBS)... It sounds familiar.

You're so pretty!!

~Kathryn~ said...

what happened to the second picture >>>

Laurel said...

Sounds like a fantastic birthday!! Hooray for good boyfriend birthday gifts.

My gift from AS is still in the mail. (Boo hiss)

Julie said...

Hogs breath cafe- sounds like something out of Harry Potter... no no?

glad you had a good bday.

Can we please see the ring??

heidikins said...

Miss Alynda - what's with announcing the receipt of a "gorgeous blingy ring" without giving us a picture?!? Come on now, show us a little love!


Lia said...

Happy belated. Sorry, I was away. :(

Don't we get to see the ring?

Virginia Gal said...

chanting: ring, ring, ring, ring, ring...

Now aren't you glad you mentioned it? ;)

Cranberry juice + vodka are healthy together. The Vitamin C in cranberry juice increases your immune system and vodka kills germs on the way down. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Kristabella said...

Happy belated birthday! You look so cute in that photo!

And what a fun looking drink! I bet it packs quite the punch!

And yes! Ring, please!

Jitta said...

Vodka is good for sore throats. It kills anything that's growing there. Viruses, bacteria, healthy cells... Really, you should try it.

OPH said...

What, no picture of the ring? I need to know how impressed to be that he picked it out all by himself. Or maybe he had a consultant? In any case... kudos to Jason and happy birthday to you!

Aurelius said...

He got you jewellery?
Poor boy's setting himself too high a standard for next year. Bad bad planning.

janet said...

May we pretty please have blingity bling photos?!?!?

Also, I have an idea for the list. How about getting a sassy new haircut. Not that there is anything wrong with your hair (I swear - long haired gals unite!!) but there is something about a new haircut that just makes you feel so good and new and stuff. Ya know? And maybe some luxurious spa activities as well, like a massage and a mani/pedi.

Kris said...

congratulations on your upper respiratory viral infection!
tee hee
Cure: Several Bliss cocktails and some sourtinis.
Have enough and u wont notice it
Happy birthday long lost sister o mine!!
Ooohie you got buh ling!
Maybe u can trick the flash with some back lighting? Place the bling on a dark surface (fabric,paper etc)?
Good luck i can't wait to see it
and hugs hugs hugs don't worry you'll see him soon! I'll keep ya company till then ok?

99 billion bottle of beer on the wall 99 billion bottles of beer take one down and pass it around 98 billion bottles of beer on the wall........

Lindsey said...

Happy belated birthday! I love the picture. So cute! Mmmm I want a sip.

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