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Birthday '09 - the funcrunch files

Feb. 2nd, 2009 01:51 pm Birthday '09

Yesterday I had a birthday party at The Mint Karaoke Lounge, where I've celebrated five of my last six birthdays. The bar was nearly empty owing to Super Bowl Sunday, which was great. I did throw in an obligatory "Go Steelers!" before one of my songs, since they're my home team and all, but few of my friends have any interest in pro sports.

I sang my usual warmup "Abacab", followed by "Border Song", "New York State of Mind", and "Overjoyed". I did surprisingly well on the last two, considering I haven't sung much lately; I concentrated on opening my mouth wide to produce better sound. It also didn't hurt that I didn't drink too much alcohol at the party.

I was tired and not terribly hungry; a couple pieces of sushi and one piece of cake were more than sufficient after the brunch we went to earlier. I couldn't even finish the various drinks boyziggy got me, though they were tasty. I guess it's a good sign that my taste buds are changing that the cherry coke I got as a treat didn't taste nearly as good as I thought it would.

I enjoyed spending time with my friends that came, and several sang, including inflectionpoint who chose Madonna's "Open Your Heart" for her first karaoke experience, Mike F who sang the beautiful Luther Vandross song "A House is Not a Home" especially for me, nisaa who got us all in a rousing chorus of "That's Amore", zyxwvut who in addition to singing solo and duet got a bunch of us on stage to back up the KJ singing "American Pie", and riseorbleed who did a scarily, wickedly good rendition of Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes". Ziggy and I took lots of photos.

My actual birthday is tomorrow. I'm feeling melancholy about it. Doesn't seem possible that I'm turning 39 already...


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Date:February 3rd, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Rats! I had written your party in my calendar as being tomorrow night. :( Very sorry I missed it... happy birthday! (hug)
Date:February 3rd, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you had such a happy birthday! I really wish I could have been there.
Date:February 3rd, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Date:February 4th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Wish I'd felt well enough to come to the party. Glad to hear you all had a nice time. Happy birthday!